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Novel Finding: Reading Literary Fiction Improves Empathy

How important is reading fiction in socializing school children? Researchers at The New School in New York City have found evidence that literary fiction improves a reader’s capacity to...
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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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Great news: The New York Times acknowledges that (as clearly documented for 10+ years) Exercise and Brain Training are BOTH crucial for Lifelong Brain Fitness

Great news: The New York Times acknowledges that (as clearly documented for 10+ years) Exercise and Brain Training are BOTH crucial for Lifelong Brain Fitness | Thinking Clearly and Analytically | Scoop.it
Exercise May Enhance the Effects of Brain Training (The New York Times): "..an interesting new study published in the Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience suggests
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Survey: Parents view Exercise as more effective than Prescription Medications to treat children with ADHD

Survey: Parents view Exercise as more effective than Prescription Medications to treat children with ADHD | Thinking Clearly and Analytically | Scoop.it
Consider how research support for ADHD treatments are typically established. The ‘gold-standard’ approach would be a randomized-controlled trial in which children with ADHD are randomly…
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Studies suggest we better train the mind as we train the body: with cross-training and in good company

Studies suggest we better train the mind as we train the body: with cross-training and in good company | Thinking Clearly and Analytically | Scoop.it
______________________________________________ Different meditation types train distinct parts of your brain (New Scientist): "We are used to hearing that
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Challenge your mind with this logic brain teaser: Which direction is the bus going?

Challenge your mind with this logic brain teaser: Which direction is the bus going? | Thinking Clearly and Analytically | Scoop.it
_______________ Can you see the bus above? Assuming it is moving forward, in which direction do you think it's traveling, right or left? Please try answering
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Really? Really. How Our Brains Figure Out What Words Mean Based On How They’re Said

Really? Really. How Our Brains Figure Out What Words Mean Based On How They’re Said | Thinking Clearly and Analytically | Scoop.it
Scientists have identified the brain cells that detect pitch changes in speech, allowing us to understand whether someone is asking a question or making a
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Successful leaders are intensely curious

Successful leaders are intensely curious | Thinking Clearly and Analytically | Scoop.it
Successful leaders are intensely curious. Instead of giving quick answers, they ask great questions.
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This Is The Link Between Employee Motivation And Their Manager’s Mental State

This Is The Link Between Employee Motivation And Their Manager’s Mental State | Thinking Clearly and Analytically | Scoop.it
Effective leaders don’t have to be charismatic, but a certain mind-set is required.
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10 predictions about the AI revolution

10 predictions about the AI revolution | Thinking Clearly and Analytically | Scoop.it
One of the world's foremost authorities on artificial intelligence lays out how he thinks society will change over the next 30 years as the technology becomes commonplace.
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These are issues that could clearly impact many organizations' strategic objectives and key characteristics
 
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What skills will the future generation of workers need?

What skills will the future generation of workers need? | Thinking Clearly and Analytically | Scoop.it
The skills required by workers in the future will be very different to those of today, a new report predicts, as well as warning we need to ensure schoolkids of today learn the necessary skills for tomorrow.
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Beware of the Logical Thinking Process apparent simplicity

Beware of the Logical Thinking Process apparent simplicity | Thinking Clearly and Analytically | Scoop.it
It happens often with methods and tools that look simple: people giving it a try think they master the subject when in reality they more or less failed with their trial. It is not different with the Logical Thinking Process. The Current Reality Tree is maybe one of the logic trees the most attractive to…
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This Simple Logic Puzzle Will Show You How Illogical You Are!

This Simple Logic Puzzle Will Show You How Illogical You Are! | Thinking Clearly and Analytically | Scoop.it
Please note: Only 10% of people answer correctly on the first try. You are shown a set of four cards. Each card has a number on one side, and a color on the other side. We would like to test the tr…
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Change Your Thinking, Improve Your Results - Daniel Burrus

Change Your Thinking, Improve Your Results - Daniel Burrus | Thinking Clearly and Analytically | Scoop.it
Every successful company and organization inevitably must confront a key question: Is what got us to where we are today helping us to move forward, ... Read More »
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2017 SharpBrains Virtual Summit: Brain Enhancement in the Digital Age

2017 SharpBrains Virtual Summit: Brain Enhancement in the Digital Age | Thinking Clearly and Analytically | Scoop.it
Eventbrite - SharpBrains presents 2017 SharpBrains Virtual Summit: Brain Enhancement in the Digital Age - Tuesday, December 5, 2017 | Thursday, December 7, 2017 - Find event and ticket information.
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The SharpBrains Guide to Brain Fitness: How to Optimize Brain Health and Performance at Any Age 

The SharpBrains Guide to Brain Fitness: How to Optimize Brain Health and Performance at Any Age  | Thinking Clearly and Analytically | Scoop.it
Quote shared via Kindle: "Your brain is your most precious asset, and it is wise to invest in it accordingly."
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How Seeing and Using Gestures Make Ideas More Memorable

How Seeing and Using Gestures Make Ideas More Memorable | Thinking Clearly and Analytically | Scoop.it
Whether it’s reading, math or science, we absorb ideas better when we apply some body language.
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Since Your Brain Constantly Compares You With Everyone Else, Try This 

Since Your Brain Constantly Compares You With Everyone Else, Try This  | Thinking Clearly and Analytically | Scoop.it

Your brain is a comparison engine. In every new situation, it automatically rifles through your memory of every other situation you’ve encountered in the past. It swiftly finds one or a few that are similar to the current scenario, then uses that information to figure out what to do next. Most of the time, you do this without you ever realizing it.

 

Sometimes this cognitive reflex works to your advantage, and sometimes it doesn’t. But since it’s always happening anyway, you might as well make it work for you more often than against you–at least as best you can. Here’s how.


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Social comparisons sometimes make us feel better and sometimes don’t. Here’s how to use that tendency to actually get better.

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When you compare yourself to someone better than you on a dimension, that’s called an “upward social comparison”; when you compare yourself to someone you consider worse off on a given dimension, it’s “a downward social comparison.” So while these comparisons can be useful (in both directions) for figuring out where you stand, they can make you miserable, too. If you’re always making upward social comparisons and find yourself lacking something, you may start feeling bad about how you measure up.

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SharpBrains Announces new Brainnovations Pitch Contest and ‘Sharp Tank’ to promote Brain Health & Enhancement in the Digital Age

SharpBrains Announces new Brainnovations Pitch Contest and ‘Sharp Tank’ to promote Brain Health & Enhancement in the Digital Age | Thinking Clearly and Analytically | Scoop.it
-- Judging Panel for the Brainnovations Pitch Contest In order to spark innovative collaborations between brain scientists, technologists and entrepreneurs
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Logical and Critical Thinking: A Free Online Course 

Logical and Critical Thinking: A Free Online Course  | Thinking Clearly and Analytically | Scoop.it
We use our critical and logical thinking skills all the time to assess, evaluate and make decisions about what to believe or how to proceed - even for the
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What You’re Missing Out On When You Speed Read

What You’re Missing Out On When You Speed Read | Thinking Clearly and Analytically | Scoop.it
I’ve always had a love for comic books. Reading the stories of the X-Men, Wolverine, Captain America, and Daredevil brought me to a whole new world. The world of comics brought stories alive like I’d never seen before. Pages splashed with colors and beautiful images. Those images showing movement and energy. Words and pictures melded together […]
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Power Doesn’t Just Corrupt, It Can Rewire Your Brain

Power Doesn’t Just Corrupt, It Can Rewire Your Brain | Thinking Clearly and Analytically | Scoop.it
Now, a growing body of scientific research is providing evidence of why this is so: power actually alters the brains of those who wield it.
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28 Critical Thinking Question Stems For Any Content Area -

28 Critical Thinking Question Stems For Any Content Area - | Thinking Clearly and Analytically | Scoop.it
Critical thinking isn’t a skill, nor is it content knowledge or even evidence of understanding. While it involves and requires these ideas, critical thinking is also very much a state of mind — a willingness and tendency to sit with an idea and ‘struggle wonderfully’ with it.

In critical thinking, there is no conclusion; it is constant interaction with changing circumstances and new knowledge that allows for broader vision which allows for new evidence which starts the process over again. Critical thinking has at its core raw emotion and tone. Intent.
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Inversion: The Crucial Thinking Skill Nobody Ever Taught You

Inversion: The Crucial Thinking Skill Nobody Ever Taught You | Thinking Clearly and Analytically | Scoop.it
One of the best ways to solve problems in life is to use the mental model of inversion. Read this article to learn how to become a better thinker today.
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Your Conference Room Is An Idea Killer

Your Conference Room Is An Idea Killer | Thinking Clearly and Analytically | Scoop.it
“Let’s get a conference room; I will send out the invites.” As I sat on the call and thought of going to this meeting and dreading the thought of it, I am asking why, why, why… Useless real estate The
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In some ways I wish the title hadn't included the word "Killer" but seeing that it does, it has to be noted. Conference rooms don't kill ideas, people kill ideas! I've been in many meetings where someone, often a key leader, killed more than just ideas -- but I've also been in conference rooms where ideas and collaboration flourished!

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Beware of the Logical Thinking Process apparent simplicity

Beware of the Logical Thinking Process apparent simplicity | Thinking Clearly and Analytically | Scoop.it
It happens often with methods and tools that look simple: people giving it a try think they master the subject when in reality they more or less failed with their trial. It is not different with the Logical Thinking Process.The Current Realit
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This combo may trigger memory loss in Alzheimer's - Futurity

This combo may trigger memory loss in Alzheimer's - Futurity | Thinking Clearly and Analytically | Scoop.it
On their own, amyloids don't seem to explain the memory and learning declines linked to Alzheimer’s disease. New research suggests a second factor.

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Joel Barker's curator insight, June 1, 5:23 PM

Surprising new pathway to Alzheimer's from this research.  JB