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Smart woman Why Smart People Sometimes Do Dumb Things

Smart people sometimes do things that are not so smart. In fact, smarter people are actually more vulnerable to thinking errors than those who are less smart, causing them to make unwise decisions. If you’re a smart person, the smartest thing you can do may be to recognize the ways in which you are not so smart.

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Naomi Karten
daydreaming at work Yes, Daydreamers Are Smarter

Did a teacher ever call you out for daydreaming? Did your boss? Turns out, you’re not a slacker after all. According to a brain study conducted by the Georgia Institute of Technology, you’re smart, creative, and your mind wanders because you may have extra brain capacity.

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Pamela Rentz
NSF Awards $25 Million for Center for Brains, Minds, and Machines

How does the human brain actually work? To find out, the National Science Foundation (NSF) recently awarded a $25 million grant over five years to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology to establish the Center for Brains, Minds and Machines (CBMM).

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Pamela Rentz
When Smart People Do Dumb Things

Smart people obviously do a lot of smart things or they wouldn’t be considered smart people. But smart people sometimes do dumb things too. Naomi Karten gives us the rundown on what causes otherwise intelligent people to behave in foolish ways.

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Naomi Karten
Smart People Are (Sometimes) Not So Smart

Smart people are sometimes not so smart. In fact, the smarter people are, the dumber they may be. We humans are subject to way more thinking errors than we might believe.

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Naomi Karten