Source: Creative Commons Zero license via MaxPixel I am a scientist and also someone who believes in transmitting science beyond the boundaries of my field. I have written over 150 research papers and chapters in my career that are aimed at the cognitive science community. I have a commitment to pushing my field forward. At the same time, I have written about 1,000 blog entries for various venues, been part of a radio show and podcast, done countless interviews for reporters, and have written several books aimed at non-scientists. So, clearly I believe that it is important for scientists to popularize the work in our field. At the same time, I think that there are real dangers in popularizing science. One danger comes from oversimplifying core concepts where people may come to believe they understand a key concept better than they actually do. A potentially bigger danger comes from overhyping new science. The scientific process is slow. Even when … [Read more...] about The Pitfalls of Popularizing New Science
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Home Health Disorders cure Disorders Cure oi-Neha Ghosh By Neha Ghosh on August 10, 2018 Demi Lovato, a Grammy-nominated singer, actress and songwriter recently spoke about her drug addiction also called substance use disorder. She has come out and spoken about her battle with addiction. On the other hand, Whitney Houston, the iconic singer lost her life due to addiction. Substance use disorder is a pressing issue that affects the youth and adults alike. The other celebrities in the circuit who suffered from the substance use disorder are Ed Sheeran, Zac Efron, and Justin Bieber to name a few. Back in India, drug addiction is leading to suicides. The National Crime Records Bureau data shows that the states like Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Kerala and Tamil Nadu are at the top when it comes to drug or alcohol addiction-related suicides. In this article, we will be talking in detail about substance use disorder and its types. So, What Is Substance Use Disorder? Substance … [Read more...] about Substance Use Disorder: What Are The Effects Of Drug Addiction & How To Manage?
Source: Agencia Brasil, Creative Commons Students today are stressed out about grades, more so than ever before. A few months ago I published a post (here) with evidence that this is so for college students. Many students responded to that post with comments about how their parents, teachers, and society in general are telling them that their future depends on getting straight A’s in high school and then again in college. Here is a sample of those comments: • Anything less than an A was unacceptable, and it was ingrained in us early on by our parents that perfection was our only chance for success in this competitive world. •You know what made us think we HAVE to get all A's? Our parents, our scholarships, our teachers, the Internet. • At every corner you are told that simply learning and doing your absolute best is not good enough. Instead of the focus being on learning the material and growing through the experiences you are told what … [Read more...] about Inverse Relationship Between GPA and Innovative Orientation
Home Insync Life Life oi-Prerna Aditi By Prerna Aditi on December 9, 2019 For ages, corruption has held the economy back from reaching new heights. It is an issue that can affect a society and the entire country and stunt their overall development. It can slow down the social and economic progress within a country, which can further lead to instability in the government. In order to fight against corruption, the United Nations General Assembly adopted the United Nations Convention against Corruption on 31 October 2003. However, in the year 2005, it was decided that every year December 9 will be observed as the International Anti-Corruption Day. Also read: Indian Navy Week 2019: 8 Brave Indian Navy Heroes For Whom It Was Service Before Self The reason behind celebrating this day is to make people aware of the disadvantages of corruption and to spread awareness about it to maintain transparency and inspire everyone to counter it. This year's theme is 'United Against … [Read more...] about International Anti-Corruption Day 2019 : Slogans and Quotes That Will Inspire You To Take Action
Home Health Wellness Wellness oi-Staff By Staff on June 26, 2018 We all have experiences in our life that make us happy, put a smile on our face, and give us a "high". It could be achieving a deadline at work, shopping, that warm chocolate cookie, or just curling up in front of our favourite TV show. We all want that "high" but what is it that compels some people to seek out these experiences even at a huge financial and personal cost, jeopardizing health and relationships? What causes addiction? Answers Divya Kanchibotla, International Meditation Teacher and Director, Sri Sri Institute of Advanced Research. American Society of Addiction Medicine defines addiction as a primary, chronic disease of brain reward, motivation, memory, and related circuitry. Dysfunction in these circuits leads to characteristic biological, psychological, social, and spiritual manifestations. Addiction can be chemical (drugs, alcohol, opioids, nicotine) or behavioural (gambling, social media). … [Read more...] about Neurochemistry Of Addiction And How Yoga Can Help