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Irrationality is predictable. We need to release "rational man" assumption.
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A Cold Shower for the Hot Hand Fallacy by Joshua Benjamin Miller, Adam Sanjurjo :: SSRN

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The hot hand fallacy has long been considered a massive and widespread cognitive illusion with important economic consequences.
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Secrets of the Creative Brain

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A leading neuroscientist who has spent decades studying creativity shares her research on where genius comes from, whether it is dependent on high IQ—and why it is so often accompanied by mental illness.  (The neuroscience of #creativity:
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SciCafe: The Evolution of Irrationality - Insights from Primates - YouTube

The ancestral history of humans and primates is extensive, but can it explain even our financial choices? New experiments in "monkeynomics" demonstrate that ...
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Behavioral Economics and Macroeconomic Models

Abstract: Over the past 20 years, macroeconomists have incorporated more and more results from behavioral economics into their models. We argue that doing so has helped fixed deficiencies with standard approaches to ...
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The Rise of Innovative Districts

"Today, innovation is taking place where people can come together, not in isolated spaces. Innovation districts are this century's productive geography, they are both competitive places and 'cool spaces' and they will transform your city and metropolis."


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Seth Dixon's curator insight, June 20, 2014 2:19 PM

As described by the Brookings Institution in their exploration regarding innovation districts, they are geographic areas where leading-edge companies, research institutions, start-ups, and business incubators are located in dense proximity. These districts are created to facilitate new connections and ideas, speed up the commercialization of those ideas, and support urban economies by growing jobs in ways that leverage their distinct economic position.


Tags: density, sustainability, housing, urban, planning, unit 7 cities, labor.

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Theoretical physics: The origins of space and time

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Many researchers believe that physics will not be complete until it can explain not just the behavior of space and time, but where these entities come from.

 

“Imagine waking up one day and realizing that you actually live inside a computer game,” says Mark Van Raamsdonk, describing what sounds like a pitch for a science-fiction film. But for Van Raamsdonk, a physicist at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada, this scenario is a way to think about reality. If it is true, he says, “everything around us — the whole three-dimensional physical world — is an illusion born from information encoded elsewhere, on a two-dimensional chip”. That would make our Universe, with its three spatial dimensions, a kind of hologram, projected from a substrate that exists only in lower dimensions.

 

This 'holographic principle' is strange even by the usual standards of theoretical physics. But Van Raamsdonk is one of a small band of researchers who think that the usual ideas are not yet strange enough. If nothing else, they say, neither of the two great pillars of modern physics — general relativity, which describes gravity as a curvature of space and time, and quantum mechanics, which governs the atomic realm — gives any account for the existence of space and time. Neither does string theory, which describes elementary threads of energy.

 

Van Raamsdonk and his colleagues are convinced that physics will not be complete until it can explain how space and time emerge from something more fundamental — a project that will require concepts at least as audacious as holography. They argue that such a radical reconceptualization of reality is the only way to explain what happens when the infinitely dense 'singularity' at the core of a black hole distorts the fabric of space-time beyond all recognition, or how researchers can unify atomic-level quantum theory and planet-level general relativity — a project that has resisted theorists' efforts for generations.

 

“All our experiences tell us we shouldn't have two dramatically different conceptions of reality — there must be one huge overarching theory,” says Abhay Ashtekar, a physicist at Pennsylvania State University in University Park.

Finding that one huge theory is a daunting challenge. Here, Nature explores some promising lines of attack — as well as some of the emerging ideas about how to test these concepts (see 'The fabric of reality').


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Guillaume Decugis's curator insight, June 24, 2014 10:52 AM

A recap on the unifying theories that could explain the fabric of our universe.

Tekrighter's curator insight, June 25, 2014 9:36 AM

Gravity as thermodynamics reinforces the idea of gravity as an emergent property of space-time...

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The Gender-Bending History of the High Heel - Slate Magazine (blog)

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Heels—deemed the epitome of female irrationality and superficiality—went out of fashion for a very, very long time.
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The Consumption of Psychoactive Plants in Ancient Global and Anatolian Cultures During Religious Rituals: The Roots of the Eruption of Mythological Figures and Common Symbols in Religions and Myths...

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Roots and Collapse of Empathy

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“Spanning from care-giving infants and civilian rescuers risking their life to the collapse of empathy in agents of torture and extinction, this unique book deals with and illustrates the altruistic best and atrocious worst of human nature.”It begins with infant roots of empathy, then turns to the neurosocial support of empathic participation, and to the nature and nurture of good and ill.It raises questions about how abuse may invite vicious circles of re-enactment, and as to how ordinary people may come to commit torture and mass murders, such as the Auschwitz doctors and the sole terrorist attacking Norway on July 22, 2011.
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15 Lessons from Behavioural Economics - by @tjalve @boardofinno

Within our team @boardofinno, we give short presentations to each other, to learn more, to get inspired, to be amazed,… The following deck was used by @tjalve… (15 Lessons from Behavioral Economics: http://t.co/ERgfrDAfQU...
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58 Cognitive Biases That Screw Up Everything We Do

58 Cognitive Biases That Screw Up Everything We Do | With My Right Brain | Scoop.it
The Galatea effect, attentional bias, recency, and more.
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Hippocampal activity during music listening exposes the memory-boosting power of music | neuroscientistnews.com

Hippocampal activity during music listening exposes the memory-boosting power of music | neuroscientistnews.com | With My Right Brain | Scoop.it
For the first time the hippocampus—a brain structure crucial for creating long-lasting memories—has been observed to be active in response to recurring musical phrases while listening to music. Thus, the hippocampal involvement in long-term memory may be less specific than previously thought, indicating that short and long-term memory processes may depend on each other after all.
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Gabriel Kreiman Tests Free Will with Single-Neuron Measurements of Pre-Conscious Activity | MIT Technology Review

Gabriel Kreiman Tests Free Will with Single-Neuron Measurements of Pre-Conscious Activity | MIT Technology Review | With My Right Brain | Scoop.it
Gabriel Kreiman’s single-neuron measurements of unconscious decision-making may not topple Descartes, but they could someday point to ways we can learn to control ourselves.
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Contemporary Political Theory - Abstract of article: Behavioral economics as neoliberalism: Producing and governing homo economicus

Contemporary Political Theory is a significant and distinctive addition to the top rank of peer-reviewed journals in political philosophy and theory.
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The Neuroscience of Mindfulness & Anxiety | Mindfulness, MD

The Neuroscience of Mindfulness & Anxiety | Mindfulness, MD | With My Right Brain | Scoop.it
“The human brain has 100 billion neurons, each neuron connected to 10 thousand other neurons. Sitting on your shoulders is the most complicated object in the known universe.” ~ Michio Kaku. When we were young, our ...
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The seven traps in decision-making, and how to avoid them - Bizcommunity.com

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In a classic experiment by Daniel Kahneman and Amos Tversky, the following was proposed: Three barges have sunk. Each barge holds $200,000 worth of cargo.
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How WW I helped entrench the art of mass persuasion - CBC.ca

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How WW I helped entrench the art of mass persuasion
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Bernays had concluded that public opinion was fundamentally irrational, and irrationality was now the filter through which human nature could best be understood.
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Lies Your World Map Told You: 5 Ways You're Being Misled

Lies Your World Map Told You: 5 Ways You're Being Misled | With My Right Brain | Scoop.it

"Unfortunately, most world political maps aren't telling you the whole story. The idea that the earth's land is cleanly divvied up into nation-states - one country for each of the world's peoples - is more an imaginative ideal than a reality. Read on to learn about five ways your map is lying to you about borders, territories, and even the roster of the world's countries."


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Sally Egan's curator insight, June 23, 2014 6:32 PM

Amazing stories on the World's changing Geopolitical status. Current stories about disputed borders, unrecognised territories and  newly declared nations.

Adilson Camacho's curator insight, June 29, 2014 9:41 PM

Nunca é "Toda a Verdade" ... 

MsPerry's curator insight, August 12, 2014 7:49 PM

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How to crack improbability and win the lottery – David Hand – Aeon

How to crack improbability and win the lottery – David Hand – Aeon | With My Right Brain | Scoop.it
From a big lottery win to a disaster like the Titanic, improbable stuff happens all the time. But can we summon it at will?
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For Dan Ariely, ABCs of economics are alcohol, 'bubbles' and comedy - Jerusalem Post

For Dan Ariely, ABCs of economics are alcohol, 'bubbles' and comedy - Jerusalem Post | With My Right Brain | Scoop.it
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Behavioral economics can have lessons for some of the toughest problems Israeli policy-makers face, including peace negotiations.
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Can empathy really work in a business world dominated by testosterone?

Can empathy really work in a business world dominated by testosterone? | With My Right Brain | Scoop.it
Empathy isn't some soft and fluffy add-on best left to the "dolly birds" in HR, but a hard, teachable skill that opens the door to profit. But he wasn't the only one needing to wake up to the benefits of empathy. The fact is that the corporate world is an empathy desert: most managers still ladle out dollops of self-centred survivalist Darwinian advice to those climbing the corporate ladder.Their failure to understand the attraction of empathy is born of a simple misconception; empathy isn't about people-pleasing. It's not about being a pushover. Instead, empathy, the ability to understand the impact your actions have on others, is essential to being a player in the corporate game. It needs to be embedded from the boardroom right through to the shop floor.by Belinda Parmar
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Mind/Body Science Blog — economicafkar: This is your brain on behavioral...

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economicafkar:
“ This is your brain on behavioral economics.
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Assessment, Choice, and the Learning Brain

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Is there a difference between performance goals and mastery goals? Yes -- and that difference can affect student outcome on assessments.

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, June 17, 2014 12:17 PM

When we teach and assess, it is based on multiple curricula. There is the curricula-as-plans along with each teacher's personal curriculum and each student's personal curriculum. The latter two are the autobiographical filters teachers and students use in teaching and learning. Teaching and learning encountered this way become complex conversations that bring the curricula-as-plans to life.

Patricia Julia Alejandra Pérez's curator insight, June 18, 2014 8:54 AM

Las metas de desempeño tratan sobre  competencias, es decir, habilidades, destrezas y conocimientos que un estudiante debe tener cuando se halla en un nivel avanzado de su carrera, las metas de dominio hacen referencia al aspecto más específico, centrado en "dominar"  una o varias destreza determinadas. No son excluyen, son integradas unas con otras, por lo tanto no debería afectar los resultados de los estudiantes en las evaluaciones.

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Study: Morality Can Trump Tribalism

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Encouraging research points to a way to decouple loyalty to one’s own tribe with disdain for outsiders.
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Neuroscientist Antonio Damasio Explains Emotions | MIT Technology Review

Neuroscientist Antonio Damasio Explains Emotions | MIT Technology Review | With My Right Brain | Scoop.it
The neuroscientist Antonio Damasio explains how minds emerge from emotions and feelings.
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