A Harvard psychiatrist wrote to Obama to demand a psychiatric evaluation of Trump

 Posted by on 2016-12-24 at 19:19  donald trump, medical, mental health, mental illness, psychology, Reblog, trump  Comments Off on A Harvard psychiatrist wrote to Obama to demand a psychiatric evaluation of Trump
Dec 242016
 

Donald Trump’s erratic behavior—from his petulant response to Saturday Night Live’s depiction of him to his erratic diplomatic calls—is hardly typical of a president.

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Head Games: The NFL’s $100 Million initiative is not going to help brain injury — it’s a PR stunt

 Posted by on 2016-09-18 at 10:53  brain, football, health, nfl, psychology, Reblog, science, sports  Comments Off on Head Games: The NFL’s $100 Million initiative is not going to help brain injury — it’s a PR stunt
Sep 182016
 

Earlier this week, he announced that the league would spend $100 million to research head injuries and develop new technology. One hundred million dollars is a lot of money. But a little context might help to put this largesse into perspective.

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Netflix Could Pay For Itself By Sparing Your Kids 150 Hours Of Ads A Year

 Posted by on 2016-09-06 at 11:10  advertising, health, kids, network, parenting, psychology, Reblog, streaming video  Comments Off on Netflix Could Pay For Itself By Sparing Your Kids 150 Hours Of Ads A Year
Sep 062016
 

If you have kids, Netflix could pay for itself many times over in a year. And not because you can plunk your offspring down in front of that cartoon they never seem to get bored with. No, the streaming video service could pay for itself in real money saved.

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On Finding Your Purpose: An Extraordinary Letter by Hunter S. Thompson

 Posted by on 2016-08-29 at 14:39  hunter s thompson, life, philosophy, productivity, psychology, purpose, Reblog  Comments Off on On Finding Your Purpose: An Extraordinary Letter by Hunter S. Thompson
Aug 292016
 

In April of 1958, a 22 year-old Hunter S. Thompson wrote a letter on the meaning of life when asked by a friend for advice. What makes his response all the more profound is the fact that at the time, the world had no idea that he would become one of the most important writers of the 20th century.

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A man who lives without 90% of his brain is challenging our concept of ‘consciousness’

 Posted by on 2016-07-13 at 15:22  brain, health, neuroscience, psychology, Reblog, science  Comments Off on A man who lives without 90% of his brain is challenging our concept of ‘consciousness’
Jul 132016
 


Despite decades of research, our understanding of consciousness – being aware of one’s existence – is still pretty thin. We know that it’s somehow based in the brain, but then how can someone lose the majority of their neurons and still be aware of themselves and their surroundings?

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Poverty Can Alter Your DNA So You’re At Greater Risk For Depression

 Posted by on 2016-06-06 at 22:25  brain, depression, dna, genetics, health, poverty, psychology, Reblog, science  Comments Off on Poverty Can Alter Your DNA So You’re At Greater Risk For Depression
Jun 062016
 

Being poor is about more than just finances. A growing body of research has shown for awhile that the cycle of poverty is also psychological—and physiological. Having no money makes people stressed, which changes their outlook on life and how they make decisions.

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How Your Brain Learns to Ride the Subway

 Posted by on 2016-05-19 at 00:55  ai, artificial intelligence, brain, machine learning, neuroscience, psychology, Reblog, science  Comments Off on How Your Brain Learns to Ride the Subway
May 192016
 

The brain is a fantastic but finite machine. That is, the brain can be bogged down like an other computer when pushed to its limits. But some large part of what makes the brain marvelous is how it deals with those limits, e.g.

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