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Debunking 10 Brain Fitness and Brain Training Myths during Brain Awareness Week 2013

Debunking 10 Brain Fitness and Brain Training Myths during Brain Awareness Week 2013 | Thinking Clearly and Analytically | Scoop.it
In honor of Brain Awareness Week 2013, which starts today, let’s debunk ten myths about brain fitness and brain training that remain surprisingly
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Beyond the Far Cliffs - Thinking Clearly

Beyond the Far Cliffs - Thinking Clearly | Thinking Clearly and Analytically | Scoop.it

"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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28 Critical Thinking Question Stems For Any Content Area -

28 Critical Thinking Question Stems For Any Content Area - | Thinking Clearly and Analytically | Scoop.it
Critical thinking isn’t a skill, nor is it content knowledge or even evidence of understanding. While it involves and requires these ideas, critical thinking is also very much a state of mind — a willingness and tendency to sit with an idea and ‘struggle wonderfully’ with it.

In critical thinking, there is no conclusion; it is constant interaction with changing circumstances and new knowledge that allows for broader vision which allows for new evidence which starts the process over again. Critical thinking has at its core raw emotion and tone. Intent.
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Inversion: The Crucial Thinking Skill Nobody Ever Taught You

Inversion: The Crucial Thinking Skill Nobody Ever Taught You | Thinking Clearly and Analytically | Scoop.it
One of the best ways to solve problems in life is to use the mental model of inversion. Read this article to learn how to become a better thinker today.
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Your Conference Room Is An Idea Killer

Your Conference Room Is An Idea Killer | Thinking Clearly and Analytically | Scoop.it
“Let’s get a conference room; I will send out the invites.” As I sat on the call and thought of going to this meeting and dreading the thought of it, I am asking why, why, why… Useless real estate The
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In some ways I wish the title hadn't included the word "Killer" but seeing that it does, it has to be noted. Conference rooms don't kill ideas, people kill ideas! I've been in many meetings where someone, often a key leader, killed more than just ideas -- but I've also been in conference rooms where ideas and collaboration flourished!

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Beware of the Logical Thinking Process apparent simplicity

Beware of the Logical Thinking Process apparent simplicity | Thinking Clearly and Analytically | Scoop.it
It happens often with methods and tools that look simple: people giving it a try think they master the subject when in reality they more or less failed with their trial. It is not different with the Logical Thinking Process.The Current Realit
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This combo may trigger memory loss in Alzheimer's - Futurity

This combo may trigger memory loss in Alzheimer's - Futurity | Thinking Clearly and Analytically | Scoop.it
On their own, amyloids don't seem to explain the memory and learning declines linked to Alzheimer’s disease. New research suggests a second factor.

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Joel Barker's curator insight, June 1, 5:23 PM

Surprising new pathway to Alzheimer's from this research.  JB

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How to Live Eyes Wide Open in a World That Can't See Clearly

How to Live Eyes Wide Open in a World That Can't See Clearly | Thinking Clearly and Analytically | Scoop.it
Isaac Lidsky may have lost his eyesight, but his vision is extraordinary. Here are lessons on how we can all live eyes wide open.
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'I Hate Change' And 4 More Mindsets That Can Get You Fired

'I Hate Change' And 4 More Mindsets That Can Get You Fired | Thinking Clearly and Analytically | Scoop.it

Google is currently testing driverless cars in Arizona. The two of us had lunch one afternoon in Scottsdale and watched the noticeable cars (with their rooftop honing devices) pass by our restaurant. As the car passed we heard a gentleman at a nearby table say, “Not a chance I’d get in that car.”

As unnerving as driverless cars may seem, change can be hard for many people to accept. We often fear the worst — that music videos would be the end of radio, and tablets would eliminate traditional books. Just consider how many people find it concerning every time Apple changes its charging cord on the iPhone. Yes, it’s concerning. But, we adapt…because we have to.

Change, in all areas of life, can be daunting, and especially at work where our natural tendency is to find a groove that works for us. Still, the resistance to change can be dangerous — as the way we work, the when we work, and the things we work on are consistently in a state of flux.


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The Learning Factor's curator insight, April 18, 7:28 PM

In a world with driverless cars, drone package delivery, and technology advancing like never before, it can feel like everything, especially our work, is changing. But, there are some things that actually never change—like the five mindsets that could inspire your boss to ask you to ‘take a hike.’

rodrick rajive lal's curator insight, April 18, 11:06 PM
Somehow, the human brain is averse to change, and disruption tests it severely. It will take some time getting used to riding in driverless cars or any new technology that challenges accepted beliefs and norms. To say that you hate change is a sure way to get fired. You need to get over your hatred for change and accept that there might be other ways to do things.
 
James Schreier's curator insight, April 19, 8:25 AM

This is about "paradigms."

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Teach children about fake news to stop them becoming extremists, OECD says

Teach children about fake news to stop them becoming extremists, OECD says | Thinking Clearly and Analytically | Scoop.it
Children must be taught about fake news in schools to stop them from turning to extremism, a major international think-tank has said.
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Should you trust your gut?

Should you trust your gut? | Thinking Clearly and Analytically | Scoop.it
Steps and techniques for listening to both your gut and head to calculate your next best move.
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Thinking Critically with Digital Media 

Thinking Critically with Digital Media  | Thinking Clearly and Analytically | Scoop.it
This book by Nik Peachey is an excellent resource book for teachers of
media and digital literacy.
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The Critical Thinking Skills Cheatsheet 

The Critical Thinking Skills Cheatsheet  | Thinking Clearly and Analytically | Scoop.it
We'd like to share this critical thinking skills cheatsheet for you to use with your students. Get them asking questions on any topic!

Via Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa)
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Help your students with their critical thinking skills. 
Heather Temske's curator insight, April 4, 10:35 PM
I think this could be very useful. 
Character Minutes's curator insight, May 5, 12:34 PM
Great tool for teachers to use in the classroom.
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Is this the hardest puzzle ever?

Is this the hardest puzzle ever? | Thinking Clearly and Analytically | Scoop.it
The giant puzzle, created by German artist Clemens Habicht, features all the colours in the CMYK spectrum. This means tiles next to each other are almost identical in colour, but not exactly the same.
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10 predictions about the AI revolution

10 predictions about the AI revolution | Thinking Clearly and Analytically | Scoop.it
One of the world's foremost authorities on artificial intelligence lays out how he thinks society will change over the next 30 years as the technology becomes commonplace.
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These are issues that could clearly impact many organizations' strategic objectives and key characteristics
 
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What skills will the future generation of workers need?

What skills will the future generation of workers need? | Thinking Clearly and Analytically | Scoop.it
The skills required by workers in the future will be very different to those of today, a new report predicts, as well as warning we need to ensure schoolkids of today learn the necessary skills for tomorrow.
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Beware of the Logical Thinking Process apparent simplicity

Beware of the Logical Thinking Process apparent simplicity | Thinking Clearly and Analytically | Scoop.it
It happens often with methods and tools that look simple: people giving it a try think they master the subject when in reality they more or less failed with their trial. It is not different with the Logical Thinking Process. The Current Reality Tree is maybe one of the logic trees the most attractive to…
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This Simple Logic Puzzle Will Show You How Illogical You Are!

This Simple Logic Puzzle Will Show You How Illogical You Are! | Thinking Clearly and Analytically | Scoop.it
Please note: Only 10% of people answer correctly on the first try. You are shown a set of four cards. Each card has a number on one side, and a color on the other side. We would like to test the tr…
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Change Your Thinking, Improve Your Results - Daniel Burrus

Change Your Thinking, Improve Your Results - Daniel Burrus | Thinking Clearly and Analytically | Scoop.it
Every successful company and organization inevitably must confront a key question: Is what got us to where we are today helping us to move forward, ... Read More »
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What's the Secret to the Next-Big-Thing? Anticipation.

What's the Secret to the Next-Big-Thing? Anticipation. | Thinking Clearly and Analytically | Scoop.it
When you learn to anticipate game-changers, you can become the game-changer in your own industry. Anticipation is a very powerful strategy.
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Introduction to Critical Thinking University

Learn about the Critical Thinking University, Pearson TalentLens' online learning portal devoted to helping you improve your critical thinking, decisio
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We Can’t Study Short-Termism Without the Right Metrics

We Can’t Study Short-Termism Without the Right Metrics | Thinking Clearly and Analytically | Scoop.it
While a laudable effort in principle, measuring a company’s tendency to make myopic operating and investing decisions is fiendishly complex. Getting the measurement right is central to providing convincing evidence on the debate over short-termism.
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How Do You See the World Around You?

How Do You See the World Around You? | Thinking Clearly and Analytically | Scoop.it
We fall victim to “thinking traps” that influence our feelings and impact our behavior. How do you see the world? Do these 20 filters sound familiar?
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Teach Everyone Logic?

Teach Everyone Logic? | Thinking Clearly and Analytically | Scoop.it
[William] Clifford argued that we are morally responsible not merely for what we do and say, but also for what we believe… When we show ourselves to be uncritical and careless with own our beliefs, we implicitly invite others to do the same. And, perhaps more obviously, we invite others to fool us. We encourage dishonesty and deception. Each time we believe something that we lack the right to believe, in other words, we spread an intellectual and moral disease: an epistemic shamelessness that threatens the very possibility of meaningful, rational discourse… Among the most pernicious and perilous immoralities of our own age is our apparent surrender to the lowest standards of belief and communication…  But it will take tens of thousands of us to really make a difference and drag our civil discourse back from the brink. Should all freshmen across the land be required to study critical thinking and symbolic logic? It is a thought. It’s a thought of Michael Ventimiglia, associate professor of philosophy at Sacred Heart University, who directs what sounds like a terrific program at the school that introduces every first-year student to critical thinking and introductory formal logic, in an essay at Times Higher Education. He is understandably disappointed and frustrated with the level of public discourse, as well as its political results, and he thinks that teaching every student logic could make a difference. I want to believe this. So I should be suspicious of it. (Note: being on the lookout for motivated reasoning is not something typically covered in logic or philosopher-taught critical thinking courses.) Professor Ventimiglia’s case is an explicitly moral one based on the value of “meaningful, rational discourse.” Whether such discourse is valuable in itself, or for the realization of other goods, or both, we can leave aside. Let’s also leave aside the many interesting questions about the extent and degree to which we can plausibly be held responsible for our beliefs. Grant all that. Questions remain. For example: Do people’s improved skills in critical thinking and symbolic logic lead to better, more meaningful, rational discourse among them? Does taking a course in critical thinking and symbolic logic lead to improved skills in critical thinking and symbolic logic? Do enough people attend college such that their..
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Logic was a required freshman course at my university (way back in the day).  While I did not do well in the course, I will strongly admit it turned out to be one of the most important and most valuable courses in my entire career -- both educationally and professionally!

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Update: Study Debunks Four Common Myths About Brain Training and Lifelong Cognitive Enhancement

Update: Study Debunks Four Common Myths About Brain Training and Lifelong Cognitive Enhancement | Thinking Clearly and Analytically | Scoop.it
--- Time for a new edition of SharpBrains’ e-newsletter exploring the latest in brain health. New research: Study debunks 4 common myths about brain
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Logic+Emotion

Logic+Emotion | Thinking Clearly and Analytically | Scoop.it
David Armano's personal blog: Logic+Emotion explores the thinking and practice of building responsive & resilient brands in a connected world
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Multitasking is bad for your brain, warns neuroscientist

Multitasking is bad for your brain, warns neuroscientist | Thinking Clearly and Analytically | Scoop.it
Professor Earl Miller, a neuroscientist at MIT in Cambridge, Massachusetts, advises that attention is limited resource, and the brain has a limited capacity for multitasking.
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