Athletes’ Brains are Quieter

The brains of athletes turn down extraneous noise to highlight more important sounds. Athletes’ brains truly are quieter, according to a new study of elite collegiate athletes and how they process sound. The study finds that the brains of athletes dial down extraneous noise to highlight important sounds better than those of other people. Playing... Continue Reading →

Life is Better as a Non-Zero Sum Game

In game theory and economic theory, if the total gains of the participants are added up and the total losses are subtracted, they will sum to zero. In contrast, non-zero-sum describes a situation in which the interacting parties' aggregate gains and losses can be less than or more than zero. Paras Chopra had an interesting twitter thread a... Continue Reading →

How to Take Honest, High-Quality Photos with Your iPhone

During the recent Adobe 99U conference, Brooklyn-based Aundre Larrow discussed his work as a portrait photographer and the importance of "honest photography." Larrow describes honest photography as "pictures that don't rely on editing or retouching and portray people as they really are." His number one tip is that you must understand just how essential light is. “Photography... Continue Reading →

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