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Mindshift: Break Through Obstacles to Learning and Discover Your Hidden Potential

Mindshift reveals how we can overcome stereotypes and preconceived ideas about what is possible for us to learn and become. At a time when we are constantly being asked to retrain and reinvent ourselves to adapt to new technologies and … Continue reading

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How to Build a Brain

In this book, Chris Eliasmith presents a new approach to understanding the neural implementation of cognition in a way that is centrally driven by biological considerations. He calls the general architecture that results from the application of this approach the … Continue reading

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The Surprisingly Logical Minds of Babies

In particular, in my lab in the Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences at MIT, I have spent the past decade trying to understand the mystery of how children learn so much from so little so quickly. Because, it turns … Continue reading

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Cognition and Collective Intelligence

Cognitive and psychological research provides useful theoretical perspectives for understanding what is happening inside the mind of an individual in tasks such as memory recall, judgment and decision making, and problem solving – including meta-cognitive tasks, when an individual is … Continue reading

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How Curiosity drives Learning

People find it easier to learn about topics that interest them, but little is known about the mechanisms by which intrinsic motivational states affect learning. We used functional magnetic resonance imaging to investigate how curiosity (intrinsic motivation to learn) influences … Continue reading

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The Cultural Neuroscience of Human Perception

Culture and the brain were once thought of as mutually exclusive views on behavioral variation—an idea that is changing with the emerging field of cultural neuroscience. In this chapter, we discuss recent research examining the interplay of cultural and genetic … Continue reading

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The Cognitive Neuroscience of Aging and Culture

Research into the cognitive neuroscience of aging has revealed exciting and unexpected changes to the brain over the lifespan. However, studies have mostly been conducted on Western populations, raising doubts about the universality of age-related changes. Cross-cultural investigation of aging … Continue reading

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Mining the Intersections of Cognitive Sociology and Neuroscience

Over the past 50 years, cognitive neuroscience has emerged as the dominant player in research on thought. In an effort to keep their voices heard, social psychologists, anthropologists, political scientists and even economists have joined cognitive neuroscientists in lively dialog. … Continue reading

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