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The pen Is mightier than the phone: A case for writing things out | Fast Company

The pen Is  mightier than the phone: A case for writing things out | Fast Company | Interface | Scoop.it

"Writing things down, with your actual hands, is just plain better at getting you to remember and execute good ideas. Here's why."

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Bilingualism is like a mental gymnasium for the brain | Science 2.0

Bilingualism is like a mental gymnasium for the brain | Science 2.0 | Interface | Scoop.it

"Recent research indicates that bilingual speakers can outperform monolinguals in certain mental abilities, such as editing out irrelevant information and focusing on important information, said Judith Kroll, Distinguished Professor of Psychology..."

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Your morning routine is making you dull | TIME Ideas

Your morning routine is making you dull | TIME Ideas | Interface | Scoop.it

"As several recent studies highlight, the way most of us spend our mornings is exactly counter to the conditions that neuroscientists and cognitive psychologists tell us promote flexible, open-minded thinking."

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How Moms Talk Influences Children's Perspective-Taking Ability

How Moms Talk Influences Children's Perspective-Taking Ability | Interface | Scoop.it

Young children whose mothers talk with them more frequently and in more detail about people's thoughts and feelings tend to be better at taking another's perspective than other children of the same age.


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Brain-controlled Computer Tracks Attention : Discovery News

Brain-controlled Computer Tracks Attention : Discovery News | Interface | Scoop.it

"... it might be one more step in freeing us all from the tyranny of the mouse."

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Bigger Is Smarter: Overall, Not Relative, Brain Size Predicts Intelligence

Bigger Is Smarter: Overall, Not Relative, Brain Size Predicts Intelligence | Interface | Scoop.it

"When it comes to estimating the intelligence of various animal species, it may be as simple as measuring overall brain size. In fact, making corrections for a species' body size may be a mistake."

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Was Da Vinci was Mind Mapping? | Increasing Workplace Productivity

Was Da Vinci was Mind Mapping? | Increasing Workplace Productivity | Interface | Scoop.it

Which way was the old Leonardo taking notes? Learn modern concepts of organizing your thoughts and putting them down on paper.

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Being bilingual linked to longer life | Science 2.0

Being bilingual linked to longer life | Science 2.0 | Interface | Scoop.it

"Children who speak a second or third language may have an unexpected advantage later in life, a new Tel Aviv University study has found. Knowing and speaking many languages may protect the brain against the effects of aging."

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Turns out being drunk and sleepy can do wonders for your creativity | Lifehacker

Turns out being drunk and sleepy can do wonders for your creativity | Lifehacker | Interface | Scoop.it

"Common sense (and your irrational compulsion to, you know, keep your job) says drinking at work—or working when you're groggy—are bad news. But as Wired's Jonah Lehrer points out, recent studies reveal that being sleeping and/or drunk is great for creativity."

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Lumosity: "Reclaim your brain"

Lumosity: "Reclaim your brain" | Interface | Scoop.it

"Lumosity leverages cutting-edge neuroscience to create games and exercises that improve core cognitive abilities and enable users to remember more, think faster and perform better at work and school. We work closely with a Scientific Advisory Board of leading researchers from institutions such as Stanford and UCSF."

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The power of visual thinking - WIRED

The power of visual thinking - WIRED | Interface | Scoop.it

Clive Thompson writes about a neglected skill, which Dan Roam rediscovered and made popular again in his bestselling book "The Back of the Napkin." Now Roam, according to his book website, "is the founder and president of Digital Roam Inc., a management-consulting firm that uses visual thinking to solve complex problems for such clients as Google, Boeing, eBay, Microsoft, Wal-Mart, Wells Fargo, the U.S. Navy, and the United States Senate."

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'Matrix'-style effortless learning? Vision scientists demonstrate innovative method

'Matrix'-style effortless learning? Vision scientists demonstrate innovative method | Interface | Scoop.it

"It may be possible to use brain technology to learn to play a piano, reduce mental stress or hit a curve ball with little or no conscious effort, new research suggests. It's the kind of thing seen in Hollywood's 'Matrix' franchise."

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Why Doesn’t Size Matter…for The Brain?

Why Doesn’t Size Matter…for The Brain? | Interface | Scoop.it

Mark Changizi, director of Human Cognition at 2AI, offers some insights: "Behavioural complexity does not correlate with brain size. That's like bigger computers that don't do anything extra. What would be the point?"

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