How Does the Brain-Body Connection Affect Creativity?

Want to think more creatively? Move your body, and move away from your emotional baseline—in any direction.

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Stanford Releases a Free Series of Talks on Buddhism

Add to playlist! Stanford University posts its Ho Center for Buddhist Studies series of talks on YouTube.

Buddhist monks release a lantern into the air at Borobudur temple during celebrations for Vesak Day. The holy day celebrates the birth, the enlightenment to nirvana, and the passing of Gautama Buddha's, the founder of Buddhism. (Photo by Ulet Ifansasti/Ge

A little while back, we published exciting news of a free online course in Buddhism offered by Harvard University. The archived course introduces Buddhist beliefs to novices, and illumines them for practitioners. Now the Ho Center for Buddhist Studies at Stanford University has a way to carry on your self-education: it's made its expansive series of talks on Buddhism available on YouTube.

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How One Sentence Can Make or Break an Entrepreneur

A “needs statement” is the core element and guiding force for such an innovative endeavor, says Stanford Professor Paul Yock. 

 

Japanese woman introduces a new robot.

Even in the 21st century, where advanced technology is commonplace and breakthroughs appear on an almost daily basis, fulfilling healthcare and other needs remains difficult. In the United States alone, 75,000 deaths occur each year due to the ineffective or inefficient delivery of healthcare. Meanwhile, in other parts of the world, just meeting the basics of healthcare like prenatal care or vaccination, seems nearly impossible.

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Why New Brain-Sensing Technology Lets Monkeys Type Shakespeare

Stanford scientists create technology that could help severely paralyzed people communicate.

The infinite monkey theorem states that given enough monkeys and time, even while typing randomly, sooner or later the monkeys will type up the full works of Shakespeare and pretty much everything else ever written. This fun idea saw a partial incarnation courtesy of scientists at Stanford University who released a new study, promisingly titled "A Nonhuman Primate Brain–Computer Typing Interface". They didn't create a play-writing genius monkey, but they did get monkeys to type Shakespeare. Oh, and they typed with their minds.

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A World Without Work: Robotic Automation Won't Be as Bad as We Think

Job automation won't be as bad as we think, so we need to learn how to stop working and prepare so we're not dragged into the future kicking and screaming.

 

 

A worker arranges Japan's telecom giant Softbank's 'Pepper' humanoid robots in a hotel in Tokyo. (Photo credit KAZUHIRO NOGI/AFP/Getty Images)

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