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Category: Cognitive Science

7 Riddles That Will Test Your Brain Power – Bright Side

These 7 puzzles will trick your brain.  Take this fun test to check the sharpness and productivity of your brain. Try to answer these questions as quickly as possible and see the results!  Our brain is a mysterious thing. We know more about stars than about the things inside…

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New Font Sans Forgetica Designed to Boost Your Memory – Jackson Ryan

Researchers at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) in Australia have developed an entirely new font designed “using the principles of cognitive psychology” to help you better remember your study notes. The font is a sans serif style typeface, with two unusual features:…

Why Mathematicians Can’t Find the Hay in a Haystack – Vladyslav Danilin

The first time I heard a mathematician use the phrase, I was sure he’d misspoken. We were on the phone, talking about the search for shapes with certain properties, and he said, “It’s like looking for hay in a haystack.” “Don’t you mean a…

The World’s Most Valuable Resource Is No Longer Oil, But Data – The Economist

A NEW commodity spawns a lucrative, fast-growing industry, prompting antitrust regulators to step in to restrain those who control its flow. A century ago, the resource in question was oil. Now similar concerns are being raised by the giants that deal in data, the…

7 Personal Growth Questions Every Teacher Must Ask Themselves – Lee Watanabe-Crockett – Lee Watanabe Crockett

Every teacher knows that consistently asking personal growth questions is part of the game in education. They exist in all shapes and sizes and are meant to challenge educators to meet and exceed professional goals. It’s for the good of themselves, their colleagues, and…

Building A Tinkering Mindset In Young Students Through Making – Alice Baggett

The most important thing you can do to set up your tinkering space for primary students has nothing to do with the space. Of course you’ll need space for your students to work in, but the physical space for tinkering matters much less than…

The Psychology of Emotional and Cognitive Empathy – Lesley University

Empathy is a broad concept that refers to the cognitive and emotional reactions of an individual to the observed experiences of another. Having empathy increases the likelihood of helping others and showing compassion. “Empathy is a building block of morality – for people to…

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