Interesting stories discovered and uncovered the first week of May, 2011

Positively Cognitive (Psych!)

Synthetic brain comes a step closer with creation of artificial synapse http://ow.ly/4HRzj

And now Paul Ekman is selling training on how to detect microexpressions. http://ow.ly/4zd3P

Political Views Tied to Brain Structure – ABC News http://ow.ly/4xoTT

The answers are in: “What scientific concept would improve everybody’s cognitive toolkit?” http://ow.ly/4oRG9

Middle-aged? Believe it or not, you’ve never been brainier http://ow.ly/4jobY

Does Time Run Faster When You’re Terrified? | Discover Magazine http://ow.ly/4HW0A and the answer is….no.

Terence McKenna on Connectedness & Consciousness & Perception of Time http://ow.ly/4IeCy

Interaction * Design * Cool Tech

Home Elephant: An App to Help Neighbors Help Neighbors – GOOD http://ow.ly/4HRc3 taking hyperlocal to the next level

Bacon fat keyboard lets real birds tweet (Wired UK) http://ow.ly/4HR2Y  how long till we get Shakespeare?

Not just for parolees anymore: GPS tracker for the cognitively impaired http://ow.ly/4HdGj Big Brother is watching & geo-fencing

Shock it to me! Electric ‘Thinking Cap’ increases creativity – Dana Foundation http://ow.ly/4zjRl  I’m wearing one now. bzzt!

IDEO.org brings human-centered design to the Social Sector http://ow.ly/4zYat

Healthy Beings

Sitting All Day Is Worse For You Than You Might Think : NPR http://ow.ly/4HfoY

How meditation might ward off the effects of ageing | The Observer http://ow.ly/4HeKA

Buddhism and the Brain § SEEDMAGAZINE.COM http://ow.ly/4NVYq

Not sure which fruit & veg is better to buy organic? Let the pesticide levels be your guide. http://ow.ly/4aNS7

Do Our Friends Make Us Fatter? : NPR http://ow.ly/4IMzG

Ultra Cultural

Lifting The Veil: Muslim Women On Life With And Without A Headscarf :NPR http://ow.ly/4HU9h Excellent storytelling

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