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The Truth about Lying. Scientists discover we have a "force field" around our bodies and you can feel it — myscienceacademy.org. What if consciousness is not what drives the human mind? Everyone knows what it feels like to have consciousness: it's that self-evident sense of personal awareness, which gives us a feeling of ownership and control over the thoughts, emotions and experiences that we have every day.

What if consciousness is not what drives the human mind?

Most experts think that consciousness can be divided into two parts: the experience of consciousness (or personal awareness), and the contents of consciousness, which include things such as thoughts, beliefs, sensations, perceptions, intentions, memories and emotions. It's easy to assume that these contents of consciousness are somehow chosen, caused or controlled by our personal awareness – after all, thoughts don't exist until until we think them.

But in a new research paper in Frontiers of Psychology, we argue that this is a mistake. We suggest that our personal awareness does not create, cause or choose our beliefs, feelings or perceptions. Put simply, we don't consciously choose our thoughts or our feelings – we become aware of them. 10 Most Brilliant Social Psychology Experiments. Ten of the most influential social psychology experiments.

10 Most Brilliant Social Psychology Experiments

“I have been primarily interested in how and why ordinary people do unusual things, things that seem alien to their natures.Why do good people sometimes act evil? Why do smart people sometimes do dumb or irrational things?”

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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. 10 Reasons Why Handheld Devices Should Be Banned for Children Under the Age of 12  The American Academy of Pediatrics and the Canadian Society of Pediatrics state infants aged 0-2 years should not have any exposure to technology, 3-5 years be restricted to one hour per day, and 6-18 years restricted to 2 hours per day (AAP 2001/13, CPS 2010).

10 Reasons Why Handheld Devices Should Be Banned for Children Under the Age of 12 

Children and youth use 4-5 times the recommended amount of technology, with serious and often life threatening consequences (Kaiser Foundation 2010, Active Healthy Kids Canada 2012). Handheld devices (cell phones, tablets, electronic games) have dramatically increased the accessibility and usage of technology, especially by very young children (Common Sense Media, 2013). As a pediatric occupational therapist, I’m calling on parents, teachers and governments to ban the use of all handheld devices for children under the age of 12 years.

Following are 10 research-based reasons for this ban. Please visit zonein.ca to view the Zone’in Fact Sheet for referenced research. Neuroaesthics. Philip Zimbardo: The psychology of time. Character & structures. Wait but why: Why Generation Y Yuppies Are Unhappy. Say hi to Lucy.

wait but why: Why Generation Y Yuppies Are Unhappy

Lucy is part of Generation Y, the generation born between the late 1970s and the mid 1990s. She’s also part of a yuppie culture that makes up a large portion of Gen Y. I have a term for yuppies in the Gen Y age group—I call them Gen Y Protagonists & Special Yuppies, or GYPSYs. A GYPSY is a unique brand of yuppie, one who thinks they are the main character of a very special story.

Me, My Selfie and I. See also: 7 Tips For Great Selfies It's official: 2013 is the year that the selfie came into its own.

Me, My Selfie and I

The self-taken mobile photo now boasts its own art exhibition as well as a new linguistic status—Oxford Dictionaries just added the word in August, making it a legitimate part of the English language. (Update: Oxford has made named it the word of the year for 2013.) How to interact with the introverted. Att leva med ADHD. 10 Scientific Studies That Prove Consciousness Can Alter Our Physical World. Phenomena: Only Human. Pentagon researching ‘narrative networks’ as way to hijack the brain with false stories. J.

Pentagon researching ‘narrative networks’ as way to hijack the brain with false stories

Susan Cain on the Power of Introverts, Live-Illustrated by Molly Crabapple. What Is Depression? Let This Animation With A Dog Shed Light On It. How Long to Nap for the Best Brain Benefits. Home » Health » How Long to Nap for the Best Brain Benefits Taking a nap, we’ve seen time and again, is like rebooting your brain. 40 Photo-Illustrated Questions to Refocus Your Mind. Asking the right questions is the answer… It’s not the answers you get from others that will help you, but the questions you ask of yourself.

40 Photo-Illustrated Questions to Refocus Your Mind

Here are 40 thought-provoking questions to help you refresh and refocus your thinking: Please share your thoughts with us in the comments section below. Also, check out our sister site, Thought Questions, for more photo-illustrated questions like these; and check out The Book of Questions if you’re interested in reading even more inspiring, thought-provoking questions.Title photo by: Helga Weber For all other photo credits please refer to ThoughtQuestions.com Related 40 Questions Everyone is Afraid to Ask Judge a man by his questions rather than his answers. Neurolog: ADHD finns inte – men det är en utmärkt ursäkt. - KMR. ‘The Righteous Mind,’ by Jonathan Haidt. Photo.

‘The Righteous Mind,’ by Jonathan Haidt

The Conscious, Subconscious, And Unconscious Mind – How Does It All Work?