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Daniel Goldstein: The battle between your present and future self

Daniel Goldstein: The battle between your present and future self
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Les Misérables - Official Clip [HD]: Who Am I - Jean Valjean Le cerveau, créateur de temps Une équipe de chercheurs américains vient de publier une étude sur la perception du temps. D’où il s’avère que l’amygdale trouble considérablement notre horloge interne… Récit au subjectif. Le cerveau, créateur de temps: Virginie Van Wassenhove at TEDxParisSalon Chacun se souvient du film Les choses de la vie de Claude Sautet, dans lequel un accident de voiture se produisait et où, durant le temps de cet accident, le héros du film revivait en quelques secondes sa vie tout entière. Une équipe de neurosciences et de psychologie de la faculté de médecine du Baylor College à Houston, au Texas, a voulu vérifier cette idée car « la réponses est cruciale pour comprendre comment le temps est représenté dans le cerveau », explique David Eagleman, professeur de cette Université. Première expérimentation: on a demandé à ces volontaires de mesurer, avec un chronomètre précis, la chute des autres. Or, plus le souvenir est riche, plus on garde en mémoire un événement.

The Backfire Effect: The Psychology of Why We Have a Hard Time Changing Our Minds by Maria Popova How the disconnect between information and insight explains our dangerous self-righteousness. “Allow yourself the uncomfortable luxury of changing your mind,” I wrote in reflecting on the 7 most important things I learned in 7 years of Brain Pickings. It’s a conundrum most of us grapple with — on the one hand, the awareness that personal growth means transcending our smaller selves as we reach for a more dimensional, intelligent, and enlightened understanding of the world, and on the other hand, the excruciating growing pains of evolving or completely abandoning our former, more inferior beliefs as we integrate new knowledge and insight into our comprehension of how life works. That discomfort, in fact, can be so intolerable that we often go to great lengths to disguise or deny our changing beliefs by paying less attention to information that contradicts our present convictions and more to that which confirms them. So where does this leave us? Donating = Loving

Why do we cry? The three types of tears - Alex Gendler Check out these microscopic images of tears. So beautiful! The lacrimal apparatus works to produce tears that are needed to wet the front of the eye and flush debris from the ocular surface. Many animals yelp or cry out when they're in pain. A supporter of the Spanish team cries while watching the World Cup final soccer match, which Spain won 1-0. Women do it 64 times a year, men just 17. How Traditional Parenting Is Harming Children ... And Benefiting Conservative Ideology Photo Credit: PathDoc/Shutterstock.com May 8, 2014 | Like this article? Join our email list: Stay up to date with the latest headlines via email. From The Myth of the Spoiled Child: Challenging the Conventional Wisdom About Children and Parenting by Alfie Kohn. When you hear someone insist, “Children need more than intelligence to succeed,” the traits they’re encouraged to acquire, as I’ve mentioned, are more likely to include self-discipline than empathy. But what if it turned out that persistence or an inclination to delay gratification was mostly predicted by the situations in which people find themselves and the nature of the tasks they’re asked to perform? the ability to defer immediate gratification. Similarly, other experts have argued that it may make more sense to think of self-control in general as “a situational concept, not an individual trait” in light of the fact that any individual “will display different degrees of self-control in different situations.”

The benefits of a good night's sleep - Shai Marcu "Early to bed, and early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise." -- Benjamin Franklin, 1758 (in Poor Richard's Almanac) A third of our life is spent sleeping. How much sleep a person needs changes as one ages. A new mother needs seven hours of sleep per night, but her newborn baby needs 12-18 hours of sleep per night. In general, the older you get, the less sleep you need. This can give us an idea of why sleep is so important during childhood for both growth and brain development. The hippocampus plays an important role in helping us to remember. Research shows that during sleep our brain's structure is being altered. Many studies show the remarkable role of sleep in memory. Have you ever wondered if you can learn while you are sleeping? The track used in this animation is called “No Squirrel Commotion” by Chad Crouch.

Why We Stay In Crappy Situations (And How To Get Out Of Them) Change sucks. That’s why we stay in bad relationships, eat at the same restaurants, and take the same path to work every day. Humans like comfort, even when that comfort is uncomfortable. We’re creatures of habit, and breaking habits causes everything from anxiety, to depression, to eating a pint of Ben & Jerry’s. For example, I spent nine years in a relationship when I should have left after five. But, as we all know, change doesn’t happen overnight. Sure, we have growth spurts brought on by moments of clarity and the desire to stop playing small. Often, we grow in waves, a cycle known as evolutionary catharsis. So how does this work? Right before we have a growth spurt, many of us have a temporary feeling of discomfort. 1. Some hallmarks of this technique include: yelling compulsive behaviors sickness 2. Features of this trait include: depression withdrawal loss of appetite 3. Distractions can take many forms, including: any form of addiction dissociation watching a lot of television

1905, l’année où Einstein bouleverse la physique moderne  - Sciencesetavenir.fr PENSEE. Il y a 110 ans tout juste, un très jeune chercheur – même pas 26 ans – allait révolutionner en un an seulement, notre compréhension de l’Univers et ce pour des décennies ! De sorte qu’encore aujourd’hui les physiciens sont chaque jour épatés par le brio de ses démonstrations, la justesse de ses prédictions, et les épistémologues n’en finissent pas d’étudier le cheminement de sa pensée. Son nom : Albert Einstein … L’essentiel se passe en cette année 1905 – qui a été par la suite baptisée "année miraculeuse". L’ensemble de cet ouragan de pensée est présenté ci-dessous au cours d’une conférence TED, en 5 mn chrono… Après des études de maths et de physique, l’élève Einstein préfère le labo aux cours théoriques et obtient un emploi à l’Office des brevets suisse… grâce à l’aide d’un des amis de son père. 1-La lumière est à la fois onde et particule Mais en mars 1905, le vent tourne : Einstein propose quatre articles qui vont coup sur coup révolutionner la physique !

Do You Procrastinate? Maybe It's A Form Of Wisdom Procrastination can make us feel guilty, unproductive, riddled with failure. You know what it feels like and how it looks: Just one more round of checking social media. A spontaneous Netflix marathon. That closet that suddenly really needs to be organized. What if I told you that procrastination can be a form of wisdom? In an age of “instant” and “gotta-make-it-happen-now” productivity, our hesitation can (erroneously) be labeled as procrastination. Look, we all put things off. How can you actually benefit from your procrastination? 1. Are you hesitating because you doubt your abilities? 2. Ask yourself: What about these circumstances has me pausing? 3. Maybe you like the work you’re doing but not the client. Think about what you can change, quit, and delegate. When you examine your procrastination, you get clear. Photo Credit: Shutterstock.com We're thrilled to present revitalize, a two-day summit with wellness experts from around the world. Go

sans titre What is the difference between "a hearty welcome" and "a cordial reception"? In a brief, action-packed history of the English language, Kate Gardoqui explains why these semantically equal phrases evoke such different images. What do Game of Thrones’ Dothraki, Avatar’s Na’vi, Star Trek’s Klingon and LOTR’s Elvish have in common? They are all fantasy constructed languages, or conlangs. This incredibly thorough map shows the branching diversity of languages throughout the history of the world. "The object of inquiry in linguistics is human language, in particular the extent and limits of diversity in the world’s languages. From the BBC, here's "a guide to which languages are most widely spoken, hardest to learn and other revealing facts." Music is a powerful communication tool--it causes us to laugh, cry, think and question.

The metamorphoses of the self-employed And so it continues. Yesterday’s labour market statistics showed that the self-employment figures are up once again. Close to 75,000 more people became self-employed in the last 3 months of this year, which means we’ve seen an increase of around 340,000 over the last 12 months alone. A report we published a few weeks ago takes a closer look at who these people are, why they’re starting up in business, and what being self-employed means to them personally. While we dug much deeper than most – for example, by creating a typology of self-employed ‘tribes’ – it still feels as though we only scratched the surface of this group. A common theme that came up time and again in our interviews with business owners was that it took around 2 years for their venture to finally ‘begin working’. But it is not just the business that changes, it is also the self-employed themselves. Not every business owner will experience metamorphoses like these, of course. How do we do this?

Bosnian photographer Ziyah Gafić documents the aftermath of war Bosnian photojournalist Ziyah Gafić photographs the aftermath of conflict. (Watch his TED Talk, “Everyday objects, tragic histories.”) In his most recent book, Quest for Identity, he catalogs the belongings of Bosnia’s genocide victims, everyday objects like keys, books, combs and glasses that were exhumed from mass graves. The objects are still being used to identify the bodies from this two-decade-old conflict. Only 12 when the Bosnian War began, the Sarajevo native has spent the last 15 years turning his lens on conflicts around the world as a way of coming to terms with the tragedy of his homeland. Tell us about the overall focus of your work. The stories I’m interested in are focused on countries that have followed a similar pattern of violence as my homeland, Bosnia. My idea was to compare countries that are thousands of miles away, on different continents, yet following the same vicious patterns. How is Quest for Identity related to Troubled Islam? From Quest for Identity. Yes.

The Psychology of Getting Unstuck: How to Overcome the “OK Plateau” of Performance & Personal Growth by Maria Popova “When you want to get good at something, how you spend your time practicing is far more important than the amount of time you spend.” “Any sequence of mental action which has been frequently repeated tends to perpetuate itself,” William James wrote in his influential meditation on habit, ”so that we find ourselves automatically prompted to think, feel, or do what we have been before accustomed to think, feel, or do, under like circumstances.” As we’ve seen, one of the most insidious forms of such habitual autopilot — which evolved to help lighten our cognitive load yet is a double-edged sword that can also hurt us — is our mercilessly selective everyday attention, but the phenomenon is particularly perilous when it comes to learning new skills. In the 1960s, psychologists identified three stages that we pass through in the acquisition of new skills. Color restoration of archival Einstein photograph by Mads Madsen The Mozart family on tour: Leopold, Wolfgang, and Nannerl.

Goals Suck: Why Building Habits and Systems Makes Sense Even if New Year’s Resolutions aren’t your thing the start of a new year is a good time to reflect and evaluate your progress in the past 12 months. But when it comes to making big changes in your life, don’t set goals. Goals are for losers. — Scott Adams Habits and systems will help you make real, lasting changes. Scott Adams, creator of office comic Dilbert, explains why goals suck better than anyone I’ve come across: “… you will spend every moment until you reach the goal—if you reach it at all—feeling as if you were short of your goal. James Clear has written about this as well. “When you’re working toward a goal, you are essentially saying, ‘I’m not good enough yet, but I will be when I reach my goal’.” You might think that is worth the pay-off of reaching your goal, but consider what happens as soon as you reach the ‘end': you immediately lose the motivation and direction that goal gave you and so to fill that gap you start a new goal and the cycle starts all over. As James Clear says:

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