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Scientists Use Brain Stimulation To ‘Make You Stop Believing In God’ | Conservative Opinion

<b>Story Views</b><p><i>By: Melissa Dykes, Truthstream Media |</i><p>The Daily Express is reporting today that scientists are using electromagnets to literally alter …

The Brain

Steven Pinker Interview: Inside the Mind of One of the World's Most Influential Thinkers

Steven Pinker is an experimental psychologist and one of the world’s foremost writers on language, mind and human nature. Currently Johnstone Family …

Neuroscience's New Consciousness Theory Is Spiritual

"Science is not only compatible with spirituality; it is a profound source of spirituality" -Carl Sagan<p>It appears that we are approaching a unique time in the history of man and science where empirical measures and deductive reasoning can actually inform us spiritually. Integrated Information …

What Happens to the Brain During Cognitive Dissonance?

<b>Keise Izuma</b>, <i>a lecturer in the department of psychology at the University of York in England, replies:</i><p>Cognitive dissonance is that uncomfortable …

Why Freud Still Matters, When He Was Wrong About Almost Everything

He’s been dead for nearly 70 years, but Sigmund Freud’s provocative theories are still a huge part of psychology, neuroscience, and culture — this …

Preterm birth may weaken babies' brain connections

It is well established that babies born prematurely are at greater risk for developmental disabilities. Now, new research suggests this may be …

The Brain

Blood Test to Detect Alzheimer's Disease Close to Development

<b>Early detection presents new opportunities to slow or perhaps even halt disease progression.</b><p>Researchers from the Rowan University School of …

First Gene-Edited Dogs Reported in China - MIT Technology Review

Man’s best friend is now his newest genetic engineering project.<p>Scientists in China say they are the first to use gene editing to produce customized …

Genetics

Stop Thinking Positively

Last month in New York, the obscure and aging Roberta Vinci faced No. 1 ranked Serena Williams in the semi-finals of the U.S. Open. While Vinci had …

When To Use Then and Than

There's nothing more embarrassing then correcting someone's language only to realize that your correction contains its own error. Like maybe the one …

Forensic Language Analysis - POST Note

Forensic language analysis looks at the information conveyed about a person in their speech and written language. It is used in a wide variety of …

Harvard linguist points out the 58 most commonly misused words and phrases

In his latest book, "The Sense of Style," Harvard cognitive scientist and linguist Steven Pinker explores the most common words and phrases that people stumble over.<p>The book is like a modern version of Strunk and White's classic "The Elements of Style," but one based on linguistics and updated for …

God, Mathematics and Psychology

Mathematics translates patterns into reducible parts. These parts form theorems—incremental reasoning based on a chain of formal proofs—that conform …

King - Man + Woman = Queen: The Marvelous Mathematics of Computational Linguistics - MIT Technology Review

Computational linguistics has dramatically changed the way researchers study and understand language. The ability to number-crunch huge amounts of …

Natural Language Processing

Research Literacy for Language Teachers | World of Better Learning

Pedagogy<p>Research Literacy for Language Teachers<p>Alastair Horne<p>Share on Facebook<p>Share on LinkedIn<p>Share on Twitter<p>Comment<p><i>In our most recent Cambridge</i> …

Steven Pinker: 'Many of the alleged rules of writing are actually superstitions'

People often ask me why I followed my 2011 book on the history of violence, The Better Angels of Our Nature, with a writing style manual. I like to say that after having written 800 pages on torture, rape, world war, and genocide, it was time to take on some really controversial topics like fused …

Linguistics

Anticipatory confirmation

Claire Landsbaum, "Research Confirms Using Periods in Texts Makes You Seem Pissed Off", ComPlex 10/3/2015:<p>Before texts, every sentence ended with a …

Semantics and Connotations

A reader found himself puzzling over the grammatical number of the word semantics:I just had to rewrite a sentence: “The semantics are a problem” vs. …

8 German words in English and their pronunciation

When one language borrows from another, words often adapt to the linguistic conditions of the recipient language. This is also the case with the …

Languages of the Night review: You are what you speak

Barry McCrea examines the link between two phenomena: the “linguistic homogenization of the European countryside and the rise of modernist impulses …

Linguistics

Languages less arbitrary than long assumed

It is a cornerstone of theoretical linguistics: the principle of arbitrariness, according to which the form of a word doesn’t tell you anything about …

Are there Phoenicians in phonology?

A question from Mark Seidenberg:<p>Is the English phono- morpheme etymologically related to Phoenicia/Phoenician, i.e., the corresponding Phoenician …

IPA/Phonetics apps for phones

superlinguo:iWhen I studied phonetics in undergrad I spent hours I spent hours making IPA flash cards to learn all of those symbols and their …

Big Muddy Valley

No matter how wired or worldly we may be, the old-fashioned romance of the outlaw hiding in wide-open spaces never seems to fade. Just north of the U.S. border, Canada's wild west lies in the rugged middle of the country, in <b>Saskatchewan's</b> Big Muddy Valley. Its remote badlands proved an ideal …

Hiking

Extreme Photo of the Week: Skiing under the aurora borealis? Yeah, no biggie. http://on.natgeo.com/1numtlc Photograph by Reuben Krabbe

Redwood National Park

<b>Location: California<br>Established: October 2, 1968<br>Size: 131,983 acres, including 3 state parks</b><p>Sometimes, when the morning fog caresses the great trees, you can imagine the past flowing through the long, misty shadows … Vast redwood forests flourishing across a lush and humid North America … After the …

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Explore Illinois' Giant City State Park

Climb and hike in one of the state's most pristine places.<p>Climb and hike in one of Illinois’ most pristine places.<p><b>What Is It?</b> Combining climbing and hiking is the preeminent way to explore this hilly, 4,055-acre oasis hidden amidst the largely flat Corn Belt. Rock climbers can score great …

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