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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Background Music Might Stifle Creativity

Background Music Might Stifle Creativity | Thinking Clearly and Analytically | Scoop.it
A daily quick take on science.
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Interesting because my experience personally and talking to many professional performers suggests the opposite.

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Use Your Gut to Make Smart Business Decisions

Use Your Gut to Make Smart Business Decisions | Thinking Clearly and Analytically | Scoop.it
Decisive Intuition In a business world increasingly relying on data to make its biggest decisions, including hiring, growth, product development, and sales, international business consultant Rick Snyder calls upon business leaders to develop and follow intuitive intelligence as a powerful
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The Empty Brain

The Empty Brain | Thinking Clearly and Analytically | Scoop.it
Your brain does not process information, retrieve knowledge, or store memories. In short: Your brain is not a computer.
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Fascinating

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How to stop overthinking your decisions

How to stop overthinking your decisions | Thinking Clearly and Analytically | Scoop.it
If you obsess over decisions, try one of these strategies to stop ruminating and move on.
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Brain training seen as promising non-pharmacological method to enhance attention in healthy young adults

Brain training seen as promising non-pharmacological method to enhance attention in healthy young adults | Thinking Clearly and Analytically | Scoop.it
This brain training app may help you stay focused, says new study (CNN): "Our digital lives make concentration difficult...A group of Cambridge university...
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How Assessments Can Support, Not Just Measure, Student Learning 

How Assessments Can Support, Not Just Measure, Student Learning  | Thinking Clearly and Analytically | Scoop.it
Designed properly, tests can build student skills and offer the feedback they need.The Assessment for Learning Project is trying to help with a better und...
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Aerobic exercise–not diet or health education–seen to significantly improve executive functions among older sedentary adults

Aerobic exercise–not diet or health education–seen to significantly improve executive functions among older sedentary adults | Thinking Clearly and Analytically | Scoop.it
Aerobic Exercise May Be Key to Better Neurocognition (Psychology Today): "Duke University researchers recently reported that just six months of aerobic...
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Computers Determine States of Consciousness

Computers Determine States of Consciousness | 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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Five reasons to welcome Digital Mental Health innovations

Five reasons to welcome Digital Mental Health innovations | Thinking Clearly and Analytically | Scoop.it
___ Mapping out the Mental Health startup ecosystem (Medium): "Today, 1 in 5 people have a diagnosable mental illness, and 1 in 20 people have difficulty leading their everyday life due to mental i…...
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Moderate coffee consumption may promote brain health — and it’s not because of caffeine

Moderate coffee consumption may promote brain health — and it’s not because of caffeine | Thinking Clearly and Analytically | Scoop.it
How Coffee May Protect Brain Health: A New Study Suggests The Benefits Aren't Just From Caffeine (Forbes): "Coffee has been getting considerable attention for a growing list of health benefits, wit…...
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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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Our Brains Really Remember Some Pop Music

Our Brains Really Remember Some Pop Music | Thinking Clearly and Analytically | Scoop.it
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When a Generation Loves a Previous Musical Era: Millennials’ Recognition of 1960s-1990s Songs is Notable

When a Generation Loves a Previous Musical Era: Millennials’ Recognition of 1960s-1990s Songs is Notable | Thinking Clearly and Analytically | Scoop.it
Millennials’ recognition of songs from the 1960s through the 1990s is relatively stable over this 40-year period, a team of researchers has found.
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How Making Time for Mindfulness Helps Students 

How Making Time for Mindfulness Helps Students  | Thinking Clearly and Analytically | Scoop.it
A new study shows how mindfulness education in the classroom can reduce students' sense of stress and lengthen attention spans.
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Edutainment meets brain development…for good and for bad

Edutainment meets brain development…for good and for bad | Thinking Clearly and Analytically | Scoop.it
___ "In 1954, Walt Disney was the first to envision a new form of entertainment that melded traditional fun and education—a form that he dubbed "edutainment."...
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Self-driving cars will never be moral

Self-driving cars will never be moral | Thinking Clearly and Analytically | Scoop.it
If humans can’t make a moral decision in the split second before an unavoidable accident, why do we think robotic cars can?
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Fascinating from the  AI perspective but related to thinking clearly based on the "Trolley Problem."

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Does marijuana use cause schizophrenia? (unclear, but unlikely)

Does marijuana use cause schizophrenia? (unclear, but unlikely) | Thinking Clearly and Analytically | Scoop.it
Does Marijuana Use Cause Schizophrenia? (The New York Times): "... The concern is focused largely on the link between heavy usage and psychosis in young people.
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50 Growth Mindset Quotes 

50 Growth Mindset Quotes  | Thinking Clearly and Analytically | Scoop.it
Here are 50 of the best growth mindset quotes for kids and teachers to help encourage a positive learning environment in the classroom.

If you are a teacher, consider putting some of these quotes on the walls of your classroom for your students to read each day as a reminder that they should never give up on their goals.

Via Jim Lerman, John Evans
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8 ways to trick your brain into keeping your New Year's resolutions

8 ways to trick your brain into keeping your New Year's resolutions | Thinking Clearly and Analytically | Scoop.it
When setting a resolution, the dopaminergic reward systems of your brain become more active. The challenge is keeping that up over the long haul.
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Brain Teasers to Find the Right Candidates

Brain Teasers to Find the Right Candidates | Thinking Clearly and Analytically | Scoop.it
Logic-based interview puzzles are becoming increasingly popular in recruitment processes to help employers find the brightest candidates and gain insight
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On Mental Health and the advent of Digital Phenotyping

On Mental Health and the advent of Digital Phenotyping | Thinking Clearly and Analytically | Scoop.it
___ Building the Thermometer for Mental Health (The Dana Foundation): "Imagine that you visit your physician complaining of a fever and, rather than taking out a thermometer, they begin hovering th…...
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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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