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9 signs you're dealing with an emotional manipulator

A few years ago, Facebook, in conjunction with researchers from Cornell and the University of California, conducted an experiment in which they intentionally played with the emotions of 689,000 users by manipulating their feeds so that some users only saw negative stories while others only saw …

Self-help

health

What’s the Difference Between a Psychopath and a Sociopath?

You see them on the movie screen; you read about them in the news. They’re calculating, charismatic, cold-hearted. But are they psychopaths or …

Psychology

SpaceX says it will fly a spacecraft to Mars as soon as 2018

Elon Musk’s SpaceX plans to land an unmanned spacecraft on Mars as soon as 2018 with the help of NASA, an extraordinary collaboration between the public and private sectors in an effort to eventually get humans to the Red Planet.<p>SpaceX made the announcement on Twitter Wednesday, laying out an …

Space Travel

Brain scans reveal how LSD alters your mind

The over-connected, psychedelic consciousness<p>The first brain scans of people on LSD have revealed that the drug causes different regions of the brain to become more entangled and connected. This, researchers think, may contribute to the experience of losing oneself that many drug users report — a …

Handbook for Your Life

How To Fill Your Body With Joy And Peace…With Just An App!<p>How would you like to fill your<br>body with joy, peace and enthusiasm<br>so that your mind can …

Android Apps

Why Consciousness Is Still a Mystery -- Sorting Out the Clues

No one doubts that it's hard to figure out where consciousness comes from, and when a problem persists for thousands of years -- which is literally true in this case -- it's worthwhile sorting out the clues that might lead to an answer. Some are better than others, and a few may be completely …

Seawater

$1.2 Billion Human Brain Project That Blows Your Mind

As a society living in a 21st century, we have just begun to realize how little do we know about our brain. We desperately need to understand how our …

How Does The Human Brain Create Consciousness?

<i>How does the brain create consciousness? originally appeared on Quora –</i> <i>the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights</i>.<p><b>Answer by Yohan John, Ph.D in Cognitive and Neural Systems, on Quora:</b><p><i>Does</i> the brain create consciousness? I’m not so sure. At …

Does Evidence Support the Artistic vs. Scientific Mind Stereotype?

It’s a stereotype, but many of us have made the assumption that scientists are a bit rigid and less artistic than others. Artists, on the other hand, …

Creativity

The Immortality Upgrade

On April 7, 1844, Joseph Smith, the founder of the Mormon faith, delivered a sermon to twenty thousand of his followers in Nauvoo, Illinois. The immediate occasion was the funeral of King Follett, a close friend of Smith’s, and there is no doubt that death was on the prophet’s mind. “God himself …

Salt Lake City

The Evolutionary Argument Against Reality

The cognitive scientist Donald Hoffman uses evolutionary game theory to show that our perceptions of an independent reality must be illusions.<p>As we …

Consciousness

Does Marijuana Make You Stupid?

The stereotype of an avid marijuana smoker is not flattering: slow, unmotivated, a little bit dulled by all that weed. But the science to back up …

Are you addicted to Facebook? Take the test

Do you spend too much time on Facebook? <b>Take our quiz to find out!</b><p>Is your Facebook feed swamped by people sharing way too much information? Scientists believe some people are simply ‘hardwired’ to do so.<p>From constant updates about breakfast, lunch and dinner to relationship problems, some Facebook …

The Case Against Reality

A professor of cognitive science argues that the world is nothing like the one we experience through our senses.<p>As we go about our daily lives, we tend to assume that our perceptions—sights, sounds, textures, tastes—are an accurate portrayal of the real world. Sure, when we stop and think about …

Will the “Real” Reality Please Stand Up?

One peculiarity of our times is that people are so quick to accept the reality they see, hear, touch, taste, and smell. We do this automatically, disregarding the fact that every preceding age was totally mystified by existence, to the point that mystics, poets, philosophers, sages, and spiritual …

Consciousness

Brains. We've all got them, allegedly.<p>The brain is one of the most complex and little understood parts of the human body. Unfortunately, if it were …

New Study: Parental Love Is Merely Cognitive Dissonance

True or false: A person can never be truly satisfied in life without experiencing the joys of parenthood?<p>If you thought “true,” you might not want to …

Research

7 Ways We Miss Out on Happiness (and 3 Ways to Stop)

Most people around the world agree that “being happy” is an important goal. So you would think that the smarter and more successful you are, the …

Happiness

How music acts as a powerful drug

What I was surprised to find out, when doing research for a book recently, is that one of the most powerful drugs around can be found right under our …

The 'Death Reversal' Study of Jon Snow-Style Resurrection Is All About Identity

The U.S. government is looking for the seat of consciousness.<p>Resurrection will become a medical procedure if a new “death reversal” project …

New data on brain network activity can help in understanding 'cognitive vulnerability' to depression

Neuroimaging studies of interconnected brain networks may provide the “missing links” between behavioral and biological models of cognitive …

Free Will Is An Illusion: The Brain Tricks Us Into Thinking We Are In Control - PsyBlog

For anyone who has ever done something and then immediately wondered why, this study is for you…<p>Free will may actually be an illusion created after …

Watch John Oliver nail the reason that most news on scientific studies can't be trusted

"Science is constantly producing new studies, as you would know if you've ever watched TV," Oliver said.<p>"Is science bulls---?" Oliver said. "No, but there is a lot of bulls--- currently masquerading as science." To make that point clear, the host showed how conflicting the results could be for a …

Late Night Television

How the brain processes emotions

Some mental illnesses may stem, in part, from the brain’s inability to correctly assign emotional associations to events. For example, people who are …

Neuroscience

Study: Uncertainty Causes Stress Yet Improves Cognition

April Fools’ Day is scary for a lot of reasons. You could get pranked, hoodwinked or even bamboozled before you even get out of bed. But the biggest …

April Fools' Day