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The amazing brains of the real-time interpreters

The world’s most powerful computers can’t perform accurate real-time interpreting of one language to another. Yet human interpreters do it with ease. Geoff Watts meets the neuroscientists who are starting to explain this remarkable ability.<p>One morning this summer I paid a visit to the sole United …

Language

The Reason Overwhelming Happiness Makes People Cry - PsyBlog

Why lottery winners cry, teenage girls scream at Bieber concerts and people pinch the cheeks of cute babies.<p>Crying tears of joy may be the mind’s way …

What Happens To Your Brain When You’re Having A Brilliant Idea

When a lightbulb suddenly goes off in your mind, what process led to that “aha!” moment?<p>French post-Impressionist artist Paul Gauguin famously once said, “I shut my eyes in order to see,” meaning he shut out the rest of the world to come up with great ideas.<p>More than a century later, scientists are …

Creativity

The Power of Routine for Boosting Creativity

<i>This post originally appeared on the Crew blog.</i><p>Nothing seems further from creativity than routine (to me, anyway). Routine conjures up 9-5 workdays, long commutes and words like <i>boring</i>, <i>stuffy</i> and <i>repetitive</i>. None of the things I associate with being creative.<p>But the funny thing is, routine is really …