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Rebecca McMillan
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Attended University of California, Berkeley
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Commentary from +Scott Barry Kaufman and the authors of Beyond Gifted Education (Scott J. Peters, Matthew McBee, Michael Matthews and D. Betsy McCoach). 
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Kent Cochrane, the amnesiac known throughout the world of neuroscience and psychology as K.C., died last week at age 62 in his nursing home in Toronto, probably of a stroke or heart attack. Although not as celebrated as the late American amnesiac H.M., for my money K.C. taught us more...
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Novelty and challenge forestall cognitive decline. 
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Kent Kiehl has been interviewing psychopaths for more than 20 years. More recently he's acquired a mobile MRI scanner and permission to scan the brains of New Mexico state prison inmates. He talked with WIRED about what's different in the brains of psychopaths and why he views psychopathy as a preventable mental disorder.
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Studying morality in infants is sticky. Morality is hard to define, even among adults. Still, researchers in this field have focused on a few key traits, including helpfulness, fairness and kindness. These "prosocial behaviors," research indicates, may be detectable in babies just a few months old.
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Would be interesting to have studies, which show, when and how prosocial behaviours get lost. Thanks, +Rebecca McMillan 
h/t +Susanne Ramharter 
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Director of Online Education; Senior Editor, The Creativity Post; Gifted Education Advocate; Homeschooler
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  • The Creativity Post
    Senior Editor, 2012 - present
  • GHFOnline
    Director, 2012 - present
  • The Brain Cafe
    Founding Director, 2011 - present
  • McMyers Academy
    Founding Director, 2002 - present
  • International Design Center for the Environment
    Director of Communications, 2006 - 2007
  • Western Center on Law & Poverty
    Fundraising & Communications Consultant, 1993 - 2000
  • ACLU, Southern California
    Public Education Coordinator, Speechwriter, 1991 - 1993
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Omnicurious geek interested in everything under the sun. The brain, creativity, education, science, humanities, music and politics in particular.
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Senior Editor, The Creativity Post; Director of Online Education for GHF Online;  Founder of The Brain Cafe; contemplator of the diverse manifestations of human intelligence, achievement and creativity; homeschooling parent and educational rabble-rouser.






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  • University of California, Berkeley
    Political Science, 1984 - 1987
  • University of California, Los Angeles
    Political Science, 1987 - 1989
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