Monthly Archives: June 2014

Electrical Brain Stimulation: Shocking Ourselves into Greatness

By | 2017-01-13T21:52:01+00:00 June 29th, 2014|Categories: Brain Power, Food for thought, Futurism & Technology, Human Brain|Tags: , |

I heard an interesting podcast episode the other day from Radio Labs. It was called 9 volt Nirvana, and the guest Sally Adee spoke about a simulation training exercise used by DARPA. She was asked to aim, shoot, reload and continue on as a sniper for 20 minutes in this simulation game. She performed [...]

Debunking Some Common Myths about Sex

By | 2017-01-13T21:52:02+00:00 June 27th, 2014|Categories: Psychology & Mental Health, Uncommon Science|Tags: |

Scientists are shedding light on some of the most prevalent rumors about sex, making it clear that what we hear and read is not always true. There are plenty of rumors, inaccuracies and absurd stories about sexual performance circulating out there, especially in the Internet age. Thus, two American experts, Dr Aaron Carroll and [...]

Nutrition for the Mind’s Eye: Foods to Reactivate Your Pineal Gland

By | 2017-01-13T21:52:02+00:00 June 26th, 2014|Categories: Psychology & Mental Health, Spirituality, Uncommon Science|Tags: , , |

The mind’s eye, scientifically known as the pineal gland, is considered to be the gateway to higher levels of consciousness. In case you weren't aware, the pineal gland is a small pine cone shaped endocrine gland in the brain that produces and secretes the hormone, melatonin. It is also believed that the pineal gland is [...]

The Dawn of Artificial Intelligence in the Modern World

By | 2017-01-13T21:52:02+00:00 June 25th, 2014|Categories: Futurism & Technology|Tags: , |

Technology has developed through the implementation of innovative ideas to supplement outdated methods of approaching technical problems. This has played a great part in saving time, costs, and promoting the overall production in the manufacturing industries. Reflecting on definition, it is agreeable that artificial intelligence (A.I.) is the intelligence enhanced by computer software to [...]

Cognitive Polyphasia, and Why We Contradict Ourselves

By | 2017-01-13T21:52:02+00:00 June 24th, 2014|Categories: Personal Development, Psychology & Mental Health, Self-Improvement, Spirituality|Tags: , , , |

Serge Moscovici, a french social psychologist, coined the term Cognitive Polyphasia in the 80s. Same guy behind the social representation theory (another interesting read). This seemingly innocent frame of mind, is all about having contradicting thoughts and multiple frame of references to explain an event either to themselves or to other people. In other [...]

Charisma: The Science Behind How Leaders Affect You

By | 2017-01-13T21:52:02+00:00 June 24th, 2014|Categories: Personal Development, Psychology & Mental Health, Self-Improvement|Tags: , , , , , , , |

If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader. ~John Quincy Adams Few qualities in man have shaped the history of nations as much as the great and perpetually admired virtue of charisma. From Alexander the Great who inspired and pushed his men to [...]

Is Life Simply a Computer Simulation?

By | 2017-01-13T21:52:02+00:00 June 22nd, 2014|Categories: Food for thought, Self-Improvement|

John Conway (Phd Mathematician from Princeton) in the 70’s developed a simple game based on a checker board. The rules were as follows: 1. A single checker piece with less than two other checker pieces, dies due to a lack of tribe. 2. A single checker piece with two or three checker pieces lives on to the next generation – the perfect [...]

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