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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How to solve complex problems (by not focusing on them)

How to solve complex problems (by not focusing on them) | Thinking Clearly and Analytically | Scoop.it
The Zeigarnik effect can do something stunning when we scatter our attention and let our mind wander.
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Brain Teaser: Ready to stimulate those neurons in your temporal lobes?

Brain Teaser: Ready to stimulate those neurons in your temporal lobes? | Thinking Clearly and Analytically | Scoop.it
___ Language is processed in the temporal lobes, on the sides of your brain, next to you temples.Different areas in the temporal lobes (mostly on the left...
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How 'Dungeons & Dragons' Primes Students for Interdisciplinary Learning, Including STEM  

How 'Dungeons & Dragons' Primes Students for Interdisciplinary Learning, Including STEM   | Thinking Clearly and Analytically | Scoop.it
Although Dungeons and Dragons is known more for its creative play and storytelling, science understanding, geography and math skills are weaved into the po...
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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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How do you respond to unfamiliar music?

How do you respond to unfamiliar music? | Thinking Clearly and Analytically | Scoop.it
Music seems to be a social glue.Think of how love songs enhance our romantic feelings, how marching bands intensify our affinity for the home team, or how huge rock concerts make us feel one with …...
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Study: One-week brain training can increase cognitive flexibility and reduce OCD symptoms

Study: One-week brain training can increase cognitive flexibility and reduce OCD symptoms | Thinking Clearly and Analytically | Scoop.it
___ OCD symptoms could be reduced with 'brain-training' app, study says (UPI): "People with obsessive compulsive disorder could manage their symptoms, including...
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Bend your brain with the best optical illusions of 2018

Bend your brain with the best optical illusions of 2018 | Thinking Clearly and Analytically | Scoop.it
The mysteries of human perception are endlessly fascinating. For over a decade the Neural Correlate Society has been running an annual competition celebrating the best new perceptual illusions, and the 2018 winners are sure to short-circuit your brain … in the best possible way.
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How to Help Kids Manage Sleep, Schoolwork and Screens | MindShift 

How to Help Kids Manage Sleep, Schoolwork and Screens | MindShift  | Thinking Clearly and Analytically | Scoop.it
When parents assume capacity and expect responsibility from their kids, navigating tough spots can go more smoothly....
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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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