Nobel Laureate Daniel Kahneman’s Intuition: Dead or Alive?

An Account of the 14th Annual Lynford Lecture at NYU-Poly By Margaret Emory How much is 2 + 2? Easy, right? Okay, how about 17 x 24? Uh oh, that’s a bit more challenging. In fact, right now you’re probably … READ MORE>>

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Creative Cognition

Creativity is an aspect of personality that is characterized by novel and appropriate ideas and processes. Linda Neiman, founder of Creativity at Work, a consulting, coaching and training alliance, relates that creativity is the act of turning new and imaginative … READ MORE>>

Walt Disney’s Visual-Spacial Giftedness

To see is to process…to process is to think and believe” Here is the world of imagination, hopes, and dreams. In this timeless land of enchantment, the age of chivalry, magic, and make-believe are reborn and fairy tales as rewritten … READ MORE>>

No Laughing Matter: Fran Drescher Speaks Out About Health

Everyone’s favorite flashy girl from Flushing, Fran Drescher is well known onscreen for her unique voice and her infectious laugh; one could even say that she’s famous for being funny. Offscreen, however, the star of Happily Divorced lends her famous … READ MORE>>

The Creative Science Behind the Emotional Brain

Emotional Styles” and Why Different People Respond to Different Therapies and Interventions Q&A with Dr. Richard J. Davidson Do you recover quickly from setbacks, or are you prone to wallow in despair? Do your friends think you’re psychic because you … READ MORE>>

In the Creative Zone. LISTENING TO YOUR INNER MUSE. A Q&A WITH DR. CHARLES LIMB

What do Franz Liszt and Jay Z have in common? Not much—one is a classical composer, the other is a rapper; one is dead, the other is alive. We could go on, but one thing they do have in common … READ MORE>>

DR. JILL BOLTE TAYLOR’S “BRAIN EXTRAVAGANZA” PROJECT

Brain alert! Gigantic brains are blooming in Bloomington, Indiana this spring and summer. Twenty-two enormous fiberglass brains (5 feet long, 5 feet high and 4 feet wide), each decorated by a specific artist and sponsored by a specific community-based organization, … READ MORE>>

DR. IAIN McGILCHRIST ON THE DIVIDED BRAIN

Q&A with Iain McGilchrist by Margaret Emory How many times have you been told, “Oh you’re such a left-brain person,” meaning you think logically, are good with numbers, very analytical and so on? And upon hearing that summation, you long … READ MORE>>

DADDY DEAREST
WHAT FATHERHOOD DOES TO MEN’S BRAINS

Becoming a mother is a life-changing event, bringing out hormones and natural tendencies in a woman that help prepare her during the nine months until the child is born. Nature has ensured that women are ready when the baby finally … READ MORE>>

A Father’s Love: Actor Joe Mantegna on his Daughter’s Autism

You may know him as David Rossi in the popular TV series Criminal Minds or the voice of Fat Tony on The Simpsons, but what you might not know is that actor Joe Mantegna is the parent of an autistic … READ MORE>>

Who Are We?
THE NATURE AND NURTURE OF TWINS

Twins allow scientist to decipher to what extent is caused by genes and how much of it is shared environment. As identical twins, 19-month-old Sol and Luna share 100 percent of the same DNA. Both girls have soft oval faces, … READ MORE>>

DR. HERBERT BENSON ON THE MIND/BODY CONNECTION

How one medical doctor brought Eastern practices of relaxation and meditation to medicine in the West. by Margaret Emory When cardiologist Dr. Herbert Benson was approached 40 years ago by a group of people interested in his studying stress, he … READ MORE>>

JOE PANTOLIANO

Actor Joe Pantoliano enlists the help of celebrities to make a common disease more socially acceptable. by Christin Taylor Actor Joe Pantoliano, aka Joey Pants to friends and colleagues, vividly remembers the first time he experienced stigma around mental illness. … READ MORE>>

Monkey See, Monkey Do
Q&A with systems neurophysiologist Dr. Miguel A. L. Nicolelis

The ability to make lame or paralyzed people walk again was once the stuff of biblical stories, but not for much longer. Neurobiologist Dr. Miguel A. L. Nicolelis and his team at Duke University have found a way to do … READ MORE>>

DR. REUVEN FEUERSTEIN ON WHY INTELLIGENCE IS MODIFIABLE

PQ1: Belief in your fellow man makes you not accept that this individual is lost, that he will never change PQ2: Learning how to learn is the most important thing to do in a world of total change It was … READ MORE>>