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Monday, April 30, 2012

Big Think Monday

Big Think has put out one big idea or report after another the last few days. Relieve your Monday apprehension, boredom and stress by informing yourself with some new and interesting things. All of these were originally from the Big Think daily emails:

Keep your brain young
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/04/120427163335.htm

Analytical thinking lowers religious belief
http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn21749-analytical-thinking-erodes-belief-in-god.html

Antidepressants more harmful than good
http://bigthink.com/ideafeed/do-anti-depressants-do-more-harm-than-good?

Neural algorithims can replace spinal cord!
http://spectrum.ieee.org/tech-talk/biomedical/bionics/algorithms-replace-the-spinal-cord-in-a-new-approach-to-neural-prosthetics

Traumatized kids do age faster
http://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2012/04/kids-in-violent-homes-really-do-grow-up-faster/256371/

Humility the best of all virtues/habits?
http://healthland.time.com/2012/04/27/humility-a-quiet-underappreciated-strength/?iid=hl-main-lede

How paranoid should we be?
http://nplusonemag.com/leave-your-cellphone-at-home

Clearer thinking through using a Second Language
http://www.psmag.com/education/second-language-translates-into-clearer-thinking-41740/

10 comments:

Starting Over, Accepting Changes - Maybe said...

I love that line, " Compassion is hard if you don't have humility."

mybabyjohn/Delores said...

Okay..these topics all look interesting and as soon as I get through all these A to Z postings I will come back and read.

Susan Flett Swiderski said...

I must admit, I don't always take time to read all the stories you post on here, but I read them all this morning. Some good stuff. Not at all surprised about the antidepressants maybe causing more harm, though. The caveats about them "possibly causing suicide" were a pretty good Indian sign to me.

CarrieBoo said...

Thanks for these links. I needed a solid distraction... I found my way into an article on introverts. Sure wish I'd known about this stuff years ago! Fascinating reads, anyhoo. Scary to think of trauma as aging you, literally.

Austan said...

Arleen- and it makes sense!

Austan said...

Lawless- This is it for A to Z!

Austan said...

Susan- The amount of people on all these drugs worries me. It doesn't surprise me that they're dangerous, either.

Austan said...

Carrie- Leave it to Big Think. They're always good for a brain refill!

The Elephant's Child said...

I have read the last three - which make a heap of sense to me. Sadly. Thank you - when I get time I will come back for me. These links are always fascinating, thank you for researching them and sharing them with us.

Austan said...

EC- My pleasure! Thank you.