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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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Amor 2.0 ~ Um Guia Para Compreender O Amor

Amor 2.0 ~ Um Guia Para Compreender O Amor | Psychology, Sociology & Neuroscience | Scoop.it
Quando falamos de amor associamos imediatamente tudo o que se segue ao amor romântico, nós, da terra de poetas conhecemos-lhe bem a prosa e o verso. 
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O Seu Telemóvel Versus O Seu Coração

O Seu Telemóvel Versus O Seu Coração | Psychology, Sociology & Neuroscience | Scoop.it

Novidades do mundo cientifico sobre os benefícios adicionais de cultivar relações calorosas interpessoais

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A Ciência Da Felicidade

A Ciência Da Felicidade | Psychology, Sociology & Neuroscience | Scoop.it

Algumas das perguntas mais importantes que podemos fazer são, o que nos faz feliz? É a felicidade algo que podemos manter? Que consequências traz a felicidade para nós e as nossas imediações? Estas e mais perguntas são respondidas abaixo.

 

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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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Featured news - Go on, volunteer – it could be good for you! - University of Exeter

Featured news - Go on, volunteer – it could be good for you! - University of Exeter | Psychology, Sociology & Neuroscience | Scoop.it
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Conectar Para Prosperar

Conectar Para Prosperar | Psychology, Sociology & Neuroscience | Scoop.it

Todos sabemos o ABC da saúde: come os teus vegetais, vai ao ginásio e obtém repouso adequado. Mas quantos de nós sabem que a conexão social é igualmente importante? 

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Como Apanhar Um Surto De 'Felicidade'

Como Apanhar Um Surto De 'Felicidade' | Psychology, Sociology & Neuroscience | Scoop.it
Uma coisa estranha aconteceu na Tanzânia em 1962. Num internato missionário perto do Lago Victoria no distrito de Baboba, houve uma epidemia de riso. E isto não foram apenas algumas meninas de escola a partilharem uma piada. Um desejo irresistível de rir irrompeu de pessoa para pessoa até que mais um milhar de pessoas tivessem sido afectadas. 
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Happiness Event in Williamsburg, Brooklyn Raises $30K

Happiness Event in Williamsburg, Brooklyn Raises $30K | Psychology, Sociology & Neuroscience | Scoop.it
New York, NY (PRWEB) August 28, 2013 -- Y55: Happiness Trainer Mobile App Debuts at End of Summer “HappyThon” at Brooklyn’s McCarren Park
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