Deciphering how the brain learns is crucial to knowing ourselves. Through neuroscience, we have found an amazing surprise: neurons which fire through mimicry! These are the mirror neurons, and their true nature is still clouded in mystery.
The right to a healthy environment predates governments and constitutions. Today's generation has a responsibility to preserve the environment for generations to come.
Why do people pass along fake news stories on the internet? What is debunking and prebunking? What cognitive and emotional processes are at work? Learn how to help stop this ongoing problem from a trained rehabilitation counselor.
Craig Price had an ideal childhood. He was raised by blue-collar parents, received good grades in school, and had a passion for sports. When he hit puberty, something changed and he began acting out and committed petty crimes. Before age 16, so many lives will change, and none for the better.
The delectable Cornish pasty has a long history. Did you know that there are rules which must be obeyed to ensure that a pasty bearing the description of Cornish is worthy of the name?
The British Honours System can look confusing. Here's some clarification about the M.B.E, O.B.E. and C.B.E.
This article discusses the bicameral conference committee—its definition, how it is constituted and what its functions are.
Which term best describes rewarding successive approximations of a target behavior? This article looks at shaping and how it works to modify behavior, including examples of shaping and how it's done.
Psychopaths are known for being manipulative and exploitative. According to research, they have the ability to detect vulnerability in others based on the way they walk. This fuels their exploitative skills and helps psychopathic criminals pick their victims.
A prominent cognitive scientist invites you to take a proverbial "red pill" and explore his theory of "conscious realism." But be warned—you may never see the world in the same way again.
Texas Government Code 607 is the state's presumptive law for first responders. The law protects first responders from untoward actions by local governments. This article briefly examines its history, intent, and future.
Have humans evolved to fear spiders or is arachnophobia a learned, condition response due to experience or the influences of pop culture in certain societies? Find out in this exploration of behavioral studies and evolutionary biology theories.
It is often said that women are better communicators than men. Women are also considered to be much more in touch with their emotions and able to express them better than their male counterparts. However, could it be both groups are equally good communicators, except their messaging is different?
Dunbar’s number was created by a British anthropologist to define how many friends an individual can reasonably have. This article examines the idea of friendship, the science behind it and the number of real friends people can have in the age of social media.
This article discusses how psychopathic traits could be beneficial in a corporate setting for business and capitalism.
History recorded the fall of the Berlin Wall as the symbolic ending of the Cold War. But did the Cold War end? Was it merely on ice as a wounded Russia licked her wounds and recharged? We can see Russia’s creeping influence in the Central European arena and in the events of the 2016 US election.
Meditation has not always been readily available in the West, yet in recent decades it has become popular and accessible both in lay and religious circles. The scientific community has caught up and research on meditation has been growing steadily since the end of the 20th century.
Now referred to as new religious movements (NRM), cults are tight-knit groups often led by a charismatic leader who claims to be everything from God on Earth to the Messiah who will save humanity. Cult followers are often abused mentally and sexually as well as exploited for their labor.
Just what does the House of Representatives do? Let's take a closer look at the lower house of the Philippine Congress.
Described in "The Silva Gadelicia", there is an obscure musical instrument, favoured by the Aos Sí and master musicians of Ireland past. With various descriptions, what actually was it? In this article, I attempt to find out.
The treatment of mental illness has undergone an astonishing transformation since ancient times. During the Renaissance mental illness was thought to be from demonic possession. The Age of Enlightenment ushered in the humane treatment of the mentally ill. Where are we today? Also, new videos added.
What does machine learning and evolution have in common? More than you may realize...
Our ability to judge people's characters is not as objective as we think; the human brain possesses primitive, limbic circuits, and our opinions are based entirely on the way that people speak to us and make us feel. Use this to your advantage, and anyone you meet will love you and want to help you.
Shoes are an incredibly prominent aspect of fashion, culture, and personal style. But did you know that shoes have meanings even beyond those everyday interpretations? Learn how to interpret dreams of shoes, as well as some of the religious, cultural, and historical significance of shoes.
Gross Domestic Product is the standard measure of how well or poorly an economy is doing. Some economists say it’s a false indicator.
There are many tests for measuring intelligence. They mostly measure your ability to solve and think through problems. Ultimately, IQ scores are used for educational placement and evaluating job applicants. This article is about an alternative method of viewing intelligence. New videos included.
Linen fibers are natural fibers that have a long history. In this article, you will know a brief history of flax, the microstructure of flax fiber, physical and chemical properties, flax industry, its uses and how to care for linen fabrics.