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10 Mind-Blowing Theories That Will Change Your Perception of the World. Reality is not as obvious and simple as we like to think.

10 Mind-Blowing Theories That Will Change Your Perception of the World

Some of the things that we accept as true at face value are notoriously wrong. Scientists and philosophers have made every effort to change our common perceptions of it. The 10 examples below will show you what I mean. 10 Ways to Develop Your Creativity. If you're new here, you may want to subscribe to my RSS feed.

10 Ways to Develop Your Creativity

Thanks for visiting! **Editor’s Note: The following is a guest post by Catharina F. de Wet, Ph.D and author of One View of Giftedland, a blog focusing on talented and gifted education. Google the word “creativity” and you will get almost 84 million hits. The first few has to do with defining creativity and it ranges from the cerebral Wikipedia definition: “Creativity (or “creativeness”) is a mental process involving the generation of new ideas or concepts, or new associations between existing ideas or concepts” to a simple definition by Henry Miller: “ The occurrence of a composition which is both new and valuable.”

Because of research we know a significant amount about the creative process and creative people. Generally speaking, when we talk about a creative person, we have in mind two kinds of people. 69 Awesome Brain Hacks That Give You Mind-Blowing Powers. #49.

69 Awesome Brain Hacks That Give You Mind-Blowing Powers

You Can Tell How Much Someone Drinks From Their Eye Color There comes a time in every man's life when it will be necessary to drink another guy under the table. Abstract and concrete - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. In philosophy[edit] Abstract objects have often garnered the interest of philosophers because they raise problems for popular theories.

Abstract and concrete - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

In ontology, abstract objects are considered problematic for physicalism and some forms of naturalism. Historically, the most important ontological dispute about abstract objects has been the problem of universals. Dabrowski’s Theory and Existential Depression in Gifted Children and Adults. Webb, J, Ph.D.

Dabrowski’s Theory and Existential Depression in Gifted Children and Adults

Eccentricity (behavior) From Medieval Latin eccentricus, derived from Greek ekkentros, "out of the center", from ek-, ex- "out of" + kentron, "center".

Eccentricity (behavior)

Eccentric first appeared in English essays as a neologism in 1551 as an astronomical term meaning "a circle in which the earth, sun, etc. deviates from its center. " Five years later, in 1556, an adjective form of the word was used. 129 years later, in 1685, the definition evolved from the literal to the figurative, and eccentric is noted to have begun being used to describe unconventional or odd behavior. Gifted adults. How being called smart can actually make you stupid. A few months ago I posted a piece which has become my most popular blog post by quite a landslide.

How being called smart can actually make you stupid

How to treat your brain during revision time. If you're a student, you rely on one brain function above all others: memory.

How to treat your brain during revision time

These days, we understand more about the structure of memory than we ever have before, so we can find the best techniques for training your brain to hang on to as much information as possible. Intellectual Giftedness. Learn to Speed Read in Just a Few Hours. I’m not one for making big New Year’s Resolutions as I am a continual goal setter and look at life plans and goals on a weekly or at least monthly basis, so I don’t need one day a year to pretend I’m actually going to change the year, I just always do that.

Learn to Speed Read in Just a Few Hours

However, there is one that I can’t encourage others enough to look more seriously at and that is about reading. I hope I can inspire a few people to put this on their own goal sheets for the year. Thank you everyone for a wonderful 2008, may your 2009 be even better! Background. LogicalFallaciesInfographic_A3. Overexcitability and the Gifted. Sleep learning is possible: Associations formed when asleep remained intact when awake.

Is sleep learning possible?

Sleep learning is possible: Associations formed when asleep remained intact when awake

Subvocalization. Comparison to speed reading[edit] Advocates of speed reading generally claim that subvocalization places extra burden on the cognitive resources, thus, slowing the reading down.[3] Speedreading courses often prescribe lengthy practices to eliminate subvocalizing when reading. Normal reading instructors often simply apply remedial teaching to a reader who subvocalizes to the degree that they make visible movements on the lips, jaw, or throat.[4] Subvocalizing or actual vocalizing can indeed be of great help when one wants to learn a passage verbatim.

This is because the person is repeating the information in an auditory way, as well as seeing the piece on the paper. Detection[edit] Subvocal recognition involves monitoring actual movements of the tongue and vocal cords that can be interpreted by electromagnetic sensors. References[edit] External links[edit] Thou shalt not commit logical fallacies.

Top 40 Useful Sites To Learn New Skills. Tutorial: Concrete vs. Abstract Thinking. WHAT ARE CONCRETE AND ABSTRACT THINKING? Abstract thinking is a level of thinking about things that is removed from the facts of the “here and now”, and from specific examples of the things or concepts being thought about. Abstract thinkers are able to reflect on events and ideas, and on attributes and relationships separate from the objects that have those attributes or share those relationships.

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