Introduction: Conversation Research ** So what does the research say about conversation?

Conversation research is simply research into how we engage in conversation and also the neuroscience of conversation. In the context of this chapter, I keep the scope broad to not only include face-to-face conversation but also online discussions such as instant messaging, email, discussion forums and the like. [Status: stub] Last updated: 8th December, 2017, … Continue reading Introduction: Conversation Research ** So what does the research say about conversation?

Why face-to-face interaction matters ** Our social life is essential to our wellbeing and health

The Italian island of Sardinia has more than six times as many centenarians as the mainland and ten times as many as North America. Why? According to longevity researcher, Susan Pinker, it’s not a sunny disposition or a low-fat, gluten-free diet that keeps the islanders alive so long — it’s their emphasis on close personal … Continue reading Why face-to-face interaction matters ** Our social life is essential to our wellbeing and health

Speaker-listener neural coupling underlies successful communication ** Language is a like a wire connecting our brains

Abstract Verbal communication is a joint activity; however, speech production and comprehension have primarily been analyzed as independent processes within the boundaries of individual brains. Here, we applied fMRI to record brain activity from both speakers and listeners during natural verbal communication. We used the speaker’s spatiotemporal brain activity to model listeners’ brain activity and … Continue reading Speaker-listener neural coupling underlies successful communication ** Language is a like a wire connecting our brains

The cognitive benefits of doodling ** Doodling can help you stay focused, grasp new concepts and retain information

Recent research in neuroscience shows that doodling can help people stay focused, grasp new concepts and retain information.   Resources Book: The Doodle Revolution: Unlock the Power to Think Differently by Sunni Brown [Status: stub] Last updated: 2nd October, 2016, 5:55 PM Continue reading The cognitive benefits of doodling ** Doodling can help you stay focused, grasp new concepts and retain information