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Can you guess which colored dots are the same on both panels? For the answer, watch the TED talk video linked below. We have the power to choose our responses, Holocaust survivor Viktor Frankl said The power of our perceptions can be seen with the placebo effect during clinical trials The way we perceive even the most basic of our senses is dependent on interpretation (CNN) -- Viktor Frankl was a Jewish psychiatrist who spent three years during World War II living under unspeakable circumstances in several of the most notorious Nazi concentration camps. While imprisoned, Frankl realized he had one single freedom left: He had the power to determine his response to the horror unfolding around him. And so he chose to imagine.
In the winter of 1969, Virginia Scofield faced a daunting challenge. It was a recurring challenge—more like a nightmare—and she had already failed miserably at her first attempt. This particular obstacle was one that most people consider themselves lucky to never face: undergraduate organic chemistry. At the time, Virginia was a biological sciences student at the University of Texas. Her career plan bumper sticker could have read “Ph.D. or Death!”
Publié le 23 mars 2012 à 15:31 De ARTE CREATIVE Your identity is Facebook! We identify online only with our Facebook profile. Thanks to the service of Facebook-connect and the like-button the Internet is changing slowly to dark blue. The German media artist Tobias Leingruber deals with that phenomenon and takes it from the virtual sphere to reality: the social network ID card.
If you're looking to enhance your experience of abstract art, you may want to consider spending some pre-gallery time watching a horror film. Kendall Eskine and his colleagues Natalie Kacinik and Jesse Prinz have investigated how different emotions, as well as physiological arousal, influence people's sublime experiences whilst viewing abstract art. Their finding is that fear, but not happiness or general arousal, makes art seem more sublime. Eighty-five participants were allocated to one of five conditions prior to looking at the art work. Some of them watched a 14-second scary video clip; others watched a 14-second happy video clip; some did 30 jumping jack exercises (designed to induce high physiological arousal); some did 15 jumping jacks (low arousal); whilst the remainder acted as controls and simply looked at the art without any preceding activity or intervention.
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What if you could peer into the thoughts of millions of people as they were thinking those thoughts or shortly thereafter? And what if all of these thoughts were immediately available in a database that could be mined easily to tell you what people both individually and in aggregate are thinking right now about any imaginable subject or event? Well, then you’d have a different kind of search engine altogether. A real-time search engine. A what’s-happening-right-now search engine.
If you have been blogging for a while, chances are you are familiar with content scrapers. Content scrapers are websites that steal your content for their own blogs without your permission. Some content scrapers will just copy the content off of your blog, but most use automated software that takes the content from your RSS feed and posts your content to their site like it is a new post. In this post, we are going to look at some potential link building benefits to content scrapers, how to find out what sites are scraping your content, and what you can do if you want to either benefit from the linking standpoint or have them take it down. Linking Benefits of Content Scrapers Last week, I was happy to see that I was listed in ProBlogger’s 20 Bloggers to Watch in 2012 .
Hace un par de días, iba yo charlando y sobrevolando con una amiga guionista regiomontana el Paseo de Reforma , cuando llegamos a la siguiente conclusión: cualquier escritura guionística parte de la nostalgia. De aquello que fue y ya no será, o de aquello que nunca fue y ansiamos que suceda. Presente, pasado y futuro mezclados en la nostalgia.
Dec. 14, 2011 — The ability to trust, love, and resolve conflict with loved ones starts in childhood -- way earlier than you may think. That is one message of a new review of the literature in Current Directions in Psychological Science , a journal published by the Association for Psychological Science. "Your interpersonal experiences with your mother during the first 12 to 18 months of life predict your behavior in romantic relationships 20 years later," says psychologist Jeffry A.
New research from Uppsala University, Sweden, shows that a specific brain region that contributes to a person’s appetite sensation is more activated in response to food images after one night of sleep loss than after one night of normal sleep. Poor sleep habits can therefore affect people’s risk of becoming overweight in the long run. The findings are published in The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism . Researchers Christian Benedict and Helgi Schiöth, of the Department of Neuroscience at Uppsala University, showed in an earlier article, published in American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, that a single night of total sleep loss in young normal weight men curbed the energy expenditure the next morning. This research also showed that subjects had increased levels of hunger, which indicates that an acute lack of sleep may affect human’s food perception.
Cela parait incroyable mais Sergio Rico, un ingénieur chimiste mexicain, a mis au point, il y a maintenant plusieurs années, un procédé permettant de solidifier l’eau. Photo: tanakawho Ce procédé est simple mais il fallait néanmoins y penser. Il suffit, en effet, de verser du polyacrylate de potassium dans l’eau que l’on souhaite solidifier et d’attendre quinze minutes pour obtenir de l’eau en grain.
Jueves 05 de enero de 2012 EL NACIONAL / GDA | El Universal 00:41 El acto de reír es una buena herramienta para aumentar la autoestima y contribuye a mantener la salud física y mental, las personas con índices de inteligencia más altos suelen tener mejor sentido del humor , según un estudio hecho por investigadores de la Universidad de Nuevo México. Otros estudios indican que quienes ríen de su propia condición, anticipándose a la risa de los demás, socializan mejor. La risa, esa característica humana que ha estado presente en todas las épocas y culturas, no sólo es una de las aliadas más grandes de la salud física y mental; a quien es dueño de una risa genuina se le atribuyen, también, rasgos que llegan a ser deseados por muchos.
Red de neuronas. Imagen: gerard79. Fuente: stock.xchng. Los seres humanos a veces son capaces de cometer grandes atrocidades y actos horribles, prácticamente inconcebibles. ¿Por qué? Un estudio reciente realizado por investigadores de la Duke University y de la Princeton University , de Estados Unidos, sugiere que la clave de estos comportamientos podría estar en el fallo de una red neuronal implicada en la interacción social y en el reconocimiento de otras personas como “humanos”.
Yesterday, I drove from Austin, where I live, to San Antonio to do a reading for my new book Smart Thinking at a great independent bookstore called The Twig Book Shop . As I drove the 60 miles between cities I was struck once again by how the highway landscape was probably nearly identical to the one I would see near any metropolitan area. There were Home Depots, PetSmarts, Targets, and of course Starbucks all along the route (not to mention Macaroni Grills, TGIFs and McDonalds to feed the hungry).