As part of Big Think's partnership with 92Y's Seven Days of Genius series, New York Times columnist Carl Zimmer asks Heather Berlin about the research that illuminates our understanding of genius.
Uber is an example of an exponential company that harness technology to revolutionize whole industries.
Neuroscientist Heather Berlin explains current research into creative "flow states", examining what happens in the brain when rappers and jazz musicians improvise.
Star Trek’s logic illustrates weaknesses in pop psychology’s models of emotions, intuition, logic, and morality. The best current cognitive science on this is well described by Daniel Kahneman. Let’s “Kahnemanize”...
"There is no great harm in the theorist who makes up a new theory to fit a new event. But the theorist who starts with a false theory and then sees everything as making it come true is the most dangerous enemy of...
Constant touching and emotional warmth is essential to cognitive development yet our educational and professional environments are skeptical, often for litigious reasons.
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“The inner self is as distinct from the outer self as heaven is from earth.” ― Emanuel Swedenborg (born on this date in 1688)