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How “ought” exceeds but implies “can”

2017-09-11T03:00:15+00:00 September 11th, 2017|Categories: Ken, UpLoadedMe|

From John Turri: This paper tests a theory about the relationship between two important topics in moral philosophy and psychology. One topic is the function of normative language, specifically claims that one “ought” to do something. Do these claims function to describe moral responsibilities, encourage specific behavior, or both? The other topic is the relationship

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Neuroscience study uncovers how threatening information invades the working memory of anxious people

2017-09-09T10:34:36+00:00 September 9th, 2017|Categories: Ken, Psychology, UpLoadedMe|

Anxious people tend to perceive their world in a more threatening way. Now, a team of neuroscientists have shed new light on why the brains of anxious individuals tend to misallocate memory resources to process threat-related information. “Our findings may help explain the reasons why people continue to worry, ruminate, stay vigilant, or feel distressed

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Learning more about yourself could help you better understand others

2017-09-08T03:57:25+00:00 September 8th, 2017|Categories: Ken, Mind, UpLoadedMe|

The intervention used in this research was based on the Internal Family Systems model that sees an individual’s personality as made up of different sub-personalitiesBy guest blogger Marianne Cezza As social creatures, accurately recognising and understanding the mental states of others (their intentions, knowledge, beliefs, etc.) is crucial to our social bonds and interactions. In fact,

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Starting Therapy

2017-09-04T13:36:35+00:00 September 4th, 2017|Categories: Ken, UpLoadedMe|

This is the introduction to Starting Therapy: A Book For New Therapy Clients to be released November 13th. Most people enter therapy with a vague sense that it might be worthwhile. We meditate to become calm, we work out to gain strength and live longer. We all have a pretty good understanding of how things

A Guide To Virtual Reality For Web Developers

2017-09-04T07:54:36+00:00 September 4th, 2017|Categories: Ken, UpLoadedMe|

    Recently, there has been a proliferation of virtual reality (VR) web browsers and VR capabilities added to traditional browsers. In this article, we’ll look at the state of browsers in VR and the state of VR on the web via the WebVR APIs. The web community has experimented with VR before, with VRML,

Washing away your sins in the brain.

2017-09-04T03:00:17+00:00 September 4th, 2017|Categories: Ken, UpLoadedMe|

From Tang et al. The association between moral purity and physical cleanliness has been widely discussed recently. Studies found that moral threat initiates the need of physical cleanliness, but actual physical cleaning and priming of cleaning have inconsistent effects on subsequent attitudes and behaviors. Here, we used resting-state functional magnetic resonance imaging to explore the

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Why are some faces more attractive than others

2017-09-03T04:11:00+00:00 September 3rd, 2017|Categories: Ken, UpLoadedMe|

Think about the faces that you consider attractive- faces of the people in your life or perhaps of the celebrities you like. What is it about these faces that makes them attractive? What separates these faces from the ones you don’t find attractive?In this article, we’ll go over the different factors that influence the perception

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Here is why neuroscientists think you are a pervert

2017-09-01T12:02:38+00:00 September 1st, 2017|Categories: Ken, UpLoadedMe|

Are you a pervert? I believe you are. This statement might offend you. Perhaps you wonder what would compel me to say something like that about you, especially since we’ve never met. However, a voice deep down inside of you might wonder if I am right. Maybe that voice is telling you that thing you