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Why Are We So Wired to Connect?

Why Are We So Wired to Connect? | Brain science | Scoop.it
A new book outlines the evidence for the primacy of social connections in our lives, and presents guidelines improving workplaces, schools, and personal well-being.

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Sandeep Gautam's curator insight, December 4, 2013 1:11 PM

Man is a social animal!

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Why Humor Makes You More Creative

Why Humor Makes You More Creative | Brain science | Scoop.it
You can't self-monitor your way to innovation. A jovial office environment is hugely important and a few good laughs can change everything at work.
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Dissociable effects of surprise and... [Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2013] - PubMed - NCBI

PubMed comprises more than 23 million citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals, and online books. Citations may include links to full-text content from PubMed Central and publisher web sites.
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PLOS ONE: Examining Complexity across Domains: Relating Subjective and Objective Measures of Affective Environmental Scenes, Paintings and Music

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Newborn chickens generate invariant object representations at the onset of visual object experience

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Study showing rotatable 3D representations of visual objects are created in the brain, regardless of whether subjects are actually exposed to such 3D representations

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Video game makers use neuroscience to make their games addictive

Video game creators and marketers are tapping into neuroscience principles to make thir games addictive, offering players surprise rewards and feeding into their desire to keep playing, reports...
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The Top Ten Brain Science And Psychology Studies Of 2013

The Top Ten Brain Science And Psychology Studies Of 2013 | Brain science | Scoop.it
Putting it mildly, 2013 was an eventful year for brain science. This Top 10 list isn’t meant to be exhaustive (given how many studies are published each year, it never could be), but it’s a sturdy sampling of incredible work being conducted around...

 


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Sandeep Gautam's curator insight, January 13, 2014 4:55 AM

 cool studies!

 

Ziggi Ivan Santini's curator insight, January 20, 2014 5:12 AM

Apparently, blind people can still actually "see" (you know that feeling when someone is watching you...), and it turns out that coffee is a protective factor against suicide. These are bad news for stalkers, and good news for coffee lovers!

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The elusive neuroscience of creativity

The elusive neuroscience of creativity | Brain science | Scoop.it
RT @AmQurious: The elusive #neuroscience of #creativity! #liberty http://t.co/p1RH6uOMPT
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The emergence of explicit knowledge from implicit... [Mem Cognit. 2013] - PubMed - NCBI

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How Your Eyes Search a Scene: Scientific American

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Spotting what we are looking for seems simple. It isn't
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The Real Neuroscience of Creativity | Beautiful Minds, Scientific American Blog Network

The Real Neuroscience of Creativity | Beautiful Minds, Scientific American Blog Network | Brain science | Scoop.it
So yea, you know how the left brain is really realistic, analytical, practical, organized, and logical, and the right brain is so darn creative, passionate, sensual, tasteful, ...
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An 'empathy switch' allows psychopaths to feel at will

An 'empathy switch' allows psychopaths to feel at will | Brain science | Scoop.it
It was previously thought that psychopaths lacked the capacity for empathy but new research shows they are able to switch it on and off 'at will'.
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Neuroscientists plant false memories in the brain - MIT News Office

Neuroscientists plant false memories in the brain - MIT News Office | Brain science | Scoop.it
MIT study also pinpoints where the brain stores memory traces, both false and authentic.
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