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Stumped by a Problem? This Technique Unsticks You – Association for Psychological Science

September 26, 2013

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Stuck solving a problem? Seek the obscure, says Tony McCaffrey, a psychology PhD from the University of Massachusetts. “There’s a classic obstacle to innovation called ‘functional fixedness,’ which is the tendency to fixate on the common use of an object or its parts. It hinders people from solving problems.” McCaffrey has developed a systematic way […]

Why you should learn to lucid dream

September 24, 2013

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Lucid dreaming is when you experience full consciousness while dreaming. You know that you are in a dream and you discover that you can do absolutely anything you like in it. What generally causes you to become conscious without waking up is when you notice something so incongruous that you would never see in real […]

Gestures and Body Language: Eyes

September 19, 2013

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This information comes from reading over 25 psychology and law enforcement training manual’s. Enjoy! Specifics About the Eyes via Gestures and Body Language: Eyes A person’s eyes dilate strongly when they are very stimulated and in a problem solving mode. At maximum dilation, the person is ready to make a decision which is more likely to […]

What A Chatty Ethiopian Monkey May Tell Us About How We Learned To Talk : NPR

September 14, 2013

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What A Chatty Ethiopian Monkey May Tell Us About How We Learned To Talk : NPR.   The gelada monkey, also known as the bleeding heart baboon, makes a gurgling noise or wobble sound that scientists say is close to human speech — at least in how much facial coordination it requires. “They’re smacking their lips together, they’re changing […]

The Psychology of Music

September 9, 2013

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Better Safe Than Sorry? The Safety Margin Surrounding the Body Is Increased by Anxiety

September 6, 2013

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Department of Neuroscience, Physiology and Pharmacology, University College London, London WC1E 6BT, United Kingdom Author contributions: C.F.S. and G.D.I. designed research; C.F.S. performed research; C.F.S. and G.D.I. analyzed data; C.F.S. and G.D.I. wrote the paper. Abstract The defensive peripersonal space represents a “safety margin” advantageous for survival. Its spatial extension and the possible relationship with […]

Instant Power To Older Brains; Video Games Boost Cognitive Control: Study [Video]

September 5, 2013

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Video games improve brain function and ability to multitask, scientists say. A new study led by neuroscientist Adam Gazzaley of the University of California, San Francisco found that the video game “NeuroRacer” helped older participants improve their ability to multitask, which also carried over into their mundane lives. The study also showed some changes in […]