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TED: Roger Stein: A bold new way to fund drug research - Roger Stein (2013)

Believe it or not, about 20 years' worth of potentially life-saving drugs are sitting in labs right now, untested. Why? Because they can't get the funding to go to trials; the financial risk is too high.

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Reading Pain in a Human Face

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Researchers have found that a computer is much better than people are at telling the difference between real and faked pain, a discovery that may lead to methods to detect children’s pain and to treat depression.

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Scott Langston's curator insight, May 29, 2014 2:18 AM

AoKs/WoKs: Emotion, reason, intuition, human sciences, technology
KQs: To what extent is empathy based on emotion and intuition? How important is empathy is communications between individuals? Can we use computers to help us relate to each other more effectively?
Description: Researchers have found that a computer is much better than people are at telling the difference between real and faked pain, a discovery that may lead to methods to detect children’s pain and to treat depression.
Source: The New York Times

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The Psychology of Kindness in the Workplace | Stanford Graduate School of Business

The Psychology of Kindness in the Workplace | Stanford Graduate School of Business | inspiration,innovation | Scoop.it

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Scott Langston's curator insight, June 17, 2013 11:09 PM

It's always cool to see solid research backing up common sense...

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Music Lessons Combat Poverty's Effect on the Brain

Music Lessons Combat Poverty's Effect on the Brain | inspiration,innovation | Scoop.it
Music lessons may help close the socioeconomic gap in reading ability

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Scott Langston's curator insight, June 11, 2014 2:50 AM

Brain plasticity and the Arts