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Cómo hackear tu cerebro para ser más productivo

Muchos son los consejos existentes sobre <b>productividad</b>, y si bien muchos de ellos son útiles, los siguientes están enfocados en <i>sacarnos</i> del ritmo …

`Ghosting´: la nueva forma de terminar con las relaciones

¡A lo que hemos llegado!<p>¿Te ha pasado alguna vez? Conoces a alguien, intercambian números, comienzan a hablar por whatsapp, tienen varias citas, todo …

¿Cuál es la historia del Brexit?

El 24 de junio del 2016 ya no había vuelta atrás en el Reino Unido y los resultados, casi definitivos, mostraban una realidad que parecía ser …

The brain’s miracle superpowers of self-improvement

We used to believe our brains were hardwired at birth. Now we believe we can will them to change. Is that true? Will Storr analyses the truth and hokum about 'neuroplasticity'.<p>For years she had tried to be the perfect wife and mother but now, divorced, with two sons, having gone through another …

The Brain

El sentido del olfato podría decirnos cuánto tiempo vamos a vivir

Es bien sabido que nuestros sentidos del olfato y el gusto se debilitan a medida que envejecemos, investigadores afirman que la forma en que los …

Si tú cambias, todo cambia

Nuestros pensamientos crean en gran medida nuestras experiencias, ya que en un nivel inconsciente podemos tender a facilitar aquello que esperamos …

The surprising benefits of feeling insignificant

In the grand scheme of things, you are a tiny blip on the Earth’s surface. And recognising that fact may make you a better person, writes David Robson.<p>Take a look at the video above. Feel small and insignificant, compared to the enormous, beautiful world around you? If so, you may just have become …

Psychology

Computers Can Predict Schizophrenia Based on How a Person Talks

A new study finds an algorithmic word analysis is flawless at determining whether a person will have a psychotic episode.<p>Although the language of thinking is deliberate—<i>let me think, I have to do some thinking</i>—the actual experience of having thoughts is often passive. Ideas pop up like dandelions; …

Neuroscience

You Really Don’t Need To Work So Much

Recently, the New York <i>Times</i> ran a front-page story about the conditions for white-collar workers at Amazon. It revealed a workplace where abrupt firings are common, grown men and women cry at their desks, and people are scolded for not responding to e-mails after midnight. The story made clear how …

College & University

Do Netflix, Spotify and Facebook know me as well as they think?

Websites try to suggest everything from your next best friend to your next best shirt. But are these recommendations a help or a hindrance? Four writers look at how algorithms shape their online lives<p><b>‘Spotify seems to think I want to hear a 1972 live album by Yes’</b><p><b>Alexis Petridis</b><p>There are many …

Rotten Tomatoes

What is it like to have never felt an emotion?

Some people seem to lack the capacity to feel joy, sorrow or love. David Robson discovers the challenges and surprising advantages of “alexithymia”.<p>Caleb is telling me about the birth of his son, now eight months old. “You know you hear parents say that the first time they looked at their kid, they …

Psychology

Why do we intuitively believe we have free will?

Free will experiments may not explain whether we are in charge of our destinies – but they can nevertheless reveal just how little we know about our own minds, says Tom Stafford.<p>It is perhaps the most famous experiment in neuroscience. In 1983, Benjamin Libet sparked controversy with his …

Consciousness