Summary

Communication and Cognition go hand in hand. Communication, broadly speaking, describes the act of conveying, and receiving, meaning from one entity, be it living or artificial, to one or more others through the use of language - spoken, written, body movement; the use of signs, symbols, and is culturally identified and understood by a unique system of norms. Cognition refers to mental processes such as thinking, whether conscious or unconscious, and its effectiveness therefore is fundamental to performance outcomes. The Runway content is concerned with improving cognitive performance with a focus on content that can optimise cognitive abilities including such areas as creative, critical and systems thinking.


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Communication & Cognition

There are many ways to make a flat map of the world—each of them a unique distortion

Although it may be easier to view the world as a whole on a flat map, it will never be as accurate or correctly proportioned as when displayed on a globe.
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https://aeon.co/videos/there-are-many-ways-to-make-a-flat-map-of-the-world-each-of-them-a-unique-distortionVideo
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Communication & Cognition

What Makes a True Skeptic?

This article explains what it takes to be a real skeptic.
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Communication & Cognition

WHAT IS THE METAVERSE, AND DO I HAVE TO CARE?

Robertson and Peters describe the ‘metaverse’ as some sort of 3D virtual space that, by using an avatar, can give people the impression that they are actually in the ‘metaverse’.
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1360
Communication & Cognition

Recent discoveries reveal how dogs are hardwired to understand and communicate with people—even at birth

Communication isn’t just something that takes place between humans—we also communicate with our canine friends.
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1352
Communication & Cognition

Why everyone’s favorite personality test is BS

In this article, academic psychologist Art Markman states that the Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) is, in so many words, neither accurate nor helpful in identifying personality types.
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Communication & Cognition

New research sheds light on the psychological payoff of believing in conspiracy theories

This article provides a number of reasons why people might prefer to believe conspiracy theories rather than, the truth the main reason being that—conspiracy theories are more entertaining.
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Communication & Cognition

YouTube bans all anti-vaccine misinformation

YouTube is banning all videos that include false information about vaccines or make false claims that approved vaccines are dangerous.
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1362
Communication & Cognition

How to avoid catching prickly emotions from other people

Emotions are catching, and the best way to avoid taking on negative emotions is to either learn strategies to help prevent them or to deal with them.
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https://www.ted.com/talks/jessica_garza_how_to_avoid_catching_prickly_emotions_from_other_peopleVideo
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Communication & Cognition

Power to the sheeple: why common sense prevails despite COVID-19 uncertainty

Despite information on COVID-19 changing regularly, most people see that authorities are being open and transparent, and—mostly—we still see high levels of trust and social cohesion.
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Communication & Cognition

Why corporate diversity programs fail—and how small tweaks can have a big impact

A team of researchers has found there are five patterns related to organisational bias.
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https://www.ted.com/talks/joan_c_williams_why_corporate_diversity_programs_fail_and_how_small_tweaks_can_have_big_impactVideo

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