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Creative Personalities Literally See the World Differently

With different personalities come different experiences. But which one is better?<p><b>By Luke Smillie; Anna Antinori, University of Melbourne</b><p>What is it …

Four Catalysts To Spark The Next Wave Of Innovation In Artificial Intelligence

Significant advances in artificial intelligence over the past few years have broadened AI’s reach into industries such as healthcare, finance and even retail.<p>Businesses and consumers alike are benefiting from the rise of big data and the growth of AI techniques like deep learning and natural …

Artificial Intelligence

Eight ways to be more creative and insightful | Toronto Star

Studying insight poses challenges. I’d love to stuff someone in a brain scanner and wait for them to have an insight. But that’s not practical. So we …

First Brain-to-Brain Interface Could Revolutionize Neuroscience

Imagine a future in which people with neurological disorders can tap into a healthy brain to re-learn how to move a paralyzed leg, or multiple brains …

This Graphic Explains 20 Cognitive Biases That Affect Your Decision-Making

We all make bad decisions sometimes, but have you ever wondered what mental obstacles can lead you astray? This infographic goes over 20 of the most …

Cognition

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 …

Want a Younger Brain? Forget Sudoku and Do This | Inc.com

Nobody wants to lose cognitive function, especially when so much of business--and life in general--depends on being "on top of it" to stay ahead of the competition. But statistically speaking, the reality is, you have to fight to stay sharp. Doing Sudoku and crossword puzzles isn't going to hurt. …

The Brain

This Is How You Future-Proof Your Brain Against Increasing Distractions

Is it possible to train your brain to cope with an ever more fast-paced world? In some cases, more tech might save us from tech overload.<p>It’s no secret that technology advancements have affected our brains. With instant messages, push notifications, wearable technology, and many other tech-driven …

Scientists use Microsoft Bands and Bing to link lack of sleep to cognitive impairment

It may not be surprising that lack of sleep leaves you less sharp, but researchers have now quantified the effect with a surprisingly large sample: …

Stress Impacts the Brain Increasing Risk for Heart Disease

Chronic stress has long been linked to cardiovascular events like heart attack and stroke. New research published in <i>The Lancet</i> suggests that …

Medical Research

Research Suggests How to Declutter the Mind

You’ve had a disagreement with a friend and can’t seem to get it out of your head. Replaying the exchange over and over again, you wish it never …

Psychology

Playing games linked to lower cognitive impairment risk - ways to keep your mind sharp

Researchers have found that a night of family fun can help our elderly relatives' minds stay sharp. Yes, an evening of mentally stimulating …

SHUTi: A New Insomnia Treatment Via the Internet

For some people, bedtime is the most stressful time of the day. Rather than looking forward to restful slumber, they’re wondering if they’ll fall …

Sleep

Joseph LeDoux Reports: Emotions Are “Higher-Order States”

Emotions are a cognitive process that relies on “higher-order states” embedded in cortical (conscious) brain circuits; emotions are not innately …

Neuroscience

My space, my sight : on person-centred information in an augmented world

This post is an exercise in public prototyping of language and ideas for a workshop on information design.<p>It’s about how to think about information …

Daniel Dennett: You're More Than Your Genes – You're Also Made of Memes

<b>Daniel Dennett:</b> Richard Dawkins coined the term meme in his 1976 book The Selfish Gene. And what he proposed was that human culture was composed, at …

How nature created consciousness – and our brains became minds

In From Bacteria to Bach and Back, Daniel C Dennett investigates the evolution of consciousness.<p>In the preface to his new book, the ­philosopher …

Consciousness

Why It's So Hard to Resist Late-Night Eating

If you're like most Americans, you crave a snack after dinner. For many people, an enjoyable snack in the late evening is a nice way to avoid going …

Nutrition

Can You Really Solve Your Mental Health Problems With an App?

If you’re struggling with a problem like anxiety or depression, making an appointment with a professional may be the last thing you feel up to doing. …

Brain Activity Can Predict If an Article Will Go Viral

Chased fanatically but realized rarely, a truly viral story seems to happen purely by chance — a fortuitous alignment of trending topic, clever …

The Brain

A Giant Neuron Has Been Found Wrapped Around The Entire Circumference of The Brain

This could be where consciousness forms.<p>For the first time, scientists have detected a giant neuron wrapped around the entire circumference of a …