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What if our brains could communicate directly with each other, bypassing the need for language? University of Washington researchers have successfully replicated a direct brain-to-brain connection between pairs of people as part of a scientific study following the team’s initial demonstration a year ago. In the newly published study, which involved six people, researchers were able to transmit the signals from one person’s brain over the Internet and use these signals to control the hand motions of another person within a split second of sending that signal.
Dr. Gabor Maté ~ Who We Are When We Are Not Addicted: The Possible Human. What (mass)consumentism does to the human psyche? Top five regrets of the dying. There was no mention of more sex or bungee jumps.
A palliative nurse who has counselled the dying in their last days has revealed the most common regrets we have at the end of our lives. And among the top, from men in particular, is 'I wish I hadn't worked so hard'. Bronnie Ware is an Australian nurse who spent several years working in palliative care, caring for patients in the last 12 weeks of their lives. Joss Whedon '87 - Wesleyan University Commencement Speech - Official. The Science of Willpower: KellyMcGonigal at TEDxBayArea. Sam Harris on free will. Conversations on Compassion: Eckhart Tolle, spiritual teacher and author. Men and women literally see the world differently. Guys' eyes are more sensitive to small details and moving objects, while women are more perceptive to color changes, according to a new vision study that suggests men and women actually do see things differently.
"As with other senses, such as hearing and the olfactory system, there are marked sex differences in vision between men and women," researcher Israel Abramov, of the City University of New York (CUNY), said in a statement. Research has shown women have more sensitive ears and sniffers than men. "[A] recent, large review of the literature concluded that, in most cases females had better sensitivity, and discriminated and categorized odors better than males," Abramov and colleagues write Tuesday (Sept. 4) in the journal Biology of Sex Differences. Abramov and his team from CUNY's Brooklyn and Hunter Colleges compared the vision of males and females over age 16 who had normal color vision and 20/20 sight — or at least 20/20 vision with glasses or contacts. The great illusion of the self.
(Image: Darren Hopes) As you wake up each morning, hazy and disoriented, you gradually become aware of the rustling of the sheets, sense their texture and squint at the light.
One aspect of your self has reassembled: the first-person observer of reality, inhabiting a human body. Three Huge Mistakes We Make Leading Kids…and How to Correct Them. Recently, I read about a father, Paul Wallich, who built a camera-mounted drone helicopter to follow his grade-school-aged son to the bus stop.
He wants to make sure his son arrives at the bus stop safe and sound. There’s no doubt the gizmo provides an awesome show-and-tell contribution. Ken Robinson and Eckhart Tolle on finding your element. What makes a hero? - Matthew Winkler. New Theory on Why Men Love Breasts. Why do straight men devote so much headspace to those big, bulbous bags of fat drooping from women's chests?
Scientists have never satisfactorily explained men's curious breast fixation, but now, a neuroscientist has struck upon an explanation that he says "just makes a lot of sense. " Larry Young, a professor of psychiatry at Emory University who studies the neurological basis of complex social behaviors, thinks human evolution has harnessed an ancient neural circuit that originally evolved to strengthen the mother-infant bond during breast-feeding, and now uses this brain circuitry to strengthen the bond between couples as well. The result? Men, like babies, love breasts. When a woman's nipples are stimulated during breast-feeding, the neurochemical oxytocin, otherwise known as the "love drug," floods her brain, helping to focus her attention and affection on her baby.
You Won’t Stay the Same, Study Finds. Ben Thomas: We're Pretty Much All Tripping, All the Time. TED and The Huffington Post are excited to bring you TEDWeekends, a curated weekend program that introduces a powerful "idea worth spreading" every Friday, anchored in an exceptional TEDTalk.
This week's TEDTalk is accompanied by an original blog post from the featured speaker, along with new op-eds, thoughts and responses from the HuffPost community. Watch the talk above, read the blog post and tell us your thoughts below. Become part of the conversation! Looting after Hurricane Sandy: Disaster myths and disaster utopias explained. Photograph by Mehdi Taamallah/AFP/Getty Images.
On Thursday, three days after Hurricane Sandy swept across the Eastern Seaboard, darkening power grids, flooding neighborhoods, and killing at least 74 people, former Star Trek actor and social-media dynamo George Takei posted a lovely photo to his Facebook timeline. It showed two power strips draped over the gratework of a fence, phone cords tendrilling from each one. A sign said, “We have power. Please feel free to charge your phone!” Katy Waldman is a Slate assistant editor. Psychology: Why are some people more resilient than others. Talks at Google: Eckhart Tolle in Conversation with Bradley Horowitz. David DeSteno: Compassion science. Childhood stimulation key to brain development, study finds. Brain scans of participants aged in their late teens showed a correlation between cognitive stimulation at the age of four and a thinner, more developed, cortex Photograph: David Job/Getty Images An early childhood surrounded by books and educational toys will leave positive fingerprints on a person's brain well into their late teens, a two-decade-long research study has shown.
Scientists found that the more mental stimulation a child gets around the age of four, the more developed the parts of their brains dedicated to language and cognition will be in the decades ahead. Brené Brown: Listening to shame. Mindfulness with Jon Kabat-Zinn. George Bonanno: Measuring human resilience. RSA Animate - Language as a Window into Human Nature.
Why We Need to Study the Brain’s Evolution in Order to Understand the Modern Mind. Image via Wikimedia Commons, adapted from Christopher Walsh, Harvard Medical School, by Gary2863 In the September 17th issue of The New Yorker, Anthony Gottlieb analyzes Homo Mysterious: Evolutionary Puzzles of Human Nature, a new book by David Barash, a psychology professor at the University of Washington in Seattle.
Gottlieb’s article is more than just a book review—it’s also the latest in a long line of critiques of evolutionary psychology, the study of the brain, mind and behavior in the context of evolution. Gottlieb makes several excellent points, describing the same major shortcomings of evolutionary psychology that critics and proponents alike have named many times before: frustratingly scant evidence of early humans’ intellect, the immense difficulty of objectively testing hypotheses about how early humans behaved, the allure of convenient just-so stories to explain the origins of various mental quirks and talents.
Diane Kelly: What we didn't know about penis anatomy. Svante Pääbo: DNA clues to our inner neanderthal. The Most Astounding Fact - Neil deGrasse Tyson. When your foot falls asleep, why does it tingle so much and why is it so sensitive when it comes in contact with anything else? : askscience. The goal of this forum is the promotion of scientific literacy by disseminating knowledge of the scientific process and its results through answering science questions. Rules and Guidelines Read our updated and expanded rules and guidelines. Please keep discussion... Thinkahol comments on Three books that transformed your spirituality, worldview, or meditation practice. Men's Journal Magazine - Men's Style, Travel, Fitness and Gear.
Courtesy Michael Finkel These are my final words: "Why a camp chair? " I speak them to a man named Wade. Wade from Minnesota. I'm in line behind him, waiting to enter the Dhamma Giri meditation center, in the quiet hill country of western India, for the official start of the 10-day course. A laughing matter. Dishing up tacos and burritos to hungry college students may not sound like much fun, but the women behind the counter at Salsa Rico look like they're having a pretty good time. Their heads are thrown back in laughter as they yell out to each other from either end of the steam tables. Meanwhile, a student grabbing a quick solo meal stands straight-faced near the cash register. Psychology professor Robert Provine, PhD, nods in the direction of the Salsa Rico trio as he takes in the student commons scene.
Why we procrastinate by Vik Nithy @ TEDxYouth@TheScotsCollege. Why 6-Year-Old Girls Want To Be Sexy (STUDY) Career Advice from Alan Watts. Jane McGonigal: The game that can give you 10 extra years of life. What is the Self? ‘Mind uploading’ featured in academic journal special issue for first time. Richard Dawkins Foundation for Reason and Science. Why Do We Like What We Like? The Psychology of Human Sexuality - What Do Men and Women Focus On When They Watch Porn? The Answer Will Probably Surprise You. Juan Enriquez: Will our kids be a different species? Five myths about marriage. The value placed on fidelity — especially male fidelity — has arguably never been higher. In the late 19th century in the United States, an epidemic of venereal disease plagued respectable middle-class wives because so many of their husbands frequented prostitutes.
Stress, Portrait of a Killer - Full Documentary (2008) Sam Harris on "Free Will". Group Marriage and the Future of the Family. With the traditional nuclear family well on its way to extinction, we are faced with a question of critical importance: who will mind the children? Neither two-career nor single-parent families offer children full-time, loving caretakers, and quality day care is both scarce and expensive.
WHERE GOOD IDEAS COME FROM by Steven Johnson. Critical Thinking. Susan Cain: The power of introverts. It's The Orphanages, Stupid! - Forbes.com. Science overturns view of humans as naturally 'nasty' RSA Animate - The Divided Brain. Redirect with Timothy Wilson. Group settings can diminish expressions of intelligence, especially among women. Brene Brown: The power of vulnerability. 1. Dangers of Crying It Out. Why our minds have probably evolved as far as they can go.
Minds are as clever as they will ever be, say scientists. Aaron C. Kay, PhD. Thandie Newton: Embracing otherness, embracing myself. To Dance Is a Radical Act. Homophobic Men Most Aroused by Gay Male Porn. Where the Hell is Matt? (2008) Ignorance is bliss when it comes to challenging social issues.
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