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A Philosophical & Theological Defense of the Doctrine of Hell

December 10, 2015 by Dave Armstrong<p><b>. . . Explanations of its Plausibility, Necessity, and Factuality</b><p>[Flickr / CC BY-SA 2.0 license]<p>(12-26-08)<p>The …

Justice Without Retribution

In the criminal justice system, incarceration is often seen as being justified by the <i>desert</i> of offenders: because they are <i>guilty</i>—morally, and not …

Crime

How Much Free Will Do You Have?

Free will is a thorny philosophical problem. Many see it as the foundation for our lives and morality. Others deny it exists.I’m not so sure where I …

Scientific evidence that you probably don’t have free will

Humans have debated the issue of free will for millennia. But over the past several years, while the philosophers continue to argue about the …

How Free Are You? As Free as You Decide to Be

One of the main themes of modern intellectual approaches has been to take away autonomy and freedom from human beings. From sociology to philosophy, …

The Brain

A Day Without Algorithms

To those who want to regulate search engines, ban traffic-light cameras, and otherwise crack down on algorithmic decision-making and automation: …

Business Technology

Anthony Miccoli The Droids We’re Looking For

I’ve been a fan of Cynthia Breazeal for well over a decade, and have watched her research evolve from her early doctoral work with Kismet, to her …

Students who believe they have more "free will" do better academically

Psychologists are coming to realise that it's not just people's abilities that are important in life but their beliefs about their abilities. Much of …

Psychology

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How to Cultivate Your Creativity [Book Excerpt]

Around the time that his cult-classic, drug-culture novel <i>Naked Lunch</i> was released, author William S. Burroughs was experimenting with a writing …

Dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) supplementation for cognitive function . - PubMed

BACKGROUND:<p>In view of the theoretical rationale for beneficial effects of DHEA and DHEAS on cognitive function in ageing and dementia, we have …

The science myths that will not die

False beliefs and wishful thinking about the human experience are common. They are hurting people — and holding back science.<p>In 1997, physicians in …

Brain Imaging Shows Why Kids with Autism Have Social Difficulties

Scientists believe that children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) have difficulties in social interactions at least partly due to an inability to …

How learning shapes the empathic brain.

2016 Jan 5;113(1):80-5. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1514539112. Epub 2015 Dec 22.<p>1Laboratory for Social and Neural Systems Research, Department of Economics, …

Machines that learn like people | Brain and Cognitive Sciences

Object-recognition systems are beginning to get pretty good — and in the case of Facebook’s face-recognition algorithms, frighteningly good.<p>But …

6 Ways Sleep Benefits Your Mind

Ready to increase your number?<p>Milk may do a body good, but sleep is the mind's best friend.<p>Everything from your happiness to how well you age depends on your brain. When you're sleep deprived, your cognitive functioning plummets to a less-than-ideal level, making it hard to go about your day. That …

Sleep

What is cognitive reserve, and how do we increase it?

<i>This article was originally published on The World Bank’s Voices blog.</i><p>In our previous blog post, we wrote about how getting a good head start in …

Defining the Role of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy in Treating Chronic Low Back Pain: An Overview

Results<p>Defining Cognitive Behavioral Therapy<p>CBT describes a category of therapies that address the effect that thoughts have on behavior, emotions, …

Does speaking a second language really improve cognition?

It’s become accepted as fact that learning two languages improves brain function. New studies indicate otherwise<p>Simon Makin<p>January 4, 2016 9:58am (UTC)<p>This article was originally published by Scientific American.<p>The idea that learning to speak two languages is good for your brain has come to be …

So Far, There's No Magic Bullet For The Mind

Lumosity, a "brain games" company, has agreed to pay $2 million to settle a Federal Trade Commission deceptive advertising suit.<p>According to Jessica Rich, director of the FTC's Bureau of Consumer Protection, the brain-fitness company, "preyed on consumers' fears about age-related cognitive decline, …

Study Shows Brain Power Can Be Bolstered--Maybe

In the market for more brain power? In what's being touted as "a landmark" result, University of Michigan at Ann Arbor (U.M.) researchers report that …

What Can You Do With 100 Hours?

How do you feel when you’re doing something you love? More alive? More engaged? Does time slow down or speed up? What it looks like to take time to …