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Aug 18, 16

I was walking to @theBBTArena and saw it spear a fish with its beak! A student was with me...they can vouch! #Nature

Aug 17, 16

Cognitive Offloading: How the Internet is Increasingly Taking Over Human Memory

Aug 12, 16

The Neuroethics Blog: The Ethics of Using Brain Stimulation to Enhance Learning in Children

Aug 08, 16

This may be the largest donation to the Clinton campaign and I'm sure if you should credit it to Letterman or Trump.

Aug 08, 16

NKU men's basketball adds to "one of the best mid-major recruiting classes" in the country:

  • Gallup reports a decline in the number of people calling themselves centrists or moderates
  • a set of beliefs about the proper order of society and how it can be achieved.
  • “a set of beliefs about the proper order of society and how it can be achieved.”

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Aug 04, 16

Republicans nominate dangerously insane person to lead America, then panic when he proves he's dangerously insane

  • The phrase is being used as shorthand by some prominent conservatives for a kind of closed-mindedness in the movement, a development they see as debasing modern conservatism’s proud intellectual history.

  • “All people are born alike - except Republicans and Democrats” (Groucho Marx)


  • different personality profiles
  • political ideology is related to differences in cognitive styles

  • Conservatives showed much stronger skin responses to negative images, compared with the positive ones. Liberals showed the opposite. And when the scientists turned to studying eye gaze or “attentional” patterns, they found that conservatives looked much more quickly at negative or threatening images, and spent more time fixating on them. Liberals, in contrast, were less quickly drawn to negative images — and spent more time looking at positive ones.
  • a powerful argument in favor of greater political tolerance and understanding

  • conservatives are, on average, more susceptible to fear than those who identify themselves as liberals.
  • greater conservatism was associated with increased volume of the right amygdala”
  • “greater liberalism was associated with increased gray matter volume in the anterior cingulate cortex” – a region in the brain that is believed to help people manage complexity

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  • Democrats more attuned to their emotions and those of others, while Republicans are more driven by fear and potential reward.
  • Both Democrats and Republicans exhibited similar levels of risk-taking
  • but different regions of their brains were activated during these decisions.

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Aug 01, 16

People, @brianstelter had a career moment today on CNN: his interview with Trump spox @JasonMillerinDC. This is it:

Aug 01, 16

Ryan issuing these mushy statements while continuing to support Trump is pure political and moral cowardice

Jul 30, 16

Neuroscience and Free Will: New study debunks Libet's interpretation via @A_Philos_Take #freewill #neuroscience

Jul 28, 16

Donald Trump: Moosbrugger for President — one of the best things I've read on the Donald

  • It deals with the benefits and dangers of treating and manipulating our minds.
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