Humans

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Picture someone with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). You’re probably imagining a person who is easily distracted, can barely sit still, and impulsively jumps from topic to topic at a hundred miles an hour.   For some people this is endearing, but for others, someone with ADHD sounds like their worst nightmare. But our preconceptions
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When you hear the term “introvert,” you might imagine someone who’s quiet and insular, who likes to spend most of their time alone, avoiding social situations. But being an introvert isn’t really anything to do with how much you like spending time with other people. In fact, introverts can have some of the deepest and
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Performing artists who were exposed to abuse, neglect or a dysfunctional family as a child might experience their creative process more intensely, according to a new long-term study that has found a link between the two.   Psychologists at California State University, Northridge, studied 234 professional performers, looking for a reason why mental health disorders
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This weekend, over 200 Flat-Earthers from all “around” the world gathered in Britain for the nation’s very first Flat Earth Convention. “People are waking up,” said the event organizer Gary John. “We’re seeing an explosion of interest in Flat Earth theories and increasing mistrust of governments.”   Like any good pseudoscience convention, this one was
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People who think their knowledge and beliefs are superior to others are especially prone to overestimating what they actually know, new research suggests. Even after getting feedback showing them how much they didn’t know relevant political facts, these people still claimed that their beliefs were objectively more correct than everyone else’s.   On top of
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Since the beginning of last year, 2,000 Finns have been getting money from the government each month — and they are not expected to do anything in return. The participants, ages 25 to 58, are all unemployed and were selected at random by Kela, Finland’s social-security institution.   Instead of unemployment benefits, the participants now
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Today’s students see themselves as digital natives, the first generation to grow up surrounded by technology like smartphones, tablets and e-readers. Teachers, parents and policymakers certainly acknowledge the growing influence of technology and have responded in kind. We’ve seen more investment in classroom technologies, with students now equipped with school-issued iPads and access to e-textbooks.