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The “Deep State” Warns Us About Shallow Thinking

The “Deep State” Warns Us About Shallow Thinking

The "Deep State" Warns Us About Shallow Thinking Why yesterday's psychology has wrecked today's politics. Originally Published In Psychology Today The air in the Starbucks on Alameda Avenue in Burbank, California, the home of Warner Brothers,...

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Unconscious Cues That Define Sexual Attractiveness

Unconscious Cues That Define Sexual Attractiveness

Unconscious Cues That Define Sexual Attractiveness Invisible forces that determine who we want and who wants us. Originally Published In Psychology Today The French say, “je ne sais quoi” (literally, "I don’t know what") when describing a...

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The Surprising Psychology of Kissing

The Surprising Psychology of Kissing

The Surprising Psychology of Kissing And, for that matter, why do we hold hands? Originally Published In Psychology Today Why do we kiss our lovers on the lips? We could show romantic passion by rubbing foreheads, locking elbows, or by turning...

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The Geometry of Your Brain Shapes Your Future

The Geometry of Your Brain Shapes Your Future

The Geometry of Your Brain Shapes Your Future Sophocles said "Character is fate," but what makes your character? Originally Published In Psychology Today You can tell a lot about a teenager’s future just by looking at them. If, after puberty,...

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A Cheap New Wonder Drug?

A Cheap New Wonder Drug?

 A Cheap New Wonder Drug? The exotic science of chronobiology offers new hope. Originally Published In Psychology Today Suppose you could go to any drugstore and purchase an over-the-counter product that could improve the quality of your sleep,...

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A Simple Trick to Help You Read People Better

A Simple Trick to Help You Read People Better

 A Simple Trick to Help You Read People Better The key is not to focus on them. Originally Published In Psychology Today James (not his real name) was a chain smoker, so we had to go outside the building to have the long conversation I was...

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A 60 Second Journey Deep Into Your Unconscious

A 60 Second Journey Deep Into Your Unconscious

A 60 Second Journey Deep Into Your Unconscious Become aware of what you're unaware of Originally Published In Psychology Today Look up from the screen right now and scan the room around you, directing your gaze at one object, then another, then...

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Where Neuroscience is Making the Impossible, Possible

Where Neuroscience is Making the Impossible, Possible

Where Neuroscience is Making the Impossible, Possible Glimpse a revolutionary future enabled by neuroscience Originally Published In Psychology Today Recently, while preparing to deliver a TED talk—"What Will Be the Next Big Scientific...

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About Dr. Haseltine

Dr. Eric Haseltine is an author, futurist, and neuroscientist. He has held senior executive positions in private industry and the public sector, including serving as the associate director and CTO for national intelligence at the Office of the Director of National Intelligence. Eric holds 15 patents in optics, special effects, and electronic media. He has published in Discover magazine, Brain Research and Society for Neuroscience Proceedings, and Psychology Today. His books include Long Fuse, Big Bang, The Listening Cure, with Dr. Chris Gilbert, and Brain Safari (forthcoming).

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