The Art of Deliberate Daydreaming

Deliberate daydreaming is that capacity to be in reverie with your own imagination, ideas, and visions. On a humble daily level, deliberate daydreaming is where we can learn to capture the stray thought that turns out to be the goldfish of an insight and solution.   Read more: https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/tracking-wonder/201708/the-art-deliberate-daydreaming

Chronic Lack of Sleep May Increase Risky Behavior

A new Swiss study finds that chronic lack of sleep may lead to increased risk-seeking in young adults. This behavior may be due to the effects that sleep deprivation has on the right prefrontal cortex. Read more: https://psychcentral.com/news/2017/08/29/chronic-lack-of-sleep-may-increase-risky-behavior/125283.html

Inside the AI healthcare revolution: meeting the robots that can detect Alzheimer’s and depression

Just 45 seconds in the company of scientist Frank Rudzicz and his machines is all it takes to determine whether or not you are suffering from Alzheimer’s disease. Read more: https://www.yahoo.com/tech/inside-ai-healthcare-revolution-meeting-060000406.html

Nighttime breathing problems tied to cognitive decline

(Reuters Health) - People who experience certain breathing problems at night may be more likely to develop cognitive impairment than individuals without any difficulties breathing while they sleep, a research review suggests. Read more: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-breathing-cognition-idUSKCN1B81MB

Human-Like Consciousness and Human-Like Intelligence

What is the relation between human-like consciousness and intelligence and other possible forms of consciousness and intelligence, such as other species and artificial intelligence (AI)? Murray Shanahan proposes four charts that capture key aspects of these potential relations. Read more: https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/theory-consciousness/201708/human-consciousness-and-human-intelligence

Augmented reality technology may help guide plastic and reconstructive surgery

Koichi Ueda, MD, PhD, Daisuke Mitsuno, MD, and colleagues of Osaka Medical College, Japan, report the development and initial experience with an augmented reality (AR) system for evaluation of improvements of the body surface, a key consideration in plastic surgery. Read more: https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/08/170825144322.htm