Nathaniel Brough

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Researchers may have finally found an antidote to biased thinking about science

Even when it comes to the most objective source of information there is — science — people can’t be objective.<p>Rather, there is overwhelming evidence that we are “biased information processors” who engage in “motivated reasoning” to try to bend facts about the world to comport with what we want to …

Could You Hack Your Brain To Get More Motivated?

We know we should put the cigarettes away or make use of that gym membership, but in the moment, we just don't do it. There is a cluster of neurons in our brain critical for motivation, though. What if you could hack them to motivate yourself?<p>These neurons are located in the middle of the brain, in …

The Brain

What I've learned in 6 months of traveling the world while working remotely

A few weeks ago, I noticed the hashtag #IWokeUpToA trending on Twitter.<p>The premise of the topic was self-explanatory. People all over the world were …

Thailand’s ecotourism hot spots: a quick guide to sustainable travel in the Land of Smiles

While Thailand benefits from being one of the top 10 most touristed nations on earth, welcoming 25 million annual visitors presents considerable challenges for the sustainability of its natural environment and rich cultural traditions. Fortunately, minimising your footprint in Thailand has never …

Monkey Mind Meld Moves Avatar Arm

Because three heads are better than one<p>For the first time researchers have used the combined brainpower of several rhesus monkeys to move a digital arm and complete various tasks with it, according to a study published today in <i>Scientific Reports</i>. If such a connection were possible in humans, we …