Each of our brains are unique due to a multitude of different experiences we undergo. And although we understand parts of the brain there is so much that we cannot even begin to fathom of how it works and what is in it. The black box contains information that we wouldn’t even know about ourselves individually and it’s something we may never understand. Scientists cannot even begin to comprehend how the brain fully functions and yearn for a theory on how it all works. President Obama has initiated BRAIN, a research effort to fully understand how a healthy brain works and functions over an organisms life.
The human brain is the most complex biological structure on Earth. It has about 100 billion neurons-each of which has thousands of connections to other neurons.
Boddie Smartwatch: Polish start-up Rearden Technology launches a social media solution via crowd-funding site Indiegogo
Can’t seem to be away from your smart phones for an extended period of time? The Polish start-up, Rearden Technology, launched a crowd-funding campaign via Indiegogo to fund the production of the Boddie Smartwatch. This innovative invention allows you to stay connected without your phones using gesture technology and this wearable technology even allows you to locate your stolen/lost mobile devices. The future is here.
As we continue to grow more and more attached to technology, the weight of social relationships and ever-connectedness builds with it. While we all seem to subconsciously know the downside of this lopsided relationship, few of us do anything to address it. But…
Is it really important to have a college degree when entering the tech world? Some believe that in order to get a good job degrees aren’t important anymore, but that’s not completely true. Depending on what you plan on doing shows if you need a degree or not. Although degree’s don’t assure success, they can act as a very helpful tool when getting started or applying for jobs.
Steve Jobs, Mark Zuckerberg and Bill Gates are some of the biggest names in the tech industry and they were also dropouts. Using them as examples, it’s been going around on the Internet that you can still make it big and earn billions even if you don’t have a college … Continue reading “
Are you a stressed out father or father-to-be? You may forget about all the stresses you have experienced in your lifetime, but your sperm certainly will not. According to new research conducted by the University of Pennsylvania, a father’s exposure to life stresses may pass stress-related mental disorders from father to child.
Stress felt by dad — whether as a preadolescent or adult — leaves a lasting impression on his sperm that gives sons and daughters a blunted reaction to stress, according to a new preclinical …
At some point we all make fun of someone for being selective hearing or thinking. Ulric Neisser experimented with that idea. He proved that as humans our brains are extremely selective with what we see and think. Hundreds of studies have now proved that we tend to over look things that are right in front of us.
New research reaffirms our minds are riddled with unconscious biases and stereotypes
People are surprisingly blind to the things in the periphery of their vision even if that “thing” is so clear and obvious. In a famous study by Simons and Chabris (1999), they found that people are only able to perceive things that they consciously focus their attention on can only notice an unexpected object when it is similar to the object that they are attending and depending on how difficult it is to monitor the visual field. This phenomenon is called “inattention blindness.” It is clear how this phenomenon can affect our driving abilities, but new research suggests that these hand-free devices which are supposed to be making driving safer may actually have a counterproductive effect.
Voice control and voice interaction with gadgets is particularly distracting.
Social Media and branding has moved from a one-sided information sharing system to a complete interactive phenomenon and consumers are loving it. With the attention absorbing social media content it is imperative that brands make sure that their information is exciting and valuable to consumers, otherwise the attention will dissolve allowing consumers to move onto something else. But no need to worry, capturing consumers attention can be simple just by adding a few features into your social media content.
There’s no single reason we follow brands, but it’s certainly rooted in the idea that we as consumers, supporters and fans want to have a deeper relationship with them. But just because a fan wants to follow your brand doesn’t mean you’re entitled to provide them with any content you wish.
There are always an abundance of examples of how not to use social media. Dunkin’ Donuts provides a spectacular example of how social media can help avoid corporate blunders when dealing with disgruntled customers.
Picture this: You own a small retail shop. An angry woman comes into your store and begins complaining-loudly and profanely-about bad service she says she received the prior day.
#MoreHashtags. The hashtag obsession has now moved into one of the only sources of social media left that did not contain clickable hashtags. Facebook has added the clickable hashtags into the mix in order to boost searches and conversations around the Facebook domain.
There’s no #stopping hashtags. Facebook is confirming it will officially support the maddeningly ubiquitous categorization tool starting today, allowing users to #hashtag posts and making those hashtags #clickable. Clicking a hashtag will bring up a list of posts from friends …
By understanding how your brain views time, you can easily get the edge on those difficult or time consuming projects. By mastering why things take longer than planned, how to increase or decrease the urgency of projects, why it’s okay to move quickly and make mistakes, and how to change the value of time you can fully take advantage of your time, simply by knowing the brains ways of looking at time.
We might not be able to create more time when we need it most-like when a deadline is approaching-but we can use the understanding of how we perceive time to our advantage. Why Things Always Take …
The social media app Instagram has drastically increased its popularity since it was introduced to the world. This rapid increase in users and exposure was only heightened with the Facebook’s billion dollar acquisition of Instagram. See what the photo sharing and filter app has taught a photographer about life.
Dirk Dallas, a graphic designer currently residing in southern California, downloaded the photo-sharing and -filtering app Instagram the day it came out on October 6, 2010. “It didn’t make sense …
Amazon just opened a 3D printing store. What is 3D printing? What exactly does this mean? What are the implications that such store will have on the industry? Answers here!
If you thought you and your RepRap were safe from posers, you’re sunk: Amazon has just opened a store for 3D printers and printer accessories that seems to, at the very least, allow smaller manufacturers to get a foothold in an increasingly tight market.
Ever thought Yoga could improve your test scores and increase your brain function? Well it’s true! After a study published in the Journal of Physical Activity and Health, it proves that doing yoga will boost your scores.
Do you vaguely dislike yoga. Well, that’s too bad, because it’s either that or fail every test you’re ever exposed to, because yoga is going to save your brain.
With hashtags becoming all the craze with both consumers and advertisers, it was hard for facebook not to add in the option of searchable hashtags. In order to keep up with other social media services such as instagram and twitter, Facebook had to do something to stay competitive with the other sites.
Facebook Hashtags Allow 1.1 Billion Users to Communicate Further
Facebook, as announced on Wednesday, will soon be mimicking Twitter, Instagram, Tumblr and Pinterest’s hashtag – but only better …
Facebook becomes a hero by bringing together a mother and son after 22 years. Mother, Cherie Alvis, used Facebook to post a photo explaining how she was trying to find her son she put up for adoption 22 years ago. 4 days later her son wrote on her timeline, “Here I am, Mom”. By using technology to her advantage Cherie has found her son, an option that would not have even been available to anyone even 10 years ago.
On June 3, Cherie Alvis posted pictures to Facebook of her infant son — a baby she’d given up for adoption 22 years ago. The…