These psychological tendencies explain why an onslaught of facts won’t necessarily change anyone’s mind.
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Cognitive shortcuts help you efficiently move through a complicated world. But they come with an unwelcome side effect: Facts aren’t necessarily enough to change your mind.
Our sense of self depends on understanding how others think about the world.
How does the brain distinguish between the “self” and the “other”? A new study gives a clue.
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Scientists have developed a robotic arm with knowledge of its physical form – a very basic sense of self.
If you develop an awareness of how you feel you are more likely to be able to change negative thinking patterns.
A quirky quiz probably isn’t going to tell you much about your innermost essence.
Few can resist an assessment that promises to reveal your hidden, true self. But new research suggests that people mistakenly believe difficult to answer questions offer deep insights.
Who’s that? Understanding it’s them in the mirror offers toddlers another sense of perspective.
Children start to demonstrate self-awareness as they approach their second birthday – and it helps them to learn.
Our sense of self is grounded in our memories, but recalling these details is harder for people with autism.
Men and women experience autism differently, which shows something revealing about where autistic characteristics may come from.
We’re all individuals.
It is generally thought that science helps good ideas triumph over bad. But one old and oft-refuted idea that questions why we are who we are, and do what we do, refuses to die.
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Just where in the brain is our ‘ego’?
Brains are physical organs, but also the seat of something essential about us.
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New technologies bring questions that have belonged to the abstract realm of philosophers into concrete focus. Why do medical interventions in the brain feel different than those elsewhere in the body?
There might still be more art than science in raising healthy children, but science can be useful.
Here are five scientific studies from the last 12 months with simple tips for raising healthy children.
Students no longer have the time for self-discovery.
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The pursuit to get into the best colleges has taken out the joy of learning from students’ lives.