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Irrationality is predictable. We need to release "rational man" assumption.
Curated by Emre Erdogan
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Munchies Neuroscience: Why The Scent Of A Burger Gives Us A High

Munchies Neuroscience: Why The Scent Of A Burger Gives Us A High | With My Right Brain | Scoop.it
From cinnamon buns in the morning to a burger after a long run, food never smells as good as when you're super hungry. Now scientists have uncovered a
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Music Emotion and Evolution

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With new evidence of animal sound communication and powerful social and brain effects, there is reason for research into music emotion and evolution

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Top Five Ways to Induce Lucid Dreaming | TruthTheory

Top Five Ways to Induce Lucid Dreaming | TruthTheory | With My Right Brain | Scoop.it
by Bruce N. Gelerter, Lucid dreaming doesn’t work for everyone, but those that do find themselves able to induce lucid dreamslargely rely on a few popular methods. While most of these lucid dreaming tips rely only on mental preparation and self-coaching to induce lucid dreams, there are lucid dream gadgets, such as the lucid dreaming mask,…
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How behavioral economics was forgotten for a century

How behavioral economics was forgotten for a century | With My Right Brain | Scoop.it
Who first invented behavioral economics? The field has become more buzzy, fashionable and established in the last ten years. Political leaders now read books like Richard Thaler and Cass Sunstein's...
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The two brain systems that control our attention: The science of gaining focus - -

The two brain systems that control our attention: The science of gaining focus - - | With My Right Brain | Scoop.it
I’ve noticed lately that my mind has been wandering a lot so I wanted to see how attention works and how to manage it better. It turns out a lot of us have wandering minds and struggle to stay focused. In fact, when we’re reading, our minds typically wander anywhere from 20 to 40 percent [...]

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Out of Character: The Psychology of Good and Evil

Out of Character: The Psychology of Good and Evil | With My Right Brain | Scoop.it
What Aristotle has to do with Tiger Woods and the story of the world.

The dichotomy of good and evil is as old as the story of the world,
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The Empathetic Revolution

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Philosopher and School of Life faculty member Roman Krznaric describes how childhood trauma helped him write his new book, and why he has founded the world’s first online Empathy Library. I don’t t...
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The optimism bias

Are we born to be optimistic, rather than realistic? Tali Sharot shares new research that suggests our brains are wired to look on the bright side -- and how that can be both dangerous and beneficial.
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Little Authoritarians: The Closing of Young Minds - Association for Psychological Science

Little Authoritarians: The Closing of Young Minds - Association for Psychological Science | With My Right Brain | Scoop.it
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Feeling sleepy? Maybe your brain's too full

“ Feeling sleepy? Maybe your brain's too full – #Neuroscience – http://t.co/Pia7P492MN”;
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Frontiers | Sameness and the self: philosophical and psychological considerations | Frontiers in Perception Science

In this paper I examine the concept of cross-temporal personal identity (diachronicity). This particular form of identity has vexed theorists for centuries – e.g., how can a person maintain a belief in the sameness of self over time in the face of continual psychological and physical change? I first discuss various forms of the sameness relation and the criteria that justify their application. I then examine philosophical and psychological treatments of personal diachronicity (for example, Locke’s psychological connectedness theory; the role of episodic memory) and find each lacking on logical grounds, empirical grounds or both. I conclude that to achieve a successful resolution of the issue of the self as a temporal continuant we need to draw a sharp distinction between the feeling of the sameness of one’s self and the evidence marshaled in support of that feeling.
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Remembrance or revision? Brain study shows memory misleads

Remembrance or revision? Brain study shows memory misleads | With My Right Brain | Scoop.it
Memory can be altered by new experience, and isn't nearly as accurate as courtroom testimony might have us believe, a new study suggests.
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Anatomy of Lying

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"[Lying] is both a failure of understanding and an unwillingness to be understood."

"Ordinary language is an accretion of lies," Susan So
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Try Walking in My Shoes: Empathy and Portrayals of Mental Illness on Screen

Try Walking in My Shoes: Empathy and Portrayals of Mental Illness on Screen | With My Right Brain | Scoop.it

A key theme of the symposium is the emotion of empathy. Speakers are invited to examine the ways in which the viewer’s empathy is elicited (or not) by the portrayals of mental illness on screen. In addressing this theme, paper/workshop topics may include, but are not limited to:

 

A key theme of the symposium is the emotion 

of empathy. Speakers are invited to

examine the ways in which the

viewer’s empathy is elicited


•    The role of acting and performance in the portrayal of mental illness on screen
•    Conventions of genre and/or commercial considerations
•    Narrative and stylistic techniques eg. sound, music, mis-en-scene
•    The socio-historical context in which these portrayals are produced
•    Issues of stigma and stereotypes that are perpetuated and/or challenged by screen portrayals of mental illness
•    The relation between screen portrayals of mental illness and other forms of visual culture
•    The ways in which gender, sexuality, class or race impact upon the representation and/or interpretation of mental illness
•    The portrayal of psychiatry/psychology on screen
•    The impact of screen portrayals on the lived experience of mental illness


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Going through Hell: Belief in a punitive afterlife linked to lower well-being, study finds | PsyPost

Going through Hell: Belief in a punitive afterlife linked to lower well-being, study finds | PsyPost | With My Right Brain | Scoop.it
Those who believe some people face eternal torment in the afterlife tend to be less satisfied with life and less happy, according to a new study published in PLoS One.
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Bookmarks Olivier Schimpf

Bookmarks Olivier Schimpf | With My Right Brain | Scoop.it
Dan Ariely ”Big data is like teenage sex: everyone talks about it, nobody really knows how to do it, everyone thinks everyone else is doing it, so everyone claims they are doing it…” #BigData (Photo : Dan Ariely ”Big data is like teenage...
Emre Erdogan's insight:

Bugünlerde hep önümüze bir fırsat olarak sunulan "big data" meselesine Dan Ariely'den iyi bir açılım.

 

Kim nerede nasıl yapıyorsa bu işi, söylesin artık :) 

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Addiction: A Nonlinear Path to Recovery

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"Every addiction starts with a healthy intention," writes Alyssa Siegel. But the path to recovery is never the same.
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The essential moral self. [Cognition. 2014] - PubMed - NCBI

PubMed comprises more than 23 million citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals, and online books. Citations may include links to full-text content from PubMed Central and publisher web sites.
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The science behind fonts (and how they make you feel)

The science behind fonts (and how they make you feel) | With My Right Brain | Scoop.it

Very good read onMikael Cho is the co-founder of ooomf, a network that connects short-term software projects with handpicked developers and designers. Mikael writes about psychology, startups, and product ...


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Neil Gains's curator insight, February 7, 2014 9:25 PM

Very good read on the impact of fonts on usability and also on the emotional reaction of readers. Fonts can help build a brand's esSense just as other sensory touch points do.

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Our Brains Rewrite Our Memories, Putting Present In The Past

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“ That cherished memory from childhood may have been rewritten by your brain.”
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5 Common Mistakes Your Brain Makes Every Day

5 Common Mistakes Your Brain Makes Every Day | With My Right Brain | Scoop.it
Our brains are pretty amazing, but they can make a lot of mistakes that we are not even aware of. Sometimes these may have negative long-term consequences, but often they just mean a moment of misu...

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David McGavock's curator insight, February 7, 2014 10:23 AM

Some basic ways we misjudge situations and people. Good to remember as we go through day-day.

Karen Bowden's curator insight, February 10, 2014 10:23 AM

1. We trust our memories, even though they are often wrong.

2. We let our expectations decide what we're experiencing.

3. We feel losses more strongly than gains - which can lead to poor decision making.

4. We are highly prone to stereotyping people, even when we consciously try not to.

5. We are not great at predicting odds and probabilities, but we don't realize it.

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Your memory is no video camera: It edits the past with present experiences

Your memory is no video camera: It edits the past with present experiences | With My Right Brain | Scoop.it
Your memory is a wily time traveler, plucking fragments of the present and inserting them into the past, reports a new study. In terms of accuracy, it's no video camera. Rather, memory rewrites the past with current information, updating your recollections with new experiences to aid survival. Love at first sight, for example, is more likely a trick of your memory than a Hollywood-worthy moment.
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