Jim Pavlidis

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Revealed: The simple science behind how to spot a liar

A Harvard psychologist explains the tell-tale signs to watch out for if you suspect someone is lying to you<p>A flushed expression, a lack of eye contact and hesitancy are considered tell-tale signs by some for spotting a liar but now an expert has revealed other subtler signs you should watch out for.<p>…

6 simple ways to take better photos on any camera

But even as we all take more and more pictures, many of us assume our talents are limited. "Real" photographers use expensive equipment and have "good eyes" for pictures. The reality is that much of the difference between pros and everyone else can be broken down into a few simple guidelines.<p>Here …

Street Photography

How to Hack Your Brain and Memorize Anything, According to Expert Mattias Ribbing

A memory expert is sharing his secret for never forgetting a name — or anything else.<p>When Swedish memory expert Mattias Ribbing needs to remember …

The Brain

10 Brain Myths Busted

It's going to take more than 10 percent of your brain to read this story<p>In the Hollywood action-film <i>Lucy</i>, actor Morgan Freeman—playing a world-renowned neurologist— speaks to a packed auditorium. “It’s estimated most human beings only use 10 percent of their brains’ capacity,” he says. “Imagine if …

The Brain

To Your Brain, A Runner’s High Looks A Lot Like Smoking Weed

Endorphins have nothing to do with it<p>Intense exercise may not feel good to those unaccustomed to it, but does have at least one great perk: a runner’s high, a feeling of relaxed euphoria, which sets in at the end of long bouts of activity. Scientists recently discovered that this happens because …

Neuroscience