Pragma Synesi – interesting bits

Compendium of interesting bits I come across, with an occasional IMHO

Plants think?!

Well, they make decisions, they learn and they remember.  Is that thinking?

Garden Greenery is Brainier Than You Think

They learn. They remember. They make decisions.
By Marta Zaraska|Monday, April 10, 2017 | Discover Magazine, May 2017 Issue

December 9, 2017 Posted by | behaviour | , , | Leave a comment

Rational and Irrational Thought: The Thinking that IQ Tests Miss

Also interesting, mentioned in the comment, is the Monty Hall Problem.

Rational and Irrational Thought: The Thinking that IQ Tests Miss

Why smart people sometimes do dumb things

Jan 1, 2015 | By Keith E. Stanovich | Scientific American

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January 2, 2015 Posted by | brain | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Take a step back to think

Take a step back and think — turns out there is scientific backing for that: “…body movements which are connected to negative emotions tend to enhance cognitive ability…”

From Scientific American:

Our Bodies, Our Brains

Recent studies have shown that moving our body in certain ways can improve our ability to think. Christie Nicholson reports

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June 3, 2009 Posted by | brain, decision making | , , | Leave a comment