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PLOS ONE: Lifting the Veil of Morality: Choice Blindness and Attitude Reversals on a Self-Transforming Survey

PLOS ONE: Lifting the Veil of Morality: Choice Blindness and Attitude Reversals on a Self-Transforming Survey | Mind (un?)fitting the future | Scoop.it
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Why Mornings Don’t Make You Moral - The New Yorker

Why Mornings Don’t Make You Moral - The New Yorker | Mind (un?)fitting the future | Scoop.it
We are different people at different hours of the day, but an early bird isn’t superior to a night owl.
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The Attention-Deficit-Disorder Economy - The New Yorker

The Attention-Deficit-Disorder Economy - The New Yorker | Mind (un?)fitting the future | Scoop.it
I was keen to read Haldane’s argument, and it turned out to go a good deal deeper than providing mere examples of workers wasting time on social-media sites. The main issue is a neurological one, Haldane suggests. Technological advances, and the ubiquity of always-on media, may be undermining one of the key psychological prerequisites for economic growth: patience, and the willingness to put off current gratification for future gains.
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People Value Resources More Consistently When They Are Scarce - Association for Psychological Science

People Value Resources More Consistently When They Are Scarce - Association for Psychological Science | Mind (un?)fitting the future | Scoop.it
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Crossing the germ line – facing genetics' great taboo - opinion - 06 February 2015 - New Scientist

Crossing the germ line – facing genetics' great taboo - opinion - 06 February 2015 - New Scientist | Mind (un?)fitting the future | Scoop.it
Let's stop drawing lines in the sand when it comes to genetically modifying people and talk about engineering everybody, says Michael Le Page
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The Myth of the Harmless Wrong

The Myth of the Harmless Wrong | Mind (un?)fitting the future | Scoop.it
It’s logically possible but psychologically rare.
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"But the truth is more complicated. Victims — like beauty — are often in the eye of the beholder."

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The Ethics Of The 'Singularity'

The Ethics Of The 'Singularity' | Mind (un?)fitting the future | Scoop.it
When machines, smarter than us, make machines smarter than them, futurists argue, the 'singularity' will have arrived. Commentator Alva Noë, a skeptic, wonders about imparting values — and control.
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IT's curator insight, January 27, 10:55 AM

Even weaker in nature are left to their fate and die or are killed

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Will religion ever disappear?

Will religion ever disappear? | Mind (un?)fitting the future | Scoop.it
Atheism is on the rise around the world, so does that mean spirituality will soon be a thing of the past? Rachel Nuwer investigates.
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How the Information Age Makes It Harder to Make Informed Choices About Risk (or Anything Else) | Big Think

How the Information Age Makes It Harder to Make Informed Choices About Risk (or Anything Else) | Big Think | Mind (un?)fitting the future | Scoop.it
Just because there is more information available doesn't ensure that we make more informed choices. The modern media provide information in ways that play right into the brain's instinct to do as little work as possible, including the work of getting that information, and thinking carefully about it.
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Wealth may have driven the rise of today’s religions

Wealth may have driven the rise of today’s religions | Mind (un?)fitting the future | Scoop.it
Religion wasn’t always based on morality, explains Nicolas Baumard, a psychologist at the École Normale Supérieure in Paris. For the first several thousand years of human recorded history, he notes, religions were based on rituals and short-term rewards. If you wanted rain or a good harvest, for example, you made the necessary sacrifices to the right gods. But between approximately 500 B.C.E. and 300 B.C.E., a radical change appeared all over Eurasia as new religions sprung up from Greece to India to China. All of these religions shared a focus on morality, self-discipline, and asceticism, Baumard says. Eventually these new religions, such as Stoicism, Jainism, and Buddhism, and their immediate successors, including Christianity and Islam, spread around the globe and became the world religions of today. Back in 1947, German philosopher Karl Jaspers dubbed the pivotal time when these new religions arose “the Axial Age.”
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Adam Grant and Sheryl Sandberg on Discrimination at Work

Adam Grant and Sheryl Sandberg on Discrimination at Work | Mind (un?)fitting the future | Scoop.it
Hearing that discrimination is common is a license to do it.
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David Rand: "How Do You Change People's Minds About What Is Right And Wrong?" | Edge.org

David Rand: "How Do You Change People's Minds About What Is Right And Wrong?" | Edge.org | Mind (un?)fitting the future | Scoop.it
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How new brain implants can boost free will – Walter Glannon – Aeon

How new brain implants can boost free will – Walter Glannon – Aeon | Mind (un?)fitting the future | Scoop.it
New brain implants can restore autonomy to damaged minds, but can they settle the question of whether free will exists?
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How Diversity Makes Us Smarter

How Diversity Makes Us Smarter | Mind (un?)fitting the future | Scoop.it
Being around people who are different from us makes us more creative, more diligent and harder-working

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Thierry Belleguic's curator insight, October 1, 2014 4:10 PM
Decades of research by organizational scientists, psychologists, sociologists, economists and demographers show that socially diverse groups (that is, those with a diversity of race, ethnicity, gender and sexual orientation) are more innovative than homogeneous groups.It seems obvious that a group of people with diverse individual expertise would be better than a homogeneous group at solving complex, nonroutine problems. It is less obvious that social diversity should work in the same way—yet the science shows that it does.This is not only because people with different backgrounds bring new information. Simply interacting with individuals who are different forces group members to prepare better, to anticipate alternative viewpoints and to expect that reaching consensus will take effort.
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Planting false memories fairly easy, psychologists find | Toronto Star

Planting false memories fairly easy, psychologists find | Toronto Star | Mind (un?)fitting the future | Scoop.it
New study bolsters notion that memory is fragile and aggressive police interrogations don’t always serve justice.

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Gerald Carey's curator insight, February 22, 4:26 PM

This is scary. Psychologists were able to implant false memories (some of them criminal in nature) into 70% of the participants in the study!

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Enhancing Virtues: Fairness (pt 1)

Enhancing Virtues: Fairness (pt 1) | Mind (un?)fitting the future | Scoop.it
Our moral codes are rooted in preconscious feelings of disgust at people who hurt others, cheat, are disloyal, disobey authority, and violate social taboos. Some of these moral feelings support modern Enlightenment ideas of morality while others are in contradiction with modern values of individual rights and critical thought. By illuminating the ways that our value systems are shaped by prerational impulses we can make more conscious choices about how to build a fair society and practice the civic virtues of fairness and engaged citizenship.  But we also can begin to experiment with ways to enhance our moral reasoning with drugs and devices to become even better citizens than previously possible.
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Is the Professor Bossy or Brilliant? Much Depends on Gender

Is the Professor Bossy or Brilliant? Much Depends on Gender | Mind (un?)fitting the future | Scoop.it
An interactive chart of words taken from millions of student reviews of their instructors offers a vivid illustration of unconscious gender bias.
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Why the modern world is bad for your brain

Why the modern world is bad for your brain | Mind (un?)fitting the future | Scoop.it
Multitasking is an essential skill in the era of email, text messages, Facebook and Twitter. But, argues neuroscientist Daniel J Levitin, it’s actually making us less efficient

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John Page's curator insight, January 25, 7:44 PM

This article speaks exactly about the title. It talks about how all of the things going on in the modern world is too much for our minds to handle because they are so busy. All of this multitasking produces stress which is not good for your body or your health. We have become robots that must check our phones or we will not be able to function, it talks about how if there is an email in the unread bin then our IQ goes down by up to 10 points. Media is very important in this because it will spread this and let people become aware of what we are doing to our brain.

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Virtual afterlives will transform humanity – Michael Graziano – Aeon

Virtual afterlives will transform humanity – Michael Graziano – Aeon | Mind (un?)fitting the future | Scoop.it
The question is not whether we can upload our brains onto a computer, but what will become of us when we do
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Mathematical equation to predict happiness: Doesn't depend on how well things go, but on whether things are better than expected

Mathematical equation to predict happiness: Doesn't depend on how well things go, but on whether things are better than expected | Mind (un?)fitting the future | Scoop.it
The happiness of over 18,000 people worldwide has been predicted by a mathematical equation, with results showing that moment-to-moment happiness reflects not just how well things are going, but whether things are going better than expected.
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One Small Experiment in Learning and Memory, One Giant Leap for Mankind

One Small Experiment in Learning and Memory, One Giant Leap for Mankind | Mind (un?)fitting the future | Scoop.it
Benjamin Storm, a psychologist at the University of California, Santa Cruz , recently ran an interesting experiment in memory and technology.

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Teaching creationism makes kids less intelligent, says Bill Nye - CNET

Teaching creationism makes kids less intelligent, says Bill Nye - CNET | Mind (un?)fitting the future | Scoop.it
The Science Guy worries that forcing children to believe the world is only 6,000 years old prevents them from thinking critically.
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Are Some Professions Less Honest Than Others? Bank On It, Researchers Find

Are Some Professions Less Honest Than Others? Bank On It, Researchers Find | Mind (un?)fitting the future | Scoop.it
Bankers have gotten a bit of a bad rep over the last decade, owing to a variety of scandals. A new study may not help.
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Five ways the superintelligence revolution might happen

Five ways the superintelligence revolution might happen | Mind (un?)fitting the future | Scoop.it
Biological brains are unlikely to be the final stage of intelligence. Machines already have superhuman strength, speed and stamina – and one day they will have superhuman intelligence. This is of course not certain to occur – it is possible that we will develop some other dangerous technology first ...

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