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BBC - Future - The amazing fertility of the older mind
It’s never too late to learn – if you go about it in the right way.
bbc  learning  brain  neuroplasticity  cognition 
september 2017 by otlib
Non Cognitive Skills
An overview of what educators and psychologists call "non-cognitive" or "soft" skills...
skills  cognition  lifehacks  softskills  psychology  brain 
august 2017 by otlib
An app that helps you sleep, built on cognitive science, that takes counting sheep to the next level — Quartz
A cognitive scientist may have solved a familiar sleep riddle: If you struggle to fall asleep, you're likely to keep thinking about how you can't fall asleep, which makes it harder to fall asleep. So how do you stop thinking about your struggle to sleep? Luc Beaudoin of Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, Canada, has invented...
mind  twitter  sleep  brain  lifehacks  cognition  neuroscience 
may 2017 by otlib
How a Brain Researcher Discovered the Fountain of Youth in a 93-year-old Athlete | Runner's World
Olga Kotelko helped researchers discover just how beneficial exercise is for the brain.
age  brain  exercise  neuroscience  youth 
may 2017 by otlib
The Strange Persistence of First Languages - Nautlius - Pocket
Several years ago, my father died as he had done most things throughout his life: without preparation and without consulting anyone. He simply went to bed one night, yielded his brain to a monstrous blood clot, and was found the next morning lying amidst the sheets like his own stone monument.
language  reading  writing  childhood  learning  brain  nautilus  chech 
may 2017 by otlib
Breaking the Habit of Uncontrolled Thinking
On a recent episode of The Knowledge Project Podcast, I interviewed Naval Ravikant, an amazing polymath. While the conversation lasts over two hours and full of more wisdom than most of us will get…
angellist  investing  habits  psychology  motivation  brain  podcast  knowledge 
march 2017 by otlib
BBC - Future - The secret to living a meaningful life
Your ambitions to improve your life do not need to be confined by your personality.
bbc  psychology  bullshit  life  motivation  brain  personality 
february 2017 by otlib
The 6-Step Process To Train Your Brain To Focus | Fast Company | Business + Innovation
Do you feel like your attention span is shortening? Stretch and strengthen it with these steps.
brain  focus  worksmarter  Productivity  deep-work 
january 2017 by otlib
Negative Emotions Are Key to Well-Being - Scientific American
Feeling sad, mad, critical or otherwise awful? Surprise: negative emotions are essential for mental health
psychology  emotions  cognition  brain  health  scientificamerican 
november 2016 by otlib
Brain training exercises just make you better at brain training exercises – Research Digest
Psychologists just conducted the most comprehensive review of brain training games ever published. By Christian Jarrett
brain  exercise  Intelligence  neuroscience  learning 
october 2016 by otlib
True grit may be a false concept | Ars Technica
A meta-analysis of 88 studies on grit raises some questions about the concept.
truegrit  grit  motivation  science  neuroscience  psychology  brain  arstechnica 
june 2016 by otlib
How to Teach Students Grit - The Atlantic
In recent years, the idea that educators should be teaching kids qualities like grit and self-control has caught on. Successful strategies, though, are hard to come by.
mindset  feedly  instapaper  IFTTT  Pocket  parenting  Pedagogy  brain  neuroscience  motivation  theatlantic 
june 2016 by otlib
The Man Who Forgot Everything - The New Yorker
Neuroscientists describe Molaison as “arguably the single most important patient ever studied in neuropsychology.&#8221
memory  neuroscience  newyorker  brain 
january 2016 by otlib
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