Michelle Slack

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Rockers and Models: A Love Affair in Pictures

Secrets of the Creative Brain

A leading neuroscientist who has spent decades studying creativity shares her research on where genius comes from, whether it is dependent on high IQ—and why it is so often accompanied by mental illness.<p>As a psychiatrist and neuroscientist who studies creativity, I’ve had the pleasure of working …

Scrublands - Photographs and text by Antoine Bruy | LensCulture

<b>Grant Winner</b> <i>This project was awarded a special cash grant by juror Sujong Song. Each of the five jury members selected one photographer from the Top 50 Emerging Talents to be awarded special distinction with a cash grant.</i><p><b>From Juror Sujong Song:</b><p>“<i>Scrublands</i> by Antoine Bruy is about people who have …

The Awful Reign of the Red Delicious

How the worst apple took over the United States, and continues to spread<p>At the supermarket near his home in central Virginia, Tom Burford likes to loiter by the display of Red Delicious. He waits until he spots a store manager. Then he picks up one of the glossy apples and, with a flourish, scrapes …

A beginner's guide to drills and bits

<b>Steve Hoefer</b> returns with another guide to some of the things that make civilized life possible.<p>There are a dizzying number of ways to put a hole in …

Insane Makeup Turns Models Into 2-D Paintings Of Famous Artists

Facepainting isn’t just for kids anymore, and one talented Russian makeup artist is elevating it to an artform.<p>When we think of face painting, we usually think of clowns, county fairs and this turtle-loving zombie kid. We certainly tend not to respect it as an art: instead, it’s considered a …

Pictures of the Week 10.9.14

Eid al-Adha

Your Shot Pictures: Around the World in 15 Plates of Food

Vermicelli threads drape in India, fish fry smoke fills a kitchen in Tanzania, and a small Batman tackles a slice of cake in the United States.

Creative: Take a look at this unique pumpkin decorated and submitted by Michele Klinefelter over the weekend!

Vatican Proposes Dramatic Shift In Attitude Towards Gays, Same Sex Couples

(Reuters) - In a dramatic shift in tone, a Vatican document said on Monday that homosexuals had "gifts and qualities to offer" and asked if Catholicism could accept gays and recognize positive aspects of same-sex couples.<p>The document, prepared after a week of discussions at an assembly of 200 …

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Autism Is Likely Under-Diagnosed in Women Due to Gender Bias

Autism has long been a disorder more commonly seen in men. You’ll often see a ratio thrown around: there are four times as many men with autism than …

Parents Home

The growing body of research about the causes of autism continues to point toward pregnancy and delivery as moments when the brain changes associated with the disorder can occur. Earlier this week, a study was published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, reporting that inducing …

Asperger’s Students: Coping with the First Year of Public School

Your child with Asperger’s (AS) or High-Functioning Autism (HFA) is starting (or has already started) his or her first year in the public school …

Why Kids With Autism May Avoid Eye Contact

Children with autism often have difficulty making eye contact, and now a new study suggests this may be due in part to how their brains process …

Elevated gluten antibodies found in children with autism

Elevated antibodies to gluten proteins of wheat found in children with autism in comparison to those without autism. Results from a new study also …

Stimming: What autistic people do to feel calmer

<b>There is a slang word that people in the autism community use to describe the noises and movements they sometimes make to feel calmer. It also covers habits such as nail-biting.</b><p>What is this word?<p>It's stimming, short for the medical term self-stimulatory behaviours - a real mouthful.<p>Stimming might …

Silence of the Poets: Writers and Antidepressants

"Had Prozac been available last century, Baudelaire's 'spleen,' Edgar Allan Poe's moods, the poetry of Sylvia Plath, the lamentations of so many other poets, everything with a soul would have been silenced," <i>New York Times</i> bestseller Nicholas Nassim Taleb writes in his latest book, <i>Antifragile:</i> …

99 Percent Of Innovation Methods Are Based On A Brain Model We Rejected A Decade Ago

In an interview with Columbia Business School about his new book, Creative Strategy, Duggan reveals a surprising discovery he's made while digging into how the most successful innovators come up with ideas:<p><b>I was surprised to discover that 99 percent of innovation methods that people use today are</b> …

The Irrational Consumer: Why Economics Is Dead Wrong About How We Make Choices

<i>A new paper reviews how psychology, biology, and neurology are ganging up on economics to prove that, when it comes to making decisions, people are anything but rational</i><p>Reuters<p>Daniel McFadden is an economist. But his new paper, "The New Science of Pleasure," shows the many ways economics fails to …

What's Better for Business: Logic or Emotion? Answers From Neuroscience

<i>Part 1 of a series on neuroscience and innovation</i><p>Humans are animals. While we like to think we’re captains of our destiny, we’re far more driven by instinct than we know. In many ways, we’re just glorified apes, even in business.<p>For over a century, the overriding philosophy in business has been …