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Musicians’ Brains Really Do Work Differently — In A Good Way

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Watch a great little TED-Ed video that lays out the scientific evidence. 

“Did you know that every time musicians pick up their instruments, there are fireworks going off all over their brain?”

That’s the launching point for a fantastic little video made by educator Anita Collins and animator Sharon Colman Graham for TED-Ed. What they explain is that while listening to music is beneficial, playing music is “the brain’s equivalent of a full-body workout.”

What’s more: Neuroscientists have found that some of these aspects of mental work are different from any other activity studied, including playing sports or engaging in various creative pursuits.

For teachers, TED-Ed has made a full, customizable lesson plan available on this fascinating topic and exciting research. Happy playi

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How (and where) does moral judgment work?: Trends in Cognitive Sciences

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Abstract

Moral psychology has long focused on reasoning, but recent evidence suggests that moral judgment is more a matter of emotion and affective intuition than deliberate reasoning. Here we discuss recent findings in psychology and cognitive neuroscience, including several studies that specifically investigate moral judgment. These findings indicate the importance of affect, although they allow that reasoning can play a restricted but significant role in moral judgment. They also point towards a preliminary account of the functional neuroanatomy of moral judgment, according to which many brain areas make important contributions to moral judgment although none is devoted specifically to it.

  
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Misbehaving: The Making of Behavioral Economics – Richard Thaler (2015)

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Richard H. Thaler has spent his career studying the radical notion that the central agents in the economy are humans—predictable, error-prone individuals. Misbehaving is his arresting, frequently hilarious account of the struggle to bring an academic discipline back down to earth—and change the way we think about economics, ourselves, and our world.

Traditional economics assumes rational actors. Early in his research, Thaler realized these Spock-like automatons were nothing like real people. Whether buying a clock radio, selling basketball tickets, or applying for a mortgage, we all succumb to biases and make decisions that deviate from the standards of rationality assumed by economists. In other words, we misbehave. More importantly, our misbehavior has serious consequences. Dismissed at first by economists as an amusing sideshow, the study of human miscalculations and their effects on markets now drives efforts to make better decisions in our lives, our businesses, and our governments.

 
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The Behavioral Economics Guide 2014

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The internet’s most popular free book on behavioral economics.

CONTENTS

Foreword by George Loewenstein and Rory Sutherland

Part 1 – The Basics

An Introduction to Behavioral EconomicsSelected Behavioral Economics ConceptsReferences

Part 2 – Resources

Books Read by ‘Behavioral Economics Group’ MembersScholarly Journals with Behavioral Economics ContentPostgraduate Programs in Behavioral Economics and
Behavioral/Decision Science

Part 3 – Applied Perspectives

Psychology and Behavioral Economics in Practice

Appendix – Author and Contributing Organization Profiles

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