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Your brain has a biological response to a good book
"Getting wrapped up in a good novel actually causes changes in your brain that can last for at least five days, according to new research."
-- MNN - Mother Nature Network
[undated - retr april 2016]
literature  mind 
22 hours ago by tometaxu
My Damn Mind | This American Life
579: My Damn Mind
FEB 12, 2016
The brain! It's powerful! We have the story of how one man's delusions lead him to a situation that's just as strange as the worst thoughts his mind is cooking up. That story's a collaboration with the New York Times. Our second story is about a man using the power of his own mind to deal with a problem.

Pictured: Alan Pean, with visible scar from a bullet wound. Photo by Chad Batka for The New York Times.
mind  podcast  this  american  life 
yesterday by sherbondy
Humans Can Still Do One Thing Better Than AI
Google’s AlphaGo computer may have bested a human in four out of five matches last month, but human beings still excel when it comes to intuitive leaps in problem solving. That’s the conclusion of a new paper in Nature by Danish scientists. Blending the two approaches yields the best of both worlds—a marriage of man and machine.
ai  philosophyofmind  philosophyofscience  psychology  brain  mind  machinelearning  research 
4 days ago by msszczep
Do You Suffer from Library Anxiety? | JSTOR Daily
According to Mellon, three general themes emerged: Students found their own library skills inadequate; they found their perceived shortcomings shameful; they feared seeking out help would only reveal their inadequacy.
library  research  psychology  mind 
6 days ago by msszczep
What Is The Opposite Of Deja Vu?
The opposite of deja vu is called Jamais vu. It’s a French word meaning “never seen”. It’s the feeling or experience that a person knows or recongnizes a situation, but that it still seems very unfamiliar or unknown. A common example of Jamais vu is when a person momentarily does not recognize a word, person, or place that they already know.

Bonus Fact: The feeling that something is on the tip of your tongue is called “Presque vu“. The term is also French and means “almost seen”. It is the sensation of being on the brink of an epiphany.
memory  psychology  words  mind  brain  language  word 
6 days ago by msszczep
Deep Learning Demystified
"It does sound expensive and complicated, but the value of understanding the value of deep learning is invaluable. Deep learning is what makes big data more than a buzzword. Machine learning and its deeper cousin are what will give you competitive insights into your customers and then allow you to turn that into drilled-down campaigns. Deep learning has a computer learning patterns and recognizing habits that take millions in market research at which to make educated guesses."
analysis  top  stories  ai  alphago  application  programming  interface  artificial  intelligence  big  data  classic  machine  learning  deep  mind  neural  network  gpu 
6 days ago by jonerp
Barnum Effect
The Barnum effect, also called the Forer effect, is the observation that individuals will give high accuracy ratings to descriptions of their personality that supposedly are tailored specifically for them, but are in fact vague and general enough to apply to a wide range of people. This effect can provide a partial explanation for the widespread acceptance of some beliefs and practices, such as astrology, fortune telling, graphology, aura reading and some types of personality tests.
barnumeffect  forereffect  psychology  manipulation  mind  astrology  fortunetelling  graphology  aurareading  wikipedia 
8 days ago by Frontrunner

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