Daron Lee

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All you need to know about cloud based call centres

Businesses need to step up with the growing customer demands, optimise their existing IT ecosystem and migrate to a technology that can ensure …

How a 24-year-old and a recent Indian immigrant built a billion-pound business with just £34,000

"You think, 'oh my God I'm just increasing my debt and who knows what's going to happen,'" Davdra told Business Insider, recalling the early days of his businesses.<p>Davdra cofounded RationalFX in 2005 when he was just 24 years old, a recent university graduate with student loans to pay off.<p>His …

Business Strategy

How art is displayed affects how our brain processes it

One museum combines neuroscience with aesthetics to improve the visitor experience.<p>As a member of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, I was able …

Memories of fear could be permanently erased, study shows

Research in mice reveals a new approach to wiping memories from the brain, demonstrating that specific memories can be weakened or strengthened<p>The eternal sunshine of a spotless mind has come one step closer, say researchers working on methods to erase memories of fear.<p>The latest study, carried out …

Taylor Swift's Brilliant Courtroom Psychology Guarantees a Win

By on<p>Filed Under Science, Gender & Music<p>The revolution will not be televised. It'll be sent to your inbox by us.<p>Taylor Swift was in Denver, Colorado, …

Elon Musk’s Billion-Dollar Crusade to Stop the A.I. Apocalypse

Elon Musk is famous for his futuristic gambles, but Silicon Valley’s latest rush to embrace artificial intelligence scares him. And he thinks you should be frightened too. Inside his efforts to influence the rapidly advancing field and its proponents, and to save humanity from machine-learning …

7 psychological concepts that explain the Trump era of politics

American politics can seem baffling. Psychology is here to help.<p>These are strange, unsettling times. And for the past several months, I’ve been asking psychologists variations on a basic question: What research can best help us reckon with uncomfortable social and political realities — like the …

The dark psychology of dehumanization, explained

As anti-Muslim rhetoric increases under Trump, more Americans are seeing Muslims as less than human.<p>You can think of human psychology as a series of overlapping mental programs. One program identifies faces as individuals we recognize. Another is working memory, which allows us to make quick …

DARPA’s Brain Chip Implants Could Be the Next Big Mental Health Breakthrough—Or a Total Disaster

<i>How did a Massachusetts woman end up with two electrodes implanted into her brain? Why is the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency developing a</i> …

The Brain

Here's How Magic Tricks Short-Circuit Your Brain

The psychology of manipulation.<p>We all know magic tricks are just that—tricks. They're not actually magic. Yet we're still astounded by them, and they <i>seem</i> otherworldly. Is it just that we're suspending disbelief, like we would at a <i>Star Wars</i> movie? According to this handy video from Digg, featuring …

Cool Stuff

How the False Story of Kitty Genovese’s Murder Went Viral

Winston Moseley, the man who killed Catherine “Kitty” Genovese in 1964, died last week in prison, the New York <i>Times</i> reported yesterday. Moseley’s …

Crime

There’s a Problem With a Bunch of Psychology Textbooks

Psychology is mired in a replication crisis: Many famous, established findings that experts had assumed to be robust have, in the light shed by newer …

Psychology

A Princeton psychology professor told me a truth about human behavior that's both fascinating and sad

There are tons of cognitive biases that affect our daily decision-making.<p>There's the halo effect, which explains why we think physically attractive …

Cats In Hats Made From Their Own Hair

Japanese photographer Ryo Yamazaki, makes hats from the hair his cats shed, and they are adorable!<p>His Scottish fold cats are Nyaa 8 year old (tabby), …

Pets

The Magical Number Seven, Plus or Minus Two

"<b>The Magical Number Seven, Plus or Minus Two: Some Limits on Our Capacity for Processing Information</b>"[1] is one of the most highly cited papers in …

You are almost definitely not living in reality because your brain doesn’t want you to

Every cognitive bias exists for a reason—primarily to save our brains time or energy.<p>I’ve spent many years referencing Wikipedia’s list of cognitive biases whenever I have a hunch that a certain type of thinking is an official bias but I can’t recall the name or details. But despite trying to …

Critical Thinking

Labelling terrorists as mentally ill stigmatises people with mental health problems, experts say

Linking terrorist attacks to mental health problems risks stigmatising people who are ill and could dissuade some from seeking help, psychiatrists …

Inside Portland's 'Mystery Hole'

In a back yard near me, a man discovered a mysterious hole. He discovered it by digging. "The more dirt I took out, the more hole I found," he …

How Racism Persists: Unconscious Bias May Play a Role

This week's shootings of two black men, one in Louisiana and one in Minnesota, have again raised concerns that U.S. police may act in racist ways. …

Psychology

What does watching someone die on social media do to our mental health?

Damon Young planned to avoid watching the footage of Alton Sterling's death.<p>Young, editor-in-chief of VerySmartBrothas.com, read coverage about the …

The bleak truth about how we spend our time

Paradoxically, time-use studies in recent decades find increased boredom in leisure activities, a finding akin to the ubiquitous complaint of "busyness" in an era of unprecedented technologically driven productivity and automation.<p>Productivity-enhancing technologies don't make us any less busy …

Theodor W. Adorno

How Psychology Made the Brexit Vote Inevitable

The Brexit vote may or may not be a good thing for the U.K., but it means boom times for the adjective industry, with commentators and politicians …

Donald Trump’s campaign is an amazing gift to political science

One of the most fascinating things I learned as a young political journalist is that the stuff that gets written about during presidential campaigns — who’s gaffing when, what happened during a crucial debate, whose Iowa field director is really kicking ass, fundraising, TV ads, oppo research, etc. …

Government

If You Want to Remember This, Go for a Run 4 Hours From Now

For lots of different reasons — like that you sit at your desk all day or that the psychological discourse has a sneakily pervasive insistence that …

The Brain

The Science of Mass Shooters: What Drives a Person to Kill?

Just days after a gunman opened fire in a gay club in Orlando, Florida, a complex and sometimes contradictory picture of his motivations is emerging. …

This Is The Best Way to Overcome Fear of Missing Out

You hear about FOMO a lot these days. In fact, the word was added to the Oxford English Dictionary in 2013.<p>What does it really mean? A recent study …

How racism came to be called a mental illness — and why that’s a problem

In 1981, Anthony Simon, an elderly white man in Kansas, shot his Chinese American neighbor Steffen Wong as Wong was entering his own home. In his trial, Simon’s defense rested upon a claim of “anxiety neurosis”: Simon said he was afraid of “Orientals” and their presumed martial arts capabilities, …

Mental Health

This Experiment Suggests Intuition Is A Real Thing

You're probably making decisions based on information you don't even know you have.<p>Most of us have a general idea of what intuition is -- you might say we have an <i>intuitive</i> idea -- but there’s never really been a clear scientific definition of the term.<p>A team of researchers in Australia is trying to …

Brexit could have a devastating effect on the UK tech industry

In one poll, a staggering 87% of respondents opposed Britain leaving the European Union.<p>The industry's fears are numerous., according to a range of CEOs and lawyers surveyed by Business Insider. It will make it harder to recruit and keep the best talent. It could put international companies off …

United Kingdom