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The Map is Not the Territory – Alfred Korzybski and the Lineage of ...

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The basic idea behind Korzybski's philosophy was that we actually experience our world through language and pictures of states of our nervous systems, not directly. He felt that insanity was largely a result of not being aware ...

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Study Posits a Theory of Moral Behavior - Researchers Say Theory May Help Explain Ethical Lapses That Led to Recession

Study Posits a Theory of Moral Behavior - Researchers Say Theory May Help Explain Ethical Lapses That Led to Recession | Brains & Things | Scoop.it

Why do some people behave morally while others do not? Sociologists at the University of California, Riverside and California State University, Northridge have developed a theory of the moral self that may help explain the ethical lapses in the banking, investment, and mortgage-lending industries that nearly ruined the U.S. economy.

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What Conspiracy Theories Teach Us About Reason

What Conspiracy Theories Teach Us About Reason | Brains & Things | Scoop.it

Conspiracy theories are tempting. There is something especially charming about a forged moon landing or government-backed assassination. Christopher Hitchens called them “the exhaust fumes of democracy.”

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Science: It's Really, Really Hard, And That's Something To Celebrate : NPR

Science: It's Really, Really Hard, And That's Something To Celebrate : NPR | Brains & Things | Scoop.it
No classroom reform can or should change a simple fact about science. It is hard. It's really, really hard. That is not something we should attempt to paper over. In fact it's something we should celebrate.
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Friday Weird Science: Millipedes “talking” dirty

Friday Weird Science: Millipedes “talking” dirty | Brains & Things | Scoop.it

Millipedes. Making sexy noises for the ladies.

With their BUTTS.

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This Is What A Scientist Looks Like

This Is What A Scientist Looks Like | Brains & Things | Scoop.it

I am George and am a condensed matter physicist. …and these are a couple of my chickens who decided to jump on me for this picture :)

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Aaron Goodman Photography | Trendland

Aaron Goodman Photography | Trendland | Brains & Things | Scoop.it
Aaron Goodman is a brilliant New York based photo illustrator and photographer - His style remind me of Lachapelle's work and as you can see Aaron mastered well the photoshop retouching !
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Dear Science, I don’t really remember the first... - This Is What A Scientist Looks Like

Dear Science, I don’t really remember the first... - This Is What A Scientist Looks Like | Brains & Things | Scoop.it
Dear Science, I don’t really remember the first time I realized we were going to be together to infinity and beyond. (I would say something less enthusiastic involving smaller cardinalities, but what...
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Brainstorming Doesn’t Really Work

Brainstorming Doesn’t Really Work | Brains & Things | Scoop.it

 Typically, participants leave a brainstorming session proud of their contribution. The whiteboard has been filled with free associations. Brainstorming seems like an ideal technique, a feel-good way to boost productivity. But there is a problem with brainstorming. It doesn’t work.

 

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Interview with the Book Surgeon (7 pics) - My Modern Metropolis

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What do you hope others get out of your art?


I like my work to work on several levels. Some people may get caught up in its physical presence and get wrapped into the beauty or detail of the piece without considering my work's philosophical implications but I'd like to think it makes most people step back and look at books in a new way after seeing my work.

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Rethinking the soul as the ’Net becomes more lifelike

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Technology is changing the way we think about all kinds of theological concepts. Why should it not expand our definition of “soul”?
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Community College Students Struggle to Pass College-Level Math - New America Media

Community College Students Struggle to Pass College-Level Math - New America Media | Brains & Things | Scoop.it

"According to an EdSource analysis, in the fall of 2010, 45 percent of students taking college-level math courses at California’s 112 community colleges received a failing grade below a “C” or dropped the class before the end of term."

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Examining How Scientists Think

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Nancy Nersessian's research focuses on how the cognitive and learning practices of scientists and engineers lead to creative and innovative outcomes.
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Surprising Truths About How We Think and Act

As an editor at Scientific American Mind, I get a sneak peak at a menu of surprises about us—people, that is—that each issue has to offer. As the March/April Mind makes its debut, I wanted to share my favorite brain food from its cognitive kitchen.
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Wacky Physics: New Uncertainty about the Uncertainty Principle

Wacky Physics: New Uncertainty about the Uncertainty Principle | Brains & Things | Scoop.it
Heisenberg's uncertainty principle, which states that the position and momentum of a particle can't simultaneously be known to precision, is more complicated than once thought, new research shows.
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WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE DEEP, ELEGANT, OR BEAUTIFUL EXPLANATION?

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE DEEP, ELEGANT, OR BEAUTIFUL EXPLANATION? | Brains & Things | Scoop.it

This question was asked of 192 scientists and other scholars. 

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Eugene Hoskins, the black autistic man who crossed paths with William Faulkner

Eugene Hoskins, the black autistic man who crossed paths with William Faulkner | Brains & Things | Scoop.it
“Eugene Hoskins is his name. He lives at Oxford, Miss., a University place of about three thousand people.
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How toxic is Black hair care?

How toxic is Black hair care? | Brains & Things | Scoop.it

 “Take the kinks out of your mind,” intoned Marcus Garvey, founder of the Universal Negro Improvement Association (UNIA), “instead of out of your hair.”

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How Companies Learn Your Secrets

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Your shopping habits reveal even the most personal information — like when you’re going to have a baby.
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How Do You Talk to an Alien?

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With SETI's search for extraterrestrial life getting a second lease on life, two questions must be raised: How do we make contact? And how do we make meaningful contact?

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The ‘diversity problem’ in science

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Opportunities for women and people of color to pursue careers in science have improved in recent years, but still lag behind those of white men, Harvard College Dean Evelynn M. Hammonds told a crowd at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Jan. 27. Much work remains to be done, she said, to ensure that students from all backgrounds have an equal opportunity to enter and succeed in fields like engineering and technology.

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Obese? Smoker? No Retirement Savings? Perhaps It's Because of the Language You Speak | Mind Matters | Big Think

Obese? Smoker? No Retirement Savings? Perhaps It's Because of the Language You Speak | Mind Matters | Big Think | Brains & Things | Scoop.it

M. Keith Chen argues that syntax plays a role. His analysis suggests that if your language's syntax blurs the difference between today and tomorrow (as do, say, Chinese and German) then you are more likely to save money, quit smoking, exercise and otherwise prepare for times to come.

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Anatomy of a Tear-Jerker

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Researchers have found that certain features of music are consistently associated with producing strong emotions in listeners.
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What If Earth's Magnetic Poles Flip? | Scientists Discuss the Effects of a Geomagnetic Field Reversal | LiveScience

What If Earth's Magnetic Poles Flip? | Scientists Discuss the Effects of a Geomagnetic Field Reversal | LiveScience | Brains & Things | Scoop.it
What will happen if or when the direction of Earth's magnetic field reverses, so that compasses point south?
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Brain Scans May Predict How People Learn

"The researchers found that what they once thought was "noise" in the brain, like static from a television, actually plays a major role and "is very important for understanding how the brain does things," said study author Dr. Maurizio Corbetta, a professor of neurology at Washington University at St. Louis."

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