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Psychologist studies the emotional disconnect between our present and future selves

A UCLA social psychologist has found that we think of future selves as different people, which could explain why many of us don’t save enough for retirement. So Merrill Lynch, for one, has launched a web feature which “ages” your photo as you ponder how much to save. Credit: iStock A UCLA social psychologist has found that we think of …

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Do We Only Use 10% of Our Brain? — Exploring the urban legend

When I was a lowly  graduate student—doing my PhD  thesis on the brains of boas and pythons—I had the great fortune of  having  dinner with  two Nobel prize winning brainscientists, David Hubel and Torsten Wiesel. Not wanting to waste the opportunity, I asked the  great men: where did the idea that we only use 10% of our brains come from, and …