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https://getpocket.com/explore/item/living-a-lie-we-deceive-ourselves-to-better-deceive-others?utm_source=pocket-newtab Published: 04/03/2017 Author: Matthew Hutson Living a Lie: We Deceive Ourselves to Better Deceive Others Researchers provide the first evidence for a theory first put forward in the 1970s. Illustration by blocberry / Getty Images. People mislead themselves all day long. We tell ourselves we’re smarter and better looking than our friends, that […]
https://getpocket.com/explore/item/highway-through-hell Published: 10/23/2017 Author: Ty McCormick Highway Through Hell The human-smuggling route across the Sahara may have been the deadliest on Earth. Then the EU paid Niger’s army to shut it down — and made it even more treacherous. The city of Agadez, located at the gateway to the Sahara in northern Niger, has been […]
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/07/11/science/windows-street-noise.html Published: 07/11/2020 Author: David Waldstein Scientists Say You Can Cancel the Noise but Keep Your Window Open Researchers in Singapore developed a system that’s sort of like noise-canceling headphones for your whole apartment. Car alarms, jackhammers, a drunken argument and the rumble of the No. 7 train passing overhead. It is the glorious urban […]
https://getpocket.com/explore/item/the-creativity-of-adhd?utm_source=pocket-newtab Published: Neuroscience Author: Matt Reynolds How to hack your brain to remember almost anything Four-time USA Memory Champion Nelson Dellis and psychological scientist Julia Shaw explain how to use the memory palace technique to boost your memory skills. Many people complain about having a terrible memory. Shopping lists, friends’ birthdays, statistics for an […]