Our brains our dominated by magical thinking. Futurity.org – Adults, more than kids, rely on the supernatural “The findings show supernatural explanations for topics of core concern to humans are pervasive across cultures. If anything, in both industrialized and developing countries, supernatural explanations are frequently endorsed more often among adults than younger children.”
Affluent people less likely to reach out to others in times of chaos, study suggests Aug. 30, 2012 Crises are said to bring people closer together. But a new study from UC Berkeley suggests that while the have-nots reach out to one another in times of trouble, the wealthy are more apt to find comfort […]
Communicating science in the age of the internet by DEEVYBEE JULY 13, 2012 “…Those who use the internet to communicate science have learned that the traditional modes of academic communication are hopelessly ill-suited for drawing in a wider audience. TED talks have been a remarkably successful phenomenon, and are a million miles from the normal academic lecture: the ones I’ve […]
An Interview with Rita Z. Goldstein, Ph.D. …the motivation to procure drugs overpowers the drive to attain most other non-drug-related goals. In this model, we mapped the core clinical symptoms in drug addiction, including craving, or “drug wanting” to the brain mechanisms that underlie the ability to control behavior, especially in an drug-related) context. In […]
Ignorance and the Undertreatment of Addiction An Interview with Charles P. O’Brien, M.D., Ph.D. Vice Chair and Kenneth Appel Professor of Psychiatry University of Pennsylvania Member, Dana Alliance for Brain Initiatives Dana Foundation Grantee (2007-2009) Q: You have been studying addiction for more than 40 years, since before addiction was recognized by most to be […]
Magazine, Science, Science and Technology | The descent of Edward Wilsonby Richard Dawkins May 24, 2012 Evolutionary errors. JBS Haldane quipped that any Creator must have had “an inordinate fondness for beetles.” His insights prefigured modern genetic theory The Social Conquest of Earth By Edward O Wilson (WW Norton, £18.99, May) …I am not being funny […]
evidence suggests that the use of aggression for personal gain outside of the home is one predictor of partner abuse. Correspondingly, interpersonal aggression toward same-sex and opposite-sex conspecifics are highly correlated.
TERRY GOU, chairman of Foxconn, which has more than a million employees worldwide but is using a growing number of robots.
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