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The extended mind – how Google affects our memories

Three psychologists have found that when American students expect to have access to information in the future, they remember that information less well. But there’s a positive flipside: they’re also better at remembering where to find the information again.
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Reason Seen More as Weapon Than Path to Truth

Rationality evolved to win arguments, some scholars suggest, and flawed reasoning is itself an adaptation.
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Our natural leaning toward dogmatic thinking

Edwin Tanji points to some discussions on our natural leaning toward dogmatic thinking. Quoting Hugo Mercier & Dan Sperber: "People who have an opinion to defend don't really evaluate the arguments of their interlocutors in a search for genuine information, but rather consider them from the start as counterarguments to be rebutted"
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Is History Cyclical?

British philosopher John Gray told Big Think that boom times are deceptive because history is cyclical, rather than progressive.
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How the Internet Gets Inside Us

How the Internet Gets Inside Us | Curiously Human | Scoop.it
"What we live in is not the age of the extended mind but the age of the inverted self." Adam Gopnik on how the Internet gets inside us.
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Do You Believe In Free Will? Maybe You Should, Even If You Don't | Artful Choice | Big Think

Do You Believe In Free Will? Maybe You Should, Even If You Don't | Artful Choice | Big Think | Curiously Human | Scoop.it
Is free will real, or is just one of our happy illusions? As it turns out, the answer might not matter as much as our belief in the answer does.
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The extended mind – how Google affects our memories : Not Exactly Rocket Science

The extended mind – how Google affects our memories : Not Exactly Rocket Science | Curiously Human | Scoop.it
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Colin Firth Researching Political Attitudes in the Brain

Colin Firth Researching Political Attitudes in the Brain | Curiously Human | Scoop.it
Whenever making claims about the brain and political attitudes, tread with care. It’s easy to open yourself up to intense criticism from the scientific community, on anything from methodology to claims of causality. But if you’re Colin Firth, do you really care?
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Are Science and Religion Compatible?

George Church argues that the age-old divide between science and religion is solvable. "We can bring them together," he says, "but it requires less extreme views, or what would benefit from less extreme views."
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The Social Psychological Narrative — Or — What Is Social Psychology, Anyway? | Conversation | Edge

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Two is the magic number: a new science of creativity.

Two is the magic number: a new science of creativity. | Curiously Human | Scoop.it
This article introduces a series on creative pairs. You can read the second piece in the series, a look inside the Lennon/McCartney partnership, here.
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50 Internet Psychology Studies - PsyBlog

50 Internet Psychology Studies - PsyBlog | Curiously Human | Scoop.it
50 psychology studies reveal how people are using email, Facebook, Twitter, online dating and more.
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