Human

At a time of such rapid change, what it means to be human is constantly being questioned and re-evaluated. With more time spent communicating via screens and less time spent on human to human interaction than ever before, the very basis of humanity is shifting. What does it mean to be a human in the…

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You Can’t Characterize Human Nature If Studies Overlook 85% Of People On Earth

What is normal? Most of us would think that we’re aware of dangerous generalisations, or even prejudices, when it comes to characterising human nature. However, as this thought-provoking article from The Conversation shows, inherent biases can run deep in the research, actually influencing our baseline assumptions without us knowing. Over the last century, behavioural researchers…

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How Imagination Can Help People Overcome Fear And Anxiety

We usually work to associate imagination with the positive, and in essence overcoming fear is no different. While it’s a difficult subject to tackle, mental health is coming to the fore. This research from Valerie van Mulukom, experimental psychologist and cognitive neuroscientist at Coventry University on The Conversation, looks to challenge traditional methods of therapy using the…

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‘Human Brain’ Supercomputer With 1 Million Processors Switched On For First Time

It’s so inspiring to hear news of a groundbreaking project based in the UK. For 20 years, The University of Manchester has been at the forefront of computer science, developing a million-processor-core supercomputer, ‘SpiNNaker‘. The applications of this technology could be revolutionary in helping us to understand how the brain works, and in studying diseases…

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