Michael Posner

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Name: Michael Posner
First reported Jul 25 2014 - Updated Jul 25 2014 - 1 reports

'Lucy' film trailer trots out tired old 10-percent myth about brain usage

Here's a thing that can make a science-minded person's head explode: You're watching a little TV. A trailer for a new film comes on. You hear Morgan Freeman's* voice say something about how we humans only use 10 percent of our brains.Oy! Not the 10-percent ... [Published Oregonian - Jul 25 2014]
First reported Jul 23 2014 - Updated Jul 23 2014 - 1 reports

US warned over surveillance reform

_ John Napier Tye has raised a Snowden-like alarm about the vulnerability of Americans' communications data. Photo: Miguel Juarez Lugo/Zuma/Corbis John Napier Tye is not Edward Snowden. He says he has no surveillance documents to disclose to journalists. ... [Published Guardian.co.uk - Jul 23 2014]
First reported Jul 17 2014 - Updated Jul 18 2014 - 1 reports

16.07 - British Academy welcomes new Fellows - CAMBRIDGE

Together they represent an unrivalled reserve of expertise and knowledge.Lord Stern, President of the British Academy.Five Cambridge academics have been honoured today by the British Academy in recognition of their outstanding research.They are among ... [Published MyScience - Jul 17 2014]
First reported Jul 13 2014 - Updated Jul 13 2014 - 1 reports

Leftist Canadian author explains her slow drift to the right

TORONTO — After living in Israel for several years, a Canadian woman returns home to pursue a post-graduate degree. In Israeli political terms, she has been a confirmed Lefty, active in peace organizations, committed to an equitable two-state resolution ... [Published The Times Of Israel - Jul 13 2014]
First reported Jul 10 2014 - Updated Jul 10 2014 - 1 reports

Washington's Bahrain Problem Gets Worse

This week the Bahrain ruling family has revealed itself as an increasingly embarrassing, erratic ally for the United States. Monday's decision to kick out State Department Assistant Secretary Tom Malinowski was shocking if not entirely surprising.Malinowski's ... [Published Huffington Post - Jul 10 2014]
First reported Jul 02 2014 - Updated Jul 02 2014 - 1 reports

Revolvers: Blurred Lines Between Human Rights Organizations and the State Department

Americans have long held governments, as well as politicians, as not quite worthy of trust. With a public that already believed that governments trick the citizenry to enrich politicians and insiders, people have been further shaken in recent years. In ... [Published Huffington Post - Jul 02 2014]
First reported May 13 2014 - Updated May 13 2014 - 1 reports

The New York Times starts to pay attention: Exercising The Mind to Treat Attention Deficits

Exercising The Mind to Treat Attention Deficits (The New York Times): “Poor planning, wandering attention and trouble inhibiting impulses all signify lapses in cognitive control. Now a growing stream of research suggests that strengthening this mental ... [Published SharpBrains - May 13 2014]
First reported May 05 2014 - Updated May 06 2014 - 1 reports

Which kind of mindfulness meditation to choose? Comparing sitting meditation, body scan, and mindful yoga

Let’s say you want to be more mindful—that is, cultivate intentional, non-judgmental attention to each moment. Meditation is the core of mindfulness, but there are many different forms of meditation. Which one is best for you? That’s the question tackled ... [Published SharpBrains - May 05 2014]
First reported Apr 23 2014 - Updated Apr 23 2014 - 1 reports

Criticize ‘gays,’ get sued for ‘crime against humanity’

Criticize ‘gays,’ get sued for ‘crime against humanity’ :"U.S. District Judge Michael Posner has allowed to proceed a case brought against Lively by an African group called Sexual Minorities Uganda, or SMUG. SMUG demands Lively be punished for criticizing ... [Published MuskegonPundit - Apr 23 2014]
First reported Mar 24 2014 - Updated Mar 24 2014 - 1 reports

How does mindfulness improve self-control and executive functioning?

We have emotions for a reason. Anger in response to injustice can signal that the situation needs to change; sadness in response to loss can signal that we’d like to keep the people we love in our lives. It’s when we ruminate, or get caught up in ... [Published SharpBrains - Mar 24 2014]

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The New York Times starts to pay attention: Exe... [Published SharpBrains - May 13 2014]
Exercising The Mind to Treat Attention Deficits (The New York Times): “Poor planning, wandering attention and trouble inhibiting impulses all signify lapses in cognitive control. Now a growing stream of research suggests that strengthening this mental ...
Which kind of mindfulness meditation to choose?... [Published SharpBrains - May 05 2014]
Let’s say you want to be more mindful—that is, cultivate intentional, non-judgmental attention to each moment. Meditation is the core of mindfulness, but there are many different forms of meditation. Which one is best for you? That’s the question tackled ...
Criticize ‘gays,’ get sued for ‘crime against h... [Published MuskegonPundit - Apr 23 2014]
Criticize ‘gays,’ get sued for ‘crime against humanity’ :"U.S. District Judge Michael Posner has allowed to proceed a case brought against Lively by an African group called Sexual Minorities Uganda, or SMUG. SMUG demands Lively be punished for criticizing ...
How does mindfulness improve self-control and e... [Published SharpBrains - Mar 24 2014]
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