Science Says This 5-Second Rule Will Make Your Brain Stop Procrastinating

By Thomas Koulopoulos Founder, Delphi Group@tkspeaks I've been meaning to write this column for some time. The reason I'm finally getting to it is because it's an excuse to avoid doing something else. Let's face it, few of us, if we're honest, wouldn't confess to occasionally procrastinating. Our lives are busy, with lots of competing priorities, so … Continue reading Science Says This 5-Second Rule Will Make Your Brain Stop Procrastinating

HOMO SAPIEN OR HOMO PROSPECTUS? By MARTIN E. P. SELIGMAN and JOHN TIERNEY MAY 19, 2017 We are misnamed. We call ourselves Homo sapiens, the “wise man,” but that’s more of a boast than a description. What makes us wise? What sets us apart from other animals? Various answers have been proposed — language, tools, cooperation, culture, tasting bad … Continue reading HOMO SAPIEN OR HOMO PROSPECTUS?

A New Spin on the Quantum Brain By Jennifer Ouellette November 2, 2016 A new theory explains how fragile quantum states may be able to exist for hours or even days in our warm, wet brain. Experiments should soon test the idea The mere mention of “quantum consciousness” makes most physicists cringe, as the phrase seems to evoke the vague, insipid … Continue reading A New Spin on the Quantum Brain

Your Dog Knows Exactly What You’re Saying By Carrie Arnold PUBLISHED AUGUST 30, 2016   It doesn't take a scientific study for dog owners to believe that their pets know what they're saying. (We cat owners are a little less certain.) But it’s not always clear exactly what Fido is paying attention to.   When we say “Good dog!” dogs hear both the words we … Continue reading Your Dog Knows Exactly What You’re Saying

MEMORY IS OFTEN NOT ACCURATE YOU HAVE NO IDEA WHAT HAPPENED by Maria Konnikova, 2/4/15 R. T. first heard about the Challenger explosion as she and her roommate sat watching television in their Emory University dorm room. A news flash came across the screen, shocking them both. R. T., visibly upset, raced upstairs to tell another friend the news. Then she called … Continue reading MEMORY IS OFTEN NOT ACCURATE

There’s No Such Thing as Free Will bt Stephen Cave There’s No Such Thing as Free Will But we’re better off believing in it anyway. For centuries, philosophers and theologians have almost unanimously held that civilization as we know it depends on a widespread belief in free will—and that losing this belief could be calamitous. Our codes of ethics, for example, assume … Continue reading There’s No Such Thing as Free Will

THE ENORMOUS POWER OF THE UNCONSCIOUS BRAIN   A lot of the things we do in everyday life don’t need to involve our conscious mind. In many cases, the more we use it, the less effective we become By Chris Baraniuk 16 March 2016 If you don’t think the act of stacking and shuffling a set of cups could boggle your … Continue reading THE ENORMOUS POWER OF THE UNCONSCIOUS BRAIN

Young Men Are Natural Fanatics by Joe Herbert, emeritus professor of neuroscience eat the University of Cambridge. Young men are particularly liable to become fanatics. Every dictator, every guru, every religious leader, knows this. Fanatics have an overwhelming sense of identity based on a cause (a religion) or a community (gang, team), and a tight and exclusive bond with … Continue reading Young Men Are Natural Fanatics