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Do You Have a Touch, or More Than a Touch, of Dyslexia?

Do You Have a Touch, or More Than a Touch, of Dyslexia?

Have you heard the one about the agnostic insomniac dyslexic who stayed awake pondering the existence of Dog? If not, you’ve got a fresh joke for the next cocktail party. But when you spin this yarn over a glass of Chablis, be sure to add that it’s...

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Driving With Shades is a Terrible Idea

Driving With Shades is a Terrible Idea

Have you ever slammed on the brakes to avoid hitting a car that abruptly braked in front of you, or even a pedestrian suddenly darting into the road? Ever swerved to avoid a deer or piece of junk on the highway? I have, plenty of times. Almost always, I...

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How to Spot Real Ghosts

How to Spot Real Ghosts

Where do ghosts come from? I don’t mean, from which plane of paranormal existence—which spirit world, as it were—but where and how did ghosts originate in our folklore? Cultural anthropologists may never answer that question definitively, but I have an...

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Do We Only Use 10% of Our Brain?

Do We Only Use 10% of Our Brain?

When I was a lowly graduate student—doing my PhD thesis on the brains of boas and pythons—I had the great fortune of having dinner with two Nobel prize winning brain scientists, David Hubel and Torsten Wiesel….

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You Aren’t Who You Think You Are

You Aren’t Who You Think You Are

 Who are all those strangers inside your skull? Who are you…really? A straightforward definition of “you”  is the mélange of conscious thoughts, perceptions, feelings and memories that live in your skull. Along with  these percepts, “you” might...

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How to become a visionary in five easy steps

How to become a visionary in five easy steps

The young engineer was madly in love, so he felt a special thrill when his date laid the back of her head on his lap to gaze up at the stars. What does this have to do with becoming a visionary in five easy steps?

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New Evidence That Aliens Have Reached Earth

New Evidence That Aliens Have Reached Earth

Scientific Findings that are Out of This World   When I was an Associate Director of National Intelligence in 2006, a CBS News producer visited my office in Washington DC to explore doing a 60 minutes segment about me. The producer thought my career as...

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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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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.

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