Cognitive
6 views | +0 today
Follow
Your new post is loading...
Your new post is loading...
Scooped by Joe Stafura
Scoop.it!

New Study Decodes Brain’s Process for Decision Making

Psychology and neurobiology researchers develop new brain imaging model to examine how memories are used in decision making. (New Study Decodes Brain's Process for Decision Making: Psychology and neurobiology researchers develop new bra...
Joe Stafura's insight:

This is an interesting advancement,  having apparently teased these  systems into identifiable parts it will be interesting to see  how the theory around decision making will be advanced.

 

There is a statement that might get over looked by some,  

"Eudaimonic happiness happiness is something you build up over a lifetime," Edelman says. "In a sense, it's a great consolation for older people -- it's nice to know that on that component, people can get more and more happy as they age if they led good lives."


This means living a good life has a much bigher payoff  than winning the lottery or simply achieving wealth. We should be screaming this from the rooftops but our crazy brains often make our ears deaf in these cases, driven by more immediate and base desires.

 
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Joe Stafura
Scoop.it!

Education Revolution: Help Us Reach the Tipping Point ...

Education Revolution: Help Us Reach the Tipping Point ... | Cognitive | Scoop.it
You can help build a directory of resources for self-directed learners. By Peter Gray...
Joe Stafura's insight:

This looks to be a misunderstanding or perhaps and over extension of Deci/Ryan's Self Determination Theory, and it ignores key findings from the area of Behavioral Economics. 

 

First of all, Sir Ken induced excitement kids being born with great learning abilities which we then mess up is nonsense, the teacher/learner model is ancient and part of our evolutionary success based of the known facts.

 

Schools aren't perfect but we have seen enough alternative failures over the last few decades to know that their is more to this process that just getting watt of the way.

 

The reason we went to public schools wasn't just to make workers for tycoons, Jefferson and other felt that access and fairness was the key advantage of public schools and I think that concern is valid still valid.

 

And despite all the complaints about testing, recent data shows facts and concepts are retained better from testing that studying either alone or in groups.

 

While there are some valid points in the article generally it appears biased adid more didactic than the system it rails against.

more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Joe Stafura from Empathy and Compassion
Scoop.it!

A ride through Empathy Gap with a faithful manservant

A ride through Empathy Gap with a faithful manservant | Cognitive | Scoop.it
a psychologist named Daniel Goleman reported that, “A growing body of recent research shows that people with the most social power pay scant attention to those with little such power.” He went on to suggest, “This has profound implications for societal behavior and government policy. Tuning in to the needs and feelings of another person is a prerequisite to empathy, which in turn can lead to understanding, concern and, if the circumstances are right, compassionate action. Kevin Horrigan
Via Edwin Rutsch
Joe Stafura's insight:
One who lack empathy is emotionally colorblind in sense, being only able to sense emotional states that are very close to their own.
more...
No comment yet.