Archives for February 10, 2014

The lesson you never got taught in school: How to learn! | Neurobonkers | Big Think

A paper published in Psychological Science in the Public Interest has evaluated ten techniques for improving learning, ranging from mnemonics to highlighting and came to some surprising conclusions. via The lesson you never got taught in school: How to learn! | Neurobonkers | Big Think.

100 questions to ask people

How are you, really? How do you feel right now? What are you thinking about? What’s your favorite color? What’s your favorite food? What’s your favorite dessert? How old are you? What have you learned today? What was your favorite subject in school? What do you do? What are some of your favorite books? What […]

PressTV – New studies: ‘Conspiracy theorists’ sane; government dupes crazy, hostile

Perhaps because their supposedly mainstream views no longer represent the majority, the anti-conspiracy commenters often displayed anger and hostility: “The research… showed that people who favoured the official account of 9/11 were generally more hostile when trying to persuade their rivals.”Additionally, it turned out that the anti-conspiracy people were not only hostile, but fanatically attached […]