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The Mind-Expanding Ideas of Andy Clark

The Mind-Expanding Ideas of Andy Clark | Mind and Emotion | Scoop.it
Larissa MacFarquhar on the philosopher and cognitive scientist who believes that the tools we use to help us think may be what makes human thought special.
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Why do babies love iPhones?

Why do babies love iPhones? | Mind and Emotion | Scoop.it
It's because iInfants understand what other humans are drawn to, and they copy their behavior and learn from it.
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Opinion | Happiness Is Other People

Opinion | Happiness Is Other People | Mind and Emotion | Scoop.it
The solitary journey toward contentment is a self-help truism that isn’t really true.
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Why Facts Don’t Change Our Minds

Why Facts Don’t Change Our Minds | Mind and Emotion | Scoop.it
New discoveries about the human mind show the limitations of reason.
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How Walking in Nature Changes the Brain

How Walking in Nature Changes the Brain | Mind and Emotion | Scoop.it
A walk in the park may soothe the mind and, in the process, change the workings of our brains in ways that improve our mental health.
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The Running Conversation in Your Head

The Running Conversation in Your Head | Mind and Emotion | Scoop.it
What a close study of "inner speech" reveals about why humans talk to themselves.
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Mental Illness Is Not a Horror Show

Mental Illness Is Not a Horror Show | Mind and Emotion | Scoop.it
I was unnerved to discover I was someone else’s idea of a ghoul or a zombie.
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How Author Photos Change the Way We Read

How Author Photos Change the Way We Read | Mind and Emotion | Scoop.it
It is something of an irony that the most well-known photograph of Virginia Woolf, captured by George Beresford in 1902, was taken well before she had composed
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What is brain plasticity and why is it so important?

What is brain plasticity and why is it so important? | Mind and Emotion | Scoop.it
Without the ability to rewire itself, the brain wouldn't be able to grow or recover from injury.
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How to Tell the Future With Books

How to Tell the Future With Books | Mind and Emotion | Scoop.it
Seven years ago, my friend Stavros moved to Barcelona because of a book he found on the street. Of course, the story isn’t really that simple. His student visa
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Why So Many Smart People Aren’t Happy

Why So Many Smart People Aren’t Happy | Mind and Emotion | Scoop.it
It’s a paradox: Shouldn’t the most accomplished be well equipped to make choices that maximize life satisfaction?
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The Impostors' Survival Guide - BBC Radio 4

The Impostors' Survival Guide - BBC Radio 4 | Mind and Emotion | Scoop.it
Oliver Burkeman explores the frequent human experience of feeling like a fraud.
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Writer's block? Happiness research says this could be the key to creativity

Writer's block? Happiness research says this could be the key to creativity | Mind and Emotion | Scoop.it
Happiness research shows that being too busy is the biggest obstacle to creativity.
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The beginning of silent reading changed Westerners' interior life

The beginning of silent reading changed Westerners' interior life | Mind and Emotion | Scoop.it
A short history of our relationship with reading alone.
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Fantastic Beasts and How to Rank Them

Fantastic Beasts and How to Rank Them | Mind and Emotion | Scoop.it
The relative plausibility of impossible beings tells you a lot about how the mind works.
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The Museum of You Does Not Have a Gift Shop

The Museum of You Does Not Have a Gift Shop | Mind and Emotion | Scoop.it
At some point in each life, a massive wave of objects — diaries, photos, letters, clothes, perhaps a piano — breaks over us.
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Secrets of the Creative Brain

Secrets of the Creative Brain | Mind and Emotion | Scoop.it
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.
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When Awe-Struck, We Feel Both Smaller and Larger

When Awe-Struck, We Feel Both Smaller and Larger | Mind and Emotion | Scoop.it
Research on the feeling of awe shows that while we feel less egotistical, we have a greater sense of well-being, Alison Gopnik says.
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How You Can Find the Good in a Nasty Election Cycle

You can turn election stress into courage and compassion, says Kelly McGonigal. Here's how.
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Why We're Sometimes Kind Without Reason

Why We're Sometimes Kind Without Reason | Mind and Emotion | Scoop.it
Our brains are constantly, subtly being primed in fascinating ways by our physical surroundings.
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This is How Literary Fiction Teaches Us to Be Human

This is How Literary Fiction Teaches Us to Be Human | Mind and Emotion | Scoop.it
Think about every bully you can remember, whether from fiction or real life. What do they all have in common?
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The pleasure of poetic pattern - David Silverstein

The pleasure of poetic pattern - David Silverstein | Mind and Emotion | Scoop.it
Humans are creatures of rhythm and repetition. From our breath to our gait: rhythm is central to our experience, and often brings us pleasure. We can find pleasure in the rhythm of a song, or eve
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The Glossary of Happiness - The New Yorker

The Glossary of Happiness - The New Yorker | Mind and Emotion | Scoop.it
Emily Anthes reports on the Positive Lexicography Project, an attempt by the positive psychologist Tim Lomas to catalogue foreign terms for happiness.
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Why film directors consult psychologists, Radio 4 in Four - BBC Radio 4

Why film directors consult psychologists, Radio 4 in Four - BBC Radio 4 | Mind and Emotion | Scoop.it
Professor Dacher Keltner explains how he advised on the Pixar animation Inside Out.
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