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Philip Zimbardo shows how people become monsters ... or heroes. The importance of observing. Never was the phrase "a job well begun, is a job half done" truer than in the case of memory.

The importance of observing

All memories begin with what you perceive – with how you see, hear and feel the world. And for that simple reason, the first way to boost your memory is to make sure that you experience the world as vividly, clearly and meaningfully as possible. To understand how to do this, we need to appreciate that our senses are not designed to record the world, but instead to make sense of it. Where cameras take instantaneous, detailed snapshots of our surroundings, human perception takes time and is full of creativity and imagination.

To experience the world in memorable ways, we need to treat perception as an active process of recognising, probing, questioning, comparing, opining and feeling. Wardshelley_scifiSmaller.jpg (JPEG Image, 3400x1826 pixels) Physics Flash Animations. We have been increasingly using Flash animations for illustrating Physics content.

Physics Flash Animations

This page provides access to those animations which may be of general interest. The animations will appear in a separate window. 8 Things Everybody Ought to Know About Concentrating. “Music helps me concentrate,” Mike said to me glancing briefly over his shoulder.

8 Things Everybody Ought to Know About Concentrating

Mike was in his room writing a paper for his U.S. History class. On his desk next to his computer sat crunched Red Bulls, empty Gatorade bottles, some extra pocket change and scattered pieces of paper. How white holes (might) be created. Quantum Pixel. Do-It-Yourself Biology. Personal and Historical Perspectives of Hans Bethe. Study Guides and Strategies. Hawking on the future of mankind. To mark his 70th birthday, physicist Professor Stephen Hawking answered a selection of questions from listeners to Radio 4's Today Programme.

Hawking on the future of mankind

Topics ranged from the origins of the universe to the prospects for extra terrestrial life and the impact on Einstein's theory of relativity should neutrinos be confirmed to travel faster than light. It seems clear that Professor Hawking believes we we will have to colonise space if we are to avoid catastrophe, but he is upbeat about the prospects for self-sustaining colonies on Mars and believes the human race will eventually spread out across the far reaches of the universe.

Finding intelligent life elsewhere in the universe, he says, would be the greatest scientific discovery ever, but he is not optimistic about the likely outcome. 1.