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IBM unveils chips that mimic the human brain

Source: Computing.co.uk IBM has unveiled a new experimental computer chip that it says mimics the human brain in that it perceives, acts and even thinks. It terms the machines built with these chips “cognitive computers”, claiming that they are able … Continue reading

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The Psychology of Flow (in under 300 words)

PsyBlog spring.org.uk What is it like to be fully alive, right now, engaged with what you are doing? That’s the psychology of flow. When the happiness and creativity expert Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi was studying how painters work, he noticed an odd … Continue reading

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Raquel Welch: the ‘era of porn’ has ‘annihilated’ men

Kathleen Gilbert LifeSiteNews March 13, 2012 (LifeSiteNews.com) – As one of America’s most revered sex symbols, she might not be the first celebrity to jump to mind as a crusader against pornography. But Raquel Welch, who rose to icon status … Continue reading

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How to Overcome the Egocentric Bias

PsyBlog Most people are pretty bad at taking advice from others. People don’t mind hearing the advice, they just hate to take it.  This is one facet of what psychologists call the ‘egocentric bias’: the general rule that we think … Continue reading

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World’s Scariest Drug (Documentary Exclusive)

Ryan Duffy VBC.TV VICE’s Ryan Duffy went to Colombia to check out a strange and powerful drug called Scopolamine, also known as “The Devil’s Breath.” It’s a substance so intense that it renders a person incapable of exercising free will. … Continue reading

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Dopamine Agonists and Pathologic Behaviors

Kelley et al. PubMed Central The dopamine agonists ropinirole and pramipexole exhibit highly specific affinity for the cerebral dopamine D3 receptor. Use of these medications in Parkinson’s disease has been complicated by the emergence of pathologic behavioral patterns such as … Continue reading

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What “The Love Bridge” Tells Us About How Thoughts and Emotions Interact

PsyBlog Have you ever wondered why one person can speak in public without apparent nerves while another crumples under pressure? Or why one elite athlete can shake off their nerves to win Olympic gold while another chokes? Even with ample … Continue reading

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The Psychedelic Transhumanists

Before It’s News Transhumanism in a fortune cookie:  the familiar human world is just one point along a continuum of evolution, and we have an unprecedented capacity to participate in that process.  And yet, the future being as slippery as … Continue reading

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Canadian bioethicist asks, why have children?

Michael Cook BioEdge Is it good to have children? Most people would think so, but there is a range of views amongst utilitarian bioethicists. Rebecca Bennett, from the University of Manchester, believes that having children is just another irrational experience … Continue reading

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