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Irrationality is predictable. We need to release "rational man" assumption.
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Cognitive Bias: Why Neurotic People Make This Real Estate Choice More - Science 2.0

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Phys.Org Cognitive Bias: Why Neurotic People Make This Real Estate Choice More Science 2.0 A paper in the Journal of Behavioral and Experimental Economics finds that personality traits are strong indicators of real-estate decisions.
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Feeling Unmotivated? It Could Be Your Boss. - Big Think (blog)

Feeling Unmotivated? It Could Be Your Boss. - Big Think (blog) | With My Right Brain | Scoop.it
Scientists concluded that forty percent of our motivation to be proactive is derived from our genes and sixty percent is derived from environmental circumstances.
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Real Estate Decisions Reflect Personality - PsychCentral.com (blog)

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New research suggests personality traits strongly influence real estate choices. For example, if you are conscientious person, a fixed-rate mortgage would fit the bill.
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Empathy Divided against Itself: Hurt by rioting? Tough luck, says the Left; you’re not the real victim here.

Empathy Divided against Itself: Hurt by rioting? Tough luck, says the Left; you’re not the real victim here. | With My Right Brain | Scoop.it
“Empathy is at the heart of progressive thought,” according to George Lakoff, the linguist best known for authoring Don’t Think of an Elephant. He argued in 2009 that empathy is “the capacity to care, to feel what others feel, to understand what others are facing and what their lives are like.”Some progressives, however, practice a highly selective form of empathy. Writing for Time magazine after a Missouri grand jury’s decision not to indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of Michael Brown, Darlena Cunha asked, “In such a case, is rioting so wrong?” No, she quickly concluded. Rioting is merely “the legitimate frustration, sorrow, and pain of the marginalized voices . . . spilling out into our streets.” Cunha invoked, as an encouraging precedent, the 1992 Rodney King riots in Los Angeles, never mentioning the 53 people killed during that riot, much less empathizing with them and their families.”By William Voegeli
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Low social status decreases the neural salience of unfairness. - PubMed - NCBI

Front Behav Neurosci. 2014 Nov 20;8:402. eCollection 2014.
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A New Basis in the Brain for Democracy, Law, and Science

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The diametric mind implies that the path to truth is adversarial.
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Nonconscious activation of placebo and nocebo pain responses

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The dominant theories of human placebo effects rely on a notion that consciously perceptible cues, such as verbal information or distinct stimuli in classical conditioning, provide signals that activate placebo effects. However, growing evidence suggest that behavior can be triggered by stimuli presented outside of conscious awareness. Here, we performed two experiments in which the responses to thermal pain stimuli were assessed. The first experiment assessed whether a conditioning paradigm, using clearly visible cues for high and low pain, could induce placebo and nocebo responses. The second experiment, in a separate group of subjects, assessed whether conditioned placebo and nocebo responses could be triggered in response to nonconscious (masked) exposures to the same cues. A total of 40 healthy volunteers (24 female, mean age 23 y) were investigated in a laboratory setting. Participants rated each pain stimulus on a numeric response scale, ranging from 0 = no pain to 100 = worst imaginable pain. Significant placebo and nocebo effects were found in both experiment 1 (using clearly visible stimuli) and experiment 2 (using nonconscious stimuli), indicating that the mechanisms responsible for placebo and nocebo effects can operate without conscious awareness of the triggering cues. This is a unique experimental verification of the influence of nonconscious conditioned stimuli on placebo/nocebo effects and the results challenge the exclusive role of awareness and conscious cognitions in placebo responses.

 

 


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How To Use Music To Boost Athletic Performance — PsyBlog

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Research reveals which types of music improve which types of athletic performance. 
Listening to jazz can improve your performance on the putting green, according to a new study. And jazz is not the only music that’s been linked to athletic performance, as one of the study’s authors Dr. Ali Boolani explains: “Other research has shown that country music improves batting, rap music improves jump shots and running is improved by any up-tempo music. But the benefit of music in fine motor control situations was relatively unknown. Hopefully, this is the first step in answering this question.”
In the small experiment, 20 good golfers tried five different putts while listening to one of the following types of music:


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Seasonal affective disorder: Why the short days of winter make you depressed

It's not the cold. It's the darkness.
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High heels may enhance a man’s instinct to be helpful

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French study is the first to investigate the effect of a woman’s shoe heels on men’s behavior New York | Heidelberg, 19 November 2014 If it’s help
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Static network structure can stabilize human cooperation

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Eğer ağ "istikrarlı" ise, işbirliği eğilimi artıyormuş. Putnam'ın aşırı coğrafi hareketliliğin sosyal sermaye birikimine zarar verdiği önermesinin matematiksel kanıtı... Meraklısına....

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The Psychological Advantage of Unfalsifiability: The Appeal of Unte... - PubMed - NCBI

The Psychological Advantage of Unfalsifiability: The Appeal of Unte... - PubMed - NCBI | With My Right Brain | Scoop.it
J Pers Soc Psychol. 2014 Nov 17. [Epub ahead of print]
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How to Be Efficient: Dan Ariely’s 6 New Secrets...

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It’s hard to be efficient. Sometimes it feels like the world doesn’t make any sense. Sometimes youdon’t make any sense. And sometimes it feels like…
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The Top 4 Lessons in Behavioral Economics From Dilbert

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Believe it or not, you can learn a lot from fiction. Some might say that’s because fiction often imitates real life. Of course, that doesn’t necessarily help explain why some of the silliest comic strips have lessons embedded in them.
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Use Behavioral Economics to Achieve Wellness Goals

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What to read next The C-Level Job for Everyone: Reducing Complexity Has the Recession Made Your Life Simpler? Sleep-Deprived People Are More Likely to Cheat Behavioral economics Use Behavioral Economi...
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Bütün anılar kurgudur aslında

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Psychologist Elizabeth Loftus studies memories. More precisely, she studies false memories, when people either remember things that didn't happen or remember them differently from the way they really were.
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"I Think Therefore I Am" - Who Am I, Then?! | SciTech Connect

"I Think Therefore I Am" - Who Am I, Then?! | SciTech Connect | With My Right Brain | Scoop.it
Cogito ergo sum – I think, therefore I am. Krishnagopal Dharani uncovers the mind-matter imbroglio in this article.
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Prehistoric conflict hastened human brain's capacity for collaboration, study says | neuroscientistnews.com

Prehistoric conflict hastened human brain's capacity for collaboration, study says | neuroscientistnews.com | With My Right Brain | Scoop.it
Warfare not only hastened human technological progress and vast social and political changes, but may have greatly contributed to the evolutionary emergence of humans' high intelligence and ability to work together toward common goals, according to...
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Music’s Amazing Effect on Long-Term Memory and Mental Abilities In General

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The fascinating effect of music on people’s cognitive abilities.

Professional musicians show superior long-term memory compared with non-musicians, a new study finds.

Their brains are also capable of much faster neural responses in key areas of the brain related to decision-making, memory and attention.

The results were presented at the Society for Neuroscience annual meeting in Washington, DC (Schaeffer et al., 2014).

Professional musicians show superior long-term memory compared with non-musicians, a new study finds.


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Music is a brain treat 

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Implications of behavioural economics for financial literacy and public policy

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This paper summarizes and highlights different methodological approaches to behavioural economics in the context of the conventional economic wisdom and the implications of these different methodological approaches for financial literacy, related institutional change, and public policy. Conventional economics predicts no substantive improvement from improvements to financial literacy. The errors and biases approach to behavioural economics suggests limited improvements to decision making from financial education as errors and biases are largely hardwired in the brain. Government and expert intervention affecting individual choice behaviour is recommended. The evidence suggests that the bounded rationality approach to behavioural economics, with its focus on smart decision makers and the importance institutional and environment constraints on decision making, is the most promising lense through which to analyse financial decision making. From this perspective, financial decision making can be improved by providing decision makers with better quality information presented in a non-complex fashion, an institutional environment conducive to good decisions, an incentive structure that internalize externalities involved in financial decision making, and financial education that will facilitate making the best use of the information at hand within a specific decision-making environment.


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Electric shock study suggests we'd rather hurt ourselves than others

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Volunteers are willing to endure pain for profit, but tend to spare other people
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Everything Is a Meme

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n the years preceding the financial crisis of 2008, certain key phrases appeared over and again in the public discourse on investing.

One that stands out in my mind is that home prices in the United States haven’t declined nationally since the Great Depression. The phrase appeared in television commentary by pundits, statements by Federal Reserve officials, in analyst reports, and in private conversations with Wall Street analysts.

I discovered the phrase yet again when studying securities ranging from housing stocks like KB Home (KBH), to large international banks like Citigroup (C), to government-sponsored entities like Fannie Mae, to mortgage companies like Countrywide Financial, to insurer and major credit default swap underwriter AIG.

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Separate neural representations for physical pain and social reject... - PubMed - NCBI

Nat Commun. 2014 Nov 17;5:5380. doi: 10.1038/ncomms6380.
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Neuroscience of Taste: Chef's Creations Delight the Senses

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Whether it's a smell that reminds you of your mother's holiday apple pie, or the taste of an oyster that evokes the sights and sounds of the ocean, chef Bryan Voltaggio's cooking aims to transport people to a much-loved place or evoke a fond memory.
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