- Daniel Dennett's Most Useful Critical Thinking Tools
- Brain Training Doesn't Work
- Why You Lie to Yourself
- The Psychology of Writing and the Cognitive Science of the Perfect Daily Routine
- Cognitive Science
Alex Faaborg This session will provide an in-depth look at human perception and cognition, and its implications for interactive and visual design. The human ...
Debunking an alluring (but ultimately harmful) myth about how to get smarter.
«we must let go of the false promise that broad-ranging skills can come from practice on narrow tasks. Brain training is a dead-end, but learning is timeless.»
We recently discussed some wonderful mental tools from the great Richard Feynman. Let's get some more good ones from another giant, Daniel Dennett.
«Biological evolution proceeds by a grand, inexorable process of trial and error–and without the errors the trials wouldn’t accomplish anything.»
Map of the cognitive science, historical from 1930 to 2020 with prehistory and future prediction. Including Psychology, Artificial Intelligence, Mathematics, Neuroscience, Biology and more.
A decline in cognitive ability after the age of 50 results in a decline in physical activity. The inverse relationship is much weaker than previously believed.
How to sculpt an environment that optimizes creative flow and summons relevant knowledge from your long-term memory through the right retrieval cues.
Cognitive science suggests we’re hardwired to delude ourselves, and there may not be much we can do about it.
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