Human Design Specs
Thinking collectively to understand the social intelligence of animals-including us
Could the key to social intelligence lie in the synchronization of brains, allowing group interactions to be made? If so, should social neuroscience now focus on the group rather than the individual?
How environmental factors could provide for a young brain
“Diseases of old age,” including cognitive decline, are not the products of aging per se, but rather of lifestyle, living and working conditions over time. Working in a boring job, having less opportunity to socialize, staying in one place all your life, are all contrary to our human design specs.
Amazon indigenous group's lifestyle may hold a key to slowing down aging
As a young PhD student, I spent a year living with hunter-gatherers. One of the things I noticed was an almost complete absence of cognitive decline with old age. I surmised that this lifestyle was far more in tune with our human “design-specs” and therefore created far less stress on their overall system.
The real why(s) of the suicide epidemic (Analysis)
There is a lot of confusion and misleading information out there about suicide. It is oversimplified and the circumstances surrounding the tragedy are confused with causes.
Feminine leadership traits: Nice but expendable frills?
Despite expectations that stereotypically feminine leadership traits like communality will define 21st century leaders (see previous TRs), the higher up we look across different types of organizations, the fewer women we find.
The art of storytelling: why we relate to characters.
For thousands of years, humans have relied on storytelling to engage, to share emotions and to relate personal experiences. Now, psychologists are exploring mechanisms deep within the brain to better understand just what happens when we communicate.
Your business trips can put you at risk for Alzheimer’s.
A study published in the journal Sleep journal shows that a variation in the melatonin receptor 1A (MTNR1A) gene is linked to the risk of Alzheimer's disease. The same team has also demonstrated that the same genetic variation reduces tolerance to shift work among the working age population.
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