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Emotional Contagion: Catching your Child's Feelings When You Use Parental Intelligence

Laurie Hollman, Ph.D. | Posted 11.16.2015 | Parents
Laurie Hollman, Ph.D.

Emotions are contagious! Parents can catch strong emotions in their children alerting them to cues of their feelings without a word expressed. Parents catch a feeling from their child such as seeing fear or anger in a facial expression.

Why the "Dreams" of Google's Neural Nets Are the Closest Thing to Reality

George Zarkadakis | Posted 06.22.2015 | Technology
George Zarkadakis

Last week's post on Google's Research Blog has made front-page news with a series of stunning, hallucinatory images produced by artificial neural networks. Were these images our first glimpse into an artificial mind?

Programming Our Computer-like Brains With Greek Philosophy and Mathematics Leads to Virtue

Evaggelos Vallianatos | Posted 05.24.2015 | Education
Evaggelos Vallianatos

Philosophy and science together give birth to environmental ethics. The sciences discover the laws of nature, and philosophy provides the reasoning for our respect for the natural world and, therefore, our respect for the integrity of life on Earth.

We Need to Learn How to Throw Away Data

Alice Bean | Posted 10.07.2014 | Science
Alice Bean

As an experimental particle physicist working at the Large Hadron Collider, learning to handle large amounts of data is a necessary skill. In addition, one needs to learn how to differentiate between something that is useful and something that is not.

Web Portals and Mouse Mazes: How Your Brain Sorts the World

Ben Thomas | Posted 04.29.2013 | Science
Ben Thomas

Why are we so good at forming categories? The short answer is, complex categories help us make long-term, large scale predictions about the world.

A Story of Alzheimer's With Jean Houston

Deepak Chopra | Posted 02.05.2012 | Healthy Living
Deepak Chopra