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Last Updated: 3/23/2013 01:12 PST As many people hit middle age, they often start to notice that their memory and mental clarity are not what they used to be. We suddenly can't remember where we put the keys just a moment ago, or an old acquaintance's name, or the name of an old band we used to love. As the brain fades, we euphemistically refer to these occurrences as "senior moments."
You are going to need three things: a ping-pong ball, a radio with headphones and a red light. Step 1: Turn the radio to a station with just white noise (static), and put on your headphones. Step 2: Cut the ping-pong ball in half and tape each half over your eyes. Step 3: Turn the red light so it's facing your eyes. Step 4: Sit there for at least a half an hour. Step 5: Follow Ben Franklin and your new friend, Harold the unicorn, into the gumdrop forest, and live happily ever after. http://www.boston.com/bostonglobe/ideas/graphics/011109_hacking_your_brain/ *** I'm planning to try this out next week -- was wondering if anyone here has already done so (and if so, what happened?).
A Different Approach to Brainstorming Reverse brainstorming helps you solve problems by combining brainstorming and reversal techniques. By combining these, you can extend your use of brainstorming to draw out even more creative ideas. To use this technique, you start with one of two "reverse" questions: Instead of asking, "How do I solve or prevent this problem?"
This is very interesting. I'm a psychologist, and I remember very strongly one class I took with an amazing professor; we were discussing the notion of IQ as equivalent to intelligence, and he pointed out the very important fact that IQ is a man-made construct. If we did not develop IQ tests, we would not have an IQ, drifting around waiting to be measured. We created it. And it has become the standard for determining intelligence. But it is completely biased in terms of what the test developers saw as important for determining intelligence.
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Last Updated: 3/21/2013 13:09 PST As many people hit middle age, they often start to notice that their memory and mental clarity are not what they used to be. We suddenly can't remember where we put the keys just a moment ago, or an old acquaintance's name, or the name of an old band we used to love. As the brain fades, we euphemistically refer to these occurrences as "senior moments." While seemingly innocent, this loss of mental focus can potentially have a detrimental impact on our professional, social, and personal well-being.
Simply press Play! in the screen above to let the Balls containing the characters drop down. you'll have to press the correct character on the correct time in a totally random order. Each correct press will make the game faster, which makes it harder but you'll be able to earn more points. All you have to do is type the correct character when they hit the correspondenting one on the bottom!
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The Moral Sense Test is a Web-based study into the nature of human moral judgment. How do human beings decide what is right and wrong? To answer this question, we have designed a series of moral dilemmas to probe the psychological mechanisms underlying our moral judgments.
Below you can find the Top 50 Brain Teasers and Games that our readers have enjoyed the most. It is always good to learn about our brains and to exercise them!
Cue (Recall) Column The space to the left of the vertical margin should be reserved for a cue (or recall) column. You should not write in this area during the lecture, while you are taking notes. The cue column is not created until you review your notes (which, ideally, you do as soon after the lecture as possible, and certainly before the next lecture). As you study the material in your notes, you should devise questions which the notes answer (think "Jeopardy"). These questions are the "cues" that should be written in the cue column. By writing questions, you are forced to think about the lecture material in a way that clarifies meaning, reveals relationships, establishes continuity, strengthens memory, and attempts to predict test and exam items.
Want to see how you compare to others in your organization? Want to examine your organization's values? Create a group and invite others to explore their morals.