Month: October 2017

The best hedge fund managers are not psychopaths or narcissists, according to new study

October 19, 2017

When it comes to financial investments, hedge fund managers higher in ‘dark triad’ personality traits — psychopathy, narcissism, and Machiavellianism — perform more poorly than their peers, according to new personality psychology research. The difference is a little less than 1 percent annually compared to their peers, but with large investments over several years that […]

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‘Turbo charge’ for your brain?

October 9, 2017

Two brain regions — the medial frontal and lateral prefrontal cortices — control most executive function. Researchers used high-definition transcranial alternating current stimulation (HD-tACS) to synchronize oscillations between them, improving brain processing. De-synchronizing did the opposite. Read More

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Teleoperating robots with virtual reality: Making it easier for factory workers to telecommute

October 4, 2017

Many manufacturing jobs require a physical presence to operate machinery. But what if such jobs could be done remotely? Researchers have now presented a virtual-reality (VR) system that lets you teleoperate a robot using an Oculus Rift headset. Read More

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