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Prominent Gamifiers: Andrea Kuszewski on the Science of Gamification and Motivation by Andrea Kuszewski

What makes receiving a badge for completing a task so exciting? Why does seeing a progress bar almost full make us itch until we finish it? Gamification—the combination of game-design principles and elements—implements cognitive psychology and decision-making theory as its scientific foundation. If gamification were stuffed shells, science is the shell, and everything else is stuffing.

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Andrea Kuszewski
Say No to Pot, and Say Yes to Cognitive Enhancement by Andrea Kuszewski

There are a lot of studies lately going back and forth on whether or not smoking pot is harmful to your brain. Does it lower your IQ? Is that change is permanent, or does it only last for the duration that you are smoking it? Here’s the scoop…

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Andrea Kuszewski
#14 Solutions For A Creativity Crisis: A Look At Cuba’s Technological Disobedience by Andrea Kuszewski

When you think of the ideal creative environment, what comes to mind?  We may imagine a place where you have freedom of expression, a place that encourages breaking convention, somewhere that is abundant in resources that are readily accessible for innovative development of technology, and exposure to many different cultures for inspiration and collaboration. So as you imagine this ultimate creative playground, does Cuba come to mind?

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Andrea Kuszewski
The Power of Science Narrative to Teach, Excite, and Inspire Action: SlideShare by Andrea Kuszewski

As science communicators, we need to do more than just entertain — we need to inform; to persuade; to inspire action. One of the biggest challenges in selling ideas about radical science and technology is engaging and exciting an audience in a way that is non-threatening, believable, and structured in a way that they can relate to personally.

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Kris Notaro
Live-Blogging the Afternoon of Day Two of Humanity+ San Francisco by Kris Notaro

Our brains are slopping over full at this point at the end of the Humanity+ San Francisco 2012.  Congratulations to Natasha and her team for putting on a great conference. Hopefully next time we’ll have control of the weather.

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Kris Notaro
Live-Blogging the Morning of Day Two of Humanity+ San Francisco by Kris Notaro

Its apoco-raining this weekend in San Francisco, proving that the transhumanists neither see the future clear enough to choose a nice weekend nor have magical evil powers over the natural world. But they do put on incredibly fascinating parties at wild warehouse-cum-commune spaces full of smart technophiles. We had to drag ourselves back in to the conference this morning so we wouldn’t miss Andrea Kuscewski, David Pearce, Ben Goertzel, Jamais Cascio, Ramez Naam and the others folks speaking today.

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Top Hitting Articles for November

Kris and Dr. J. are traveling to San Francisco tomorrow for the H+ events, so we’re calling the top hitters for November a day early.

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Andrea Kuszewski
Your Brain on Politics: The Cognitive Neuroscience of Liberals and Conservatives by Andrea Kuszewski

Can neuroscience provide evidence for a liberal and conservative thinking style?

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Andrea Kuszewski
Who’s Afraid of the Neuroscience of Politics? by Andrea Kuszewski

From the looks of things, it appears to be conservative journalists.

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Andrea Kuszewski
The Science Of Pleasure: Part One- The Allure Of Asymmetry by Andrea Kuszewski

What happens in your brain when you experience pleasure? Why are fantasies so powerful? Why do our brains love dopamine so much? Why do some images arouse, while others turn us off? Why are the most attractive people often not the ones we are most drawn to sexually? How can you create the longest neurological orgasm possible?