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Hate and Love

Now seems as good a time as any to share my ideas on hate and love. To start, I fully realize how I think of, and utilize, these 2 words are wrapped up in how I define them. 1,075 more words


Tali Sharot: The optimism bias


Tali Sharot is an associate professor of cognitive neuroscience in the department of Experimental Psychology at University College London.


Optimism bias is a tendency to overestimate the likelihood of good things happening to you, and underestimating bad things. 505 more words

Psychology Book Display: How Does My Brain Work?!

How Does My Brain Work?!

You don’t have to peruse personality quiz websites very long to know that people are fascinated by themselves. Everyone, at some point, asks vital questions about who they are, why they are that way, and how their brain works. 401 more words

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If you’ve forgotten the language of gratitude, you’ll never be on speaking terms with happiness.

Art by Liudmila Eremeeva

How does cooking lead to neuroscience?

I was making stew. I substitute turkey breast for beef to make it more heart healthy. I reduce the rosemary called for by the recipe. I like the smell of pine; the taste not so much. 403 more words


Why Automation is not a Glass Cage

Technology might be an ultimately uncontrollable manifestation of ego and hubris, if Westworld and Jurassic Park taught me anything (what was Michael Crichton’s problem with theme parks, anyway?). 1,624 more words



When is someone being negative versus when are they venting?

When are you being negative versus when you are noticing incongruities?

When do the two mix? 299 more words