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Are Men’s Brains Just Bigger?

Are Men’s Brains Just Bigger? | Brain Tricks: Belief, Bias, and Blindspots | Scoop.it
The comparative anatomy of male and female brains is an incredibly popular topic. From teachers to cartoonists, everyone’s interested in it.
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Our brains have many glitches that interfere with honest self-awareness and accurate self-assessment
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This is What It Feels Like to Be Rejected

This is What It Feels Like to Be Rejected | Brain Tricks: Belief, Bias, and Blindspots | Scoop.it

Ugh. Yeah. It’s pretty much like this.
But these are actually some pretty useful insights.
 
The post This is What It Feels Like to Be Rejected appeared first on The Good Men Project.
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Mapping World Religions


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Seth Dixon's curator insight, December 9, 1:03 PM

This video mapping the historical diffusion of major world religions is obviously an over-simplification but that is part of its value for students.  


Tags: historical, culturereligion, diffusion, mapping, visualization.

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How Your State of Mind Affects Your Performance

How Your State of Mind Affects Your Performance | Brain Tricks: Belief, Bias, and Blindspots | Scoop.it
Ways to move from frustrated to energized.

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From sacred underwear to zombies — here are 20 of the most bizarre, modern-day religious beliefs

From sacred underwear to zombies — here are 20 of the most bizarre, modern-day religious beliefs | Brain Tricks: Belief, Bias, and Blindspots | Scoop.it
Test your knowledge of which belief belongs to which mainstream religion. We find it easy to dismiss the fantastical beliefs of people in other times and places, but those that we’ve been exposed to since childhood seem not so far out.
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OCD: A Disorder Of Worrying, Obsession Or One Caused By An Overactive Habit System?

OCD: A Disorder Of Worrying, Obsession Or One Caused By An Overactive Habit System? | Brain Tricks: Belief, Bias, and Blindspots | Scoop.it
Researchers have discovered that obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) might be linked to an overactive habit system in the brain.
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Spinning the Threads of Empathy: Miki Kashtan and Edwin Rutsch

Spinning the Threads of Empathy: Miki Kashtan and Edwin Rutsch | Brain Tricks: Belief, Bias, and Blindspots | Scoop.it

"Miki Kashtan, Ph.D., is a co-founder of Bay Area Nonviolent Communication and serves as its lead facilitator and trainer. She is inspired by the role of visionary leadership in shaping a livable future, and works towards that vision by living, using, and sharing the principles and practice of Nonviolent Communication. " She is the author ofSpinning Threads of Radical Aliveness: Transcending the Legacy of Separation in Our Individual Lives.

 

From the book,  "Although the fundamental capacity for empathy, which is part and parcel of mutual recognition, is an innate human feature, we need to receive sufficient empathy early in life to be able to attain and maintain true mutuality as well as empathic connection with ourselves and others.


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Plus-Size Woman Had Editors Photoshop Her Picture To Make Her 'Beautiful'

Plus-Size Woman Had Editors Photoshop Her Picture To Make Her 'Beautiful' | Brain Tricks: Belief, Bias, and Blindspots | Scoop.it
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.

Marie Southard Ospina, an associate fashion and beauty editor with Bustle, decided to put beauty in the hand of the beholder, asking photo editors from around the world to Photoshop her profile picture and ma...
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Science Graphic of the Week: How Magic Mushrooms Rearrange Your Brain | WIRED

Science Graphic of the Week: How Magic Mushrooms Rearrange Your Brain | WIRED | Brain Tricks: Belief, Bias, and Blindspots | Scoop.it
A new way of looking at the mind's activity may give insight into how psychedelic drugs produce their consciousness-altering effects.
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Genetic Analysis Reveals the U.S. is Truly a Melting Pot

Genetic Analysis Reveals the U.S. is Truly a Melting Pot | Brain Tricks: Belief, Bias, and Blindspots | Scoop.it
The United States is often described as a cultural melting pot. The degree to which that's true socially can be debated – and, at least as regards to race, it has been debated lots lately.
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The "Madness" Of King George III Shines Through In This Crazy Plan

The "Madness" Of King George III Shines Through In This Crazy Plan | Brain Tricks: Belief, Bias, and Blindspots | Scoop.it
Researchers at the British Library have inadvertently stumbled upon what appears to be an "eccentric" architectural plan drawn by King George III.
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Surprise: the Koch brothers are not conservatives

Surprise: the Koch brothers are not conservatives | Brain Tricks: Belief, Bias, and Blindspots | Scoop.it
Conservative radio host Laura Ingraham acted surprised that David Koch would give an interview to Barbara Walters and talk about his radical "libertarian" views.
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Faces that distract from actions

Faces that distract from actions | Brain Tricks: Belief, Bias, and Blindspots | Scoop.it
The sudden appearance of a face within our visual field can affect the motor action accompanying a gesture even if the face is totally unrelated to what we are doing and even if we try to ignore it.
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Dystopian Fiction’s Popularity Is a Warning Sign for the Future

Dystopian Fiction’s Popularity Is a Warning Sign for the Future | Brain Tricks: Belief, Bias, and Blindspots | Scoop.it
In the latest episode of Geek's Guide to the Galaxy, writer Naomi Klein discusses dystopian fiction and her new capitalism-vs.-the-climate nonfiction book This Changes Everything.
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Vassilis Kiosse designed a model student training program in medical empathy

Vassilis Kiosse designed a model student training program in medical empathy | Brain Tricks: Belief, Bias, and Blindspots | Scoop.it

Medical students are trained in being able to hear and effectively facilitate the patient, without discredit what he says or what he

feels

 

Vassilis Kiosse is from Kastoria, studied Psychology at the University of Crete and then majored in Person Centered Psychotherapy. About two years ago, observing the distance and often cold and abrupt behavior of physicians to patients, decided and designed from scratch an experiential education that aims to improve not only the communication skills of medical students, but particularly the way in which they relate to their patients.



The project called "Empathize with me, Doctor- Come to my place, Doctor" and held initially as "laboratory" outside the curriculum in Ioannina Medical School. After positively evaluated by the academic community of the University and joined the school curriculum as an optional subject. This project is the doctoral thesis of Basil and also has been presented to and discussed at many conferences in Greece and abroad.



"Research now proves that a doctor with empathy makes fewer medical errors, is less likely burnout, identifies the most reliable cases of psychosomatic symptoms, while patients more in line with the treatment guidelines " , says 29-year old psychologist. 


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Rollo May, Carl Rogers, Virginia Satir, and Thomas... | psychology notes.

Rollo May, Carl Rogers, Virginia Satir, and Thomas Szasz at The Evolution of Psychotherapy conference (1985)

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Humanistic And Positive Psychology

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Is it time to build bridges between humanistic and positive psychology?

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Man In The Moon, Jesus Toast, And Other Faces In Objects: It's Your Brain, Not Your Imagination

Man In The Moon, Jesus Toast, And Other Faces In Objects: It's Your Brain, Not Your Imagination | Brain Tricks: Belief, Bias, and Blindspots | Scoop.it
One study takes to brain scanners to see why it is we see a face in the moon, toast, or letters in other inanimate objects. Nope, it's not just in your head.
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How the World Changed in 2014

How the World Changed in 2014 | Brain Tricks: Belief, Bias, and Blindspots | Scoop.it
From industrial robots to female billionaires, the statistics that lurked behind the scenes this year
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Some Fascinating Things I Learned From This Profile Of Iain M. Banks

Some Fascinating Things I Learned From This Profile Of Iain M. Banks | Brain Tricks: Belief, Bias, and Blindspots | Scoop.it
Iain M. Banks is one of my favorite science fiction writers, and we've done a guide to his Culture novels, but I still learned some new stuff from this in-depth profile of him in Kirkus Reviews by io9 contributor Andrew Liptak.
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10 Ways That Brain Myths Are Harming Us | WIRED

10 Ways That Brain Myths Are Harming Us | WIRED | Brain Tricks: Belief, Bias, and Blindspots | Scoop.it
Since my new book on brain myths was published, one question has surprised me the most - do brain myths matter? Yes, they do. Here are 10 ways.
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'Magic Mushrooms' May Permanently Alter Personality

'Magic Mushrooms' May Permanently Alter Personality | Brain Tricks: Belief, Bias, and Blindspots | Scoop.it
The active ingredient in psychedelic mushrooms may 'open' users' minds.
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Will Climate Change Make Us More Religious?

Will Climate Change Make Us More Religious? | Brain Tricks: Belief, Bias, and Blindspots | Scoop.it
Secularism is on the rise worldwide. Some attribute this to enhanced feelings of political and economic well-being: We yearn less for the sense of security that religion has traditionally offered us in an uncertain world.
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Family criticizing your weight? You might add more pounds

Family criticizing your weight? You might add more pounds | Brain Tricks: Belief, Bias, and Blindspots | Scoop.it
Women whose loved ones are critical of their weight tend to put on even more pounds, says a new study on the way people's comments affect our health.
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