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Consciousness and the Brain, Giulio Tononi

How do you explain consciousness?

Our consciousness is a fundamental aspect of our existence, says philosopher David Chalmers: “There’s nothing we know about more directly…. but at …

Fighting with nonviolence

How do you deal with a bully without becoming a thug? In this wise and soulful talk, peace activist Scilla Elworthy maps out the skills we need -- as …

The beauty of data visualization

David McCandless turns complex data sets (like worldwide military spending, media buzz, Facebook status updates) into beautiful, simple diagrams that …

Data Visualization

The best stats you've ever seen

You've never seen data presented like this. With the drama and urgency of a sportscaster, statistics guru Hans Rosling debunks myths about the …

APIs

Turning powerful stats into art

Artist Chris Jordan shows us an arresting view of what Western culture looks like. His supersized images picture some almost unimaginable statistics …

Art

BBC Radio 4 - The Human Zoo

How to make hard choices

Here's a talk that could literally change your life. Which career should I pursue? Should I break up -- or get married?! Where should I live? Big …

Leadership

Being In A Group Can Make People Lose Touch With Their Moral Beliefs

Behavioral psychologists have known for quite some time that people are more likely to harm others when they're part of a group. A new study suggests …

Psychology

The Science of What Makes an Introvert and an Extrovert

The U.S. Has the Most Expensive, Least Effective Health Care System

A survey released today by the Commonwealth Fund ranks the United States dead last in the quality of its healthcare system compared to ten other …

Health Care

The Truth About Pavlov's Dogs Is Pretty Disturbing

Pavlov's dogs made their name in psychology classrooms, but should probably be more famous for their physiology. A Pavlovian response is a physical, …

Is There a Brain Region Associated with a Belief in Social Justice?

Some people believe that we could live in a just world where everybody gets what they deserve. Others believe that's impossible. Now, neuroscientists …

Cognitive Science

10 Scientific Ideas That Scientists Wish You Would Stop Misusing

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10 Pseudo-Science Theories We'd Like to See Retired Forever

Pseudo-science theories are a little like puppies. They're fun, fluffy things to talk about, and most of the time they're harmless. Sometimes, …

Andrew Wakefield

​What Is "Mindfulness," and Why Is Everyone Talking About It?

Dear Lifehacker,<br>I keep seeing the word "mindfulness" everywhere, tied to everything from losing weight to being more productive. But what does this …

Psychology | Science | The Guardian

Ex-Harrow head Barnaby Lenon says 100 hours over fortnight ideal for GCSE and A-levels<p>Published: 30 Mar 2018<p>An art installation designed to tap into common psychological needs is getting people talking<p>Published: 29 Mar 2018<p>Renowned psychoanalyst and philosopher alleged to have become collaborator …

Psychology

BBC Radio 4 - Moral Maze - Next on

BBC Radio 4 - More or Less, Faith and Charity?

"Religion Makes People More Generous"- That's how The Daily Telegraph reported a new BBC poll on charitable giving. Tim Harford investigates whether there is a link between practising a religion and whether we give.<p>Big data has been enjoying a lot of hype, with promises it will help deliver …

BBC Radio 4 - All in the Mind, 17/06/2014

Claudia Hammond asks is autism underdiagnosed in girls? And this week's finalist in the All in the Mind awards is Dr Alan Barrett from Military Veterans.

Male faces 'buttressed against punches' by evolution

<b>A new theory suggests that our male ancestors evolved beefy facial features as a defence against fist fights.</b><p>The bones most commonly broken in human punch-ups also gained the most strength in early "hominin" evolution.<p>They are also the bones that show most divergence between males and females.<p>The …

University of Utah

Daniel Dennett on Free Will Worth Wanting

Daniel C. Dennett discusses free will, moral responsibility, and the intentional stance in this wide-ranging <i>Philosophy Bites</i> interview with Nigel …

Minimizing Belief in Free Will May Lessen Support for Criminal Punishment

Exposure to information that diminishes free will, including brain-based accounts of behavior, seems to decrease people’s support for retributive …

Psychology

Illusion tricks you into thinking these celebrities are downright hideous

Society harbors a strange obsession with seeing celebrities disheveled, out of makeup, and out of shape. The video featured here takes that …

Celebrity Gossip

The 12 cognitive biases that prevent you from being rational

Can Rational Arguments Actually Change People's Minds?

Are we, the human species, unreasonable? Do rational arguments have any power to sway us, or is it all intuition, hidden motivations, and various …

Critical Thinking

Where exactly in your body are YOU?

From Alsmith & Longo 2014<p>Although you probably consider all of your body is yours, if you're like most people, you also have a feeling that your very …

It's official: Psychologists DO know what you are thinking

It’s an accusation often fired at psychologists at parties: ‘I bet you can tell what I’m thinking’. Now psychologists, much to their own surprise, …

Getting to grips with implicit bias

Implicit attitudes are one of the hottest topics in social psychology. Now a massive new study directly compares methods for changing them. The …