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Neuroscience backs up the Buddhist belief that “the self” isn’t constant, but ever-changing – Page 2

Thompson, whose work includes studies of cognitive science, phenomenology and Buddhist philosophy, says this is not the only area where neuroscience …

Life doesn’t reward you for what you know, but for what you do

Most people have adapted to consuming low-level information on the internet. This is the equivalent of filling your car with water or eating …

The counterintuitive tricks to asking better questions, according to Harvard research

Having the ability to ask a question appears to be a uniquely human trait, one that saves us time and energy as we gather resources and information. It also allows us to develop empathy for others and create bonds of trust, even among strangers. Indeed, people who ask more questions are seen as …

The Best Textbooks on Every Subject

For years, my self-education was stupid and wasteful. I learned by consuming blog posts, Wikipedia articles, classic texts, podcast episodes, popular …

Dads Pass On More Than Genetics in Their Sperm

Eat poorly, and your body will remember—and possibly pass the consequences onto your kids. In the past several years, mounting evidence has shown …

Genetics

Samsung Ads Tease Major Galaxy Note 9 Features

Samsung is ready to cancel the Note range and the Galaxy Note 9’s eye-watering price is likely to be a big reason why. But don’t write this phone off yet, because Samsung has suddenly confirmed it has genuinely radical upgrades…<p>In a trio of new teaser commercials (below), Samsung has decided to …

Wimbledon In 4K: BBC Confirms Live UHD Coverage Of The World's Premier Tennis Tournament

Not content with providing UK viewers with live 4K streams of all of its World Cup matches, the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) has now confirmed that it will be extending its free 4K coverage to the Wimbledon tennis tournament.<br>From day one of the tournament, which starts on July 2nd, the …

Massive Genetic Study Finds Many Links Between Various Psychiatric Illnesses

An excavation of a million people’s genes has provided some interesting clues to how several common psychiatric disorders might arise, including …

Is Apple merging iOS and macOS?

MacBook Pro In Exile: Tim Cook's WWDC Continues To Ignore MacOS

Once again Tim Cook and his team have taken to a public stage to lay out the future of Apple. Just as they did in March, they failed to give any significant love to macOS at WWDC. And that’s by design.<p>Sure the desk-bound operating system picked up some attention – I can’t be the only person …

iOS 12 has plenty of hidden tricks and features – here are most of them

The next major software update for iPhone and iPad is focused on improving the overall experience and performance, but that doesn’t mean iOS 12 is as …

iOS

The biggest AI takeaways from TNW2018

Artificial intelligence is the next frontier, and whether you’re worried about your job or excited about the opportunities, there are questions that need to be answered. At the Machine:Learners track at TNW Conference last month, leading experts did just that, by sharing their thoughts on the …

Artificial Intelligence

Bio of Psychologist Robert Sternberg

Robert Jeffrey Sternberg is an American psychologist known for his theories on love, intelligence and creativity. He was born in New Jersey on …

Cambridge University

Quantum Physics Explains – “Death Is An Illusion Created By Our Consciousness?”

<b>The study of consciousness has gained a huge amount of attention over the past decade as we begin to not only realize more about the true nature of</b> …

Why misbehaviour isn’t just a free choice

We need to move beyond behaviour management systems that assume a child’s behaviour will improve through the use of punishment or reward, argues <i>Tes</i> …

Special Education

An Argument Against Every General Theory of Consciousness

As a philosophical expert on theories of consciousness, I try to keep abreast of the most promising recent theories. I also sometimes receive …

Consciousness

Photographer Shoots Epic Battle Between Fox And Eagle Over Rabbit, And It Gets More And More Epic With Each Photo

How would you feel if you were on your way home proudly clutching your hard-earned food, when all of a sudden somebody jumps you, snatches away your …

Bald Eagle

6 Things To Think About When You’re Stressed & Your Mind Is Racing A Mile A Minute

Have you ever felt so incredibly stressed out that your mind refuses to stop racing, no matter what you try to do? Whether you're in a rough patch …

Why groupthink never went away | Financial Times

The psychologist who did most to publicise the theory of groupthink would have turned 100 this month.<p>Astonishingly, it is nearly half a century since …

What Makes a Genius? The World's Greatest Minds Have One Thing in Common

Being a genius is different than merely being supersmart. Smart people are a dime a dozen, and many of them don’t amount to much. What matters is …

Harvard scientists think they might have pinpointed the source of human consciousness

• <b>A study of 36 patients with brainstem lesions revealed that the majority of those in comas had damage in a specific area of the brainstem, while most conscious patients did not.</b>• <b><br>The identification of the areas of the brain responsible for consciousness could lead to new treatment options for</b> …

Consciousness

5 ways iOS 11 will change your iPad

Get ready because iOS 11 is going to make your iPad look and act in completely different ways. Apple puts multitasking front and center with iOS 11, making the iPad a more powerful and more flexible device. You'll likely come to enjoy your iPad's newfound multitasking abilities after upgrading to …

iOS 11 Almost Turns an iPad into a MacBook

Next Tuesday Apple will be hosting an event where we expect to see the unveil of their latest iPhone. As it's the 10th anniversary of the game-changing device, expectations are high for a significant new design. While I'm in that camp, I'm honestly even more excited that the event will be held in …

iPhone 8 event wallpapers

Apple’s iPhone 8 media event is scheduled for 10:00am Pacific Time on Tuesday, September 12. Each event is announced using media invitations that …

An Animated Introduction to Ludwig Wittgenstein & His Philosophical Insights on the Problems of Human Communication

In the recorded history of philosophy, there may be no sharper a mind than Ludwig Wittgenstein. A bête noire, enfant terrible, and all other such …

An Introduction to Virtue Ethics

How an ancient approach to ethics was revived in recent times<p>“Virtue ethics” describes a certain philosophical approach to questions about morality. …

Aristotle

What Is Ethical Egoism?

Should I Always Pursue Only My Own Self-Interest?<p>Ethical egoism is the view that each of us ought to pursue our own self-interest, and no-one has any …

Ethics

What are Cognitive Biases?

Cognitive bias is an umbrella term that refers to the systematic ways in which the context and framing of information influence individuals’ judgment …

Critical Thinking

Newborn baby development has been vastly underestimated, our study shows

Newborn babies may be adorable, demanding and helpless but we tend not to think of them as particularly social creatures as they come to terms with …

Cute

We Are Entering a New Era of Colour Science And Researchers Are Buzzing

So much to learn!<p>It's no secret that animals see the world in a very different light to humans, but an international collaboration between scientists …