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Only You Can Prevent Brain Abuse. I think you would be hard pressed to find someone who would argue that their brain was unimportant (and if they did, you would wonder how well it was functioning anyway). Yet on our travels we find that many people misuse their brains. They expect it to perform well in areas where science and experience tell us it just doesn’t cut the mustard. And that means they don’t exploit its full potential. We’ve learned enough about the brain in the last 60 or so years to know that it is powerful and dependable at some things, and limited and unreliable when it comes to others. Thinking creatively, drawing connections, brainstorming, focused thinking – all great uses for our grey matter.

That’s brain abuse. . - Re-thinking things If your brain space is precious, why would you allow it to have a mundane thought more than once? - Leaving thinking half-finished This is a close cousin of re-thinking. . - Trying to fill your brain beyond capacity. IBM Think: Explore Innovation From the Dark Ages to the Present. Steve Jobs: Be a Thinker-Doer as a Blogger. Don't Mistake Intelligence for Laziness. Brain and mind. Cookies on the New Scientist website close Our website uses cookies, which are small text files that are widely used in order to make websites work more effectively.

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To continue using our website and consent to the use of cookies, click away from this box or click 'Close' How the city hurts your brain. THE CITY HAS always been an engine of intellectual life, from the 18th-century coffeehouses of London, where citizens gathered to discuss chemistry and radical politics, to the Left Bank bars of modern Paris, where Pablo Picasso held forth on modern art.

How the city hurts your brain

20 Optical Illusions That Might Break Your Mind. Thought Questions - Asking the right questions is the answer. WHY DO SOME PEOPLE RESIST SCIENCE By Paul Bloom and Dena Skolnick Weisberg. It is no secret that many American adults reject some scientific ideas.

WHY DO SOME PEOPLE RESIST SCIENCE By Paul Bloom and Dena Skolnick Weisberg

Axioms. Contents Contents | rgb Home | Philosophy Home | Axioms | Other Books by rgb: | The Book of Lilith | Axioms is a work that explores the true nature of human knowledge, in particular the fundamental nature of deductive and inductive reasoning.


It begins by embracing Hume's Skepticism and Descartes' one ``certain'' thing, and then looking for a way out of the solipsistic hell this leaves one in in terms of ``certain'' knowledge. Indeed, to the extent that philosophy in the past has sought to provide certain answers to virtually any question at all, philosophy itself proves to be bullshit - all philosophical arguments ultimately come back to at least one unprovable premise, usually unstated, and can be refuted by simply asserting ``I don't agree with your premises.'' The way out is to give up the idea of certain knowledge. The people you spend time with. Recently I sat down with a new friend I met for dinner.

We talked about what it takes to achieve the goals you want to achieve in life. My friend is already a very accomplished marketing professional. And yet, there was lots more she wanted to do. One conclusion I kept coming back to in this talk is that a large amount of how successful you will be in life comes down to the people you spend time with.

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Not My Trees. Mindhacker (Book) Lists & Sites. Developing our sense of smell. When our noses pick up a scent, whether the aroma of a sweet rose or the sweat of a stranger at the gym, two types of sensory neurons are at work in sensing that odor or pheromone.

Developing our sense of smell

These sensory neurons are particularly interesting because they are the only neurons in our bodies that regenerate throughout adult life -- as some of our olfactory neurons die, they are soon replaced by newborns. Just where those neurons come from in the first place has long perplexed developmental biologists. Previous hypotheses about the origin of these olfactory nerve cells have given credit to embryonic cells that develop into skin or the central nervous system, where ear and eye sensory neurons, respectively, are thought to originate. The two main types of sensory neurons in the olfactory system are ciliated neurons, which detect volatile scents, and microvillous neurons, which usually sense pheromones. 6 Apps & Websites to Get Your Ear in Shape. If you followed along with us a few weeks ago, you know how much interval ear training can help you as a musician and how to get started with training itself.

6 Apps & Websites to Get Your Ear in Shape

If you haven't read it, head on over to Boot Camp for Your Ear. This time, we're going to look at a bunch of applications and websites that will help you with regular ear training sessions. Embrace the Supernatural: How Superstitions, Placebos and Rituals Help You to Achieve Your Goals. For me, it comes down to the science underlying the phenomenon, and by science I mean actual hard numbers published in peer reviewed journals.

Embrace the Supernatural: How Superstitions, Placebos and Rituals Help You to Achieve Your Goals

For example, the placebo effect is a real measurable phenomenon and has been documented in hundreds of examples, and even salami-sliced to uncover some facets of it (such as the fact that the magnitude of the placebo effect is different if the patient is told that the drug they're getting is cheap or expensive, as published in NEJM a couple of years back). Binaural Labs - Home. Maria Popova (brainpicker) Uncover Your True Potential. Could Déjà Vu Be a Way to Obtain Information from Other Dimensions? Mindfire: Big Ideas for Curious Minds (9780983873105): Scott Berkun.

Take your life's work into your own hands. Overthinking ← Principia Arbiter. Stardust, Smoke, and Mirrors: The Myth of the Mad Genius. Article Judith Schlesinger Volume 37.5, September/October 2013.

Stardust, Smoke, and Mirrors: The Myth of the Mad Genius

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