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'Female Simulations' Show Horrific Patterns of Drunk Male Sexual Aggression

“The female agent was programmed to engage in some sexual activities but refuse others.”<p>If the last two seasons of <i>Westworld</i> taught us anything, it’s …

Psychology

Is ASMR Good For You? A New Study Shows It Could Have Mental Health Benefits

If you can't get enough of those whispering videos on YouTube, you now officially have permission to watch as many as you want because ASMR is good …

Neurology

'I was shocked it was so easy': ​meet the professor who says facial recognition ​​can tell if you're gay

Progress makes people uncomfortable. When the first monkeys walked, other monkeys probably said, 'This is outrageous!'<p>Kosinski received emails from people confused about their sexuality who hoped he'd run their photo through his algorithm<p>If you basically accept we’re just computers, then computers …

Artificial Intelligence

The Brain Literally Starts Eating Itself When It Doesn't Get Enough Sleep

Holy crap.<p>The need for sleep goes far beyond simply replenishing our energy levels every 12 hours. Our brains actually change states when we sleep to …

Neuroscience

This student’s stripping protest went viral. It’s part of a bigger debate.

She says her professor told her that her shorts were a distraction. So she took them off.<p>Letitia Chai’s senior thesis presentation started out normally enough. But within three minutes, Chai had stripped down to her underwear.<p>The college student’s act became a viral talking point on the internet, …

Mental health, religion and culture

Early 20th-century interest in religion and mental health was sparked by Freud’s view of religion as intrinsically neurotic. Freud described religion …

Who’s In: Chronic Absenteeism Under ESSA | FutureEd

When Congress rewrote the federal education law in 2015, lawmakers sought to scale back the emphasis on standardized test scores in school …

Mental Health in High School: The Teacher’s Perspective - FutureEd

The recent mass shooting in Parkland, Fla., provoked a rash of conversation about what schools could or should do about student mental health. Left …

Childish Gambino's complicated, catchy 'This is America' music video is downright Shakespearean

In the vast wasteland of pop culture, amid the litter of Hadid sister Instagram posts and bizarre Kanye West tweets, occasionally a work of art comes along that is both thoughtful enough and catchy enough that it cuts through the noise. The musical “Hamilton,” by Lin-Manuel Miranda was one such …

Seven reasons people no longer want to be teachers

The programs are long and intense, the creativity and relationships aspect of the vocation has been eroded, there is pervasive negativity in the …

Science Is Getting Closer to Understanding What Goes on Inside The Mind When We Dream

Here's why dreams matter.<p>Dreams are so strange and carry so much significance to us that we often feel the need to tell people about our nocturnal …

What About “The Breakfast Club”?

Revisiting the movies of my youth in the age of #MeToo.<p>Earlier this year, the Criterion Collection, which is “dedicated to gathering the greatest films from around the world,” released a restored version of “The Breakfast Club,” a film written and directed by John Hughes that I acted in, more than …

Study overturns age-old theory of brain learning

For decades, scientists thought that learning occurs in synapses, or the numerous junctions between brain cells. But now, a new study proposes that …

Psychologists Have a Plan to Fix the Broken Science of Psychology

There was something wrong with psychology. A cascade of warning signs arrived all at once in 2011. Famous psychological experiments failed, over and …

Psychology

Invisibilia: We All Think We Know The People We Love. We're All Deluded

<i>Welcome to a new season of</i> Invisibilia<i>! The NPR program and</i> podcast <i>explores the invisible forces that shape human behavior. Episode 3 involves two brothers who are happy about the polite, helpful tenant who moves into their mother's house, until they start to suspect he has sinister motives. Here</i> …

Psychology

Research Says These 6 Habits Improve Future Brain Health

Doctors claim the secret to a healthy brain in years to come is to S.H.I.E.L.D. it.<p>Many of us hope to live a long life, which includes being of sound mind and body. While there's lots of education and emphasis on physical health as a way to live longer--maintaining a healthy weight, blood pressure, …

brainhealth

Here's which generation you're part of based on your birth year — and why those distinctions exist

The only generation officially designated by the US Census Bureau is the baby-boomer generation.<p>Yet that hasn't stopped demographers from classifying other cohorts into ranges of birth years. Often this is done to better understand how formative experiences such as world events or technological …

10 Educational Buzzwords and Their Meanings

Like most occupations, education has its own set of unique words that they use when referring to specific entities in <b>education policies</b>. These …

Pedagogy

Buzzwords make an impact paving the way to learn something new, and creating value for and within the profession

Buzzwords have been making the rounds since a while now, with new additions being added on so rapidly, it is important that we keep up. People use …

Pedagogy

Will These Education Buzzwords Persevere Under Trump?

Ten concepts that gained lots of traction under the Obama administration<p>School choice may be the popular kid in the education-jargon lunchroom right now, but it’s certainly not the only term that’s gotten a lot of buzz. Education Secretary-nominee Betsy DeVos will almost certainly bring with her a …

Education

Has dopamine got us hooked on tech?

We are abusing a useful and necessary system. We shouldn’t do it, even though we can<p>In an unprecedented attack of candour, Sean Parker, the 38-year-old founding president of Facebook, recently admitted that the social network was founded not to unite us, but to distract us. “The thought process …

Neuroscience

Study: Freud Was Right about Personality

Can a nerdy child grow up to be an aggressive tycoon? Can a childhood bully develop into a mild-mannered librarian?<p>Psychologists have debated for a …

Psychology

WATCH: film director Ridley Scott – 'Teaching is the most important of all professions'

Upon being awarded a Bafta fellowship by Prince William last night, Sir Ridley Scott explained that after leaving school, he secured a place at …

'I felt very alone': Andrew Lloyd Webber reveals battle with depression drove him to brink of suicide

Music impresario Andrew Lloyd Webber twice planned to kill himself as a boy and has battled powerful suicidal thoughts in recent times too.<p>The …

According to Science Our Perfect Partners Are Probably Not What You Think

Do opposites really attract?<p>Everyone seems to agree that opposites attract. Young and old people, happy and distressed couples, single folks and …

One teacher's brilliant idea to stop school shootings has nothing to do with guns

A few weeks ago, I went into my son Chase's class for 
tutoring. I'd e-mailed Chase's teacher one evening and said, "Chase keeps telling me that this stuff you're sending home 
is math—but I'm not sure I believe him. Help, please." She 
e-mailed right back and said, "No problem! I can tutor Chase …

TS Eliot's The Waste Land remains one of the finest reflections on mental illness ever written

The poet’s modernist masterpiece gathered fragments of an arduous life, some of which can be traced to a seafront shelter in Margate<p>In 1921, having taken time off from his job at Lloyds Bank for what would now be called depression, TS Eliot spent three weeks convalescing in Margate. It was the …

Literature

How to improve the school results: not extra maths but music, loads of it

A Bradford primary school wants the world to know its newfound Sats success is down to giving all children up to six hours of music a week<p>Abiha Nasir, aged nine, walks quietly into the small classroom, takes a seat, adjusts her hijab and picks up the drumsticks. A shy smile spreads across her face …

Education

The Chrome Extensions We Can't Live Without

Nearly two-thirds of internet users turn to Chrome for their browsing needs, but far fewer take full advantage of its available extensions, the …

Google

What Kids Are Really Learning About Slavery

A new report finds that the topic is mistaught and often sentimentalized—and students are alarmingly misinformed as a result.<p>A class of middle-schoolers in Charlotte, North Carolina, was asked to cite “four reasons why Africans made good slaves.” Nine third-grade teachers in suburban Atlanta …