Thinking Clearly and Analytically
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Thinking Clearly and Analytically
Insights on Logical Thinking for Leaders -- with a Puzzling Perspective
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Beyond the Far Cliffs - Thinking Clearly

Beyond the Far Cliffs - Thinking Clearly | Thinking Clearly and Analytically | Scoop.it

"All the problems of the world could be settled easily if men were only willing to think. The trouble is that men very often resort to all sorts of devices in order not to think, because thinking is such hard work."   (Thomas Watson, IBM)

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The items on this topic are related to thinking and information on brain research.  The items posted are frequently directly related to one of my most popular management training programs -- Thinking Clearly and Analytically.  

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Physical exercise doesn't slow down dementia once it appears, study shows

Physical exercise doesn't slow down dementia once it appears, study shows | Thinking Clearly and Analytically | Scoop.it
___ Exercise 'doesn't slow' progression of dementia (NHS Choices): "A trial in which people with dementia took part in a moderately intense exercise programme for 4 months found their mental decline did not slow and may even have worsened faster than in people who did not take part in the programme...While...
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Have a Kindle? Order The Guide to Brain Fitness at a sharp discount and help fight Alzheimer's Disease

Have a Kindle? Order The  Guide to Brain Fitness at a sharp discount and help fight Alzheimer's Disease | Thinking Clearly and Analytically | Scoop.it
As you probably know September is World Alzheimer's Month, and we'd like to help improve public knowledge about brain health and Alzheimer's risk factors by...
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Are Digital Devices Altering Our Brains?

Are Digital Devices Altering Our Brains? | Thinking Clearly and Analytically | Scoop.it
Scientific American is the essential guide to the most awe-inspiring advances in science and technology, explaining how they change our understanding of the world and shape our lives.
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Why focusing on the present only is bad for business

Why focusing on the present only is bad for business | Thinking Clearly and Analytically | Scoop.it
Mindfulness is being aware that the mind is thinking in the past, present, or future. It allows you to distinguish where your attention is in the moment.
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Sleep Science: In the Era of Screens, Rest is Crucial

Sleep Science: In the Era of Screens, Rest is Crucial | Thinking Clearly and Analytically | Scoop.it
Our floodlit society has made sleep deprivation a lifestyle. But we know more than ever about how we rest—and how it keeps us healthy.
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How reading rewires your brain for more intelligence and empathy

How reading rewires your brain for more intelligence and empathy | Thinking Clearly and Analytically | Scoop.it
Get lost in a good book. Time and again, reading has been shown to make us healthier, smarter, and more empathic.
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Perspective: How brain training games could help patients with Huntington's disease

-- Lia Koltyrina/Shutterstock In the search for new treatments, science often focuses on medication first.But drugs aren't the only way to fight illness,...
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‘My brain feels like it’s been punched’: the intolerable rise of perfectionism

‘My brain feels like it’s been punched’: the intolerable rise of perfectionism | Thinking Clearly and Analytically | Scoop.it
The pursuit of perfection, taken to extremes, can lead to OCD and depression – and the number of students reporting the problem has jumped by 33% since 1989
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Why It's So Hard to Junk Bad Decisions--Edging Closer to Understanding "Sunk Cost"

Why It's So Hard to Junk Bad Decisions--Edging Closer to Understanding "Sunk Cost" | Thinking Clearly and Analytically | Scoop.it
Scientific American is the essential guide to the most awe-inspiring advances in science and technology, explaining how they change our understanding of the world and shape our lives.
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Why the Future of Brain Enhancement and Mental Health is Digital and Pervasive

Why the Future of Brain Enhancement and Mental Health is Digital and Pervasive | Thinking Clearly and Analytically | Scoop.it
Why the Future of Brain Enhancement and Mental Health is Digital and Pervasive from SharpBrains ___ It was a great pleasure to share latest data and insights...
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Leading for the long term 

Leading for the long term  | Thinking Clearly and Analytically | Scoop.it
Successful CEOs combine winning strategies with compelling stories and constructive engagement with shareholders.
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How Perceptive Are You? Not Everyone Is the Same

How Perceptive Are You? Not Everyone Is the Same | Thinking Clearly and Analytically | Scoop.it
Scientific American is the essential guide to the most awe-inspiring advances in science and technology, explaining how they change our understanding of the world and shape our lives.
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Study: Only 5% of US children ages 8–11 follow screen time, sleep and exercise guidelines recommended for brain development

Study: Only 5% of US children ages 8–11 follow screen time, sleep and exercise guidelines recommended for brain development | Thinking Clearly and Analytically | Scoop.it
___ Limiting children's screen time linked to better cognition, study says (CNN): "Limiting kids' recreational screen time to less than two hours a day, along...
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Cognitive training, diet, exercise, and vascular management seen to improve cognition even in people with genetic predisposition for dementia (APOE e4)

Cognitive training, diet, exercise, and vascular management seen to improve cognition even in people with genetic predisposition for dementia (APOE e4) | Thinking Clearly and Analytically | Scoop.it
___ How do genetics impact early intervention for dementia?(Medical News Bulletin): "Cardiovascular and neurological diseases, such as dementia, have been...
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Lifelong Learning in Unexpected Places

Lifelong Learning in Unexpected Places | Thinking Clearly and Analytically | Scoop.it
Perspective can be the difference between seeing a burden or an opportunity...
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Rebus -- Wuzzles Logical Thinking Puzzles

Rebus -- Wuzzles Logical Thinking Puzzles | Thinking Clearly and Analytically | Scoop.it

A little bit of trivia but a lot more opportunity to focus on logical thinking techniques.  This appears to be a great set of puzzles.

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Study: Brain training games could be used to assess cognitive abilities, replace the Mini-Mental State Exam (MMSE)

Study: Brain training games could be used to assess cognitive abilities, replace the Mini-Mental State Exam (MMSE) | Thinking Clearly and Analytically | Scoop.it
___ The Use of Mobile Games to Assess Cognitive Function of Elderly with and without Cognitive Impairment (Journal of Alzheimer's Disease): Abstract: In the...
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The neuroscience of pessimism: Why some people always focus on the negative

Are you a glass half full or a glass half empty kind of person? Some people inherently focus on the negative when faced with a decision-making situation and new research from a team of MIT neuroscientists has identified exactly what region of the brain may be inducing these pessimistic decisions.
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Why Technology Dominates Our Lives

Why Technology Dominates Our Lives | Thinking Clearly and Analytically | Scoop.it

We have unwittingly accepted the paradigm that technology comes first, with people relegated to doing the actions that the machines cannot do. This requires people to act like machines, ever ready to take over when things go wrong.“We are serving the wrong masters.”

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Smaller Plates Don't Make Meals Look Bigger When You're Hungry

Smaller Plates Don't Make Meals Look Bigger When You're Hungry | Thinking Clearly and Analytically | Scoop.it
The Delboeuf illusion won’t help you trick yourself into eating smaller portions when you feel hungry...
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The Fallacy of Obviousness 

The Fallacy of Obviousness  | Thinking Clearly and Analytically | Scoop.it
A new interpretation of a classic psychology experiment will change your view of perception, judgment – even human nature
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From Angry Birds to brain mapping: The Gamification of Neuroscience

From Angry Birds to brain mapping: The Gamification of Neuroscience | Thinking Clearly and Analytically | Scoop.it
Mouse Retinal Neurons (Type 25), per EyeWire Museum ___ A Quarter Million Gamers Helped Build This Incredibly Detailed Map of the Brain (SingularityHub): "In...
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We’re all getting dumber, says science

We’re all getting dumber, says science | Thinking Clearly and Analytically | Scoop.it
They found that scores declined by an average of seven points per generation, a reversal of the so-called “Flynn effect” where IQ was seen to be rising during the first part of the 20th century.
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The Problem with "Learning Styles"

The Problem with "Learning Styles" | Thinking Clearly and Analytically | Scoop.it
Just because a notion is popular, however, doesn’t make it true. A recent review of the scientific literature on learning styles found scant evidence to clearly support the idea that outcomes are best when instructional techniques align with individuals’ learning styles. In fact, there are several studies that contradict this belief. It is clear that people have a strong sense of their own learning preferences (e.g., visual, kinesthetic, intuitive), but it is less clear that these preferences matter.
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