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There Are Opinions, And Then There Are Facts. Can We Download Our Brains? What Everyone Should Know About Their Own Minds. Classic psychology studies show just how little access we have to the workings of our own minds.

What Everyone Should Know About Their Own Minds

Psychology studies relevant to everyday life from PsyBlog. Perfect Persuasive Messages. Craft messages that change minds using these 20 principles of persuasion, all based on established psychological research.

Perfect Persuasive Messages

Perfection is hard to achieve in any walk of life and persuasion is no different. It relies on many things going just right at the crucial moment; the perfect synchronisation of source, message and audience. But even if perfection is unlikely, we all need to know what to aim for. To bring you the current series on the psychology of persuasion I’ve been reading lots of research, much more than is covered in recent posts. Poor Man's Polygraph Part 1. Poor Man's Polygraph - Part 1 The Well... Technique. Deception. SCHOPENHAUER'S 38 STRATAGEMS, OR 38 WAYS TO WIN AN ARGUMENT. Arthur Schopenhauer (1788-1860), was a brilliant German philosopher.


These 38 Stratagems are excerpts from "The Art of Controversy", first translated into English and published in 1896. Carry your opponent's proposition beyond its natural limits; exaggerate it. 20 Super Brain Foods « Zen. We know that the foods we eat affect the body but they can have even more influence on how well our brain functions.

20 Super Brain Foods « Zen

What we eat can have a POWERFUL affect on our brain’s energy, how the mind handles tasks, and our general mood. Our focus here is on those particular nutrients found in foods that enhance neuron firing and cross-linking in the brain. The foods listed below can help you: concentrate, increase memory, tune sensorimotor skills, keep you motivated, speed up your reaction time, control stress, and even slow down the aging of brain cells! Scientists discover how the brain encodes memories at a cellular level. (Santa Barbara, Calif.) –– Scientists at UC Santa Barbara have made a major discovery in how the brain encodes memories. The finding, published in the December 24 issue of the journal Neuron, could eventually lead to the development of new drugs to aid memory.

The team of scientists is the first to uncover a central process in encoding memories that occurs at the level of the synapse, where neurons connect with each other. How to Manipulate People. HOW TO CHEAT AT EVERYTHING. Over lunch with Simon Lovell, a fascinating former card shark, Allison Schrager learns all sorts of things about how swindlers operate ...


Special to MORE INTELLIGENT LIFE "I can spot someone's weakness a mile away. In any room I can pick out the best target," says Simon Lovell, reformed con artist and famed magician, when asked over lunch about the root of his talents. "Take that woman over there. " He motions across the room towards a lady speaking to a man engrossed in his menu--"vulnerable, needy, looking for attention from the man she is with, but he won't give it to her. 25 Acts of Body Language to Avoid. Our body language exhibits far more information about how we feel than it is possible to articulate verbally.

25 Acts of Body Language to Avoid

All of the physical gestures we make are subconsciously interpreted by others. This can work for or against us depending on the kind of body language we use. Some gestures project a very positive message, while others do nothing but set a negative tone. 6 simple steps to keep your mind sharp at any age. May 24, 2011 Everyone has the occasional “senior moment.”

6 simple steps to keep your mind sharp at any age

Maybe you’ve gone into the kitchen and can’t remember why, or can’t recall a familiar name during a conversation. Memory lapses can occur at any age, but aging alone is generally not a cause of cognitive decline. When significant memory loss occurs among older people, it is generally not due to aging but to organic disorders, brain injury, or neurological illness.

Studies have shown that you can help prevent cognitive decline and reduce the risk of dementia with some basic good health habits: staying physically active, getting enough sleep, not smoking, having good social connections, limiting alcohol to one drink a day, and eating a balanced diet low in saturated and trans fats. Philosophy Now. Confidence tricks. Techniques > Confidence tricks Articles | Examples | So what There is, according to legend, a sucker born every day, and of course there are many confidence tricksters around who are all too ready to relieve them of their wealth.

Confidence tricks

Two main levers of confidence tricksters are gullibility and greed. They will exploit the incautious and naive and offer something for nothing as an appeal to our natural desires. Articles Gullibility: Are there easy targets? Examples. What Happened to Downtime? The Extinction of Deep Thinking & Sacred Space. Interruption-free space is sacred.

What Happened to Downtime? The Extinction of Deep Thinking & Sacred Space

Yet, in the digital era we live in, we are losing hold of the few sacred spaces that remain untouched by email, the internet, people, and other forms of distraction. Our cars now have mobile phone integration and a thousand satellite radio stations. When walking from one place to another, we have our devices streaming data from dozens of sources. Meta-Philosophy. The sun was not yet coming up over Santa Monica Boulevard, but it had already been a long night of chai and I was looking for my car, which I had left on the street.


A newish Mercedes screeched to a stop just in front of me, and fearing the worst—Lindsay Lohan—I stumbled back in the direction of my chai house. Two odd looking men got out, and none too subtly gestured that I should get in the back seat. I say odd looking€ because, though they appeared to be clean and their hair and beards were neatly trimmed, they were both wearing togas. They were nowhere near young enough, and we were nowhere close enough to UCLA, for that to make sense. What is Idealism? Subjective Idealism The major philosophers of subjective idealism were Bishop George Berkeley (1685-1753) and David Hume (1711-1776). Schiller as Philosopher: A Re-Examination. In his short novel, Billy Budd, Foretopman (1891), Herman Melville presents the tragedy of a physically strong and attractive young seaman, innocent of heart and worldly experience -- a naïve, beautiful soul, in a sense -- whose capital crime was to lash out instinctively at a malevolent superior officer who had falsely charged him with mutiny.

The novel's ensuing and concluding reflections upon the tensions between moral truth and legal necessity approach some of the finest to be found in moral philosophy. Melville was an outstanding American novelist with acute philosophical insight, but he is not among the leading Western philosophers. Chewyness's Anime List. Mangotree6. Philosophy. Psychonautica. The illusion of knowledge and control. Collective.consciousness. Sciences. Timepeaces. Neuroscience. MINDMAPPING.

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There are also controversies as to whether some of these biases count as useless, irrational or whether they result in useful attitudes or behavior. For example, when getting to know others, people tend to ask leading questions which seem biased towards confirming their assumptions about the person. This kind of confirmation bias has been argued to be an example of social skill: a way to establish a connection with the other person.[7] Watch Free Documentary Online. The Simpsons and Philosophy: The D'oh! of Homer. Psychoanalysis. Sorites paradox. The original formulation and variations[edit] Simplexity. Simplexity is an emerging theory that proposes a possible complementary relationship between complexity and simplicity. The term draws from General Systems Theory, Dialectics (philosophy) and Design. The Myth of Sisyphus.

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