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10 Ways Our Minds Warp Time. How time perception is warped by life-threatening situations, eye movements, tiredness, hypnosis, age, the emotions and more… The mind does funny things to our experience of time.

10 Ways Our Minds Warp Time

Just ask French cave expert Michel Siffre. In 1962 Siffre went to live in a cave that was completely isolated from mechanical clocks and natural light. He soon began to experience a huge change in his perception of time. When he tried to measure out two minutes by counting up to 120 at one-second intervals, it took him 5 minutes. But you don’t have to hide out in a cave for a couple of months to warp time, it happens to us all the time. 1. People often report that time seems to slow down in life-threatening situations, like skydiving. But are we really processing more information in these seconds when time seems to stretch? To test this, Stetson et al. (2007) had people staring at a special chronometer while free-falling 50 metres into a net.

Center for Public Leadership - Asking Different Questions: The First Transformational Habit of Mind. My hunch is that many people who frequent this website are familiar with the distinction between a technical change a leader might want to make in herself or her team, and an adaptive change.

Center for Public Leadership - Asking Different Questions: The First Transformational Habit of Mind

After all, we have Ron Heifetz, CPL's founding director, to thank for these concepts; but for those who are unfamiliar with them, here's a quick summary. Technical changes are the ones where new information or tools will solve the problem: someone who doesn't use a spreadsheet because he doesn't have the computer program or the knowledge of the tool can be easily turned into someone who does use a spreadsheet by giving him the program or a quick course.

An adaptive change is required when you want people (or yourself) to actually change the way they behave, when you want them to act or be different. 25 Psychological Life Hacks. Social situations are among the most important in our lives.

25 Psychological Life Hacks

Yet, there is a huge chance that you are oblivious to the plethora of unwritten social rules that structure everybody’s behaviour. Personal Development for Smart People - Steve Pavlina. Human factors and ergonomics. Human factors and ergonomics (HF&E), also known as comfort design, functional design, and user-friendly systems,[1] is the practice of designing products, systems or processes to take proper account of the interaction between them and the people who use them.

Human factors and ergonomics

The field has seen contributions from numerous disciplines, such as psychology, engineering, biomechanics, industrial design, physiology and anthropometry. In essence, it is the study of designing equipment and devices that fit the human body and its cognitive abilities. The two terms "human factors" and "ergonomics" are essentially synonymous.[2][3][4] The International Ergonomics Association defines ergonomics or human factors as follows:[5] HF&E is employed to fulfill the goals of occupational health and safety and productivity.

Ten Popular Mind Control Techniques Used Today. The more one researches mind control, the more one will come to the conclusion that there is a coordinated script that has been in place for a very long time with the goal to turn the human race into non-thinking automatons.

Ten Popular Mind Control Techniques Used Today

For as long as man has pursued power over the masses, mind control has been orchestrated by those who study human behavior in order to bend large populations to the will of a small “elite” group. Today, we have entered a perilous phase where mind control has taken on a physical, scientific dimension that threatens to become a permanent state if we do not become aware of the tools at the disposal of the technocratic dictatorship unfolding on a worldwide scale. Modern mind control is both technological and psychological. Tests show that simply by exposing the methods of mind control, the effects can be reduced or eliminated, at least for mind control advertising and propaganda. Psychology studies relevant to everyday life from PsyBlog.

PSYCHOFACTZ. Some cool psychological facts which will help you in your real life - Cool Facts. Do you like the idea of getting everyone to like you?

Some cool psychological facts which will help you in your real life - Cool Facts

I hope so, but often we all find it quite hard and some times we do the exact opposite. This will leave us wondering what went wrong, what did I do wrong etc for quite long. But what if I told you I have got some cool psychological facts which will give you an idea about how to do things for turning the situation in your favor? The following are a few very interesting psychological facts taken from several books/studies based on these areas. I hope you find it useful, but of-course use it with caution as working of the human mind is one of those things which we haven’t managed to figure out yet.

Random fact from our Facebook page: Update #1: Similar life and body hacks – Top 10 list of of very useful body hacks Update #2: Similar Psychological Tricks – Top 10 list of of very useful psychological tricks to influence other people 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. Bad: Mark, I think you have got it completely wrong.