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The Best Articles in Brain

The most useful articles and videos in Brain from around the web—beginners to advanced—curated by thought leaders and our community. We focus on timeless pieces and update the list whenever we discover new, must-read articles or videos—make sure to bookmark and revisit this page.

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Top 5 Brain Articles

At a glance: these are the articles that have been most read, shared, and saved in Brain by Refind users.

  1. Scientists finally know why we get distracted — and how we can stay on track
  2. Brain experiment suggests that consciousness relies on quantum entanglement
  3. How to maintain a healthy brain
  4. Old thinking will break your brain.
  5. What Happens to Your Brain When You Stop Believing in God

Videos

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Short Articles

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Long Articles

These are some of the most-read long-form articles in Brain.

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Thought Leaders

We monitor hundreds of thought leaders, influencers, and newsletters in Brain, including:

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hardmaru

Prompt Engineering @StabilityAI 🚀 東京 Gaijin 🗼 Previous: Research Scientist at Google Brain 🧠 Fixed-Income Ape at Goldman Sachs 🦧

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Andrew Ng

Co-Founder of Coursera; Stanford CS adjunct faculty. Former head of Baidu AI Group/Google Brain. #ai #machinelearning, #deeplearning #MOOCs

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nature

Research, News, and Commentary from Nature, the international journal of science. For daily science news, get Nature Briefing: http://go.nature.com/naturebriefing

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ADDitude

Resources for families touched by attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD). Tweets courtesy of the editors & bloggers you love!

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Ness Labs

The learning community for ambitious knowledge workers. Join us to think better, learn faster, and work happier: http://nesslabs.com/membership 🧠✨

Publications

We monitor hundreds of publications, blogs, newsletters, and news sources in Brain, including:

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Quanta Magazine

Big ideas in science and math. Because you want to know more. Launched by @SimonsFdn. 2022 Pulitzer Prize in Explanatory Reporting. http://quantamagazine.org

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Neuroscience News

Official Neuroscience News Twitter. Brain research news articles on neuroscience, psychology, AI, neurology, brain cancer, robotics, mental health & science.

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Ness Labs

The learning community for ambitious knowledge workers. Join us to think better, learn faster, and work happier: http://nesslabs.com/membership 🧠✨

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Aeon+Psyche

Aeon is a magazine of ideas and culture. Psyche is our sister magazine focused on the human condition. Visit http://aeon.co and http://psyche.co for more.

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Big Think

Learn from the world’s greatest thinkers. Join us on https://www.youtube.com/c/bigthink.

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It’s a mix of human and algorithmic curation, following a number of steps:

  1. We monitor 10k+ sources and 1k+ thought leaders on hundreds of topics—publications, blogs, news sites, newsletters, Substack, Medium, Twitter, etc.
  2. In addition, our users save links from around the web using our Save buttons and our extensions.
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  5. Our algorithm uses these internal signals to refine the selection.
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The result: lists of the best and most useful articles on hundreds of topics.

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How many sources does Refind monitor?

We monitor 10k+ content sources on hundreds of topics—publications, blogs, news sites, newsletters, Substack, Medium, Twitter, etc.

Which sources does Refind monitor in Brain?

We monitor hundreds of sources in Brain, including Quanta Magazine, Neuroscience News, Ness Labs, Aeon+Psyche, Big Think, and many more.

Who are the thought leaders in Brain?

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