Training Cats is possible, see for yourself

Training Cats is possible, see for yourself

You can train a dog to do sit but training a cat do to the same is impossible. Cats have their own character and do whatever they want. They don’t adhere to anyone, except themselves. But is that true? We will show you that you actually can train cats to do various things and the story that they can’t be trained is an urban myth. Look at the video and see for yourself.

How a magician deceives your brain

How a magician deceives your brain

Modern illusionists such as the Dutch performer Victor Mids don’t attribute their abilities to the paranormal, but to the scientific. Can you really use your brain’s mistakes to create magic? We will use neuroscience to explain a single illusion.

How IQ-scores encourage racism

How IQ-scores encourage racism

Intelligence is one of the most studied aspects of human cognition. However, it seems that IQ – the intelligence quotient – does not accurately represent intelligence. In fact, the way IQ is determined encourages racism, and the scientific community is not free from these biases.

Is everyday Googling affecting our brains?

Is everyday Googling affecting our brains?

Let’s be honest. Would you feel 100% comfortable with sharing your Google search history? We ask Google about everything, from recipes to quick and dirty medical diagnoses. Google seems to be a great friend of ours. Is this the case for our brains too?

This is why “93% of communication is nonverbal” is a myth

This is why “93% of communication is nonverbal” is a myth

Have you ever heard of the claim that 93% of communication is nonverbal? This often-repeated claim states that 55% of what you communicate comes from your facial expressions, 38% from your tone of voice, and the words you speak are only responsible for 7%. Although non-verbal communication is of course important, these numbers are not true at all. What is wrong with them? And where do they come from?

We are more creative than we think

We are more creative than we think

The Nobel prize winner Linus Pauling used to say “I think I think harder, think more than other people do” to explain his remarkable creative performances. And he was probably right: not everyone could have unravelled the mystery of how atoms are arranged and bounded together (Nobel Prize in Chemistry, 1954). Yet, does it mean that creativity isn’t within everyone’s reach? What is creativity really and how can we master it?

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