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The gifted adult personality - too much for others? | TalentDevelop

The gifted adult personality - too much for others? | TalentDevelop | Brain Tricks: Belief, Bias, and Blindspots | Scoop.it
High ability people can face social challenges from being exceptional and intense, and not understanding their own minds and gifted characteristics.

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Our brains have many glitches that interfere with honest self-awareness and accurate self-assessment
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9 Books Billionaire Warren Buffett Thinks Everyone Should Read

9 Books Billionaire Warren Buffett Thinks Everyone Should Read | Brain Tricks: Belief, Bias, and Blindspots | Scoop.it
The investor still spends about 80% of his day reading. Here are some of his all-time favorites.

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Gordon McGlone's curator insight, September 2, 11:39 AM

Wealth or values, would you choose the Buffet way?

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Pride, Prejudice, and Ambivalence: Toward Unified Theory of Race and Ethnicity


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Empathy and the Poetic Imagination (Introduction and Section 1)

Empathy and the Poetic Imagination (Introduction and Section 1) | Brain Tricks: Belief, Bias, and Blindspots | Scoop.it

Empathy and the Poetic Imagination by Bruce Bond   


There are Selves who unify their expressions by their subjective force; it is only with the intensity of such subjectivity that one even sees the world of objects.  Robert Motherwell

 

....To define what empathy could be in a poem is difficult indeed, since the very act of reading or writing has some sense of voyeuristic distance built into it, and yet the tension that empathic listening gives to a poem remains critical to its power, a quality of speaking and being spoken, of going more deeply inward as if somewhere in there were the path to others.


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It'll Take A Second To Understand What's Going On Here... Then You'll Be Stunned.

It'll Take A Second To Understand What's Going On Here... Then You'll Be Stunned. | Brain Tricks: Belief, Bias, and Blindspots | Scoop.it
It's not what you think it is.
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Bibblio – Learn anything from the finest minds, for free.

Bibblio – Learn anything from the finest minds, for free. | Brain Tricks: Belief, Bias, and Blindspots | Scoop.it
Bibblio will change the way you think about learning. Search a topic. Watch. Read. Learn. Share. Follow users or topics, and start learning with others.

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Does Believing in Evil Make Us More Violent and Less Tolerant? - New York Magazine

Does Believing in Evil Make Us More Violent and Less Tolerant? - New York Magazine | Brain Tricks: Belief, Bias, and Blindspots | Scoop.it

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This Is What Sikh Looks Like

This Is What Sikh Looks Like | Brain Tricks: Belief, Bias, and Blindspots | Scoop.it
Sikhism is the world's fifth-largest religion, with roughly 25 million adherent dispersed throughout the globe. The faith teaches that all people are equal before God and should develop their spiritual character through humility, compassion and gener...
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What will the future be like? – Future Dimensions – Aeon Film

What will the future be like? – Future Dimensions – Aeon Film | Brain Tricks: Belief, Bias, and Blindspots | Scoop.it
What will the future be like? Welcome to a world of existential threats, philosophers and clever robots
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How a hero narrative can transform the self – Will Storr – Aeon

How a hero narrative can transform the self – Will Storr – Aeon | Brain Tricks: Belief, Bias, and Blindspots | Scoop.it
When the storyline of one’s life hits a dead end, a redemption narrative offers an alluring, if dubious, transformation
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Brainwaves can predict audience reaction of television programming

Brainwaves can predict audience reaction of television programming | Brain Tricks: Belief, Bias, and Blindspots | Scoop.it
By analyzing the brainwaves of 16 individuals as they watched mainstream television content, researchers were able to accurately predict the preferences of large TV audiences, up to 90 percent in the case of Super Bowl commercials.
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Gorilla climbs the CN Tower--or not

Gorilla climbs the CN Tower--or not | Brain Tricks: Belief, Bias, and Blindspots | Scoop.it
The summer Scientific American MIND reports a new twist on the old gorilla in a dorm hallway experiment. I'm talking Selective Attention, or Inattentional Blindness, or whatever you want to call the...

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This Is How People In The Middle East Are Making Fun Of ISIS

This Is How People In The Middle East Are Making Fun Of ISIS | Brain Tricks: Belief, Bias, and Blindspots | Scoop.it
As militants of the Islamic State group continue their brutal offensive in Syria and Iraq, some have taken to a whole different front line to attack the radicals: social media.

In recent weeks, dozens of humorous campaigns ridiculing the extremis...
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How About “Just Don’t Rape?”: On the Invention of Date Rape Nail Polish, Preventive Advice, and Women’s Subordination (or Men’s Empowerment) » Sociology Lens

How About “Just Don’t Rape?”: On the Invention of Date Rape Nail Polish, Preventive Advice, and Women’s Subordination (or Men’s Empowerment) » Sociology Lens | Brain Tricks: Belief, Bias, and Blindspots | Scoop.it
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Equality and the American Creed Understanding the Affirmative Action Debate


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How Movies Trick Your Brain Into Empathizing With Characters | Science | WIRED

How Movies Trick Your Brain Into Empathizing With Characters | Science | WIRED | Brain Tricks: Belief, Bias, and Blindspots | Scoop.it

Recently, her team has been investigating networks in the brain that appear to have a role in empathy.


She’s found evidence for two types of empathy, each tied to a different network of brain regions. One type she calls mental empathy, which requires you to mentally step outside yourself and think about what another person is thinking or experiencing.


The other type she calls embodied empathy; this is the more visceral in-the-moment empathy you might feel when you see someone get punched in the guts.


BY GREG MILLER  

       

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Statistics Economics & Neuroscience: DECISION MAKING PROCESS: COMPONENTS AND TIME EFFECT

Statistics Economics & Neuroscience: DECISION MAKING PROCESS: COMPONENTS AND TIME EFFECT | Brain Tricks: Belief, Bias, and Blindspots | Scoop.it

We have seen [here] that the decision making activates a circuit, where the evaluation of the alternative solutions to a given problem and the choice of the best one would give rise to a learning mechanism for error reduction.  Now let's talk about the main components which influence the decision making (see Figure 1). 

We can consider the combination of three factors over the decision making process:

the decision environment;the quantity of information;the decision stream.

 

Figure 1. The components of decision making and the role of the time

Decision making is a process which requires the definition of the informative set (environment) by which select and implement the best solution to a given problem. During the decisional process the quantity of information is cumulated until a certain time (t') beyond which the gathering of more information overload the decision maker. That is, the quantity of the "effective" information does not grow indefinitely, but will decrease from a certain time on. The existence of a time contraint enables the decision maker to get a decision. Decisions may have effect not only at the time when  they have been taken, but also may enter successive decisional processes, i.e., they may feed the decision environment of the same decision maker (or of other decision makers when we consider the social dynamics) in successive times. This flow of information forms the decision stream.   


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Where right-wing lies are born: The wingnut Web, WorldNetDaily and how conservative nonsense infects America

Where right-wing lies are born: The wingnut Web, WorldNetDaily and how conservative nonsense infects America | Brain Tricks: Belief, Bias, and Blindspots | Scoop.it
The lunatic right discovered the Web after Barack Obama's election, and promptly poisoned democracy and fair debate
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DARPA Is Developing Implants That Can Heal Soldiers’ Bodies and Minds

DARPA Is Developing Implants That Can Heal Soldiers’ Bodies and Minds | Brain Tricks: Belief, Bias, and Blindspots | Scoop.it
The US military’s foremost futurists just got funding to build tiny chips that can treat inflammatory disease and mental illness.

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How to Untwist Twisted Thinking Patterns - PsychCentral.com (blog)

How to Untwist Twisted Thinking Patterns - PsychCentral.com (blog) | Brain Tricks: Belief, Bias, and Blindspots | Scoop.it


Stick to the present moment, factually and objectively. Give up on mind reading and fortune telling. Disqualifying the positive. This is exactly as it sounds.


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Special effects: Movies affect the brain and body

Special effects: Movies affect the brain and body | Brain Tricks: Belief, Bias, and Blindspots | Scoop.it
Movies are often viewed as the perfect way to relax: You sit in a comfy seat, eat some popcorn and tune out for two hours. But there's a lot more to cinema than simply entertainment. Movies affect...
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Cartoon: Reality collapse

Cartoon: Reality collapse | Brain Tricks: Belief, Bias, and Blindspots | Scoop.it
Support the only cartoon standing between you and the collapse of reality itself! Join Sparky's List —and be sure to visit TT'...
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Feeling pleasure at the misfortune of those you envy is biological (The Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences)

Feeling pleasure at the misfortune of those you envy is biological (The Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences) | Brain Tricks: Belief, Bias, and Blindspots | Scoop.it

A new study by Princeton University researchers shows that people are actually biologically responsive to taking pleasure in the pain of others, a reaction known as “Schadenfreude.”

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Distinct 'God spot' in the brain does not exist, study shows

Distinct 'God spot' in the brain does not exist, study shows | Brain Tricks: Belief, Bias, and Blindspots | Scoop.it
Scientists have speculated that the human brain features a "God spot," one distinct area of the brain responsible for spirituality.

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Critical neuroscience—or critical science? A perspective on the perceived normative significance of neuroscience | Frontiers in Human Neuroscience

Members of the Critical Neuroscience initiative raised the question whether the perceived normative significance of neuroscience is justified by the discipline’s actual possibilities. In this paper I show how brain research was assigned the ultimate political, social, and moral authority by some leading researchers who suggested that neuroscientists should change their research priorities, promising solutions to social challenges in order to increase research funds. Discussing the two examples of cognitive enhancement and the neuroscience of (im)moral behavior I argue that there is indeed a gap between promises and expectations on the one hand and knowledge and applications on the other. However it would be premature to generalize this to the neurosciences at large, whose knowledge-producing, innovative, and economic potentials have just recently been confirmed by political and scientific decision-makers with the financial support for the Human Brain Project and the BRAIN Initiative. Finally, I discuss two explanations for the analyzed communication patterns and argue why Critical Neuroscience is necessary, but not sufficient. A more general Critical Science movement is required to improve the scientific incentive system.

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Our Use Of Little Words Can, Uh, Reveal Hidden Interests

Our Use Of Little Words Can, Uh, Reveal Hidden Interests | Brain Tricks: Belief, Bias, and Blindspots | Scoop.it
When we talk, we focus on the "content" words — the ones that convey information. But the tiny words that tie our sentences together have a lot to say about power and relationships.
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