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Some say your willpower is limited and others believe it is as strong as you think it is . Regardless of how much you have, it turns out that you may be able to boost it with a simple brain training exercise.
A new study in the psychology journal Acta Psychologica suggests that improving your working memory changes your perception of time and makes it seem like time moves faster. Working memory controls your ability to pay attention, plan and remember things. It’s also a skill you can improve.
"Self Actualization is the intrinsic growth of what is already in the organism, or more accurately, of what the organism is." Abraham Maslow Maslow studied healthy people, most psychologists study sick people. The characteristics listed here are the results of 20 years of study of people who had the "full use and exploitation of talents, capacities, potentialities, etc.." Self-actualization implies the attainment of the basic needs of physiological, safety/security, love/belongingness, and self-esteem.
Wired’s Garth Sundem sat down with the Robert Bjork, director of UCLA’s Learning and Forgetting Lab, to discuss how you can best “[pack] things in your brain in a way that keeps them from leaking out”.
Edit Edited by james_uk, Waited, Jack Herrick, Krystle C. and 82 others Whether you're hitting the textbooks in philosophy class, reading long-winded emails from co-workers, or just reading the morning newspaper, chances are at one time or another you've wished you could read a little faster. A host of companies now offer books, training sessions and even computer programs to increase reading speed, sometimes at a cost of hundreds of dollars. But why fork over your paycheck or student loan money for a speed reading system when you can start reading faster today by following these simple steps?
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A cognitive bias is something that our minds commonly do to distort our own view of reality. Here are the 26 most studied and widely accepted cognitive biases. Bandwagon effect – the tendency to do (or believe) things because many other people do (or believe) the same.
For the last year-and-a-half I’ve been learning Spanish. I grew up around Spanish speakers and took the subject in high school.
post written by: Marc Email All education is self-education. Period. It doesn’t matter if you’re sitting in a college classroom or a coffee shop.