Timmy Pettine

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Should you trust your gut feelings?

Intuition has fallen out of favour in an age of rational, analytical thinking. But your emotional responses are not as fallible as some would have you believe, says neuroscientist Valerie Van Mulukom.<p>Imagine the director of a big company announcing an important decision and justifying it with it …

Drowned in sound: how listening to music hinders learning

In his series of articles on how psychology research can inform teaching, Bradley Busch picks an academic study and makes sense of it for the classroom. This time: listening to music while studying<p>Many students do their homework and revision while listening to music. Many of them will swear that …

6 unexpected psychological reasons people get into fights

Whether you're fighting with your significant other, friends, coworkers, or family, a bad fight can leave you feeling unhappy and overwhelmed for days on end.<p>More often than not, it also keeps you from achieving the very goals you're arguing about.<p>A study of nurses found that when they argued about …

Psychology

Whatever, We're Probably Living in a Hologram Anyway, Says Neil deGrasse Tyson

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Da Vinci's iconic depiction of Easter's beginnings has a violent history it barely survived

<b>• Leonardo Da Vinci's "Last Supper" is one of the most famous — and consistently endangered — paintings in history.</b><p><b>• Don't take Dan Brown's popular novels too seriously — t</b> <b>he Renaissance artwork doesn't really include secret codes or cryptic symbols.</b><p><b>• But Da Vinci's piece does include a number of</b> …

Leonardo Da Vinci

The 8 Coolest TED Talks on Psychology

Humans are strange, complicated creatures. Understand them a little better with these talks.<p>Humans, we all know, are strange, irrational, beautiful creatures who often act in weird and wonderful ways. That makes us hard to deal with sometimes, but it also makes us totally fascinating.<p>All our quirks …

[REVIEW] TRANSCRANIAL DIRECT CURRENT STIMULATION (tDCS) AND TRANSCRANIAL CURRENT ALTERNATING STIMULATION (tACS) REVIEW – Full Text PDF

<b>Abstract</b><p>This literature review is aimed to explore the main technical characteristics of both transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) and …

10 Patterns of Addictive Behavior

Drawing from research on addiction in neuroscience, psychology, and clinical practice, the following list identifies several key behavioral patterns …

Psychology

Sugar's "Tipping Point" Link to Alzheimer's Revealed

<i>Summary: In early Alzheimer’s, glycation damages an enzyme that plays a crucial role in immune response and insulin regulation, researchers …

Neuroscience

This fascinating concept could help us better understand why belief in God is so widespread

Psychology research published in the journal <i>Religion, Brain & Behavior</i> provides new clues as to why some individuals believe in a god while others do …

5 common mental-health myths you need to stop believing

Vincent Peters for Harper's Bazaar<p>Advertisement - Continue Reading Below<p>As more people speak out about living with mental illness, conditions …

Depression Makes You Better

Would you say you're a good judge of character? Do you have a great memory? Not easily tricked? Can you clearly and persuasively express yourself in writing? Congratulations, you're probably a depressed sack of shit!<p>Would you say you’re a good judge of character? Do you have a great memory? Not …

27 of the Toughest Interview Questions In the Job Market Right Now

Getting a great job at a great company isn’t easy, and that means their interview questions are going to be difficult. If you thought the usual …

Some Teachers, Principals And Students Condemn Trump Transgender Policy

Some students, principals, parents and attorneys have condemned the Trump administration's decision to remove some federal protections for transgender students.<p>Those protections had been issued by President Barack Obama, who cited the federal Title IX law, and instructed public schools last year to …

What Writing Wikipedia Entries Can Teach Students About Digital Literacy

Fake news has been, well, in the news a lot lately. But for the world’s largest crowdsourced encyclopedia, it’s nothing new.“Wikipedia has been …

Teaching

Creative People Have Better-Connected Brains, Scans Reveal

Is creativity wired into us?<p>Highly creative people have more neural connections between the left and right sides of their brains, researchers have …

There's a psychological term for feeling like what you're seeing isn't real

The philosopher Jean Baudrillard posited in the 1970s that modernity ended when we became obsessed with life simulations, like television. He called the new period “postmodernity,” a time of the hyper-real—when imitations seem more real than reality—and predicted the distinction between fact and …

This Is How You Future-Proof Your Brain Against Increasing Distractions

Is it possible to train your brain to cope with an ever more fast-paced world? In some cases, more tech might save us from tech overload.<p>It’s no secret that technology advancements have affected our brains. With instant messages, push notifications, wearable technology, and many other tech-driven …

Obama's Impact On America's Schools

When President Obama took office in January 2009, the country was on edge, the economy in free-fall. The federal education law, known as No Child Left Behind, was also in need of an update after earning the ire of teachers, parents and politicians alike. In short, there was much to do.<p>In time, that …

Was There a First Human Language?: Theories from the Enlightenment Through Noam Chomsky

During the 17th and 18th centuries, European Enlightenment philosophers discarded the origin stories in religious texts as wildly implausible or …

Linguistics

Male Athletes May Be More Likely to Choke Under Pressure

Male athletes are far more likely to choke under pressure than their female counterparts, according to new research.<p>The new study from researchers at …

Why You'll Remember This Column

<i>This essay appears in today’s edition of the</i> Fortune <i>Brainstorm Health Daily. Get it delivered straight to your inbox.</i><p>Decades ago American …

Profanity's Roots in Brain Chemistry? Damn Right

Tech & Science cognitive science swearing language<p>When Benjamin Bergen was working on his new book about profanity, the reaction he would most often …

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The scientific mystery of a man living with 90% of his brain missing

What we think we know about our brains is nothing compared to what we don’t know. This fact is brought into focus by the medical mystery of a …

Dental Care

How to Design a Classroom Built on Inquiry, Openness and Trust

Teachers who are interested in shifting their classrooms often don’t know where to start. It can be overwhelming, frightening, and even discouraging, …

Pedagogy

How Teacher-Created Free Online Resources Are Changing the Classroom

When Eric Langhorst teaches the Civil War to his eighth-graders at Discovery Middle School in Liberty, Missouri, he likes to give his students a …