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The heartbeat of racism is denial

The reckoning of Trump’s racism must become the reckoning of American racism. Because the American creed of denial — “I’m not a racist” — knows no political parties, no ideologies, no colours, no regions.Source: The heartbeat of racism is denial | GulfNews.com

By | 2018-01-14T03:55:35+00:00 January 14th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

The Mental Health of Donald Trump

“We write as mental health professionals who have been deeply concerned about Donald Trump’s psychological aberrations,” the statement read.“We believe that he is now further unraveling in ways that contribute to his belligerent nuclear threats. ... We urge that those around him, and our elected representatives in general, take urgent steps to restrain his behavior [...]

By | 2018-01-05T15:44:50+00:00 January 5th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Virtual reality headsets could put children’s health at risk 

The researchers found no child experienced serious deterioration in their eyesight. However, in two cases their stereo-acuity – the ability to detect differences in distances – was disrupted, while another child showed a “drastic worsening” of balance immediately after finishing the VR game. These effects were short-lived but were nevertheless noticeable, even though the children [...]

By | 2017-10-29T17:01:08+00:00 October 29th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Recognise and overcome unconscious bias 

We cannot eliminate our biases, but we can understand them and know that there are things that we can do to reduce the impact of biases on our decision-making and to better reflect diversity. Being aware of biases also allows us to guide others towards certain decisions or behaviours without taking away their freedom to [...]

By | 2017-10-16T05:00:54+00:00 October 16th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

For the sake of our girls, Australia needs to ban advertisements that sexualise women

It's disheartening to consider that even the most naturally attractive model cannot match the beauty of her own images once they've been airbrushed. Yet even this level of perfection is flogged as achievable, provided you buy whatever it is she's selling.To ease the insane pressure placed on girls, governments and media standards bodies must create [...]

By | 2017-10-11T11:14:56+00:00 October 11th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Does modern neuroscience help us understand behavior?

It may sound pedantic or philosophical to worry about definitions of “behavior,” “control,” and “understanding.” But for a field as young and diverse as neuroscience, dismissing these foundational discussions can cause a great deal of confusion, which in turn can bog down progress for years, if not decades. Unfortunately for today’s neuroscientists, we rarely talk [...]

By | 2017-10-10T13:40:48+00:00 October 10th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments