iOS app Android app

Cognitive Science

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
Inverse

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 07.15.2015 | 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 06.23.2015 | Science
Quora

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.

'We See With Our Brains, Not With Our Eyes'

Medium | Christopher Nguyen | Posted 06.09.2015 | World

“Science often follows technology, because inventions give us new ways to think about the world and new phenomena in need of explanation.” Or s...

What Is the Science Behind Hypnosis?

Quora | Posted 06.03.2015 | Science
Quora

Hypnosis is a real phenomenon, and even animals can be hypnotized. But what hypnotism is, exactly, remains unclear. In a remarkable experiment reported in the New York Times [1], subjects were given the post-hypnotic suggestion that they would see words that would appear incomprehensible as if in a foreign language.

What Is the Scientific Answer to "Why Do Living Things Die?"

Quora | Posted 05.27.2016 | Science
Quora

It's not that living things die; it's that multicellular organisms die. But why? Every single-celled organism alive today has been in existence since life began over 3 billion years ago. This is because individual cells do not give birth, they divide. After cell division, the two cells that result are each as old as the single cell that preceded them.

The Cognitive and Toxic Ecology of Impoverished Neighborhoods

Jonathan F.P. Rose | Posted 05.08.2016 | Impact
Jonathan F.P. Rose

The riots in Baltimore revealed how deep the rifts are between prosperous and poor neighborhoods in most American cities. Is the American Dream large enough so that every one of its children has the opportunity to live in a safe, affordable home?

Blue and Black or White and Gold? A Neuroscientist Tackles the Viral Dress Phenomenon

Quora | Posted 05.11.2016 | Science
Quora

This illusion is pretty fascinating. It might actually point the way to a new discovery. The color constancy effect has been known for a long time, and there are many illusions around that show (to the same viewer) how a colored surface can appear to be one hue or another depending on the circumstances.

Getting Women Into Science-Filled Rooms

Roberta Klatzky | Posted 06.20.2015 | Science
Roberta Klatzky

The pattern is systematic enough, however, to belie attribution to the vagaries of chance, even taking into account the fact that men considerably out-number women in senior positions in cognitive science.

Does Internet Usage Rewire the Human Brain?

Suren Ramasubbu | Posted 05.09.2015 | Healthy Living
Suren Ramasubbu

The anxiety around technology and Internet has provoked intense debate on its effects on the biology of the brain. ''Neuroplasticity'' has been a powerful word in arguments both for and against the effect of technology on the brain.

What's Science Got to Do With Teaching and Learning?

Karin Chenoweth | Posted 06.18.2015 | Education
Karin Chenoweth

For decades, cognitive scientists slowly accrued a solid understanding of how people learn but never bothered to tell teachers and students what they had found. It is as if, says author Benedict Carey, "doctors had discovered a cure for diabetes and spent 50 years characterizing its molecular structure before giving it to a patient." He is attempting to rectify that.

Reading as Construction in Humans and Machines -- Part I: Humans

Bill DeSmedt | Posted 04.12.2015 | Technology
Bill DeSmedt

Do stories exist only in our heads? Put the question another way: Is it possible that the "overt story" -- the surface text physically presented to us, whether on parchment or computer screen -- is really only a string of cues intended to guide the reader in reconstructing the full narrative?