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  • The Wisdom Scorecard, Monika Ardelt, May 6, 2007

    by Tom Jackson, New York Times Magazine. Source: Monika Ardelt, University of Florida – Gainesville. Can something as subjective as wisdom be measured like stress or cholesterol? Some researchers have been trying to do just that. Among them is Monika Ardelt, a sociology professor at the University of...
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  • How Neuroscience Will Change Our View On Consciousness (2010)

    By Victor A. F. Lamme Is there consciousness in machines? Or in animals? What happens to consciousness when we are asleep, or in vegetative state? These are just a few examples of the many questions about consciousness that are troubling scientists and laypersons alike. Moreover, these questions share...
    (Something interesting I found) Posted by: Cait
  • Selective Changes in Thin Spine Density and Morphology in Monkey Prefrontal Cortex Correlate with Aging-Related Cognitive Impairment (2010)

    By Dani Dumitriu, Jiandong Hao, Yuko Hara, Jeffrey Kaufmann, William G. M. Janssen, Wendy Lou, Peter R. Rapp, and John H. Morrison Age-associated memory impairment (AAMI) occurs in many mammalian species, including humans. In contrast to Alzheimer’s disease (AD), in which circuit disruption occurs through...
    (Something interesting I found) Posted by: Cait
  • Prior Information Biases Stimulus Representations during Vibrotactile Decision Making (2010)

    Claudia Preuschhof, Torsten Schubert, Arno Villringer, and Hauke R. Heekeren Neurophysiological data suggest that the integration of prior information and incoming sensory evidence represents the neural basis of the decision-making process. Here, we aimed to identify the brain structures involved in...
    (Something interesting I found) Posted by: wattawa
  • Coevolution of Composite‐Tool Technology, Constructive Memory, and Language (2010)

    By Stanley H. Ambrose The evolution of modern human behavior was undoubtedly accompanied by neurological changes that enhanced capacities for innovation in technology, language, and social organization associated with working memory. Constructive memory integrates components of working memory in the...
    (Something interesting I found) Posted by: Cait
  • Working Memory and the Speed of Life (2010)

    By April Nowell Hominin evolution is the result of complex interactions of biology and behavior within particular physical, social, and cultural environments. While evolution takes place at the species level, species are made up of individuals engaging in a social world. Extensive research into topics...
    (Something interesting I found) Posted by: Cait
  • Expert Consensus on Characteristics of Wisdom: A Delphi Method Study (2010)

    By Dilip V. Jeste, Monika Ardelt, Dan Blazer, Helena C. Kraemer, George Vaillant and Thomas W. Meeks Purpose: Wisdom has received increasing attention in empirical research in recent years, especially in gerontology and psychology, but consistent definitions of wisdom remain elusive. We sought to better...
    (Something interesting I found) Posted by: Cait
  • Depth of Field/Depth of Understanding (2010)

    By Eric Baylin The article is a personal account of my engagement with some recent neuroscientific theory put forth by Mary Helen Immordino‐Yang (University of Southern California) about the integral relationship between emotion and cognition. Specifically, the research suggests the necessity of engaging...
    (Something interesting I found) Posted by: Cait
  • Debate: To Nudge or Not to Nudge (2010)

    Daniel M. Hausman and Brynn Welch One of the hottest ideas in current policy debates is “libertarian paternalism,” the design of policies that push individuals toward better choices without limiting their liberty. In their recent book, Nudge, Richard Thaler and then Obama advisor (now head of the White...
    (Something interesting I found) Posted by: nick stock
  • Reasoning About Social Conflicts Improves Into Old Age (2010)

    by Igor Grossmann, Jinkyung Na, Michael E. W. Varnum, Denise C. Park, Shinobu Kitayama, and Richard E. Nisbett It is well documented that aging is associated with cognitive declines in many domains. Yet it is a common lay belief that some aspects of thinking improve into old age. Speci fi cally, older...
    (My publication) Posted by: Igor Grossmann
  • Conceptual Challenges and Directions for Social Neuroscience (2010)

    By Ralph Adolphs Social neuroscience has been enormously successful and is making major contributions to fields ranging from psychiatry to economics. Yet deep and interesting conceptual challenges abound. Is social information processing domain specific? Is it universal or susceptible to individual differences...
    (Something interesting I found) Posted by: Cait
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