Cognitive Science

How to read more effectively

Personally, I use a simpler approach that taps into the diversity of ideas in my network. If a book is recommended to me by three friends from three distinct professional circles, I move it up to the front of the queue. It’s a nice, if unscientific, reminder that the universe is conspiring for me …

Bill Gates

Tau pathology and neurodegeneration contribute to cognitive impairment in Alzheimer's disease.

<b>Tau pathology and neurodegeneration contribute to cognitive impairment in Alzheimer’s disease.</b><p>Brain. 2017 Oct 07;:<p>Authors: Bejanin A, Schonhaut DR, …

Neuroscience

Frailty, loss of mental function independently affect elderly survival

(Reuters Health) - Frail older people don’t live as long as their stronger peers, and loss of mental function further increases their risk of death, recent research shows.<p>The good news: Older people can live longer, healthier lives by maintaining their strength and cognitive abilities, Dr. Yunhwan …

Longevity

Why listening to a podcast while running could harm performance

In an increasingly busy world, listening to a podcast, watching a documentary or even learning a foreign language while exercising may feel like a constructive use of time.<p>But a new study suggests that when the body is forced to carry out mental activity at the same time as physical exertion, the …

The Brain

Active sex life could improve cognitive ability in older adults, study suggests

According to a study published in the <i>Journals of Gerontology, Series B: Psychology and Sciences</i>, an active sex life could improve cognitive ability …

The Brain

Some thoughts on whether intelligence is linked to anxiety and depression

In High intelligence: A risk factor for psychological and physiological overexcitabilities, a group of academic and industry neuroscientists survey a …

Cognition

Dogs really can smell your emotional state

Not only can dogs tell when you're scared, but they can adopt the emotional state they sense in you.<p>Dog owners are probably already keenly aware of …

Emotions

What Is Psycholinguistics?

<i>Psycholinguistics</i> is the study of the mental aspects of language and speech. It is primarily concerned with the ways in which language is represented …

Linguistics

What Is Cognitive Grammar?

Definition<p>Cognitive grammar is a usage-based approach to grammar that emphasizes symbolic and semantic definitions of theoretical concepts that have …

Cognition

Announcing the Data Science Virtual Machine in Batch AI Service

<i>This post is authored by Paul Shealy, Senior Software Engineer at Microsoft.</i><p>We are pleased to announce the integration of the Microsoft Data Science …

Machine Learning

Tory MP who has hour-long baths claims £662 water bill on expenses

A Conservative MP who enjoys an hour-long morning bath racked up water bills over the past two years of £662 all charged to the taxpayer.<p>On Tuesday, …

Mindfulness

IBM - Why Investors Should Not Alter Their Perceptions In The Wake Of Quarterly Results

IBM reported the results of its 3rd quarter Tuesday afternoon.<p>The results were seen as a beat and potentially a sign that IBM's long period of …

Business

‘The Cognitive Dissonance Presidency’

I wrote about Trump’s moving-target views on the Alexander/Murray deal today for <i>Politico</i>:<p>To paraphrase Groucho Marx, President Donald Trump has a …

Conservative View

Researchers reveal how to boost brain power

Researchers from Johns Hopkins University have found that one brain-training method often used in scientific studies can help to improve working …

The Brain

A new day in the world of content: Your cognitive future in the media and entertainment industry

Renaissance in media and entertainment: for media and entertainment (M&E) companies, cognitive computing has arrived, and its potential to revolutionize the industry is enormous. With the power to unleash a new era of innovation and growth, cognitive systems are already helping M&E companies better …

Cognition

IBM: We're now a, what's not losing money? Ah, a cognitive cloud champ!

Nice try, Big Blue, but it's now 22 straight quarters of revenue declineIBM topped analyst expectations in its third quarter of the year, but still …

Cognition

Conspiracy Theorists Have a Fundamental Cognitive Problem, Say Scientists

And it can affect all of us.<p>By on<p>The world’s a scary, unpredictable place, and that makes your brain mad. As a predictive organ, the brain is on the …

Psychology

Andrew Ng Has a Chatbot That Can Help with Depression - MIT Technology Review

I’m a little embarrassed to admit this, but I’ve been seeing a virtual therapist.<p>It’s called Woebot, and it’s a Facebook chatbot developed by …

Chatbots

IBM: Blockchain Play?

Warren Buffett started trimming his stake earlier this year.<p>This comes as IBM is trying to “fix” its business.<p>The move to the blockchain is happening …

Business

Is Pet-Love Caused By A Virus of the Mind?

Is our love of pets caused by metaphorical mental viruses?<p>In a previous post, I argued that we humans are the only animal to bring members of other …

Pets

From perpetual motion machines to embodied cognition: The boundaries of pseudoscience are being pushed back into the trivial.

This exchange came from a comment thread last year.Diana Senechal points to this bizarre thing:Brian Little says in Me, Myself, and Us (regarding the …

Cognition

IBM’s AI Photobooth Prints Portraits That Reflect Subjects’ Unique Personalities

[Click here to view the video in this article] <br>Artificial intelligence (AI) is quickly emerging from sci-fi fantasy to become a reality—the Cognitive …

Speech Recognition

IBM shares rise despite posting 22nd straight quarter of top-line decline

IBM shares rose in after-hours trading after the tech giant beat analyst expectations.<p>The figures<p>Third quarter total revenue was <b>$19.2bn</b>, down one per …

Markets

VR Technology Brings Innovation to Healthcare Rehab

Imagine you’re 74 years old. You have impaired mobility and balance caused by a recent stroke and mild dementia. Walking has become frustrating and …

Samsung Gear VR

Is IBM Stock Poised To Soar?

IBM announced October 17 that its revenues have fallen for 22 quarters in a row. Its current CEO has been able to survive, I think, by dangling a shiny object in front of investors – just wait long enough and a bucket of new businesses will pick up the slack from the old, declining ones.<p>Of course …

Markets

Data The New Innovation Capsule For The Cloud Era

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Big Data

Top Six Benefits of Using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy | Times Square Chronicles

Top Six Benefits of Using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy<p>Cognitive behavioral therapy is one of the popular empirically supported treatments for most …

Cognition

5 of the Biggest Questions That Science Can't Answer Yet

While it's reasonable to trust that science will eventually answer our unsolved questions, assuming that it has all of the answers right now is …

Space Science

IBM launches two new services to help businesses move to the cloud

IBM today announced two new services that are meant to make it easier for businesses to move their data and applications to the cloud. The company …

IBM

Cognitive chatbots in customer service: Beyond the hype and behind the scenes

A prominent AI company CEO and product designer explains key issues in cognitive computing and offers advice to enterprise buyers looking at …

Intelligence