Cognitive Science

Video: What The Rise of Cognitive Tech Means for Travelers

Traveling has clearly changed a lot over the past decade. We’ve replaced paper maps with apps, physical boarding passes with digital copies, and …

Cognition

Researchers say you might as well be your own therapist

Seeking out the perfect therapist can feel as significant and difficult as finding a romantic partner. A study on the effectiveness of trained therapists versus self-help treatment, though, suggests that therapists are not as important as they seem.<p>A meta-analyses of 15 studies, published in this …

Cognition

The Dangers Of Treating Transgenderism Differently Than Other Dysphoric Mental Disorders

The cultural push for transgender “rights,” whether it be state-sanctioned access to particular restrooms, or the removal of gender dysphoria from …

Cognition

What a Border Collie Taught a Linguist About Language

Tansy was not into sports. The little border collie, a rescue, didn’t care for agility trials or flyball. But her adopted family—with two other …

Cognition

What are Cognitive Biases?

Cognitive bias is an umbrella term that refers to the systematic ways in which the context and framing of information influence individuals’ judgment …

Behavior

What CEOs Can Suffer

President Donald Trump waits with Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao and CEOs during a meeting at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on …

Cognition

4 rituals that will make you mentally strong

Grit. Resilience. Mental toughness. We hear a lot about them these days. But maybe we shouldn’t. Why?<p>Because there have been good solutions to the …

Cognition

You're Not Dramatic: The Proven Benefits Of Using Therapy To Get Over A Breakup

<i>Welcome to the Ex Games: a content series about love lost. Whether it's the realization things need to end, the act of rejection, the reality of</i> …

Cognition

Glen Campbell's struggle with Alzheimer's brought the disease out of the shadows | Miami Herald

Sometimes Sue McCormick wonders what’s worse — caring for your loved one who’s physically impaired or one who is so cognitively impaired they no …

Cognitive Impairment

Ten books every teacher should read

In the last decade, a wealth of books has brought together ideas to help teachers have the greatest impact on student learning. Here are just a few<p>Plato’s Republic, Rousseau’s Émile and Dewey’s Democracy and Education – there’s a strong case to be made, as Dennis Hayes has, that these are the only …

Teaching

13 Cognitive Biases in Ecommerce (and How to Use Them to Sell More)

We like to think we’re rational people making rational decisions.We pore over the data in our analytics dashboards, looking for trends among our …

Cognition

For Our Consideration: Why I’m still obsessed with magic tricks

The most astounding thing I ever witnessed on television involved not swords, dragons, or mother nature in HD widescreen, but a pencil. It happened in 1990, when CBS would air a yearly primetime special starring the magician David Copperfield. I recorded them all and still keep the VHS tapes in …

Cognition

What CISOs Need to Know about the Psychology behind Security Analysis

Bandwidth, boredom and cognitive bias are three weak spots that prevent analysts from identifying threats. Here's how to compensate.<p>Even if you have …

Cognition

New Machine Learning program shows promise for early Alzheimer's diagnosis

A new machine learning program developed by researchers at Case Western Reserve University appears to outperform other methods for diagnosing …

Cognitive Impairment

Brain scan study adds to evidence that lower brain serotonin levels are linked to dementia

Results suggest serotonin loss may be a key player in cognitive decline, not just a side-effect of Alzheimer's disease<p>In a study looking at brain …

Cognitive Impairment

Even The Greatest Ideas Start Out As Napkin Doodles

You've seen it in movies. The downtrodden protagonist, down on his luck, mindlessly scrawls some squiggles on his bar tab as he gives into …

Neurophilosophy

Jennifer Aniston reacts to being called the 'OG of #FreeTheNipple': 'It's just the way my breasts are'

Cognition

How to Become a Powerful Negotiator Overnight

I have spent a great deal of time over the years in negotiations.One of the most interesting things is that the perceptions and realities of …

Cognition

Mindful Presenter – 4 Powerful Tips for Presenting Data

We’ve all been a casualty of data dumps in bad presentations.The graphs, charts and tables surrounded by tiny text where the presenter gleefully …

Cognition

Igniting the Spark

Source: PixabayThe problem with being stuck in a rut is, well, you’re stuck in a rut. The more stuck you are, the deeper the groove of the rut and …

Cognition

How to talk to a skeptical grown-up about the innate skills of men and women

Seven short days ago, few people had heard of James Damore. Now we can’t go back.<p>We must occupy the same world as his infamous memo, which criticized Google’s approach to creating a diverse workforce and argued that the gender gap in tech could be explained in part by biological differences between …

Cognition

Ask the Author Live: Burkhard Bilger on Time and the Brain | The New Yorker

This week in the magazine, Burkhard Bilger writes about David Eagleman and the mysteries of the brain. Bilger and Eagleman answered readers’ questions in a live chat. A transcript of the discussion appears below.<p>THE NEW YORKER: Burkhard Bilger and David Eagleman will be joining us in just a few …

Neurophilosophy

18 things you really ought to know about Northamptonshire

From George Washington and Frances Crick to the Gunpowder Plot and Formula 1, you'll love our Northamptonshire trivia.<p>The Gunpowder Plot was hatched …

Neurophilosophy

Sleep therapy may help ease knee pain troubles for some

Patients with knee osteoarthritis and insomnia may be less troubled by joint pain after they get treatment to help them sleep better, a recent study suggests.<p>Knee osteoarthritis, a leading cause of pain and disability in older adults, occurs when flexible tissue at the ends of bones wears down. …

Cognition

Brain mapping uncovers neuronal differences

Despite significant advances in neuroscience, we are far from knowing what each neuron in the human brain does and looks like. New research, however, …

Neuroscience

6 Steps True Leaders Can Take to Boost Gender Equality at Work

When companies include "fit" in their hiring effort, they're very likely to skew towards inequality.<p><i>How should we measure gender-based equality for opportunities at work? originally appeared on Quora:</i> <i>the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand</i> …

Cognition

How to know when an employee isn’t telling the truth, according to a woman who catches liars for a living

Pamela Meyer, an author and certified fraud examiner, says we are lied to anywhere from 10 to 200 times each day, according to her 2011 TED Talk, …

Cognition

Penn study looks at the emotional impact of a dementia diagnosis

The diagnosis of dementia is increasingly presenting doctors and patients with a psychological problem.<p>At research centers like the University of …

Cognitive Impairment

The simple brain test that can predict risk of death in older people

It is not reaction time alone, but rather how variable that reaction time is that can indicate a greater risk of death among older people, …

Cognitive Impairment

Eating Out for a Work Meeting? Science Says Order These 7 Foods for an Afternoon Brain Boost

For maximum mental performance, experts say eat these brain-boosting foods.<p>You're running out the door to meet a client for a lunch, but your mind is back at the office, where duties and documents are piling up. Fear not. Science has the scoop on what to order for maximum productivity when you get …

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