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Beware the Big Errors of 'Big Data' | Wired Opinion | Wired.com

Beware the Big Errors of 'Big Data' | Wired Opinion | Wired.com | Cog Sci | Scoop.it
We’re more fooled by noise than ever before, and it’s because of a nasty phenomenon called “big data”. Big data may mean more information, but it also means more false information.
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Immune System, Loaded With Remade T-cells, Vanquishes Cancer

Immune System, Loaded With Remade T-cells, Vanquishes Cancer | Cog Sci | Scoop.it
A closer look at what was done to cure two patients of chronic lymphocytic leukemia with a novel gene therapy — which may be useful against other cancers.
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Are birds smarter than mathematicians? Pigeon... [J Comp Psychol. 2010] - PubMed - NCBI

PubMed comprises more than 22 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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Fetch! First clear evidence that dogs do not naturally distinguish ...

Fetch! First clear evidence that dogs do not naturally distinguish ... | Cog Sci | Scoop.it
Tags: animal behaviour, case study, College of Science, College of Social Sciences, Daniel Mills, Emile van der Zee, Helen Zulch, psychology, research, School of LIfe Sciences, School of Psychology, showcase, University of Lincoln.
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The Power of Concentration

The Power of Concentration | Cog Sci | Scoop.it
Though the concept originates in ancient Buddhist, Hindu and Chinese traditions, when it comes to experimental psychology, mindfulness is less about spirituality and more about concentration: the ability to quiet your mind, focus your attention on the present, and dismiss any distractions that come your way.
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First gene therapy successful against aging-associated decline: Mouse lifespan extended up to 24% with a single treatment

First gene therapy successful against aging-associated decline: Mouse lifespan extended up to 24% with a single treatment | Cog Sci | Scoop.it
A new study consisting of inducing cells to express telomerase, the enzyme which -- metaphorically -- slows down the biological clock -- was successful.
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Minority rules: Scientists discover tipping point for the spread of ideas

Minority rules: Scientists discover tipping point for the spread of ideas | Cog Sci | Scoop.it

Scientists have found that when just 10 percent of the population holds an unshakable belief, their belief will always be adopted by the majority of the society.


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Noam Chomsky on Where Artificial Intelligence Went Wrong « Later ...

Noam Chomsky on Where Artificial Intelligence Went Wrong « Later ... | Cog Sci | Scoop.it
In May of last year, during the 150th anniversary of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, a symposium on “Brains, Minds and Machines” took place, where leading computer scientists, psychologists and neuroscientists ...
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