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Insights on Logical Thinking for Leaders -- with a Puzzling Perspective
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Beyond the Far Cliffs - Thinking Clearly

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"All the problems of the world could be settled easily if men were only willing to think. The trouble is that men very often resort to all sorts of devices in order not to think, because thinking is such hard work."   (Thomas Watson, IBM)

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The items on this topic are related to thinking and information on brain research.  The items posted are frequently directly related to one of my most popular management training programs -- Thinking Clearly and Analytically.  

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Practice Alone Does Not Make Perfect, Studies Find

When I was a little kid, my mom and grandmom were having a heated argument in the front of the car. At one point I interrupted them, and with exasperation said: “You know, Mom, Grandmom is...
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Two Heads Are Better Than One

Two Heads Are Better Than One | Thinking Clearly and Analytically | Scoop.it
Whether it is in school, at work, or elsewhere, many of us secretly shutter at the suggestion of working in a group. This reaction likely stems from a
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2013 study on Lumosity games and breast cancer survivors

2013 study on Lumosity games and breast cancer survivors | Thinking Clearly and Analytically | Scoop.it
In 2013, researchers from Stanford University and the University of Rochester published a study suggesting that training with Lumosity games helped breast cancer survivors improve scores on a common assessment of problem-solving skills.
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Instinct Can Beat Analytical Thinking

Instinct Can Beat Analytical Thinking | Thinking Clearly and Analytically | Scoop.it

Researchers have confronted us in recent years with example after example of how we humans get things wrong when it comes to making decisions. We misunderstand probability, we’re myopic, wepay attention to the wrong things, and we just generally mess up

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Brain teaser to exercise your cognitive skills: Where do words go?

Brain teaser to exercise your cognitive skills: Where do words go? | Thinking Clearly and Analytically | Scoop.it
Words are stored in the tem­po­ral lobe of your brain (in green on the cerebral cortex image  to the left). But on which brain hemisphere, right or left? As you know, your brain has two sides (two hemi­spheres) con­nected by the cor­pus cal­lo­sum.
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Critical Thinking University- Now Available on Amazon

Critical Thinking University- Now Available on Amazon | Thinking Clearly and Analytically | Scoop.it
Access to the world’s largest online learning platform devoted to building critical thinking skills is now available for purchase on Amazon!
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So You Want to Be a Genius

When it comes to cultivating genius, talent matters, but motivation may matter more
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Update: For brain training to work, it must induce neuroplasticity in regions that matter

Update: For brain training to work, it must induce neuroplasticity in regions that matter | Thinking Clearly and Analytically | Scoop.it
Time for Sharp­Brains’ May 2014 e-newsletter.
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Gratitude Is the New Willpower

Gratitude Is the New Willpower | Thinking Clearly and Analytically | Scoop.it
New findings suggest that feeling grateful fosters long-term thinking.
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Top 10 Things Your Brain Does and You Probably Didn’t Know About

Top 10 Things Your Brain Does and You Probably Didn’t Know About | Thinking Clearly and Analytically | Scoop.it
Walking, eating, discussing a book…all of these things seem very natural and easy, but in truth, each and every one is done through a series of functions that the brain performs.
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Umpires Show Bias for Stars and Strikes

Baseball's expanded review system excludes ball and strike calls, which a study finds to be biased in favor of star players, especially late in games.
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Head Games

Head Games | Thinking Clearly and Analytically | Scoop.it
Match wits with the Mensa puzzlers
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5 Tools to Develop Critical Thinking Skills Before College

5 Tools to Develop Critical Thinking Skills Before College | Thinking Clearly and Analytically | Scoop.it
Board games and logic puzzles are two ways high school students can boost their analytical skills.

Via Monique Gaudin
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Teams Are More Comfortable with Ambiguity than Individuals Are

Teams Are More Comfortable with Ambiguity than Individuals Are | Thinking Clearly and Analytically | Scoop.it
In a series of experiments on choices between sure amounts of money and various kinds of gambles, researchers found that three-person groups are both less averse to ambiguity and less inclined to seek it — in other words, are more neutral about...
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The science behind Lumosity

The science behind Lumosity | Thinking Clearly and Analytically | Scoop.it
Neuroplasticity: how the brain is capable of change
Scientists have historically believed that once a person reaches adulthood, their cognitive abilities are immutable.
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We Can Be Taught; You Just Need to Teach Us

We Can Be Taught; You Just Need to Teach Us | Thinking Clearly and Analytically | Scoop.it
If you were to guess what percentage of 4-year college graduates are rated by their employers as having excellent critical thinking skills, what percentage
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28% of employers rating college graduates as having good critical thinking skills.  As the article states this should be cause for some serious re-thinking.  But if colleges don't prepare students with this skill -- then organizations need to step up with training programs in critical and strategic thinking skills.

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The Science of Genius

The Science of Genius | Thinking Clearly and Analytically | Scoop.it
Outstanding creativity in all domains may stem from shared attributes and a common process of discovery
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Test your cognitive skills with visual brain teasers

Test your cognitive skills with visual brain teasers | Thinking Clearly and Analytically | Scoop.it
Visuospatial skills are used everyday in many ways, ranging from going from one room to another in your house to solving a jigsaw puzzle and navigating in a new city.
Let’s take an example. Can you picture in your head an arrow pointing to the right?
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Top 10 Skills for Workforce Success

Top 10 Skills for Workforce Success | Thinking Clearly and Analytically | Scoop.it
At Critical-Thinkers.com, we’ve been beating the drum about the importance of critical thinking skills training for over 4 years now.
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Interesting post -- would be even better if they used the critical thinking skills advocated to not completely misuse the term "entreprenueurialism."  If that's even a correct version of the word.

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Let Me Tell You Why You’re Wrong

Let Me Tell You Why You’re Wrong | Thinking Clearly and Analytically | Scoop.it
Think back to the last argument you had with someone. Did it end poorly? Did you change the other person’s perspective? Did you change your own beliefs?
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You’ll Absorb More if You Take Notes in Longhand

You’ll Absorb More if You Take Notes in Longhand | Thinking Clearly and Analytically | Scoop.it
College students who take notes on laptop computers are more likely to record lecturers’ words verbatim and are thus less likely to mentally absorb what’s being said, according to a series of experiments by Pam A.
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Brain Teaser: What “some kind of asset” are we talking about?

Brain Teaser: What “some kind of asset” are we talking about? | Thinking Clearly and Analytically | Scoop.it
An excellent article at the Times, Who Gets to Graduate, explores new thinking and tools to help college students succeed.
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The Video Game Engine in Your Head

Scientists use video games to explain how the brain interprets the world around us. 
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Beyond concussions: football-related hits impact brain’s white matter

Brains of Football Players Don’t Fully Recover During Offseason, Study Finds (Education Week): “Some football players’ brains may not fully recover from hits endured even after six months of no-contact rest during the offseason… imaging scans...
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Best Illusions of the Year

Best Illusions of the Year | Thinking Clearly and Analytically | Scoop.it
Take a visual journey through seven prizewinning illusions
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