Derek Gatlin

934 Flips | 8 Magazines | 56 Likes | 143 Followers | @dmgatlin | Grant writer for North Carolina State University just trying to make the world a better place, one grant proposal at a time.

The Future of Therapy: Becoming Someone Else in VR

In a Barcelona lab, two researchers are using virtual simulations to build empathy and understanding, from body-swapping to sessions with Freud<p>By<p>Elizabeth Bernstein<p>Elizabeth Bernstein<p>The Wall Street Journal<p>Biography<p>@EBernsteinWSJ<p>elizabeth.bernstein.50<p>Google+<p>Elizabeth.Bernstein@wsj.com<p>I am standing …

Virtual Reality

Bill Gates is raising his children according to a 1970s ‘Love and Logic’ formula — here are his top tips for grooming successful kids

Bill Gates doesn't pretend he lives in an egalitarian household. When it comes to parenting his three children, the billionaire Microsoft mogul readily admits his wife Melinda has done more than her share of the work raising the kids.<p>"My wife does 80%," Gates told a crowd of Harvard students on …

Bill Gates

Correcting Behavior In a Child Who Won't Listen

Getting a reluctant child to listen to his parent can be a real trial for parents, and especially fathers. Dads often tend to see listening behaviors …

Huawei’s upcoming AI assistant is a Black Mirror episode in real life

• Huawei is looking to provide emotional interactions through its AI assistant.<br>• The company’s team is inspired by the movie <i>Her</i> and envisions that soon enough, we won’t even need to touch our smartphones to use them.<br>• While Huawei’s vision sounds ambitious and exciting, its plans to essentially replace …

I Tried ‘Peaceful Parenting’ and It Turns Out I’m an Angry Dad

Dr. Laura Markham’s parenting method requires parents to turn away from discipline and look critically at their own desire for control.<p>The word …

Parenting

Are there extra dimensions lurking at the quantum scale?

Our universe has three spatial dimensions – or rather, three that our human senses can actively perceive. Some theories suggest there could be many …

What Is Mindfulness and How Does It Work?

It is readily arguable that the single most significant development in mental health practice since the turn of the millennium has been the …

Alzheimer’s memories could be switched back on with implant

Alzheimer’s sufferers could once again remember the faces of loved ones, or find their way back home, after scientists developed a way to boost memories.<p>In a groundbreaking pilot study, US researchers recorded memories as they were being formed and then later played them back into the brains of 10 …

“It Depends”: the Psychology of Health, Stress and Daily Life

<i>Editor’s Note: This is a guest post by Shevaun Neupert, an associate professor in NC State’s Department of Psychology. The piece is part of the</i> …

Psychology

The Neurobiology of Music-Induced Pleasure

A pioneering new study by an international team of neuroscientists has identified a specific functional connectivity network between brain regions …

AI in Action: AI's early proving ground: the hunt for new particles

High-energy physicists use machine learning to sift through the debris of particle collisions<p>Particle physicists began fiddling with artificial …

Want Compassionate, Bully-Proof Kids? Do This

<b>NBC News<br>Better</b> Oct 19, 2017<p><b>By Julie Compton</b><p>Psychotherapist Lisa McCrohan is raising compassionate children. She’s focused on having a sense of regard …

The best kindergarten you’ve ever seen

At this school in Tokyo, five-year-olds cause traffic jams and windows are for Santa to climb into. Meet: the world's cutest kindergarten, designed …

9 ways you could be putting your child in danger without realizing it

Back in 2002, Wisconsin mom, Nicci Walla was filming her children playing when she caught her 4-year-old son, Gavin, in trouble. He had gotten his neck tangled in the window blind cords and lost consciousness. Luckily, Nicci acted fast and Gavin survived. But not all of these types of stories have …

New algorithm can create movies from just a few snippets of text

Screenwriters denied the big budgets and formidable resources of the major film studios may soon have another option, thanks to a new algorithm that …

How to raise self-aware kindergarteners

Show Your Child What Feelings Look Like<p>Get a poster, or draw one with your child, of faces with different emotions. Ask your child to identify one of …

The hidden side to your personality

Many personality traits can be observed but there are other hidden forces that shape who we are.<p>We usually think of personality in terms of the differences we can see – Sarah is smiley and chatty, John frets a lot, while Noah is neat and tidy. These differences are fascinating, but if we focus only …

Psychology

7 Dad Hacks Every Modern Dad Should Know

Drew Magary explains how to save your Spotify recs, survive kid-sports, and use the toilet in peace.<p>You were warned. You were warned long ago that American parenthood is a gauntlet of emotional and physical toil. Friends, family, strangers… they all assuredly told you that having kids is a real …

Parenting

I Parented Like a Chinese Dad for a Week and My Kids Do Chores Now

An American dad in Ohio looks abroad for inspiration and finds some insight.<p>By<p>Dec 19 2017, 4:46 PM<p>In 2011, author, lawyer, and Chinese American Amy …

Secret Link Uncovered Between Pure Math and Physics

Mathematics is full of weird number systems that most people have never heard of and would have trouble even conceptualizing. But rational numbers …

Mathematicians Awarded $3 Million for Cracking Century-Old Problem

<i>Editor's Note: This story was updated at 3:15 a.m. E.T. on Monday, Dec. 11</i><p>Two mathematicians have each earned the (massive but countable) sum of $3 …

Bill Gates has read nearly all 37 books by this scientist — here are 7 of his favorites

This pick should come as no surprise — Gates has not been shy about his admiration of Smil's work. On his Gates Notes blog, he said he had read nearly all of Smil's 37 books, most of which delve into topics like food production, energy, public policy, and the environment.<p>"The truth is, I'd read …

Bill Gates

fMRI Data Reveals the Number of Parallel Processes Running in the Brain - MIT Technology Review

The human brain is often described as a massively parallel computing machine. That raises an interesting question: just how parallel is it?<p>Today, we …

The Brain

You can try to destroy a killer in the food system by playing a computer game

Need a break? A computer game might do the trick — and if researchers at the University of California at Davis have anything to do with it, your leisurely clicking could yield a major scientific breakthrough. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, up to 4.5 billion people in …

University of Washington

Researchers Need to Recognize What They Don't Know

Learning to live with uncertainty could help avoid false results.<p>Researchers in the fields of social science and medicine are debating how to fix an increasingly recognized problem: A lot of their findings are either outright wrong or can't be replicated. Satisfying as it would be to have a simple …

You can’t know it all: Mentoring across ages and stages

When most of us picture a mentoring relationship, we tend to imagine a wiser, older counterpart taking a young and impressionable person under their …

Soledad O'Brien On Mentorship, Investing In Youth And Pathways To Career Success

As an award-winning journalist, Soledad O’Brien weighs in on some of the world’s biggest stories. But after the cameras are shut off, she turns her attention to the stories of brilliant young Americans fighting to make the best of difficult circumstances. Her goal: to change those stories for the …

High School

ad2games and nevaly at gamescom 2017

<i>[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Gamasutra and its partnership with notable game PR-related resource GamesPress.]</i><p>– PRESS …

Game Design

Level up: How video games evolved to solve significant scientific problems

Science, your chance to use all that time spent gaming for the greater good.<p>In the early 1950s, just as rock ‘n’ roll was hinting at social change, …

University of Washington