Personal data mining. KNOW THYSELF ·٠. A potential way of enquiry into human curiosity. Dr Joe Dispenza. Mind Media Self Improvement & Personal Development. Hypnosis reaches the parts brain scans and neurosurgery cannot. Whenever AR sees a face, her thoughts are bathed in colour and each identity triggers its own rich hue that shines across her mind's eye.
This experience is a type of synaesthesia which, for about one in every 100 people, automatically blends the senses. Some people taste words, others see sounds, but AR experiences colour with every face she sees. But on this occasion, perhaps for the first time in her life, a face is just a face. No colours, no rich hues, no internal lights. If the experience is novel for AR, it is equally new to science because no one had suspected that synaesthesia could be reversed.
The surprising reversal of AR's synaesthesia was reported in a recent study by psychologist Devine Terhune and his colleagues at Lund University in Sweden. When the colour of the onscreen face clashed with the colour that appeared in her mind's eye, she reacted slowly, as if trying to read traffic lights through tinted glasses. Vaughan Bell blogs at Mind Hacks. Are You Wasting Your Time Reading About Personal Development? - by Dumb... Walk into any bookstore, and you’ll see shelves full of books about personal development.
You’ll know the titles of some classics, even if you’ve never read them: The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People , Getting Things Done … and loads more. You’ve probably read some of these books, or at least come across major personal development ideas in magazines or online. If you’ve been reading Dumb Little Man for any length of time, you’ll definitely have soaked up a lot of great personal development advice.
You might even spend time every day reading personal development blogs and books, or listening to audio. But … are you wasting your time? Just Reading Won’t Get You FarWhen you want something to change in your life, it’s tempting to look for a quick fix. Can they really deliver? Yes – but only with a bit of work from you. The problem is, many of us find that simply reading about personal development gives us a little boost. Have you fallen into this trap? Change Your Life. Inspirational. Placebo Buttons & You Are Not So Smart.
The Misconception: All buttons placed around you do your bidding.
The Truth: Many public buttons are only there to comfort you. You press the doorbell button, you hear the doorbell ring. You press the elevator button, it lights up. You press the button on the vending machine, a soft drink comes rattling down the chute. Your whole life, you’ve pressed buttons and been rewarded. The thing about buttons, though, is there seems to be some invisible magic taking place between the moment you press them down and when you get the expected result. Maybe there’s a man inside who pulls out the can of soda and puts it in the chute. You just don’t know, and that’s how conditioning works. The problem here is that some buttons in modern life don’t actually do anything at all. According to a 2008 article in the New Yorker, close buttons don’t close the elevator doors in many elevators built in the United States since the 1990s. 23. How to live given the certainty of death.