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The 12 Cognitive Biases That Prevent You From Being Rational
Science & Tech  (tags: brain, mind, thinking, cognition, thought )

Freya
- 1412 days ago - io9.com
The lowly calculator can do math thousands of times better than we can, and our memories are often less than useless - plus, we're subject to cognitive biases, those annoying glitches in our thinking that cause us to make questionable decisions and reach
Noam Chomsky's Legacy
Science & Tech  (tags: Noam Chomsky, 84th birthday, Chomsky the academic, M.I.T. professor, Linguistics, Philosophy, Developmental Psychology, cognition, nature of language and mind )

Judy
- 2416 days ago - newyorker.com
Chomsky turns 84 today, more than a half century after he exploded onto the scene of linguistics, in the late 1950's, as a young professor at M.I.T. His career began perhaps most notably with a book review that helped launch an entire field of linguistics
Brain's 'Radio Stations' Have Much to Tell Scientists
Science & Tech  (tags: Brain, Science, Research, Radio Stations, Cognition )

Nancy
- 3083 days ago - sciencedaily.com
Like listeners adjusting a high-tech radio, scientists at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have tuned in to precise frequencies of brain activity to unleash new insights into how the brain works.
Chimps Outperform Humans at Memory Task
Science & Tech  (tags: chimps, humans, brain, memory, cognition, numbers, research )

Eduardo
- 4247 days ago - newscientist.com
Young chimps can beat adult humans in a task involving remembering numbers, reveals a new study. It is the first time chimps - and young ones, at that - have outperformed humans at a cognitive task.
   

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