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Facebook's Secret Psychological Experiment

SciShow News explains the science behind a psychological experiment performed on about seven hundred thousand Facebook users, although none of them knew that...
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Facebook has been doing experiments on users without them knowing? Despite being unethical, did the studies even prove anything concrete

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Olivia Perez's comment, November 15, 2014 12:23 AM
It is defiantly illegal not getting those users consent. But I am pretty sure Facebook has been doing this for years without those users, that they pick at random, knowing.
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A New Map of How We Think: Top Brain/Bottom Brain

A New Map of How We Think: Top Brain/Bottom Brain | Social sciences | Scoop.it
Forget dated ideas about the left and right hemispheres. New research provides a more nuanced view of how we plan our lives and experience the world. Which cognitive mode best describes you?

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We all know about how we have a left and right brain hemisphere, but not many people know about top down or bottom up processing.

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Ryan Kowalkowski's comment, November 12, 2014 10:45 AM
Very interesting. I've even heard stories of people who have the 2 halves of their brains separated, and one of their eyes can comprehend shapes and colors, and the other one can read, but neither can do both. Really cool stuff.
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Just Stop Thinking

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How athletes (and everyone else) can get “into the zone”

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Ever had trouble focusing during something important? Find out how to break that habit

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Luis Valdes's curator insight, November 7, 2014 1:19 PM

A follow-up to my blog this morning re:  LeBron James.  http://peakperformancetheblog.blogspot.com.  Enjoy.

Emma Porcaro's comment, November 17, 2014 10:53 AM
Great article to read about. As sometimes I do have trouble focusing sometimes.
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The New Rules of Relationships | Psychology Today

The New Rules of Relationships | Psychology Today | Social sciences | Scoop.it
Kindness counts, but fun is at least as important. By Hara Estroff Marano...
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What makes the perfect relationship? Find out from the point of view of those who study the mind and how it works

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Curious about mental coaching? Just ask Tom Brady

Curious about mental coaching? Just ask Tom Brady | Social sciences | Scoop.it
The body is ready. Is your mind?

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Tom Brady help to explain how mental preparation is just as important as physical.

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claire jessica kessler's comment, November 12, 2014 10:45 AM
This is so interesting and I totally agree. Nice video!
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Bilingualism may delay dementia - IOL Lifestyle | IOL.co.za

Bilingualism may delay dementia - IOL Lifestyle | IOL.co.za | Social sciences | Scoop.it

London - Speaking a second language may delay dementia by up to five years – more than powerful drugs, researchers say.

A study suggests being bilingual exercises the mind, so it has greater reserves when disease takes hold.

But there are no additional advantages to speaking any more than two languages, according to the study in the journal Neurology.

It was carried out by researchers from the University of Edinburgh and Nizam’s Institute of Medical Sciences in Hyderabad, India.


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Being able to speak more than one language increases the plasticity of your brain therefore delaying the onset of dementia! who wouldn't want that?

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Charles Tiayon's curator insight, November 21, 2013 7:01 AM

London - Speaking a second language may delay dementia by up to five years – more than powerful drugs, researchers say.

A study suggests being bilingual exercises the mind, so it has greater reserves when disease takes hold.

But there are no additional advantages to speaking any more than two languages, according to the study in the journal Neurology.

It was carried out by researchers from the University of Edinburgh and Nizam’s Institute of Medical Sciences in Hyderabad, India.