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Increasing Empathy | Psychology Today

November 28, 2013

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The world abounds with conflicts, from international clashes all the way down to domestic disputes. One valuable method for resolving disputes is empathy—getting a better emotional understanding of other people. A new technique for mapping emotional values has potential for increasing empathy by helping people to grasp their own values as well as those of […]

How Memory Works

November 25, 2013

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Which professions have the most psychopaths? – The Week

November 21, 2013

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Psychopathy is a personality disorder that has been variously described as characterized by shallow emotions (in particular reduced fear), stress tolerance, lacking empathy, coldheartedness, lacking guilt, egocentricity, superficial character, manipulativeness, irresponsibility, impulsivity, and antisocial behaviors such as parasitic lifestyle and criminality. So which professions (other than ax murderer) have the most psychopaths? What about the […]

Language and Your Brain

November 18, 2013

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Seeing Pictures of Home Can Make It Harder To Speak a Foreign Language | Surprising Science

November 18, 2013

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If you’ve ever attempted to move to a foreign country and learn to speak the local language, you’re aware that successfully doing so is an enormous challenge. But in our age of widely distributed Wi-Fi hotspots, free Skype video calls from one hemisphere to another and favorite TV shows available anywhere in the world over the web, speaking […]

Eat, Smoke, Meditate: Why Your Brain Cares How You Cope – Forbes

November 8, 2013

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Most people do what they have to do to get through the day. Though this may sound dire, let’s face it, it’s the human condition. Given the number of people who are depressed or anxious, it’s not surprising that big pharma is doing as well as it is. But for millennia before we turned to […]

The Benefits of Bilingualism – NYTimes.com

November 6, 2013

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SPEAKING two languages rather than just one has obvious practical benefits in an increasingly globalized world. But in recent years, scientists have begun to show that the advantages of bilingualism are even more fundamental than being able to converse with a wider range of people. Being bilingual, it turns out, makes you smarter. It can […]