Monthly Archives: April 2018

Children’s Rights

Children are young human beings. Some children are very young human beings. As human beings children evidently have a certain moral status. There are things that should not be done to them for the simple reason that they are human. … Continue reading

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When Kids Have Structure for Thinking, Better Learning Emerges

“When we have a rich meta-strategic base for our thinking, that helps us to be more independent learners,” said Project Zero senior research associate Ron Ritchhart at a Learning and the Brain conference. “If we don’t have those strategies, if … Continue reading

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Infants ask for help when they know they don’t know

Although many animals have been shown to monitor their own uncertainty, only humans seem to have the ability to explicitly communicate their uncertainty to others. It remains unknown whether this ability is present early in development, or whether it only … Continue reading

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Why Musicians Learn New Words Better?

Word learning is a part of human faculty and is dependent upon two processes that are a result of activity coming from the posterior superior temporal (pST) and inferior parietal (IP) brain regions toward the prefrontal cortex (dorsal stream) and … Continue reading

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How Consciousness emerged in Humans

… this week’s essay, which is the answer to that great biological question of how we humans became fully conscious. This is an especially significant question when we consider that other animals haven’t been able to develop a fully conscious mind. … Continue reading

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Population Structure Promotes the Evolution of Intuitive Cooperation and Inhibits Deliberation

Spatial structure is one of the most studied mechanisms in evolutionary game theory. Here, we explore the consequences of spatial structure for a question which has received considerable empirical and theoretical attention in recent years, but has not yet been … Continue reading

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The Hungry Ego – On our self-obsessed culture

Modern neuroscience has confronted us with a strange truth that is almost impossible to accept: we don’t exist. The concept of an ‘I’ that rides around in the head and is one coherent and fluid essence has been proven biologically … Continue reading

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Having an Audience May Help You Perform Better

According to researchers, when people are aware they are being observed, brain areas associated with social awareness and reward activate a part of the brain that affects motor control, helping them to perform better at skilled tasks. Often people think … Continue reading

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Creativity is a State of Mind and Can be Trained

Trained pianists have higher levels of brain wave synchronization when improvising pieces of music, a new study reveals. As an undergraduate student at York University, Joel Lopata was studying film production and jazz performance when a discrepancy became apparent. “I … Continue reading

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It’s Time to Bury the Idea of the Lone Genius Innovator

When Alexander Fleming, a brilliant but sometimes careless scientist, returned to his lab after a summer holiday, in 1928, he found his work ruined. The bacteria cultures he had been growing were contaminated by fungus. As it grew, it killed … Continue reading

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