Brain Tricks: Belief, Bias, and Blindspots
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Empathy + Placebo = Healing? - Neuroskeptic

Empathy + Placebo = Healing? - Neuroskeptic | Brain Tricks: Belief, Bias, and Blindspots | Scoop.it
Psychotherapy, voodoo, and complementary/alternative medicine (CAM) are all cut from the same cloth; they are 'healing methods' that relieve symptoms becau
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Brain Tricks: Belief, Bias, and Blindspots
Our brains have many glitches that interfere with honest self-awareness and accurate self-assessment
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The proto-reliabilist hypothesis - Experimental Philosophy

The proto-reliabilist hypothesis - Experimental Philosophy | Brain Tricks: Belief, Bias, and Blindspots | Scoop.it

I conducted a simple study to determine whether knowledge, ordinarily understood, requires reliability.

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Reclaiming Peace after Emotional Fireworks.

Reclaiming Peace after Emotional Fireworks. | Brain Tricks: Belief, Bias, and Blindspots | Scoop.it

Physically and emotionally out of control, I lashed out with my hands, my words and all the "negative" emotions I had stockpiled.

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A graphical abstract opens the door to your research publication

A graphical abstract opens the door to your research publication | Brain Tricks: Belief, Bias, and Blindspots | Scoop.it

How to use a graphical abstract as a tool to get more people to read your scientific publication

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Six degrees of separation? Facebook finds a smaller number

Six degrees of separation? Facebook finds a smaller number | Brain Tricks: Belief, Bias, and Blindspots | Scoop.it

"Just think of yourself as being that much closer to the actor Kevin Bacon ..."


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Secrets to Confidence, Empathy & Happiness: reading literary fiction can improve our levels of empathy and social skills

Secrets to Confidence, Empathy & Happiness: reading literary fiction can improve our levels of empathy and social skills | Brain Tricks: Belief, Bias, and Blindspots | Scoop.it

Reading can bring us happiness, increase empathy and give us the confidence we need. Scientific America  published an article suggesting the data from a study conducted by social psychologist Emanuele Castano in New York found that reading literary fiction can improve our levels of empathy and social skills. This way we are able to relate better with others and build stronger, lasting and meaningful relationships and impact how happy we feel.


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3quarksdaily: Everything About Everything: David Foster Wallace’s ‘Infinite Jest’ at 20

3quarksdaily: Everything About Everything: David Foster Wallace’s ‘Infinite Jest’ at 20 | Brain Tricks: Belief, Bias, and Blindspots | Scoop.it

An Eclectic Digest of Science, Art and Literature

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Online therapy can help those affected by body dysmorphic disorder

Online therapy can help those affected by body dysmorphic disorder | Brain Tricks: Belief, Bias, and Blindspots | Scoop.it

Internet based cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) can help people affected by body dysmorphic disorder, finds a study published by The BMJ today.

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These Paintings Turn Climate Data Into Art

These Paintings Turn Climate Data Into Art | Brain Tricks: Belief, Bias, and Blindspots | Scoop.it
Maine-based artist Jill Pelto is turning hard climate data into haunting watercolor paintings.
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Research: College Students More Distracted Than Ever

Research: College Students More Distracted Than Ever | Brain Tricks: Belief, Bias, and Blindspots | Scoop.it
A study published in the Journal of Media Education this week reported that students spend a fifth of their time in class doing things on their devices that have nothing to do with their school work.

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Rosemary Tyrrell, Ed.D.'s curator insight, January 23, 2016 11:09 PM

I'm shocked, shocked . . . .

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Stories from the sky: astronomy in Indigenous knowledge

Stories from the sky: astronomy in Indigenous knowledge | Brain Tricks: Belief, Bias, and Blindspots | Scoop.it

Indigenous Australian practices, developed and honed over thousands of years, weave science with storytelling.


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ToKTutor's curator insight, January 22, 2016 3:28 PM

Titles 1, 2 & 4: A network of language, perception & intuition evolved to ensure survival & value of indigenous knowledge.   

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The Psychology of What Makes a Great Story

The Psychology of What Makes a Great Story | Brain Tricks: Belief, Bias, and Blindspots | Scoop.it

"The great writer's gift to a reader is to make him a better writer."

 

“Stories,” Neil Gaiman asserted in his wonderful lecture on what makes stories last, “are genuinely symbiotic organisms that we live with, that allow human beings to advance.” But what is the natural selection of these organisms — what makes the ones that endure fit for survival? What, in other words, makes a great story?


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Mike Donahue's curator insight, January 24, 2016 11:21 AM

This contains some great insights from Bruner and others that can help anyone approach their storytelling challenges in more effective ways.

Chris Carter's curator insight, January 25, 2016 7:51 PM

The monomyth lives!

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#Storytelling

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Trust is everything for a Leader

Trust is everything for a Leader | Brain Tricks: Belief, Bias, and Blindspots | Scoop.it
Can there be Leadership without Trust? I invite you to read this short story: A little girl and her father were crossing a bridge. The father was kind of scared so he asked his little daughter:

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Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, January 21, 2016 3:42 PM

Human relationships need trust. Think of any successful relationship and trust is the cement that holds it together. We do not manage healthy relationships.They somehow happen organically.

 

Gert Biesta argued that we have replaced relational language of someone teaching someone with a discourse of learnification.

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A Harvard psychologist says people judge you based on 2 criteria when they first meet you

A Harvard psychologist says people judge you based on 2 criteria when they first meet you | Brain Tricks: Belief, Bias, and Blindspots | Scoop.it
From Yahoo Finance: People size you up in seconds, but what exactly are they evaluating? Harvard Business School...

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6 Things to Remember About Those Who Are Grieving

6 Things to Remember About Those Who Are Grieving | Brain Tricks: Belief, Bias, and Blindspots | Scoop.it

Sometimes showing that you see them and their pain is enough.

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Upscaling your images will not get you published

Upscaling your images will not get you published | Brain Tricks: Belief, Bias, and Blindspots | Scoop.it

upscaling your scientific figures will lead to rejection because of quality problems when you try to publish in peer reviewed scientific journals

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