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Human Lie Detector Paul Ekman Decodes The Faces Of Depression, Terrorism, And Joy

Human Lie Detector Paul Ekman Decodes The Faces Of Depression, Terrorism, And Joy | Writing, Research, Applied Thinking and Applied Theory: Solutions with Interesting Implications, Problem Solving, Teaching and Research driven solutions | Scoop.it
Expert humans or face-reading machines could have saved thousands of lives on 9/11 by detecting the emotional states of hijackers. They would have triggered detainments, says San Francisco-based psychologist Paul Ekman.

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The brain is wired in a 3D grid structure. Our brain pathways are organized like woven sheets and not as tangled as once thought

The brain is wired in a 3D grid structure. Our brain pathways are organized like woven sheets and not as tangled as once thought | Writing, Research, Applied Thinking and Applied Theory: Solutions with Interesting Implications, Problem Solving, Teaching and Research driven solutions | Scoop.it

"The brain appears to be wired in a rectangular 3D grid structure, suggests a new brain imaging study. (...) “Far from being just a tangle of wires, the brain’s connections turn out to be more like ribbon cables — folding 2D sheets of parallel neuronal fibers that cross paths at right angles, like the warp and weft of a fabric,” (...)

 

“The wiring of the mature brain appears to mirror three primal pathways established in embryonic development.” (...) “Before, we had just driving directions. Now, we have a map showing how all the highways and byways are interconnected,” said Wedeen. “Brain wiring is not like the wiring in your basement, where it just needs to connect the right endpoints. Rather, the grid is the language of the brain and wiring and re-wiring work by modifying it.”

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"By looking at how the pathways fit in the brain, we anticipated the connectivity to resemble that of a bowl of spaghetti, a very narrow and discreet object," (...) "We discovered that the pathways in the top of the brain are all organized like woven sheets with the fibers running in two directions in the sheets and in a third direction perpendicular to the sheets. These sheets all stack together so that the entire connectivity of the brain follows three precisely defined directions." (...)
"This is the first time it has ever been determined that the geometry of the brain is described by a three-dimensional grid," (...)

 

"The research took MRI scanners and new mathematical algorithms to determine a geometry to the relationship of nearby pathways in the brain so that each pathway was part of a two-dimensional sheet of pathways that together looked exactly like a woven sheet of fabric," Each pathway was part of a parallel series next to it crossed by a perpendicular series at a right angle, together which formed a woven grid.

 

The structure was part of a three-dimensional scaffold connections of the brain conformed to the extremely simple three-dimensional structure, a single woven grid with fibers in only three axes. By using diffusion MRI and mapping the three-dimension motion of the water molecules in the brain, the scientists ran the maps through mathematical algorithms that inferred from the water motion pattern the fiber architecture of the tissue of the brain." -- http://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=123711&org=NSF&from=news


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Dispossessed in the Land of Dreams

Dispossessed in the Land of Dreams | Writing, Research, Applied Thinking and Applied Theory: Solutions with Interesting Implications, Problem Solving, Teaching and Research driven solutions | Scoop.it
A life of homelessness is one of logistical challenges and exhaustion. Little things, like planning a wardrobe for the week, involved coordinated trips to storage units and laundromats, and could take hours. The biggest conundrum? Where to pull over and sleep. Suzan and James learned quickly not to pull over on a residential block, because the neighbors would call the police. They tried a church or two, 24-hour businesses where they thought they could hide amidst the other cars, and even an old naval field. The places with public toilets were best because, for reasons no one can quite explain, 3 a.m. is the witching hour for needing to pee. They kept their socks and shoes on, both for staying warm on chilly Bay Area nights and also for moving quickly if someone peered into their windows, or a cop flashed his light inside, ready to rouse. Wherever they were sleeping, they couldn’t sleep there. “Sometimes, I was so tired, I would be stopped at a red light and say, ‘Don’t go to sleep. Don’t go to sleep,’” Suzan said. “And then I would fall asleep.”

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How extreme isolation warps the mind

How extreme isolation warps the mind | Writing, Research, Applied Thinking and Applied Theory: Solutions with Interesting Implications, Problem Solving, Teaching and Research driven solutions | Scoop.it
Secondly, we derive meaning from our emotional states largely through contact with others. Biologists believe that human emotions evolved because they aided co-operation among our early ancestors who benefited from living in groups. Their primary function is social. With no one to mediate our feelings of fear, anger, anxiety and sadness and help us determine their appropriateness, before long they deliver us a distorted sense of self, a perceptual fracturing or a profound irrationality. It seems that left too much to ourselves, the very system that regulates our social living can overwhelm us.
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Deirdre Barrett - The "Committee of Sleep" : A Study of Dream Incubation for Probelm Solving - Dreaming Articles Online from the journal of the Association for the Study of Dreams

Although we have thus far been referring to dreams as “solving problems,” one of the more interesting qualities of these dreams is that they appear more to be presenting to the dream ego a solution which has been arrived at by the start of the dream. One does not see the problem being struggled with except in a few of the examples judged to be addressing but not solving the problem. Sometimes the dream ego gets the point late in the dreams as in the example of the clinical vs. industrial graduate school map; however some other agency in the dream (in this case the pilot) seems to have prepared the solution in advance. In the furniture arranging example, the dream ego arrives home to find the solution that has already happened. This is consistent with previous examples cited by Dement (1972) and Schatzman (1983a, 1983b, 1984, 1986). Some of their longer examples of objective logical solutions being presented begin with subtle hints building toward more obvious ones until the dream ego “gets it.”

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When You’re Poor, Life’s Little Annoyances Actually Ruin Your Life

When You’re Poor, Life’s Little Annoyances Actually Ruin Your Life | Writing, Research, Applied Thinking and Applied Theory: Solutions with Interesting Implications, Problem Solving, Teaching and Research driven solutions | Scoop.it
Excerpted from Hand to Mouth: Living in Bootstrap America by Linda Tirado. Out now from Putnam. I once lost a whole truck over a few hundred bucks. It
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Top tips on how to improve your memory and train your brain

Top tips on how to improve your memory and train your brain | Writing, Research, Applied Thinking and Applied Theory: Solutions with Interesting Implications, Problem Solving, Teaching and Research driven solutions | Scoop.it
Find out the best ways on how to improve memory with our top tips guide. Including tips on short and long term memory and the important foods.
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The Female-Driven Blockbuster Isn’t New — It’s Old — Pacific Standard

The Female-Driven Blockbuster Isn’t New — It’s Old — Pacific Standard | Writing, Research, Applied Thinking and Applied Theory: Solutions with Interesting Implications, Problem Solving, Teaching and Research driven solutions | Scoop.it
"show business commentators aren’t just ignoring recent female-driven successes when they cast doubt on Ocean’s Eight — they forget a 30-year history of female-driven films dominating Hollywood too. Along with this summer’s Ghostbusters, the upcoming Ocean’s spinoff isn’t so much a departure from the norm as a return to the gender parity that existed onscreen in Hollywood’s Golden Age. From the 1920s until the ’50s, female stars held immense box office power — in dramas and comedies and ensemble films."
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The Honest Truth About How I Can Afford to Travel So Much | Global Girl Travels | Travel like a lady

The Honest Truth About How I Can Afford to Travel So Much | Global Girl Travels | Travel like a lady | Writing, Research, Applied Thinking and Applied Theory: Solutions with Interesting Implications, Problem Solving, Teaching and Research driven solutions | Scoop.it
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Fanboy Fury and Authoring 'Before Watchmen'

Fanboy Fury and Authoring 'Before Watchmen' | Writing, Research, Applied Thinking and Applied Theory: Solutions with Interesting Implications, Problem Solving, Teaching and Research driven solutions | Scoop.it
Why have fanboys, this group of devoted readers, turned against the mainstream comics industry?
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