Simply Imagining Other People Can Change Our Own Sense Of Self

Simply Imagining Other People Can Change Our Own Sense Of Self

So begins a new paper, published in the Journal of Experimental Psychology, which reveals that who you “are” can easily be manipulated. Just imagining somebody else can alter all kinds of aspects of how you see yourself, even including your personality and memories.

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Exclusive: Humans placed in suspended animation for the first time

Exclusive: Humans placed in suspended animation for the first time

Doctors have placed humans in suspended animation for the first time, as part of a trial in the US that aims to make it possible to fix traumatic injuries that would otherwise cause death. Samuel Tisherman, at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, told New Scientist that his team of medics had placed at least one patient in suspended animation, calling it “a little surreal” when they first did it. He wouldn’t reveal how many people had survived as a result.

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Conspiracy Theorists Are Less Angry Than the Rest of Reddit, Study Finds

Conspiracy Theorists Are Less Angry Than the Rest of Reddit, Study Finds

The path to the million-member-strong league on Reddit’s r/conspiracy is paved with politics, toxicity, and tech culture, a sprawling study has found. From an eight-year sample ranging from 2007 to 2015, a team of Australian researchers compared 15,370 r/conspiracy posters to an equal number of users who’d started out posting on Reddit in similar forums to discover what drives people to conclude that the royal family went on human hunting parties.

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Artificial Intelligence Could Be a Solution to America’s Mental Health Crisis

Artificial Intelligence Could Be a Solution to America's Mental Health Crisis

Five years from now, the U.S.’ already overburdened mental health system may be short as many as 15,600 psychiatrists as the growth in demand for their services outpaces supply, according to a 2017 report from the National Council for Behavioral Health. But some proponents say that, by then, an unlikely tool—artificial intelligence—may be ready to help mental health practitioners mitigate the impact of the deficit.

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The Vegetarian’s Dilemma: Do Fish Qualify as Meat?

The Vegetarian’s Dilemma: Do Fish Qualify as Meat?

John Cleese, a co-founder of the British comedy sketch group Monty Python, once quipped “If God did not intend for us to eat animals, why did he make them out of meat?” But are all animals made of meat? According to the 19th-century anthropologist Peter Lund Simmonds. the answer is yes.

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