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Thinking Clearly and Analytically
Insights on Logical Thinking for Leaders -- with a Puzzling Perspective
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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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Beauty Queens and Battling Knights: Risk Taking and Attractiveness in Chess

Beauty Queens and Battling Knights: Risk Taking and Attractiveness in Chess | Thinking Clearly and Analytically | Scoop.it
In this study we explore the relationship between attractiveness and risk taking in chess. We examine whether people use riskier strategies when playing with at
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It's what you see at the concert, not what you hear

What does it take to win a musical competition — having a performance that hits all the right notes or having the best stage presence? 

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Your Optimism Might Be Stifling Your Team

Your Optimism Might Be Stifling Your Team | Thinking Clearly and Analytically | Scoop.it
If you're relentlessly sunny, you relegate others to the role of realist.
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This is interesting -- unfortunately it's based too much on a poor understanding of what optimism really means.

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Bad logic, desperation have no place in job hunt

Bad logic, desperation have no place in job hunt | Thinking Clearly and Analytically | Scoop.it
Andrea Kay at work: Bad logic, desperation have no place in job hunt
Indianapolis Star
There are two things you never want to be as a job hunter: illogical and desperate.
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Interesting take on a logical argument

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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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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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On The Rewards Of Delving Into The Medieval Mind

On The Rewards Of Delving Into The Medieval Mind | Thinking Clearly and Analytically | Scoop.it
On The Rewards Of Delving Into The Medieval Mind
Forbes
It can't be easy translating Latin for your daily research, and it must be even harder if it's Latin that's over 800 years old.
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The Critical Thinking - Physical Fitness Connection

The Critical Thinking - Physical Fitness Connection | Thinking Clearly and Analytically | Scoop.it
Your brain is something that should be nourished and trained, just like your muscles.
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This is a reason our "Thinking Clearly and Analytically" training program has been one of our most successful, and best reviewed, programs.  It's tough -- just like physical exercise can be -- but the practice, practice, practice is great for exercising thinking skills.

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