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Tanya Luhrmann, hearing voices in Accra and Chenai | Neuroanthropology

Tanya Luhrmann, hearing voices in Accra and Chenai | Neuroanthropology | Brain Tricks: Belief, Bias, and Blindspots | Scoop.it

My post on Tanya Luhrmann's research on cultural variation across cultures. Based on her presentation to the Culture, Mind & Brain Conference in LA 2012, which was delivered by video.


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Defamed 'Three Cups Of Tea' Author: 'I Feel Like A Criminal Coming Back'

Defamed 'Three Cups Of Tea' Author: 'I Feel Like A Criminal Coming Back' | Brain Tricks: Belief, Bias, and Blindspots | Scoop.it
BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — Greg Mortenson doesn't want to talk about his best-selling "Three Cups of Tea" book, but everybody else does — including his own charity.

Three years ago, "60 Minutes" and author Jon Krakauer a...
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Images of Horror: Whose Roles and What Responsibilities? - WITNESS Blog

Images of Horror: Whose Roles and What Responsibilities?  - WITNESS Blog | Brain Tricks: Belief, Bias, and Blindspots | Scoop.it
Recent examples of graphic images circulating online point to critical questions for commercial social media platforms, news outlets and citizens.

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Why Take a Stance on God?

Why Take a Stance on God? | Brain Tricks: Belief, Bias, and Blindspots | Scoop.it
Neither atheists nor believers know whether God exists, but there’s still a reason for them to defend their beliefs.
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Mobilization. An International Journal

Mobilization. An International Journal | Brain Tricks: Belief, Bias, and Blindspots | Scoop.it

Mobilization is a review of research about social and political movements, strikes, riots, protests, insurgencies, revolutions, and other forms of contentious politics. Its goal is to advance the systematic, scholarly, and scientific study of these phenomena, and to provide a forum for the discussion of methodologies, theories, and conceptual approaches across the disciplines of sociology, political science, social psychology, and anthropology. In recognition of the growing interconnectedness of the international community of social movement scholars, of the globalization of protest and protest repertoires, and of the need for crossnational comparison for theoretical advance, Mobilization is an international journal that encourages contributions and subscriptions from the global community of scholars.

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Anamorphic Illusions by Truly Design

Anamorphic Illusions by Truly Design | Brain Tricks: Belief, Bias, and Blindspots | Scoop.it
Turin-based street art collective Truly Design have done it again. One of their new projects is a collaboration with the Polytechnic Federal School of Lausanne, as part of an “Art on Science” public exhibition, focused primarily on optical illusions. The works by Truly Design are intelligent pieces which quietly subvert the cliches of traditional optical...

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Gerald Carey's curator insight, September 19, 9:06 PM

A couple of inspiring anamorphic illusions.

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Ethical droids programmed to save 'humans' end up KILLING more than half of them - Sci-Tech - NewsLocker

Ethical droids programmed to save 'humans' end up KILLING more than half of them - Sci-Tech - NewsLocker | Brain Tricks: Belief, Bias, and Blindspots | Scoop.it
Scientists at Bristol University were shocked to find that, far from acting logically, an ‘ethical robot’ would often be unable to act at all.

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History of Christianity from its origins to the late Middle Ages - The Map as History

History of Christianity from its origins to the late Middle Ages - The Map as History | Brain Tricks: Belief, Bias, and Blindspots | Scoop.it

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Is Integrity the Secret to Great Leadership?

Is Integrity the Secret to Great Leadership? | Brain Tricks: Belief, Bias, and Blindspots | Scoop.it

The actions of a business are its value statement. Actions speak volumes about what really matters most – not what should matter, not what we wish mattered, but what really does matter to us. They swamp mission statements, speeches or memos, and they eclipse intentions.


Having the kind of integrity that leaves no room between what we say and what we do is really hard work. It’s much easier to follow the words of JR Ewing of the TV series Dallas, who said: “Once you lose your integrity, everything’s easy. Lots of people have chosen this path. Others find it to be too much work to align their decisions and actions with what they claim as priorities.



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Kenneth Mikkelsen's curator insight, September 19, 3:24 PM

Many are simply out of touch, preferring to believe that their intentions – rather than their actions – are their priorities. This is because intentions usually sound better and are loftier; and unfortunately, when we take a hard look at our actions, we may not like what we see.

Amy Melendez's curator insight, Today, 1:21 AM

From the article:

If you’re leading a team or a company, if you’re part of a family or teaching a class, your only lasting message will be what you do, not what you say.

Chris Shern's curator insight, Today, 7:21 AM

It all basically starts with how you lead yourself and how you choose to lead your life.

 

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19 projects win Knight News Challenge on strengthening the Internet

19 projects win Knight News Challenge on strengthening the Internet | Brain Tricks: Belief, Bias, and Blindspots | Scoop.it
Today we’re announcing 19 winners of the Knight News Challenge on strengthening the Internet with total awards of $3,466,000. We ...
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Better Teachers Receive Worse Student Evaluations

Better Teachers Receive Worse Student Evaluations | Brain Tricks: Belief, Bias, and Blindspots | Scoop.it
A 1-standard-deviation increase in university teachers’ effectiveness in boosting student performance reduces the students’ evaluations of their professors’ teaching quality by about half of a standard deviation, on average — enough to...
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The Economy: Does More Government Help or Hurt?

The Economy: Does More Government Help or Hurt? | Brain Tricks: Belief, Bias, and Blindspots | Scoop.it
Video of public debate on the role of Government in the economy presented at the Kansas City Public Library, Plaza Branch on September 16, 2014. This excerpt only contains Dr. Stephanie Kelton's presentation. Her slides are available below the video. The f
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Pupil size shows reliability of decisions, before information on decision is presented

Pupil size shows reliability of decisions, before information on decision is presented | Brain Tricks: Belief, Bias, and Blindspots | Scoop.it
The precision with which people make decisions can be predicted by measuring pupil size before they are presented with any information about the decision, according to a new study.
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Incredibly Detailed And Realistic Pencil Drawings By Dino Tomic

Incredibly Detailed And Realistic Pencil Drawings By Dino Tomic | Brain Tricks: Belief, Bias, and Blindspots | Scoop.it
Dino Tomic is a young Croatian tattoo artist based in Norway who demonstrates his impressive talent with realistic drawings.

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Make personal values essential to business - Sydney Morning Herald

Make personal values essential to business - Sydney Morning Herald | Brain Tricks: Belief, Bias, and Blindspots | Scoop.it
Make personal values essential to business
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Just like your business, your personal values need validation and certification. If you haven't clearly articulated your personal values, how will you know if they are being achieved?

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A Man Got High on 52 Different Drugs Then Drew These Trippy Self-Portraits - RYOT News

A Man Got High on 52 Different Drugs Then Drew These Trippy Self-Portraits - RYOT News | Brain Tricks: Belief, Bias, and Blindspots | Scoop.it
These mind-blowing portraits were made on a vast array of different substances, ranging from anti-depressants, to salvia, to "prison wine."
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Science’s Sexual Assault Problem

Science’s Sexual Assault Problem | Brain Tricks: Belief, Bias, and Blindspots | Scoop.it
Female scientists conducting field research are under threat — and often from their own team.
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How to Distinguish Science From Pseudoscience

How to Distinguish Science From Pseudoscience | Brain Tricks: Belief, Bias, and Blindspots | Scoop.it
Sometimes, it can be difficult to distinguish science from pseudoscience... Good science... Follows the evidence wherever it leads Embraces criticism Uses precise terminology with clear definitions Provides claims that are conservative and tentative Properly considers all evidence and arguments Uses rigorous and repeatable methods Engages with peers and community Follows careful and valid logic Changes…

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Gerald Carey's curator insight, September 19, 9:05 PM

A good check list.

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Measuring Students’ Self-Control: A ‘Marshmallow Test’ for the Digital Age

Measuring Students’ Self-Control: A ‘Marshmallow Test’ for the Digital Age | Brain Tricks: Belief, Bias, and Blindspots | Scoop.it
Researchers hope that being able to accurately measure how well students resist digital temptations will help them learn about how "academic diligence" features in later life success.

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, September 19, 9:15 PM

In the 1960s Stanford psychologist Walter Mischel and colleagues created an experiment, the "marshmellow test" to measure self-control in preschoolers. Would they eat one mini--marshmellow right away or would they wait 15 minutes to eat two mini-marshmellows?

Fast forward about 50 years and researchers have come up with a new "test that challenges the willpower of schoolkids to resist the brain-candy of today’s digital distractions — the YouTube videos, Instagram and mobile gaming apps like Angry Birds."

Why try to measure self-control. Researchers hope that it "will advance their studies of ways to improve academic perseverance in students."

Learn more about the original "marshmellow test" and this new test in the thought-provoking post. Additional areas that are discussed include:

* Road-testing the test

* Staying on task

* Different takes on willpower and grit

* A debate over drudgery

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Brains Get a Performance Boost From Believing Effort Trumps Genetics

Brains Get a Performance Boost From Believing Effort Trumps Genetics | Brain Tricks: Belief, Bias, and Blindspots | Scoop.it

"How much of our intelligence is a genetic gift or the product of hard work is difficult, perhaps impossible, to know for sure. But for our brains to perform their best, new research suggests, it’s better to believe that effort trumps heredity."


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Beth Dichter's curator insight, September 19, 9:40 PM

As teachers many of believe it is important to teach students about growth mindset. This research provides additional information about the value of doing this. Quoting the last paragraph from this article in Time:

"The takeaway: How we’re predisposed to think about problems changes the way our brains handle them. Beyond the abilities we’ve inherited, the most important factor in achievement may be believing that it’s within reach."

If you are interested in more information on growth mindset search for the term in this Scoop.it. There are quite a few articles and videos that are appropriate to share with students.

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3D Multi-Layered, Laser-Cut Woodwork Scenes and Animals

3D Multi-Layered, Laser-Cut Woodwork Scenes and Animals | Brain Tricks: Belief, Bias, and Blindspots | Scoop.it
Freelance graphic artist and illustrator Martin Tomsky is highly skilled with laser cutting. Tomsky creates all kinds of woodwork from small pendants and brooches to larger, layered sculptural works.

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The warped world of 1950s marriage counselling – Rebecca Onion – Aeon

The warped world of 1950s marriage counselling – Rebecca Onion – Aeon | Brain Tricks: Belief, Bias, and Blindspots | Scoop.it
Advice columns from decades past provide a chilling glimpse into the horrors of marriage counselling before feminism
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Student convinced family she was on trip around Asia - despite NEVER leaving her bedroom

Student convinced family she was on trip around  Asia - despite NEVER leaving her bedroom | Brain Tricks: Belief, Bias, and Blindspots | Scoop.it
A STUDENT convinced her family and friends she was on a five-week trip around South East Asia - but, in reality, she had never left her bedroom.
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Pericles and the Socialization of Economics – Part I

Pericles and the Socialization of Economics – Part I | Brain Tricks: Belief, Bias, and Blindspots | Scoop.it
By Tadit Anderson

[Part I]

Introduction 

There is an interesting provenance between the defaming of the democracy of Pericles's Athens as dysfunctional and the use of this fiction to support an "aristocratic" form of governance in opposition to d
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Spouse's personality influences career success, study finds

Spouse's personality influences career success, study finds | Brain Tricks: Belief, Bias, and Blindspots | Scoop.it
As much as we might try to leave personal lives at home, the personality traits of a spouse have a way of following us into the workplace, exerting a powerful influence on promotions, salaries, job satisfaction and other measures of professional...
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37 percent of Americans think a free press is overrated

37 percent of Americans think a free press is overrated | Brain Tricks: Belief, Bias, and Blindspots | Scoop.it
Thirty-seven percent of Americans think the news media should be required to get government approval before reporting on national security issues. Let's let that sink in for a minute.
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