Do Your Ultras Make You Smarter?

Do Your Ultras Make You Smarter?

02/01/2013  |  No Comments

How much do those we surround ourselves with affect our intelligence? That's what Ap Dijksterhuis and Ad van Knippenberg, professors at... more..

Canonical Neurons: The Main Idea

Canonical Neurons: The Main Idea

01/28/2013  |  1 Comment

A class of neurons—called canonical neurons—fires when we reach for an apple. Canonical neurons also fire at the mere sight of an... more..

The Astonishing Hypothesis

The Astonishing Hypothesis

01/25/2013  |  No Comments

That's the name given by DNA-discoverer Francis Crick to the idea that (as V.S. Ramachandran writes) "our conscious experience and... more..

What's Missing In The Empathic Civilization?

What’s Missing In The Empathic Civilization?

01/16/2013  |  No Comments

Well...you are. But first, what is The Empathic Civilization? It's a book by economist Jeremy Rifkin and also a YouTube video... more..

The Empathic Brain

The Empathic Brain

01/12/2013  |  No Comments

That's the title of an exciting new book by Christian Keysers. Keysers was part of a vanguard team studying mirror... more..

Forerunners

Forerunners

01/12/2013  |  No Comments

Abraham Maslow (above, creator of Maslow's hierarchy of needs) and Carl Rogers helped found humanistic psychology in the 1960s. The... more..

Word Clouds

Word Clouds

01/07/2013  |  No Comments

The great thing about word clouds? In a glance, you see what was really on an author's mind. It might not be... more..

Mirror Mirror

Mirror Mirror

01/06/2013  |  No Comments

When we see, we do (just like monkeys). When we hear, we learn to speak. And when others feel (whether sadness,... more..

Why Info Maps?

Why Info Maps?

12/28/2012  |  No Comments

Most maps show what we already see (the physical world, Minneapolis, the trail). Info maps show us what we don't... more..