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Thinking Clearly and Analytically
Insights on Logical Thinking for Leaders -- with a Puzzling Perspective
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Nudity Found to Offer New Social Benefits

Study subjects who focus on a person’s body rather than his or her mind rank that person as more experienced and more sensitive to emotion and pain
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Online Data Trove Exposes Our Cognitive Quirks

Online Data Trove Exposes Our Cognitive Quirks | Thinking Clearly and Analytically | Scoop.it
A brain-training company's huge data set reveals nuances of learning and intelligence
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Hidden Metaphors Get under Our Skin

Look around. Do you see four walls or an expansive vista? The answer could influence your ability to think creatively. A growing body of research suggests that our sensory experiences can trigger...
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Famous "Trolley Problem" Exposes Moral Instincts

Famous "Trolley Problem" Exposes Moral Instincts | Thinking Clearly and Analytically | Scoop.it
A trolley is hurtling down a track, and if nobody intervenes it will hit and kill five people. Psychologists use variations on this hypothetical situation to gauge people's gut reactions about morality.
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Brain teaser game: Can you count?

Do we all have “attention deficits”? Or is there something else going on? Let’s try this little experiment, conceived by Simons and Chabris for their classic study on sustained inattentional blindness.
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Classic -- clearly!

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Don't Trust Anyone Who Offers You the Answer

Don't Trust Anyone Who Offers You the Answer | Thinking Clearly and Analytically | Scoop.it
Look instead for the person bold enough to say “I don’t know.”
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Staying sharp by continually learning and teaching about brain health

Staying sharp by continually learning and teaching about brain health | Thinking Clearly and Analytically | Scoop.it
Ellen Somers, MA, LMHC
What is your name, job title and organization, and what excites you the most about working there?
As Coordinator of  Cognitive Health Services at St.
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Scientists Show Facebook Is a Downer

Humans like being around other humans.  We are extraordinarily social animals.  In fact, we are so social, that simply interacting with other people has been shown to be use similar brain...
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How Interactive Media Can Scramble Your Brain

How Interactive Media Can Scramble Your Brain | Thinking Clearly and Analytically | Scoop.it
New research documents the negative consequences of media multitasking.
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This is a critical piece of information from so many different perspectives.

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Introverts: How to Unleash the Powers of Thinkers in Your Workplace

Introverts: How to Unleash the Powers of Thinkers in Your Workplace | Thinking Clearly and Analytically | Scoop.it
What do Albert Einstein, Bill Gates, Warren Buffett, Mahatma Gandhi, Eleanor Roosevelt, Charles Darwin, J.K. Rowling, and Rosa Parks have in common? They are all people who made an impact on …
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The Science Behind What Naps Do For Your Brain--And Why You Should Have One Today

The Science Behind What Naps Do For Your Brain--And Why You Should Have One Today | Thinking Clearly and Analytically | Scoop.it
Studies of napping have shown improvement in cognitive function creative thinking and memory performance. Ready set . . . snooze.
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Brain Rules

Brain Rules | Thinking Clearly and Analytically | Scoop.it

20% of the workforce is already at sub-optimal productivity in the current 9-5 model. What if we created several work schedules, based on the chronotypes of employees? We might gain more productivity and greater quality of life for those employees that are otherwise doomed to carry a permanent sleep debt.

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Atonement, Forgiveness, And Our Most Fundamental Error.

Today is the Jewish holiday of Yom Kippur . Although it is often called the “holiest day of the Jewish year,” what is notable about Yom Kippur is not the fact that it is particularly...
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Test your Brain with these Teasers and Visual Illusions

Test your Brain with these Teasers and Visual Illusions | Thinking Clearly and Analytically | Scoop.it
Are the two orange circles of the same size? One way to under­stand more about the brain is to look at how we can trick it, that is, to look at how the brain reacts to teasers and visual illusions.
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Top 50 Brain Teasers and Games

Top 50 Brain Teasers and Games | Thinking Clearly and Analytically | Scoop.it
Test your brain and improve your cognitive ability. Try these fun experiments and Brain Exercises and Games for your Brain for Cognitive Development and Brain Improvement.
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Confident Multi-Taskers Are the Most Dangerous Behind the Wheel

How good are you at multi-tasking? The way you answer that question may tell you more than you think. According to recent research, the better people think they are at multitasking, the worse they...
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The Scariest Critical Thinkers Ever

The Scariest Critical Thinkers Ever | Thinking Clearly and Analytically | Scoop.it
It’s nearing Halloween, so it’s time for a story that will chill you to the bone.  It’s the story of how a group of hackers turned one man’s life upside down.  And here’s what’s even more disturbing- he asked for it.
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Learning to Learn: fighting cognitive biases

Learning to Learn: fighting cognitive biases | Thinking Clearly and Analytically | Scoop.it
Critical thinking is an increasingly important skill that has been overlooked by many as information becomes more accessible and superfluous.
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Everything I Know About Critical Thinking, I Learned in High School Debate Club

Everything I Know About Critical Thinking, I Learned in High School Debate Club | Thinking Clearly and Analytically | Scoop.it
Okay, not everything, but participating in my high school debate team certainly helped me develop, practice, and refine my critical thinking skills.
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An interesting discussion answering a challenge that the debate process has "misconceptions."  Very interesting because of how this relates to considering "right/wrong" -- (Edward de Bono criticizes the limitations of debate) -- the collaboration argument of searching for common ground -- not "who wins," etc.  Good view of the issues.

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The brain is not only about cognition

The brain is not only about cognition | Thinking Clearly and Analytically | Scoop.it
Deborah Rozman
What excites you the most about your job?
As the CEO of HeartMath, I love our mission of expanding consciousness and our daily work to help people build resilience and emotional coherence.
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Novel Finding: Reading Literary Fiction Improves Empathy

How important is reading fiction in socializing school children? Researchers at The New School in New York City have found evidence that literary fiction improves a reader’s capacity to...
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Very interesting...

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The Act of Choosing a Treatment May Boost Its Effect on You

The Act of Choosing a Treatment May Boost Its Effect on You | Thinking Clearly and Analytically | Scoop.it
For people who have a need to feel in control, making a choice about health treatments strengthens their chosen treatment’s psychological component, says a team led by Andrew L. Geers of the University of Toledo in Ohio.
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Do consumers prefer round prices? Evidence from pay-what-you-want decisions and self-pumped gasoline purchases

Consumers selected round prices and/or sales-totals at greater than chance levels across two different pay-what-you-want situations and one self-pumped gasoline purchase. The differences among these situations suggest that the tendency to select round prices/sales-totals reflects a subjective preference (or liking) for round prices and not a variety of other potential explanatory processes. Discussion focuses on possible economic consequences of this revealed preference for round prices as well as directions for future research.

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NeuroService: Use a BRAIN approach to build neuroscience principles into your customer service strategies

NeuroService:  Use a BRAIN approach to build neuroscience principles into your customer service strategies | Thinking Clearly and Analytically | Scoop.it
Apply the learnings from neuroscience to your customer service strategies. Use the BRAIN acronym to remind yourself (and others on your team) about the impact you can have when you help people bri...
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Can You Trust Your Eyes? A Video of Illusions

If you’re a fan of optical illusions and perceptual tricks, check out this AsapSCIENCE video. As usual, producers Michael Moffitt and Gregory Brown do a great job distilling the essential ideas...
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Outstanding -- with some excellent links to more.

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