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A New Kind of Microchip Mimics the Human Brain in Real Time

A New Kind of Microchip Mimics the Human Brain in Real Time | Social Brain, Social Mind | Scoop.it
A team of scientists in Switzerland has managed to cram 11,011 electrodes onto a single two-millimeter-by-two-millimeter piece of silicon to create a microchip that works just like an actual brain.
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Self-Control and Success

Self-Control and Success | Social Brain, Social Mind | Scoop.it
If you were lucky enough to be born with a high level of self-control as a child, that bodes well for you in the future. But what if you are a "one-marshmallow person," prone to give in to short-term temptations?
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Teen Lotto Winner Blew Fortune, But Claims She's Happier Now

British lottery winner Callie Rogers says despite having spent all but a few thousand of her winnings, she is happier today than she ever was as a millionaire.
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Social: Why Our Brains Are Wired to Connect | KurzweilAI

Social: Why Our Brains Are Wired to Connect | KurzweilAI | Social Brain, Social Mind | Scoop.it

n Social, renowned psychologist Matthew Lieberman explores groundbreaking research in social neuroscience revealing that our need to connect with other people is even more fundamental, more basic, than our need for food or shelter.  Because of this, our brain uses its spare time to learn about the social world – other people and our relation to them. It is believed that we must commit 10,000 hours to master a skill.  According to Lieberman, each of us has spent 10,000 hours learning to make sense of people and groups by the time we are ten.

Social argues that our need to reach out to and connect with others is a primary driver behind our behavior.  


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Ruth Obadia's curator insight, July 31, 2013 2:05 AM

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Martha Love's curator insight, October 10, 2013 4:26 AM

I find this book to be extremely important in our understanding of the true nature of our human species. 

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A Shocking Number Of Americans Think The First Amendment 'Goes Too Far'

A Shocking Number Of Americans Think The First Amendment 'Goes Too Far' | Social Brain, Social Mind | Scoop.it
Too much liberty?
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Neurophilosophy: My brain and I (Nature)

Neurophilosophy: My brain and I (Nature) | Social Brain, Social Mind | Scoop.it
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Chris Frith reviews Patricia Churchland's new book "Touching a Nerve"

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Changing gut bacteria through diet affects brain function, UCLA study shows

UCLA researchers now have the first evidence that bacteria ingested in food can affect brain function in humans.
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A 12-Year-Old Egyptian Boy Flabbergasts An Interviewer. They Weren't Expecting A Political Genius.

A 12-Year-Old Egyptian Boy Flabbergasts An Interviewer. They Weren't Expecting A Political Genius. | Social Brain, Social Mind | Scoop.it
I guess they get started young in Egypt. Like ... really young.
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Assuming the translation is accurate, this kid is insanely bright and tapped in.  

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The Apple ‘Kill List’: What Your iPhone Doesn’t Want You to Type

The Apple ‘Kill List’: What Your iPhone Doesn’t Want You to Type | Social Brain, Social Mind | Scoop.it
A Daily Beast investigation on what your iPhone doesn’t want you to say.
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The Skills Most Entrepreneurs Lack

New research on what serial entrepreneurs routinely can't do -- and how to compensate for it.
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What Is Dopamine for, Anyway? Love, Lust, Pleasure, Addiction?

What Is Dopamine for, Anyway? Love, Lust, Pleasure, Addiction? | Social Brain, Social Mind | Scoop.it
In a brain that people love to describe as “awash with chemicals,” one chemical always seems to stand out. Dopamine: the molecule behind all our most sinful behaviors and secret cravings. Dopamine is love.

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The Best Kept Secret to Longevity: Love

The Best Kept Secret to Longevity: Love | Social Brain, Social Mind | Scoop.it
The greatest, most overlooked secret to health and longevity may just be love.

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Gestcash's curator insight, July 18, 2013 4:33 PM

 "All You Need is Love"  .  John Lennon

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Louis CK - Animated: If God Came Back

Please support Louis and go buy 'Live at the Beacon Theater' for only $5 at his website here!!: https://buy.louisck.net/purchase/live-at-the-beacon-theater L...
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Scientists May Have Found a Genomic Off Switch for Down Syndrome

Scientists May Have Found a Genomic Off Switch for Down Syndrome | Social Brain, Social Mind | Scoop.it
One in every thousand or so babies born today will suffer from Down Syndrome, a genetic disorder caused by the presence of a third copy of chromosome 21 that results in learning disabilities, a heightened risk of bowel and blood diseases, and a...
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How to save Google Maps (iOS) for offline use

How to save Google Maps (iOS) for offline use | Social Brain, Social Mind | Scoop.it
Saving offline maps in Google Maps 2.0 is a sneaky 'easter egg' type feature that'll make Google Maps on iOS even better. You won't need to rely on a data connection, you'll get your maps faster and it'll make things work better.
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How Long Would Life On Earth Survive If The Sun Went Out?

How Long Would Life On Earth Survive If The Sun Went Out? | Social Brain, Social Mind | Scoop.it
Likewise, if the sun simply "turned off" the Earth would stay warm for a few million years, but most of the live on the surface will die off after a few weeks.
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Universe May Not Be Expanding After All

Universe May Not Be Expanding After All | Social Brain, Social Mind | Scoop.it
It started with a bang, and has been expanding ever since. For nearly a century, this has been the standard view of the Universe.
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Has the Arab spring failed?

Has the Arab spring failed? | Social Brain, Social Mind | Scoop.it
ROUGHLY two-and-a-half years after the revolutions in the Arab world, not a single country is yet plainly on course to become a stable, peaceful democracy. The...
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pia mancini's curator insight, July 18, 2013 8:53 AM

Interesting article of The Economist on the new uprisings in Egypt. No, the arab spring has not failed. The road ahead is bumpy, but once citizens empower themselves there is no going back. Is like learning how to read, you can't un-learn it. 

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Shyness cannot be ‘cured’ – Joe Moran – Aeon

Shyness cannot be ‘cured’ – Joe Moran – Aeon | Social Brain, Social Mind | Scoop.it
Shyness is a part of being human, and the world would be a more insipid, less creative place without it
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The Forgotten History of Baseball's Most Iconic Objects

The Forgotten History of Baseball's Most Iconic Objects | Social Brain, Social Mind | Scoop.it
The history of baseball equipment—just like the game itself—beats a meandering path, full of eccentric characters and bizarre details.
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Can a Photodiode Be Conscious? by Christof Koch and Giulio Tononi | The New York Review of Books


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Sandeep Gautam's curator insight, March 22, 2013 2:46 AM

I'll bet my money on Searle!

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The Neuroscience of Social Influence | Beautiful Minds, Scientific American Blog Network

The Neuroscience of Social Influence | Beautiful Minds, Scientific American Blog Network | Social Brain, Social Mind | Scoop.it
Before I wrote this article, I went through two stages. In the first stage, I cruised the academic journals for interesting papers. Once I found a ...

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Nima Dehghani's curator insight, July 9, 2013 9:14 AM

Recently, Richard Dawkins appeared on a "very" flashy stage, talking about memes. This article reminds me of his meme, in a way what here is referred to as "buzz effect" is the very first step of 'memes". Though nowadays, because of fast spread of buzzes through the internet, there are many loud buzzes that compete, most of them fade even after a momentary rise to the fame hall of buzzes, and few may last to become a meme that transcends the attention deficit world of the internet.

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How to Design Beautiful iOS App Icons, According to Apple

How to Design Beautiful iOS App Icons, According to Apple | Social Brain, Social Mind | Scoop.it
It's no coincidence that the best and most popular apps frequently have striking and memorable icons.
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