flatacre: What the Music You Like Says About You. →
Hardly anybody would disagree that the music you listen to reveals a lot about your personality. However, there hasn’t been any scientific proof. That is, until now. Professor Adrian North of Heriot-Watt University in Scotland, conducted a large study of more than 36,000 people from…
Why We Can't Do 3 Things at Once →
infoneer-pulse: For those who find it tough to juggle more than a couple things at once, don’t despair. The brain is set up to manage two tasks, but not more, a new study suggests. That’s because, when faced with two tasks, a part of the brain known as the medial prefrontal cortex (MFC) divides so that half of the region focuses on one task and the other half on the other task. This division...
Influence not as simple as Gladwell would have you... →
The invited talks at ICWSM were especially good this year. I want to highlight a few points from Duncan Watt’s talk and Jon Kleinberg’s talks. Social influence makes the selection for success less predictable. In other words, judged against independent measures of quality, if an audience is influenced by knowledge of community behaviour, it will select or promote with less correlation to quality...
15 Things You Didn't Know About the Brain →
Words Do Hurt - Verbal Stimuli Put Our Pain Memory... →