In this week’s #GeekReads: the impact of sleep deprivation; misunderstanding fear and anxiety; brain structure and emotional instability; diverse stories of African-American life; mothers’ empathic influence.
Multitudes of stories. In the second of a series of posts discussing Ta-Nehisi Coates’ book, Between the World and Me, sociologist Tressie McMillan Cottom reminds readers of the many strands of black life in America. From Tressie McMillan Cottom via The Atlantic.
The (mental) lives of others. A study shows that when mothers tune-in to their babies’ thoughts and feeling early on, it help their children empathize with the mental lives of others later in life. From Saskia Angenent via Futurity.
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