NeuroLeadership. Finding the Zone. If you’re like me, you dream about moments of total focus.
Time slows. The mind stops churning. Complex tasks are performed with effortless grace. Psychologists call it “flow.” Athletes call it “the zone.” Mind & Brain Science News, Articles, and Information from Scientific American. Beautiful Minds: The Psychology of the Savant. In the field of brain research there is no subject more intriguing than the savant - an individual with mental, behavioral, or even physical disability who possesses acute powers of observation, mathematical aptitude, or artistic talent.
This three-part series provides an enthralling look into the psychology and neuroscience of the savant’s mysterious world. 3-part series, 53 minutes each. Memory Masters: How Savants Store Information. Reudiger Gamm performs complex arithmetic instantly and without help - his brain stores numbers like a calculator. Beautiful Minds: The Einstein Effect. A fascinating look at the relationship between genius and autism, with particular focus on the phenomenon of savants; a small group of enigmatic talents with extraordinary mental abilities.
Savants number less than 100 worldwide. Some can work out five-digit multiplication in their heads, or recite thousands of books by heart. The science behind disgust - Neuroscience. We all have things that disgust us irrationally, whether it be cockroaches or chitterlings or cotton balls.
For me, it’s fruit soda. It started when I was 3; my mom offered me a can of Sunkist after inner ear surgery. Still woozy from the anesthesia, I gulped it down, and by the time we made it to the cashier, all of it managed to come back up. Although it is nearly 30 years later, just the smell of this “fun, sun and the beach” drink is enough to turn my stomach.
Center for Investigating Healthy Minds. Are Your Eyes Also a Window to Your Brain? Emotion Selectively Distorts Our Recollections. On September 11, 2001, Elizabeth A.
Phelps stepped outside her apartment in lower Manhattan and noticed a man staring toward the World Trade Center, about two miles away. Looking up, “I just saw this big, burning hole,” Phelps recalls. The man told her that he had just seen a large airplane crash into one of the skyscrapers. Thinking it was a horrible accident, Phelps started walking to work, a few blocks away, for a 9 A.M. telephone meeting. Human Connectome Project