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Dez homens mudaram o estilo de vida e reverteram envelhecimento celular

Dez homens mudaram o estilo de vida e reverteram envelhecimento celular | Psychology, Sociology & Neuroscience | Scoop.it
Estudo analisou homens que mudaram de estilo de vida e cinco anos depois tinham telómeros, as pontas dos cromossomas, maiores.
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Culture of Empathy Builder: Paul Zak

Culture of Empathy Builder: Paul Zak | Psychology, Sociology & Neuroscience | Scoop.it

"The Moral Molecule is a first-hand account of the discovery of a molecule that makes us moral. It reveals that compassion [and empathy] is part of our human nature, why loneliness can kill you, and why your neighbor may be a psychopath."

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How to Immediately Improve Your Life (Hint: It Starts With Improving the Lives of Others)

How to Immediately Improve Your Life (Hint: It Starts With Improving the Lives of Others) | Psychology, Sociology & Neuroscience | Scoop.it
Last week a few HuffPost editors and I were treated to a visit by Bill Drayton and Mary Gordon. Bill Drayton is the founder of Ashoka and a longtime champion of social entrepreneurship, a term that he coined and that has now spread across the world.
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Ruth Obadia's curator insight, September 16, 2013 2:38 PM

Philosophers have known this for centuries. "No one can live happily who has regard for himself alone and transforms everything into a question of his own utility," wrote the first-century Stoic philosopher Seneca in his Moral Letters to Lucilius. And in practically every religious tradition and practice, giving of oneself is a key step on the path to spiritual fulfillment. Or, as Einstein put it, "only a life lived for others is a life worthwhile."

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CGI Animated Short HD: "Brain Divided" by Josiah Haworth, Joon Shik Song and Joon Soo Song

Check out this great CGI animated short film by the talented Josiah Haworth, Joon Shik Song and Joon Soo Song! Presented by Ringling College of Art and Desig...
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The Curse of the Herd

The Curse of the Herd | Psychology, Sociology & Neuroscience | Scoop.it
What does it mean to grow up in a society that permits no strays?
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Ruth Obadia's curator insight, September 12, 2013 12:07 AM

So I believe children have a right to ask questions and think for themselves. And I believe that kids should be taught principles of logic and rational inquiry. Our urge to explore and question will inevitably lead to errors and conflicts between partisans. How are we to identify the mistakes? Decide which policies to adopt? Important as it is, the mere act of seeking isn’t guaranteed to lead to enlightenment.

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A Bit of Give - Adam Grant

Adam Grant, Wharton's youngest tenured professor and highest-rated teacher, outlined how being more giving can transform not just individuals and groups, but...
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“Happiness Virus” - Y55 Happiness Trainer

“Happiness Virus” - Y55 Happiness Trainer | Psychology, Sociology & Neuroscience | Scoop.it
It is a fact that human beings have a strong desire to pursue happiness. Yet, it seems that in our advanced modern world, where we’ve become experts on just about anything, happiness is not so easy to come by.
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Let’s Shake Up the Social Sciences

Let’s Shake Up the Social Sciences | Psychology, Sociology & Neuroscience | Scoop.it
It is time to create new social science departments that reflect the breadth and complexity of the problems we face as well as the novelty of 21st-century science.
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Ruth Obadia's curator insight, September 10, 2013 1:48 AM

So social scientists should devote a small palace guard to settled subjects and redeploy most of their forces to new fields like social neuroscience, behavioral economics, evolutionary psychology and social epigenetics, most of which, not coincidentally, lie at the intersection of the natural and social sciences. Behavioral economics, for example, has used psychology to radically reshape classical economics.

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Heart in your Hand? Neuroscientists discover a new illusion of consciousness

Heart in your Hand? Neuroscientists discover a new illusion of consciousness | Psychology, Sociology & Neuroscience | Scoop.it

A new study by Dr. Keisuke Suzuki, Professor Anil Seth, and colleagues at the Sackler Centre – published in the journalNeuropsychologia - now shows that external visualization of one’s heartbeat can influence what we experience as our own body.

 

The team used a unique combination of heartbeat monitoring and augmented reality to implement a ‘cardio-visual’ version of the rubber hand illusion. Participants wore a ‘head mounted display’ through which they saw a virtual-reality version of their own hand projected in front of them, while their real hand remained hidden out of view.  The virtual hand was made to pulse to red and back either in-time or out-of-time with their heartbeat.

 

The researchers found that the virtual hand was more likely to be experienced as part of a person’s body when the ‘cardio-visual’ feedback was aligned with the actual heartbeat, than when it was misaligned. This shows that the brain integrates its perception of the body from the outside with its perception from the inside, in determining what is experienced as its body.


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Ruth Obadia's curator insight, September 7, 2013 3:57 PM

The use of new technologies to address old questions highlights the innovative approach to consciousness science adopted by Sackler Centre researchers, and future projects will use similar augmented reality methods to further push the boundaries of how we experience ourselves and the world around us.

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Why we read New York Times wealth porn

Why we read New York Times wealth porn | Psychology, Sociology & Neuroscience | Scoop.it
Their stories of the 1 percent are gruesome real-world fairy tales -- and I can't look away

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after all we all need someone [NOT] to aspire to.

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11 Things You Should Know about Happiness (infographic) - Y55 Happiness Trainer

11 Things You Should Know about Happiness (infographic) - Y55 Happiness Trainer | Psychology, Sociology & Neuroscience | Scoop.it

Y55 is a friendly app that keeps track of all the best tips and tricks to keep you happy all day.

Scientists have tons of information about what really makes us happy. We packed it all into an app so you can take advantage of this knowledge without doing ten years of research like we did.

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Emre Erdogan's curator insight, September 5, 2013 10:19 AM

Mutlu olmanın yolları.. Görmeden anlamayanlar için yapmışlar...

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Self-Serving Bias

This is a part of Ethics Unwrapped, our video series from The University of Texas at Austin. To watch more animated shorts or other videos on ethics please v...
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Reinterpreting the empathy-altruism relat... [J Pers Soc Psychol. 1997] - PubMed - NCBI

PubMed comprises more than 23 million citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals, and online books. Citations may include links to full-text content from PubMed Central and publisher web sites.

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Ruth Obadia's curator insight, September 18, 2013 6:05 AM

....." they argue that the conditions that lead to empathic concern also lead to a greater sense of self-other overlap, raising the possibility that helping under these conditions is not selfless but is also directed toward the self."

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There's More to Life Than Being Happy

There's More to Life Than Being Happy | Psychology, Sociology & Neuroscience | Scoop.it
Meaning comes from the pursuit of more complex things than happiness
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People Find Selflessness Attractive, Study Reports

People Find Selflessness Attractive, Study Reports | Psychology, Sociology & Neuroscience | Scoop.it
In a new study, researchers found that when people looked for long-term partners, they rated altruism as an attractive trait.

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Ruth Obadia's curator insight, September 15, 2013 6:45 AM

When it comes to finding a partner for life, there are certain characteristics that people look for. Even though people might report that they look for different things in their potential mates, ranging from physical appearance to intelligence, researchers have found that certain traits seem to be attractive to the majority of people. Some of these traits include honesty and loyalty. Now, according to new research done by a team from the University of Nottingham and Liverpool John Moores University in the United Kingdom, altruism or selfless behavior can also be considered a very attractive trait.

Miguel Garcia's curator insight, September 15, 2013 8:33 AM

empathy or selective empathy? 

Laura Brown's comment, September 15, 2013 11:16 AM
Of course they find selflessness attractive. It's great to have someone do your bidding and not complain about it.
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Beyond Homo Economicus by Tania Singer - Project Syndicate

Beyond Homo Economicus by Tania Singer - Project Syndicate | Psychology, Sociology & Neuroscience | Scoop.it
Despite the devastating consequences implied by a failure to address global challenges like climate change, poverty, and food insecurity, humanity has not risen to the occasion.
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Redes Psicologia social (Todo por la tribu) Eduard Punset

Programa REDES dirigido por Eduardo Punset, cuya finalidad es la divulgacion cientifica
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Friends connect on a genetic level : Nature News

Social scientists reveal genetic patterns in social networks.

 
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A Healthier Kind of Happiness

A Healthier Kind of Happiness | Psychology, Sociology & Neuroscience | Scoop.it
Happiness and good health seem to go together. But according to a new study, not all forms of happiness are created equal.
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Ruth Obadia's curator insight, September 10, 2013 2:12 PM

happiness that comes from doing good or fulfilling your life purpose may be better for you than happiness that comes from self-gratification or pleasure seeking. 

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TV Romance Ruining Your Love Life?

Research shows that couples have higher unrealistic expectations of love due to the influence of television and movie romance. Our Sources http://bit.ly/Rt3i...
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Free The Mind - Official Trailer (HD) Documentary

http://www.joblo.com - "Free The Mind" - Official Trailer (HD) Documentary In 1992 Professor Richard Davidson, one of the world's leading neuroscientists, me...
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How Goofing Off Can Make You More Successful

How Goofing Off Can Make You More Successful | Psychology, Sociology & Neuroscience | Scoop.it
I co-authored these thoughts with my friend Emma Seppala, who serves as Associate Director at Stanford University's Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education and is a popular science
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