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Why We Have Our Best Ideas in the Shower: The Science of Creativity. 8.2K Flares Filament.io 8.2K Flares × “I’m not really a creative person”, always struck me as an odd sentence.

Why We Have Our Best Ideas in the Shower: The Science of Creativity

Could it really be that some of us are born to be more creatively gifted than others? If so, I thought at first, that’s definitely a downer. In school, what was considered “being creative”, like writing or drawing nice pictures was never my strength. Digital avatars may help treat schizophrenia. A digital avatar therapy could help treat schizophrenia by controlling the voices patients hear inside their heads while hallucinating, scientists say.

Digital avatars may help treat schizophrenia

The computer-based system being developed at the University College London (UCL) in the UK could provide quick and effective therapy that is far more successful than current pharmaceutical treatments, helping to reduce the frequency and severity of episodes of schizophrenia. In an early pilot of this approach involving 16 patients and up to seven, 30 minute sessions of therapy, almost all of the patients reported an improvement in the frequency and severity of the voices that they hear. Three of the patients stopped hearing voices completely after experiencing 16, 13 and 3.5 years of auditory hallucinations, respectively. 8 Mistakes Our Brains Make Every Day And How To Prevent Them. 12.3K Flares Filament.io 12.3K Flares × Get ready to have your mind blown.

8 Mistakes Our Brains Make Every Day And How To Prevent Them

Psychology Resources on the Internet. The Forgetting Pill Erases Painful Memories Forever. Photo: Dwight Eschliman.

The Forgetting Pill Erases Painful Memories Forever

How Friends Ruin Memory: The Social Conformity Effect. Humans are storytelling machines.

How Friends Ruin Memory: The Social Conformity Effect

We don’t passively perceive the world – we tell stories about it, translating the helter-skelter of events into tidy narratives. This is often a helpful habit, helping us make sense of mistakes, consider counterfactuals and extract a sense of meaning from the randomness of life. But our love of stories comes with a serious side-effect: like all good narrators, we tend to forsake the facts when they interfere with the plot. We’re so addicted to the anecdote that we let the truth slip away until, eventually, those stories we tell again and again become exercises in pure fiction. Just the other day I learned that one of my cherished childhood tales – the time my older brother put hot peppers in my Chinese food while I was in the bathroom, thus scorching my young tongue – actually happened to my little sister. NATURAL BORN CYBORGS? NATURAL BORN CYBORGS?

NATURAL BORN CYBORGS?

By Andy Clark We cannot see ourselves aright until we see ourselves as nature's very own cyborgs: cognitive hybrids who repeatedly occupy regions of design space radically different from those of our biological forbears. The hard task, of course, is now to transform all this from (mere) impressionistic sketch into a balanced scientific account of the extended mind. Introduction. The Secrets of Body Language: Why You Should Never Cross Your Arms Again. 7K Flares Filament.io 7K Flares × Body language is older and more innate for us as humans than even language or facial expressions.

The Secrets of Body Language: Why You Should Never Cross Your Arms Again

That’s why people born blind can perform the same body language expressions as people who can see. They come pre-programmed with our brains. I’ve always been incredibly fascinated with body language and how it helps us achieve our goals in life better. The power of body language is probably best described by Amy Cuddy’s famous quote: Saturnmond TITAN enthält mehr Kohlenwasserstoffe auf der Oberfläche als die Erde Öl-Reserven hat! Anzeige: 1 - 23 von 23. am Donnerstag, 21.10.2010, 10:17 Hallo Herr Frey (?)

Saturnmond TITAN enthält mehr Kohlenwasserstoffe auf der Oberfläche als die Erde Öl-Reserven hat!

Es war hier „#86: Ferner sagt: am Montag, 18.10.2010, 12:05 ABIOTISCHES ÖL? Danke an Sie beide, Mit freundlichen Grüßen Karl Rannseyer am Donnerstag, 21.10.2010, 11:29 Wie wir wissen, sind die organischen Erdöle und -Gase höchst endlich, weil nur aus ehemaliger Flora und Fauna gebildet. Oder: es sind Straßenbäume von der Milchstraße runter gefallen und haben sich dort auf dem Titan versammelt und vergammelt. Could Mind-Jail and Psychoactive Drugs Fix Overcrowded Prisons? A team of scholars at Oxford, led by philosopher Rebecca Roache, recently proposed the concept of using psychoactive drugs and futuristic technologies like mind-transfer to trick a prisoner’s brain into thinking they’ve been in prison for 1,000 years, even if it’s really only been a few hours.

Could Mind-Jail and Psychoactive Drugs Fix Overcrowded Prisons?

After the initial shock that this may even be possible, the idea raises an interesting question: Could this be a way to get people in and out of prison quicker, in essence solving the overcrowding problem in today’s prisons? When I posed the question to criminal justice expert David B. 7 Dinge, die es nicht geben dürfte - oder? - Archäologie. Now Police Can Reconstruct Your Face From DNA Evidence. Ancient "Giant Virus" Revived From Siberian Permafrost.

Buried deep in the Siberian permafrost and untouched for over 30,000 years, researchers have discovered what is thought to be the newest representative of what are loosely known as "giant viruses. " A team led by Jean-Michel Claverie and Chantal Abergel of Aix-Marseille University in Marseille, France, made the discovery of the previously unknown virus, which has been dubbed Pithovirus sibericum and can be revived in the lab. Their findings are detailed in a new article in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.