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NEWS
  • How human cognition changes as we age

    by Jessica Formoso, Fox 5 News Click here to watch the newscast NEW YORK (FOX 5 NEWS) - Researchers at MIT conducted a study on how and when cognitive change occurs over a life span. They quizzed thousands of people ages 10 to 90. They tested their ability to do things like remember lists of words, recognize...
     Posted by: jlmatelski
  • COMMON GROUND: EMILY TALEN AND MARC BERMAN

    Dialogo, UChicago Social Sciences Sometimes a quick walk through nature helps relieve the stress of city life. But what exactly is nature? Why does it help? And how might cities be designed to give people a better experience in the first place? Those are questions being asked by faculty in the Division...
     Posted by: jlmatelski
  • Wisdom Research Forum 2017: Kathryn Schertz (video)

    A thought in the park: The influence of naturalness and low level visual features on expressed thought The following is a recorded presentation of Kathryn Schertz, Doctoral Student in the Environmental Neuroscience Lab from the University of Chicago at the University of Chicago Center for Practical Wisdom...
     Posted by: jlmatelski
  • The Benefits Of Learning a New Language and Being Bilingual

    by Kylie Hall, Teacher.org If you're like most people, your experience with learning a second language came in high school. You took French or Spanish because it was required of you. You learned a few random phrases like, "Where is the library?" and, "I don't speak French."...
     Posted by: jlmatelski
  • Women living in gender-equal countries show better cognitive performance later in life

    Association for Psychological Science Women's cognitive functioning past middle age may be affected by the degree of gender equality in the country they live in, according to new findings from Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science. "This research is a...
     Posted by: jlmatelski
  • Research examines impact of foreign language on risk perception, moral judgment

    by Andrew Bauld, UChicago News Researchers are only beginning to understand how a foreign language affects decision-making, with early findings coming in areas such as moral judgment and risk assessment. In a new article in Trends in Cognitive Sciences , scholars from the University of Chicago and the...
     Posted by: jlmatelski
  • Keynote Speaker Unpacks Mindfulness

    by Elizabeth Zhou, The Middlebury Campus What is mindfulness, and why does everyone keep talking about it? These two basic questions served as the focal point of this year’s Clifford Symposium, entitled “Fully Present: The Art and Science of Mindful Engagement.” Last Thursday, Sep. 22, the College hosted...
     Posted by: jlmatelski
  • TedMed Talk: Dilip Jeste on Seeking Wisdom in Graying Matter

    TedMed2016 Watch the latest TedMed2016 talk with Dr. Dilip Jeste as he answers the following questions: How do we define wisdom? Where in the brain is wisdom located? Does wisdom increase with aging and for what purpose? How can an aging brain allow for growth of wisdom? Dilip Jeste is a renowned geriatric...
     Posted by: jlmatelski
  • Research finds that wisdom is a matter of both heart and mind

    University of Waterloo News Release The fluctuations of your heartbeat may affect your wisdom, according to new research from the University of Waterloo. The study suggests that heart rate variation and thinking process work together to enable wise reasoning about complex social issues. The work by Igor...
     Posted by: jlmatelski
  • Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction Reduces Cognitive Deficits in Survivors of *** and Colorectal Cancers

    by Kathy Boltz, PhD, O ncology Nurse Advisor Participation in a mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) program yields robust and sustained improvement in cancer-related cognitive impairment. These findings were published in the Journal of Cancer Survivorship (doi:10.1007/s11764-015-0494-3). Cancer...
     Posted by: jlmatelski
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PUBLICATIONS
  • Siddhartha's Existential Crisis/Buddha's Resolution (2019)

    So, let us see through this story, Siddhartha as a person, like so many before and after him, who earnestly struggled to resolve some basic existential questions about life; our existence on this planet and the conditions that we are not only subject to, but we create ourselves. This earnest young man...
    (My publication) Posted by: rodger ricketts
  • Siddhartha's Existential Crisis and Buddha's Later Resolution (2019)

    So, let us see through this story, Siddhartha as a person, like so many before and after him, who earnestly struggled to resolve some basic existential questions about life; our existence on this planet and the conditions that we are not only subject to, but we create ourselves. This earnest young man...
    (My publication) Posted by: rodger ricketts
  • Subject and Object: Explorations how we construct meaning and language (2019)

    “We experience ourselves and the world as subject and object only through conceptualization and language. This dualism, however, is only mental and not real. Mind produces this subject-object dualism. The subjectivity of our mind affects our perceptions of the world that is held to be objective by natural...
    (My publication) Posted by: rodger ricketts
  • Is Objectification the Problem? (2018)

    Is Objectification the Problem? Since the beginning of the second-wave feminist movement in the 1960s, strident complaints have been made regarding men’s sexual objectification of women. The foundation of this complaint was, and is, that when men objectify women sexually they see and treat them as...
    (My publication) Posted by: rodger ricketts
  • Value Relativism and Perspective Taking are Two Distinct Facets of Wisdom-Related Knowledge (2018)

    Abstract: Objectives There has been mixed evidence for age differences in wisdom-related knowledge across the adult life span. This study investigated two potential moderators of the link between age and wisdom-related knowledge: the wisdom criteria and the wisdom tasks. Method To test these moderators...
    (Something interesting I found) Posted by: jlmatelski
  • Consumer Wisdom: A Theoretical Framework of Five Integrated Facets (2018)

    We establish a parsimonious theoretical framework of consumer wisdom based on five mutually reinforcing psychological facets. Our research draws from wisdom literature and a set of 31 phenomenological interviews with informants who were identified through a multi-stage nomination process. The five facets...
    (My publication) Posted by: mluchs
  • Theory of mind and wisdom: The development of different forms of perspective-taking in late adulthood (2017)

    Abstract: How does perspective-taking develop over the lifespan? This question has been investigated in two separate research traditions, dealing with theory of mind (ToM) and wisdom, respectively. Operating in almost complete isolation from each other, and using rather different conceptual approaches...
    (Something interesting I found) Posted by: jlmatelski
  • Synthetic wisdom (2016)

    Abstract: Wisdom is a special kind of virtue. It is not to be identified with any outstanding cognitive ability—like having a prodigious memory or knowing a lot. Rather it consists in seeing what is most important and most valuable, either within a particular domain or in life as a whole. In the life...
    (Something interesting I found) Posted by: jlmatelski
  • Self as narrative- the transcendance of identifying with the narrative. (2016)

    “Why are you unhappy? Because 99.9 percent of everything you think, and of everything you do, is for yourself—and there isn’t one.”― Wei Wu Wei These are two paragraphs from my almost finished book- Realizing our Original Mind . ‘While the self seems real and substantial, our dis-identification practice...
    (My publication) Posted by: rodger ricketts
  • What the [bleep]? Enhanced absolute pitch memory for a 1000 Hz sine tone (2016)

    Abstract: Many individuals are able to perceive when the tuning of familiar stimuli, such as popular music recordings, has been altered. This suggests a kind of ubiquitous pitch memory, though it is unclear how this ability differs across individuals with and without absolute pitch (AP) and whether it...
    (Something interesting I found) Posted by: jlmatelski
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DISCUSSIONS
  • Wisdom: addition through subtraction?

    I just came back from our first conference of “wisdom scholars” in Chicago, and was fascinated by the topics that the wisdom grant winners are investigating. I thought I would try to blog about a topic that allowed me to mention several of them. Wisdom commonly is thought of as something that one accumulates...
     Posted by: wattawa
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