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Casting a Spell: The Political and Religious Cook Book of Persuasion

A cerebral automatism, related to the learning process, gives people the propensity to line up to majority opinion even when it contradicts evidence.  Here’s an example: 1,546 more words

Mind Matters

Do you have INSOMNIA... The "Blue Light" from your computer disrupts your Melatonin... :(

We all need to pay attention to how much time we spend on the computer before bedtime… it is wreaking havoc on our sleep… which affects obesity, heart disease, diabetes and cancer… 238 more words


Posit Science: Tips for Brain Health - yoga, cinnamon, good sleep - NOT over-sleeping, good gut microbes,

Good tips for brain health from Posit Science blog:  Dr Oz has promoted cinnamon for alertness and weight loss for several years… and we love to hear that yoga is getting more attention as a BRAIN BOOSTER!   457 more words

Business Productivity

NeuWrite Reads: "Lock In" by John Scalzi

Editor’s Note: This is the first in an occasional series where NeuWriters review fiction and nonfiction books about the brain.

A few weeks ago I wrote a post about… 1,483 more words


Should Graduate Students Meditate?

By: Caitlin Millett, 3rd year PhD candidate in the Neuroscience Graduate Program

“Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all.”
― Aristotle…

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The Neuroscience of In-group Bias

Racism and in-group favoritism is prevalent in our society and has been studied in Social Psychology for a long time. Recently it has become possible to investigate the… 201 more words


Who me?

Imagine you are a young woman, feeling relieved that finally, at 3am, you are done with your shift at Ev’s Eleventh Hour Sports Bar in Queens, New York.   1,125 more words