Where we would be without our brains? But think about it. How do they work?
Our brains have two ways of thinking and making decisions: fast and slow.
Teaching deaf babies sign language improves the success of cochlear implants – and also safeguards their long-term physical and mental health.
A global pandemic is anxiety-provoking for most people. But modifying the way you perceive the situation can set you up to deal with it more effectively.
Language can express some of the results of our thinking, but it’s not the thinking itself.
We are in a battle for our minds. And it isn’t clear we will win.
Plants clearly lack brains but does all intelligence have to look like our own?
The aim was to understand intense social problems that accompany people’s medical problems.
We need to accept the incomplete nature of our knowledge, question and adopt alternative views.
Thinking about philanthropy in a more complex way may help donors do more good.
Should you go with your gut when hiring an employee or making another decision on the job? The research suggests that in most cases, probably not.
Thinking isn’t just about grey matter. It can develop from counting your pinkies too.
If you’ve ever felt confused then you’re not alone. But knowing how to deal with confusion can help us to learn new things.
Artificial intelligence gives us machines that can beat humans at games such as chess and go. How long before we see AI surpass human intelligence?
How often have you been urged to use common sense during an argument or a debate? The problem is, common sense is an unreliable indicator of truth.
As machines get ever more complex as we strive to make them complete more complex tasks, it’s time to ask again: will they ever be able to think? But what is thinking anyway?
Problem solving requires so much brain power that there can be no room left for remembering simple rules.
How can we make the most of the “why?” years and develop our children into effective inquirers and critical thinkers?
Sensory information comes into the system, and we initiate actions in response. Quantifying how quickly that happens is tricky – especially since our own perceptions of the timing aren’t quite right.
What you make of the federal budget will be based on quick judgement rather than any careful analysis. And that’s just the way politicians like it.