The discontents of empathy: Empathy is impulsive, divisive, draining, and inert. Leaders (and humanity) need wise rational compassion to rise about the current social and economic crises.In times of crisis and social unrest, compassionate leadership can unify us as human beings, like a glue that binds us together in times of unrest. Without it, we become lonely individuals, facing challenges alone.
Laplace’s Theories of Cognitive Illusions, Heuristics and Biases « Statistical Modeling, Causal Inference, and Social SciencePosted by on 5 June 2020, 10:16 am A few years ago, Josh “Don’t call him ‘hot hand'” Miller read Laplace’s classic book on probability theory and noticed that it anticipated much of the “heuristics and biases” literature (also called “cognitive illusions” or “behavioral economics”) of the past fifty years. We wrote up our ideas and, years later, our article...5
Circadian rhythm makes our sleep and wake cycle an unconscious, biological process rather than a choice, and for most of us, it's a 24-hour cycle. But astronauts jump between 45-minute periods of light and dark: International Space Station crew members... could experience 16 sunrises a day."Taking steps toward a better night’s sleep, whether on Earth or orbiting almost 250 miles above it, ensures faster response times, sharper cognitive skills, and an overall healthier mind and body.1