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Intelligence, Swarming & Murmurations – Could Humans do this?

No one knows why they do it. Yet each fall, thousands of starlings dance in the twilight above England and Scotland. The birds gather in shape-shifting flocks called murmurations, having migrated in the millions from Russia and Scandinavia to escape winter’s frigid bite. Scientists aren’t sure how they do it, either. The starlings’ murmurations are manifestations of swarm intelligence,…

The Protective Effects of Positive Emotions

In a major review of research published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology (2005), Alan Rozanski summarized developments that have implications for cardiologists and psychologists in the emerging specialization, cardiac psychology. Rozanski offers a pervasive review of the literature that demonstrate how depression, anger, anxiety, marital stress, occupational stress, and certain personality characteristics serve as emotional catalysts that can hurry us along toward a heart attack.