Hadar Cohen

Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art
New York, NY, United States

About Hadar

Bio

I was born in Jerusalem, Israel and I currently reside in New York where I study Electrical Engineering at The Cooper Union.

Languages

Arabic, Hebrew, Italian, Spanish

I'm passionate about

Judaism, Music, Social Justice

Talk to me about

Philosophy, objectivism, morality, dissonance

Favorite talks

Comments & conversations

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Hadar Cohen
Posted over 2 years ago
Will mind-reading eventually become a reality and what are the implications for humanity?
Hi Lauren! Thanks for your question. I actually find it pretty scare to think of the consequences of mind-reading. I think a big portion of the beauty of life lies in the concept that it is unpredictable, especially when it comes to human interactions. If we produce a technology that enables us to read other people's minds, well I think that would be a great loss. I think it would prevent us from connecting with others in a very genuine way. Everything would be known, and therefore there would be no secrets, no ambiguities. Personally, I think this would hinder the way we live our lives. To think about "inserting" memories or ideas into people's brain is even scarier. This can be used as a tool for brainwashing and a lot of negativity can result in this. I do think there are some positive aspects to this potential advancement. For example, as you stated, it would be incredible for patients with dementia.
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Hadar Cohen
Posted over 2 years ago
Is the heart overlooked when it comes to intelligence?
Hi Noah, As has been stated above, using foul language is completely disrespectful and unproductive. I understand where you are coming from, but you need to remember that well, you don't know everything. I am not really sure what you mean by "real science". Please remember that the scientific world is far from black and white. Others have kindly provided numerous research results. Pabitra specifically mentioned heartmath, which I referenced for this conversation.
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Hadar Cohen
Posted over 2 years ago
Is the heart overlooked when it comes to intelligence?
I think the question you posed is a really important one. Personally, I think that no, intelligence should not be equated with how well we do in exams, lest we limit intelligence to measurable form. By equating the two, we result in discouraging many from learning. I honestly do not think a number can be put to intelligence.
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Hadar Cohen
Posted over 2 years ago
Is the heart overlooked when it comes to intelligence?
Hi Bernard! These characteristics that you mention are all great to incorprate in this term 'intelligence'. I think that the experiment you mention tends to be true. This illustrates that a lot of times, our capabilities are hindered by certain expectations. I can relate to that a lot! I think it is important to remember that one should create their own expectations and not let others dictate them for him/her. I totally agree with the statement you made that intelligence is overrated and encourages a form of elitism that can crush potential. I think that I have actually seen this happen. It is sad to think that these are the consequences of such notions. I think we should educationally encourage "intrinsic motivation" and "critical and original thought", however I am not sure how that can happen practically. Thanks for your contribution! No apology necessary for repetition :)
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Hadar Cohen
Posted over 2 years ago
Is the heart overlooked when it comes to intelligence?
Hi Seth, It's true, the concept of the duality of heart and brain has existed for quite some time. It it interesting that you say that wer are whole human beings and that therefore we should not be surprised by these results. However, I find that in our society we constantly praise intellect (from the brain) as one of the most important human characteristics. I think with societal progression, we tend to dismiss many aspects that make us "whole Human Beings".
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Hadar Cohen
Posted over 2 years ago
Is the heart overlooked when it comes to intelligence?
Hi Theodore, Exploring these questions is significant in understanding the function of the heart. The point I was trying to make was that since the heart is responsible for generating the largest electromagentic field in our bodies that can be detected up to several feet away, Because of this, it is able to control how the body allocates energy. You are right though, "intelligence is found in the brain and the heart, but also in other organs like the heart. Thanks for the link!
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Hadar Cohen
Posted over 2 years ago
Is the heart overlooked when it comes to intelligence?
Hi Bernard, That's great that you are such a big fan of Malcolm Gladwell! I am not a huge admirer, but I do appreciate a lot of his thoughts. His ted talk was very inspiring http://www.ted.com/talks/malcolm_gladwell_on_spaghetti_sauce.html I also read his book, "Outliers". I like the idea of willpower playing a big role in defining intelligence. It is interesting that you said intelligence is far too overrated. I tend to agree with you on that aspect, but only if we are viewing intelligence as society does. I think intelligence is more than what society makes it out to be. If we are able to define it properly enough, well then I don't think it would be overrated at all! I do agree with you that intelligence is not necessarily set. I believe the heart does affect our intelligence and I am very intrigued to learn about the many ways that it does. Thank you for your comment! I appreciate the lack of structure, sometimes it helps with sorting out your thoughts :) I will be sure to read these links, thanks again!