Lucius Fox

Chief Executive Officer of Wayne Enterprises


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In the Weekend Interview, Brian Bolduc talks to physicist Michio Kaku, who says that humans are born with the curiosity of scientists but switch to investment banking. By 2020, the word “computer” will have vanished from the English language, physicist Michio Kaku predicts. Every 18 months, computer power doubles, he notes, so in eight years, a microchip will cost only a penny. Instead of one chip inside a desktop, we’ll have millions of chips in all our possessions: furniture, cars, appliances, clothes. Chips will become so ubiquitous that “we won’t say the word ‘computer,’” prophesies Mr. Kaku, a professor of theoretical physics at the City College of New York. “We’ll simply turn things on.”

Posted at 12:51pm and tagged with: Michio Kaku, Behavior, Science, Computing, Technology, Innovation, Theory,.

Williams-Beuren syndrome (WBS), a rare developmental disorder caused by deletion of contiguous genes at 7q11.23, has been characterized by strengths in socialization (overfriendliness) and communication (excessive talkativeness). WBS has been often considered as the polar opposite behavioral phenotype to autism. Our objective was to better understand the range of phenotypic expression in WBS and the relationship between WBS and autistic disorder.

Posted at 11:36am and tagged with: Williams-Beuren Syndrome, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Phenotype, WBS, ASD, Psychology, Psychiatry, Neuroscience, Neurology, Behavior, drhfquinzel, Socialization, Communication,.

In the present study, the in-group bias or in-group derogation among mainland Chinese was investigated through a rating task and a recognition test. In two experiments,participants from two universities with similar ranks rated novel faces or names and then had a recognition test. Half of the faces or names were labeled as participants’ own university and the other half were labeled as their counterpart. Results showed that, for either faces or names, rating scores for out-group members were consistently higher than those for in-group members, whereas the recognition accuracy showed just the opposite. These results indicated that the attitude and memory for group-relevant information might be dissociated among Mainland Chinese.

Posted at 11:34am and tagged with: Dissociation, Behavior, Psychology, Attitude, Memory, drhfquinzel,.

Author Susan Cain pressed for better recognition and support for the world’s introverts in a well-received talk at the TED conference in Long Beach, Calif., today.

Introverts, who prefer less social stimulation, make up a third to a half of the world’s population, according to Cain. (Introversion is different from shyness, which is about fear of social judgment.)

Cain argued that workplaces and schools are organized around extroverts, with their tendency toward outspoken leaders and emphasis on group coordination.

Posted at 2:55pm and tagged with: TEDtalks, TED, Business, Innovation, Ethics, Methodology, Introverts, Behavior, Psychology, Introversion, Industrial Psychology,.

We often worry about lying awake in the middle of the night - but it could be good for you. A growing body of evidence from both science and history suggests that the eight-hour sleep may be unnatural.

Good news for you, Mr. Wayne.

Posted at 11:21am and tagged with: Sleep, Behavior, Health, Science, Medicine, Biology, Neurobiology, Neuroscience, thebrucewayne, drhfquinzel,.

The kind of embodied cognition we advocate is the claim that the brain, while important, is not the only resource we have available to us to generate behaviour. Instead, the form of our behaviour emerges from the real-time interaction between a nervous system in a body with particular capabilities and an environment that offers opportunities for behaviour and information about those opportunities. The reason this is quite a radical claim is that it changes the job description for the brain; instead of having to represent knowledge about the world and using that knowledge to simply output commands, the brain is now a part of a broader system that critically involves perception and action as well. The actual solution an organism comes up with for a given task includes all these elements.