Stanford’s Robert Sapolsky On Depression

Published on May 25, 2014 (edited for improved sound: noise and stereo issues, and miscellaneous parts taken out) Stanford Professor Robert Sapolsky, posits that depression is the most damaging disease that you can experience. Right now it is the number four cause of disability in the US and it is becoming more common. Sapolsky states […]

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fairies don’t exist

Existence First published Wed Oct 10, 2012 Existence raises deep and important problems in metaphysics, philosophy of language, and philosophical logic. Many of the issues can be organized around the following two questions: Is existence a property of individuals? and Assuming that existence is a property of individuals, are there individuals that lack it? Bertrand […]

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the future

What the Marshmallow Test Really Teaches About Self-Control JACOBA URIST SEP 24, 2014 One of the most influential modern psychologists, Walter Mischel, addresses misconceptions about his study, and discusses how both adults and kids can master willpower. Published on Dec 14, 2012 Silvia Helena Barcellos is an Associate Economist at RAND Corporation, Santa Monica Office. […]

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Socioemotional selectivity theory

Socioemotional selectivity theory (developed by Stanford psychologist, Laura L. Carstensen) is a life-span theory of motivation. The theory maintains that as time horizons shrink, as they typically do with age, people become increasingly selective, investing greater resources in emotionally meaningful goals and activities. According to the theory, motivational shifts also influence cognitive processing. Aging is […]

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Artificial Intelligence is the New Electricity — Andrew Ng

Abstract On Wednesday, January 25, Andrew Ng – former Baidu Chief Scientist, Coursera co-founder, and Stanford Adjunct Professor – gave a talk at the Stanford MSx Future Forum. During the talk, Professor Ng shared his opinion on AI. He mainly discussed how artificial intelligence (AI) is transforming industry and business. Figure 1: Andrew Ng while […]

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