5 autres façons dont votre esprit vous manipule Les faux souvenirs En 2003, le Dr Elizabeth Loftus confronta des étudiants qui avaient tous visité Disneyland dans leur enfance à un prospectus vantant les mérites du célèbre parc d’attractions. On pouvait y voir Bugs Bunny serrant la main d’un enfant. Quand on leur demanda d’évoquer leurs souvenirs du parc, 35% des étudiants se rappelèrent de leur rencontre avec Bugs Bunny, allant parfois jusqu’à préciser qu’il tenait une énorme carotte. Evidemment, Bugs Bunny étant un personnage de la Warner, il n’a jamais foulé le sol de Disneyland. La publicité était fausse, tout comme les souvenirs des participants. La cécité d’inattention Dans une expérience célèbre, les psychologues Simons et Chabris demandèrent à des étudiants de regarder un petit film dans lequel deux équipes jouaient au basket. La croyance en la justice du monde Face aux malheurs d’autrui, nous préférons parfois penser que rien n’arrive par hasard, et que ceux qui souffrent ont mérité leur sort. Les prophéties auto-réalisatrices
Why We Need More Than Three Genders : 13.7: Cosmos And Culture Some of the people who will read this blog post are female, some are male, some are both and some are neither. To all, greetings of the season! Of the many things I want to celebrate during this annual round of holiday joy, the beauty of human diversity and the pleasure we may take in recognizing it sit near the top of my list. Yet here's something I've noticed: While the array of gorgeous human skin colors and ethnicities and sexualities is increasingly embraced as a matter of human rights, we are slower to celebrate multiple genders. I would like to make clear right at the start that breaking out of a male-female gender dichotomy isn't some 21st century liberal-progressive agenda, as it is sometimes painted. The existence of third genders is noted in quite a few entries on that map. But are three genders enough? I know it's challenging to break out of a binary mode, and for good reason. But I know that others experience the world differently than I do. But we can do better.
Learned helplessness: 6 keys to breaking free from negativity - tribunedigital-chicagotribune February 19, 2013|Robert Pagliarini | Your Other 8 Hours, Tribune Media Services We've been told that one of the keys to becoming a successful leader and to creating a successful life is to see things as they are and no worse. But if you've been beaten down and suffered setbacks such as unemployment, it's hard to see the positive in anything. Take investing for example. Psychologists call this phenomenon "learned helplessness." This is one of the reasons why the rich get richer and the poor get poorer. Keep the following six concepts in mind to eliminate learned helplessness: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. You do have influence over your life. (Robert Pagliarini is a CBS MoneyWatch columnist and the author of "The Other 8 Hours: Maximize Your Free Time to Create New Wealth & Purpose" and the national best-seller "The Six Day Financial Makeover."
Apocalypse: Economie Dans les croyances du système bancaire actuel, la Pépette, Money & Ass. n'a pas le choix. Elle consacre toute son énergie à deux activités essentielles : gagner de l'argent avec l'argent des riches sur les marchés internationaux par la spéculation (c'est ce qu'on appelle "sortir par le haut") et perdre le moins d'argent possible avec ses pénibles clients (c'est ce qu'on appelle le "cost killing"). Ecartelés entre gains pharaoniques et irréels sur les marchés exotiques et pertes abyssales et réelles sous leur pieds, ses employés sont comme les pantins victimes des monstres de l'Enfer dans le troisième tableau du Jardin des délices de Jérôme Bosch . Je sens confusément qu'aborder un banquier en lui demandant le taux le moins cher n'est pas la meilleure manière d'aborder le problème. Et de fait, quand je comparais, la Pépette, Money & Ass. était bien moins chère que le Groupe Pingre et ses services judicieux. La Pépette, Money & Ass., quant à elle, était ravie de me voir arriver.
Is Sugar Addiction Why So Many January Diets Fail? Indulge or resist? Sugar cravings can be a serious challenge. iStock hide caption itoggle caption iStock We've survived the stretch between Thanksgiving and New Year's Day, when rich, sweet treats come at us non-stop. The cycle has become so predictable, and disheartening, as our collective motivation to change our ways dissolves by February like a sugar cube in a glass of champagne. For me, it's refined sugar, pure and simple, that, over time, I've identified as the food I would most love to be able to resist. This year, I vowed to seek out new ways to stay out of the drawer my colleague keeps stocked with chocolate bars of all brands and sizes — an alluring stash stored right next to my desk. I'm not alone in singling out sugar and the undue power it wields over me, according to researchers. Over the last few years, scientists who study the way food influences our brains and bodies have been moving toward a consensus that sugar is addictive.
10 Heartbreaking Stories of Feral Children Sir Francis Galton coined the term ‘nature vs. nurture’ over 150 years ago, exploring “whether heredity or the environment most impacts human psychological development (behavior, habits, intelligence, personality, sexuality, aggressive tendencies, and so on)” (cliffnotes.com). Those who believe in the nurture part think that humans learn according to how they are taught and what goes on around them. Those debating from the nature side say that we act according to genetic predispositions, as well as through animalistic instincts (i.e. Freud’s id). What do you think? 10. Bello, sometimes referred to as the Nigerian Chimp Boy by the media, was found in 1996. When he was found in the Falgore forest, no one really mentioned the discovery. 9. One of the more recent cases of a feral child is Vanya Yudin (referred to by news agencies as ‘the Russian Bird Boy’). 8. Dina Sanichar, named ‘the Indian Wolf Boy,’ is one of the oldest known cases of a feral child. 7. 6. 5. 4. 3. 2. 1.
Chaîne de ScienceMagazine Science & Reason on Facebook: Star Size Comparison: The biggest/largest known stars in the Universe. ---Please subscribe to Science & Reason:• VY Canis Majoris (VY CMa) is a red hypergiant star located in the constellation Canis Major. Antares is a red supergiant star in the Milky Way galaxy and the sixteenth brightest star in the nighttime sky (sometimes listed as fifteenth brightest, if the two brighter components of the Capella quadruple star system are counted as one star). The Pistol Star is a blue hypergiant and is one of the most luminous known stars in the Milky Way Galaxy. Rigel (β Ori / β Orionis / Beta Orionis) is the brightest star in the constellation Orion and the sixth brightest star in the sky, with visual magnitude 0.18. Arcturus (α Boo / α Boötis / Alpha Boötis) is the brightest star in the constellation Boötes.
What an actor said to Ellen is something I wish more men would talk about I'm going to tell you a little story about a man. A great man. A man named Joseph Gordon-Levitt. You know what, I think I'll put that picture in here again. You know. OK, one more time. Dear God, yes. Anyway! As a young, distressingly handsome child actor growing up in L.A., Joseph Gordon-Levitt watched a lot of Laker games with his family. (That's basketball for those of you who don't follow sportsball.) And whenever the cheerleaders would show up, his mom would make an interesting observation. (Not Joseph Gordon-Levitt's mom.) Why is it that all the dudes get to be celebrated for what they do? While the ladies only get celebrated for what they look like. It just didn't seem fair. And as a result... O.M.G. Here he is, 20-ish years later, telling Ellen all about it.
ch06_IRM.pdf Optical Illusions and Visual Phenomena The Science of Selfies: How Pictures Help Us Claim Our Identity This week's selfie at the Oscars was a record-breaker for Twitter, but just a drop in the bucket for the traffic in smartphone self-portraits. A survey commissioned by PicMonkey suggests that nearly half of all U.S. adults have taken selfies — making enough of a cultural impact that "selfie" was crowned as Oxford Dictionaries' word of the year for 2013. We may be in the midst of a golden age for selfies, but the phenomenon raises its head every time a pictorial form rises up, whether we're talking about mummy portraits from ancient Egypt, marble busts from the Roman Empire, pictures from the dawn of photography in the 19th century or an eerily modern-looking group shot from 1920. Is there a reason why selfies have resonated so deeply throughout history? "Your Facebook page, for instance, is one gigantic identity claim," Ouellette told NBC News. Avatars and totems Here's another example: Which way are the pictures on your office desk facing? The future of the self