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“This is flexible, fluid thinking — children exploring an unlikely hypothesis. Exploratory learning comes naturally to young children, says Gopnik. Adults, on the other hand, jump on the first, most obvious solution and doggedly stick to it, even if it’s not working. That’s inflexible, narrow thinking. “We think the moral of the study is that maybe children are better at solving problems when the solution is an unexpected one,” says Gopnik.” — Preschoolers Outsmart College Students In Figuring Out Gadgets : Shots - Health News : NPR

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And one dream is to use this new information to create an electric organ in a creature that doesn’t normally have one, says Lindsay Traeger, a biologist who works in Sussman’s lab.

"I definitely think that it’s a possibility in the future," says Traeger. "I’m not sure how far off it is, but it’s probably closer than we can imagine."

Maybe someday people could have little electric organs to power medical devices like pacemakers, she says, to do away with the need for invasive procedures to replace batteries.

” — A Shocking Fish Tale Surprises Evolutionary Biologists : NPR

“Category-learning results in new functional circuits between these two areas, and these functional circuits are rhythm-based, which is key because that’s a relatively new concept in systems neuroscience.” — Humming in Sync: How Our Brains Can Learn So Quickly — PsyBlog

Jun 18

“Some people will tell you that the waltz isn’t just a dance. It caused a social revolution when it first became popular in Vienna in the late 18th and early 19th centuries.” — A Rhythm That Has Waltzed Away With Hearts : Deceptive Cadence : NPR

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Deric Bownds' MindBlog: Childhood bullying predicts adult inflammation.

Jun 05

BPS Research Digest: Committed nurses cope with stress by dehumanising themselves and their patients - Italian study

Jun 04