13 January 2011

Excerpt from “Framing 101: How to Take Back Public Discourse”

From a book by cognitive linguist George Lakoff. In this chapter you’ll be introduced to the theory of giving your arguments and actual chance by choosing the right framing with a dose of Dare to Discipline, the Strict father model and progressive Nurturant parent models.

[via:Merlin Mann]

28 July 2009

Dan Ariely on irrational decision making

An important video for those of you who worship the illusions of choice and free will. More about the speaker. #

EDIT: another Ariely talk on cheating and stealing #.


17 January 2009

Bow, the grammatically correct chimpanzee

“Bow’s development shatters what everyone has believed so far about the cognitive abilities of chimpanzees.”

See also: Primate-Jobs Positions Available


1 December 2008

Creating false memories: exposure to misinformation induces memory distortion

From Scientific American September 1997, vol 277 #3, pages 70-75.

“The Author: Elizabeth F. Loftus is professor of psychology and adjunct professor of law at the University of Washington. She received her Ph.D. in psychology from Stanford University in 1970. Her research has focused on human memory, eyewitness testimony and courtroom procedure.”

[via:Give Me Something To Read]

27 June 2008

The Neuroscience of Illusion: How tricking the eye reveals the inner workings of the brain

By using examples in a slide show,

“…two neuroscientists who specialize in visual perception, … explain the scientific value of visual illusions.”

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