Monthly Archive: May 2012

Strong Emotions Synchronize Brain Activity

Group consciousness and mob psychology have been experienced by many but explained by few. At the Aalto University in Helsinki, Finland, a research team has produced evidence that shared experiences producing an emotional reaction can lead to synchronized brain activity. Feeling strong emotions makes peoples’ brains ‘tick together’ Research team at Aalto University and Turku …

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Attention is a Resource

Attention is focus. Attention involves selection, filtering, prioritization and concentration. Attention involves how we decide to spend our valuable time. Attention is an important resource. We all understand that our time is valuable to us. But how we focus our time with our attention determines how wisely our time is spent. It begins with an …

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edX is MIT and Harvard Online Free

MIT has offered free online courses for many years. Now, Harvard is joining them in a new online learning platform. Courses will be announced this summer to begin in Fall 2012. MIT and Harvard announce edX Harvard University and MIT today announced edX, a transformational new partnership in online education. Through edX, the two institutions …

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Ethics as Prediction

Prediction involves collecting sensory input, processing it with abstraction to produce usable data, analyzing the data to find similarities and differences, correlating the analysis with past data and analysis, then attempting to extrapolate trends and synthesize conclusions, and finally, to put all of this into a format that makes sense and can be output and …

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