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Neurologist explains why it’s hard to look at Ted Cruz’s creepy ‘unsettling’ face

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As he has risen in the polls, more attention is being paid to Texas Sen. Ted Cruz’s overall electability as a man who looks, as one fellow Princeton classmate described him: “about as telegenic as an undertaker.”

The answer as to why so many people dislike the Texas Republican instinctively is one that intrigued Dr. Richard E. Cytowic, a professor of neurology at George Washington University.

Writing in Psychology Today,  Cytowic noted that Cruz’s “atypical expressions” left him “uneasy,” and that he was not alone among people who have watched Cruz up-close and from afar.

“Note how many colleagues and former associates ‘loathe’ him. A Bush alumnus told the New York Times’ Frank Bruni, ‘Why do people take such an instant dislike to Ted Cruz? It just saves time.’ Former Senate Majority leader Bob Dole says, ‘Nobody likes him,’ while Rep. Peter King sees ‘malice.’” Cytowic wrote. “According to The Washington Post, screenwriter Craig Mazin, Cruz’s former Princeton roommate, has called him a ‘huge asshole,’ and ‘creepy.’ He’s Tweeted, ‘Getting emails blaming me for not smothering Ted Cruz in his sleep in 1988.’ The distaste for Cruz even extends beyond the US: Germans say Backpfeifengesicht, meaning a face in need of a good punch.”

According to Cytowic, the distaste for Cruz’s face starts with his smile.

Source: Neurologist explains why it’s hard to look at Ted Cruz’s creepy ‘unsettling’ face

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How the Brain Forms Original and Creative Ideas | Neuroscience News

 

You COULD call “creativity” a collaboration between the “liberal” and “conservative” parts of our brains.

According to the researchers, creativity is our ability to think in new and original ways to solve problems.

Source: How the Brain Forms Original and Creative Ideas | Neuroscience News

Men’s brains don’t make our memories worse than women’s.  It’s simply that… what was I saying?

Differences Between Male and Female Brain Area? Big Data Says Not Really

A research study at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science has debunked the widely-held belief that the hippocampus, a crucial part of the brain that consolidates new memories and helps connect emotions to the senses, is larger in females than in males.

Lise Eliot, PhD, associate professor of neuroscienceat the university’s medical school, headed a team of students in a meta-analysis of structural MRI volumes that found no significant difference in hippocampal size between men and women. Meta-analysis is a statistical technique that allows researchers to combine the findings from many independent studies into a comprehensive review. The team examined findings from 76 published papers, involving more than 6,000 healthy individuals.

Source: Differences Between Male and Female Brain Area? Big Data Says Not Really | Neuroscience News

aaron interviews Aaron abt “Sex, Science, and Jokes” Tues 9/15 7p @ the geek bar in Bucktown

Chicago Council on Science and Technology’s Artist in Residence interviews science comedian Aaron Freeman about his upcoming presentation “Sex, Science, and Jokes” on Tuesday 15 September 2015 at 7pm.  The performance is part of c2st’s Speakeasy series at the Geek Bar 1941 West North Avenue in Chicago, Illinois.

Molly Crockett: Beware neuro-bunk – YouTube

Because I am a neurogroupie a friend suggested I check out “NIA, Neuromuscular-Integrative Action”.  “It all about integrating the brain and body and all the stuff you’re studying” says my friend. I go to the website to read, “NIA, Neuromuscular Integrative Action (formerly Non-Impact Aerobics) …

Molly Crockett: Beware neuro-bunk – YouTube.