Science is supposed to check and recheck all assumptions and findings. When there’s money to be made with headlines, however, initial findings are trumpeted as news click-bait. People trust science less and less when every finding is given equal weight and those findings contradict previous studies.
He looks like a Fred, we’ve all said at some point. There seems to be some sort of brain connection between your name and your face, but it doesn’t cross cultural boundaries.
Some people give, some take; most people fall in the middle. The rule of Reciprocity determines other people’s attitudes about givers and takers, and shapes their opportunities for advancement.
It’s all about mnemonics and other old tricks, this time bolstered with brain scans.
Humans aren’t so good at assessing risk. We all have many biases that cloud our judgement. Augmenting decision-making with artificial intelligence is one step towards the Singularity and can help us make better decisions with the information at hand.
Tips based around Cialdini’s work on Persuasion and Influence.