3 min read · 2020-02-07 · My day was completely ruined yesterday when I stumbled upon a fun fact that absolutely obliterated my mind. I saw this tweet yesterday that said that not everyone has an internal monologue in their…
4 min read · 2020-08-13 · When talking about creativity, many people will tell you: “Think outside the box!” The catchphrase is so common in management consulting and business environments, it has become a bit of a cliché.…
While thinking inside the box may not feel like a natural approach to innovation—especially when we have been told our whole life to think outside the box—it has many benefits which become evident once we understand that constraints can foster creativity.
Thinking inside the box often provokes resistance as it runs counter to some of the most ubiquitous intuitions about innovation. However, it’s a formidable creative thinking tool which is actually fun to use.
8 min read · Jul 20th · The most vital quandary of mental health disorders and therapies today is not whether they change the brain but how
A brain-based approach to mental health disorders might also help us invent new treatments.
A crucial scientific challenge of our era will be measuring the cognitive and biological changes occurring in mental health on an individual level, and mapping out their relationships with treatment outcomes.
~12 min read · Jul 19th · As software developers, we're always learning new things; it's practically the whole gig! If we can learn to quickly pick up new languages/frameworks/tools, we'll become so much more effective at our…
4 min read · Jul 18th · Researchers investigate mentalizing, or how we are able to understand what another person is thinking, and how this process differs from empathy.
Mind-reading sounds like science fiction. But the term, also referred to as “mentalising”, is a psychological concept used to describe the process of understanding what other people are thinking. We may not be aware of it, but we use mind-reading every day when we interact with each other. It helps us to understand another person’s viewpoint or know when someone is saying something that they do not mean, such as being sarcastic or lying.
Want to know how good your mind-reading ability is? You can complete the test here.
4 min read · Jul 26th · Some patient's who've had COVID-19 develop symptoms resembling early Alzheimer's. Researchers are trying to figure out whether these people are more likely to develop the disease itself.