Only You Can Prevent Brain Abuse. I think you would be hard pressed to find someone who would argue that their brain was unimportant (and if they did, you would wonder how well it was functioning anyway). Yet on our travels we find that many people misuse their brains. They expect it to perform well in areas where science and experience tell us it just doesn’t cut the mustard. And that means they don’t exploit its full potential. We’ve learned enough about the brain in the last 60 or so years to know that it is powerful and dependable at some things, and limited and unreliable when it comes to others. Thinking creatively, drawing connections, brainstorming, focused thinking – all great uses for our grey matter.
Without the metropolis, we might not have had the great art of Shakespeare or James Joyce; even Einstein was inspired by commuter trains. And yet, city life isn't easy. The same London cafes that stimulated Ben Franklin also helped spread cholera; Picasso eventually bought an estate in quiet Provence. While the modern city might be a haven for playwrights, poets, and physicists, it's also a deeply unnatural and overwhelming place. Now scientists have begun to examine how the city affects the brain, and the results are chastening. "The mind is a limited machine,"says Marc Berman, a psychologist at the University of Michigan and lead author of a new study that measured the cognitive deficits caused by a short urban walk.
20 Optical Illusions That Might Break Your Mind. For me, the Ferris wheel only moves counter-clockwise.
I can't make myself see it going clockwise. I'm the same as you with the ballerina. The Ferris wheel was the same for me, but I went back and looked at it again. If I look at it from the right side (move my eyes to the left) it's moving clockwise. If I look at it from the left side (move my eyes to the right) it moves counter-clockwise. Thought Questions - Asking the right questions is the answer. WHY DO SOME PEOPLE RESIST SCIENCE By Paul Bloom and Dena Skolnick Weisberg. It is no secret that many American adults reject some scientific ideas.
Axioms. The people you spend time with. Recently I sat down with a new friend I met for dinner. We talked about what it takes to achieve the goals you want to achieve in life. My friend is already a very accomplished marketing professional.
Not My Trees. Mindhacker (Book) Lists & Sites. Developing our sense of smell. 6 Apps & Websites to Get Your Ear in Shape. If you followed along with us a few weeks ago, you know how much interval ear training can help you as a musician and how to get started with training itself.
If you haven't read it, head on over to Boot Camp for Your Ear. This time, we're going to look at a bunch of applications and websites that will help you with regular ear training sessions. Most of these go beyond intervals, of course. This article was previously published on the AudioJungle blog, which has moved on to a new format in 2010. Embrace the Supernatural: How Superstitions, Placebos and Rituals Help You to Achieve Your Goals. For me, it comes down to the science underlying the phenomenon, and by science I mean actual hard numbers published in peer reviewed journals.
Binaural Labs - Home. Maria Popova (brainpicker) Uncover Your True Potential. Could Déjà Vu Be a Way to Obtain Information from Other Dimensions? Deja vu is one of the little-known and mysterious phenomena of our psyche.
Many people sometimes feel that a situation in their life has already been experienced before in all the details. But how and when? This phenomenon is called déjà vu, which in French means ‘already seen’. It is a condition in which a person feels that once he already experienced a situation of the present, but the feeling is not associated with a specific moment of the past, but refers to the past in general. Deja vu is quite common. The reasons that cause the phenomenon are still not clear. The human brain works with the help of biological electricity. Subtle energy has been known to man for a long time. Psychology cannot yet describe in detail this feature of our thought forms.
Thus, if a person is experiencing deja vu, it may be the result of the information brought by his strong thought forms from the past or future. Mindfire: Big Ideas for Curious Minds (9780983873105): Scott Berkun. Take your life's work into your own hands. Overthinking ← Principia Arbiter. Stardust, Smoke, and Mirrors: The Myth of the Mad Genius. Article Judith Schlesinger Volume 37.5, September/October 2013.