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Nun Watching: What Sisters Are Teaching Us About Aging

Paul Spector, M.D. | Posted 10.10.2016 | Healthy Living
Paul Spector, M.D.

In 1986, David Snowdon began a study of nuns in Mankato, Minnesota. He was interested in what causes the brain to deteriorate with age in some people ...

Why Humans Are Hard-Wired For Curiosity

Footnote | Posted 09.14.2016 | Science

Humans are deeply curious beings. Our lives, economy, and society are shaped so strongly by a drive to obtain information that we are sometimes called informavores: creatures that search for and digest information, just like carnivores hunt and eat meat.

Cognitive Science And Calvin's 'Sensus Divinitatis'

Greg Cootsona | Posted 09.12.2016 | Religion
Greg Cootsona

I've learned over the years of scouring arguments in the philosophy of religion that no proof for or against God is decisive, though, of course, some are better than others. Their best service is to offer plausibility to faith.

We Outsource Our Minds Every Day, And Psychologists Want To Understand The Consequences

The Huffington Post | Bahar Gholipour | Posted 08.17.2016 | Science

Even if you’re not old enough to remember the days when people memorized phone numbers, you probably still appreciate the virtually unlimited amount...

The Science Behind Hillary Clinton's Problems With Trust

The Conversation US | Posted 07.27.2016 | Politics
The Conversation US

Research, including new work from our Human Cooperation Laboratory at Yale, suggests Trump may be successful precisely because of his hotheadedness and lack of carefully thought-out proposals. Being seen as uncalculating can make people trust you.

Is There Such A Thing As LEADERSHIP? LEAD³

Sylvana Storey | Posted 07.08.2016 | Business
Sylvana Storey

Given the unfolding events following the Brexit outcome this past week, we could all forgive ourselves for asking is there such a thing as leadership?

Matrix'-Style Skill Transfer Is Possible With Electrical Brain Stimulation

Inverse | Posted 07.05.2016 | Science

Using customized skullcaps, fitted with electrodes, the researchers zapped the brains of novice pilots with the brain patterns of six flight experts, hoping they could improve their performance during flight simulation training.

How A Woman With Amnesia Is Helping Us Discover A New Type Of Memory

The Huffington Post | Bahar Gholipour | Posted 06.24.2016 | Science

Lonni Sue Johnson doesn’t remember the scientists she’s been working with over the past few years. She doesn’t remember whether or not she was e...

The Inconsistencies Of Memory

Nina Wang | Posted 06.22.2016 | Science
Nina Wang

"Remembrance of things past is not necessarily the remembrance of things as they were." -- Marcel Proust Proust's In Search of Lost Time is perhaps t...

Science-Based Secrets for Reading Other People's Minds

Gleb Tsipursky | Posted 05.05.2016 | Business
Gleb Tsipursky

Imagine you're really excited about a new idea for a collaborative project. You send an e-mail about it to a friend who you just know is going to be as excited as you. You're waiting on pins and needles for a response, checking your inbox every hour.

6 Hacks to Grow Mentally Stronger

Gleb Tsipursky | Posted 05.02.2016 | Science
Gleb Tsipursky

Mentally strong people know that the only things we can control in life are our thoughts, feelings, and behaviors and that everything else is outside of their control. Therefore, they focus on learning about and improving their thought, feeling, and behavior patterns.

How to Be Confident About Living the Life You Want

Gleb Tsipursky | Posted 04.29.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Gleb Tsipursky

This article first appeared on the blog of Intentional Insights, a nonprofit organization that empowers people to refine and reach their goals by prov...

How Mentally Strong People Evaluate Others

Gleb Tsipursky | Posted 04.28.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Gleb Tsipursky

So why do we give ourselves a pass, while attributing an obnoxious status to others? Why does our gut always make us out to be the good guys, and other people bad guys?

Taking a Bite Out of Apple's CareKit

Mylea Charvat, Ph.D. | Posted 04.25.2016 | Healthy Living
Mylea Charvat, Ph.D.

Apple now makes it easy for patients to keep up with care plans, track symptoms and medications, and share that information with a care team -- all from a mobile device.

12 Science-Based Tips on How to Maintain Happy, Lasting Relationships

Gleb Tsipursky | Posted 04.13.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Gleb Tsipursky

I want to share these science-based tips with you to help you avoid those silly mistakes and help your relationships flourish!

We Agree to Disagree: The Science of Why Your Political Posts Won't Make Anyone Change Their Mind

Elena E. Giorgi | Posted 03.25.2016 | Science
Elena E. Giorgi

In today's heated political stage, where everyone has a soapbox thanks to outlets like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and all the personal blogs, I've t...

Startup Insider: Why These Johns Hopkins Med School Students Left School to Reinvent Med Education

David Ongchoco | Posted 03.23.2016 | Education
David Ongchoco

Startup Insider is a series of articles with the goal of helping aspiring founders and entrepreneurs understand the ins and outs of starting a startup...

What We Know About the People Who Can Remember Everything

Inverse | Posted 02.09.2016 | Science

This article originally appeared on Inverse. By Yasmin Tayag After mentally peacing out and drifting through the weekend, most of us would find it...

The Most Romantic Valentine's Day Gift

Gleb Tsipursky | Posted 02.08.2016 | Impact
Gleb Tsipursky

This article first appeared on the blog of Intentional Insights, a nonprofit organization that empowers people to refine and reach their goals by prov...

Who's In Charge, Computers or Humans?

Nancy Colier | Posted 12.14.2015 | Technology
Nancy Colier

Something remarkable happened yesterday, not remarkable good but remarkable crazy. I was riding in one of the new group taxis that have taken over Ne...

How Becoming An Expert Can Make You Closed-Minded

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 10.31.2015 | Science

What are you an expert in? Whether it's politics, chemistry or playing an instrument, a new study finds there's one major downside to having in-depth ...

Interactive Performance Art/ificial Intelligence -- Robotic Ape Comes to BAM

Shai Baitel | Posted 10.27.2015 | Arts
Shai Baitel

When one of the world's legendary performance artists -- Oleg Kulik -- collaborates with a visionary entrepreneur-philosopher -- Dmitry Volkov -- the audience rightly expects an intellectual blockbuster.

What Should Teachers Know?

Karin Chenoweth | Posted 10.26.2015 | Education
Karin Chenoweth

Reasonable people agree that teachers should know the content of the subject matter they teach -- history, math, literature -- whatever it is. But should they have a good understanding of how children learn?

Chew on This: The Case for Gum's Brain-Boosting Abilities

Van Winkle's | Posted 07.06.2016 | Science
Van Winkle's

While we don't yet understand the brain mechanism underlying gum's purported cognitive benefits, research suggests that chewing the flavor-blasted rubber can help us stay awake and focused.

What Are Dreams?

Quora | Posted 06.16.2016 | Science

Are dreams a doorway into another realm? Our subconscious mind trying to send us messages? Or an artifact of nighttime brain activity? Recent developments in neuroscience shed light onto why we dream and where the content of dreams comes from.