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When Einstein Met Tagore: A Remarkable Meeting of Minds on the Edge of Science and Spirituality

On July 14, 1930, <b>Albert Einstein</b> welcomed into his home on the outskirts of Berlin the Indian philosopher, musician, and Nobel laureate <b>Rabindranath Tagore</b>. The two proceeded to have one of the most stimulating, intellectually riveting conversations in history, exploring the age-old friction between …

Barack Obama Blindness Makes the President Invisible

A new research study published in <i>Frontiers in Human Neuroscience</i> demonstrates the phenomenal power of our expectations in shaping our perception of …

The Phenomenon of Déjà Vu

Nearly two thirds of us have experienced déjà vu at least once in our lifetime. And the encounter is so uncanny, you won’t forget it.You visit your …

A UCLA psychiatrist has some counterintuitive advice for dealing with negative people — and it could change how you see the world

But what if erasing all this pessimism were merely a matter of changing your perspective? According to Dr. Mark Goulston, a psychiatrist at the University of California at Los Angeles, it is.<p>In his recent book, "Talking to Crazy: How to Deal with the Irrational and Impossible People in Your Life," …

Sometimes I wake up in the middle of the night and can't move — here's why

I wake up but can't move, except for my eyes, which dart frantically underneath fluttering, heavy lids. I feel a heavy presence on top of my chest, squeezing the air from my lungs and throat. Then a shadowy, cloaked figure starts looming just within the corners of vision.<p>I'm not dreaming. And no …

7 Things You Tell People Without Saying a Word

What you're unintentionally telling people about yourself might shock you.<p>I shared an infographic recently that has really had me thinking about the impressions we make on others. Have you ever gotten the cold shoulder and wondered might you might have done to deserve it? Or been passed over for …

Body Language

Does the Brain Filter out a Wider Awareness?

The human brain has amazing capacities. It contains billions of neurons, allowing it to process vast quantities of information so that we can function effectively. But can we have too much information? Yes, and, in fact, filtering information is one of the brain's most important functions. Brain …

1 Question Is All You Need to Judge Someone's Personality

This research-backed shortcut can give you an instant sense of someone's character.<p>If you want to better understand someone's personality, there's no shortage of options. Psychologists have developed various checklists and inventories to evaluate everything from whether someone is a card-carrying …

Psychology

The Supreme Awakening: What Did Buddha, Emerson, Einstein and Saint Teresa Have in Common?

<b>Interview with author Craig Pearson</b><p><i>"There are moments when one feels free from one's own identification with human limitations and inadequacies ... Life and death flow into one, and there is neither evolution nor destiny; only being."</i> -- Albert Einstein<p>An ongoing theme in human culture is the …

What can a lemon tell you about your personality?

Do you find yourself salivating at the merest thought of eating a lemon? The answer may say more about your mind than your taste for sour flavours, as Christian Jarrett reveals in the first post of his new column Personology.<p>Do you think you’re an extravert or an introvert? To answer, you might …

Life After Almost-Death

When we’re staring death in the face, Nelson says, there’s strong evolutionary pressure to remember every detail. Survival demands an alert and …

Consciousness Works Differently Than You Think, According To This New Theory

We might see things before we're actually aware of them.<p>We may not be nearly as aware of the world around us as we'd like to think, according to a thought-provoking new theory in cognitive neuroscience.<p>Just like a movie appears continuous even though it's made up of a series of separate images, our …

The mechanics of a management buyout (MBO): Selling out to senior management

What Research Says about Defeating Terrorism

Terrorism is as old as history and almost certainly older. In 68 B.C., for instance, the Roman city of Ostia, a vital port for one of the world's …

Psychology

We Agree to Disagree: The Science of Why Your Political Posts Won't Make Anyone Change Their Mind

In today's heated political stage, where everyone has a soapbox thanks to outlets like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and all the personal blogs, I've tried my best not to share my political views publicly. And I've miserably failed. I use my own Facebook page and profile to talk about science, books …

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