The Sydney vending machine selling Purpose and Spontaneity for $2 a pop In Sydney’s Martin Place, a vending machine selling various abstract concepts is running low on Imagination but has plenty of Structure. The Intangible Goods vending machine, an art … Continue reading Vending emotions
We’ve located the part of the brain which understands social interactions The ability to quickly detect and recognise the purpose of a social interaction is as indispensable today as it would have been to our ancient ancestors – but how … Continue reading Measuring social interactions
How to Increase (and Sustain) Political Engagement With the 2018 midterm elections looming, the stakes are high in American politics. Republicans aim to maintain control of Congress, and Democrats seek to win key elections to flip both chambers. Several new … Continue reading The politics of emotions
The Role of Luck in Life Success Is Far Greater Than We Realized What does it take to succeed? What are the secrets of the most successful people? Judging by the popularity of magazines such as Success, Forbes, Inc., and … Continue reading Stimulating Serendipity
Policy Insights from The Neurocritic: Alarm Over Acetaminophen, Ibuprofen Blocking Emotion Is Overblown Just in time for Valentine’s Day, floats in a raft of misleading headlines: Scientists have found the cure for a broken heart. Painkillers may also mend a … Continue reading Do painkillers kill empathy?
How Car Companies Decide You’ll Ride a Mustang or Catch a Tiguan When Volkswagen developed a smallish S.U.V. to meet the segment’s growing demand, it faced a challenge: The truck had no name. A car’s name is crucial — it … Continue reading The car name is…
Neuroscience Has a Lot To Learn from Buddhism Can training the mind make us more attentive, altruistic, and serene? Can we learn to manage our disturbing emotions in an optimal way? What are the transformations that occur in the brain … Continue reading Meditation on the brain