Cognition

The Google Effect & Transactive Memory: We remember Where data is more than What it is!

The google effect and transactive memory

We see memory as something inside the brain – our ability to remember and know things. However, there is a lot more to memory than …

Read moreThe Google Effect & Transactive Memory: We remember Where data is more than What it is!

Construal Levels: Deliberate Creative Thinking Strategies & Hacks

Our brain is conducive to creative thinking and problem-solving – Literally, and figuratively, making mental connections. The brain is readily equipped with the necessary conditions …

Read moreConstrual Levels: Deliberate Creative Thinking Strategies & Hacks

Why Fun Improves Learning: Mood, Senses, Neurons, Arousal, Cognition

Why does having fun make learning better?

There is ample anecdotal evidence that shows listening to a fun lecture or lesson is great for learning. It’s intuitive. Having fun & interactive learning …

Read moreWhy Fun Improves Learning: Mood, Senses, Neurons, Arousal, Cognition

Why Did Humans Evolve Pattern Recognition Abilities?

How did human pattern recognition emerge? Insights from Evolutionary psychology

Evolution necessitates economical and reliable brain mechanisms in some environmental contexts. These mechanisms emerge as a response to patterns in the environment or enable us …

Read moreWhy Did Humans Evolve Pattern Recognition Abilities?

Stop Negative Thoughts With Cognitive Defusion & Cognitive Restructuring Techniques

How to stop negative thoughts: Cognitive defusion and Cognitive Restructuring techniques

Everyone has negative thoughts at some point in time. Even psychologically healthy people have a fair amount of negative thoughts about themselves and others. And …

Read moreStop Negative Thoughts With Cognitive Defusion & Cognitive Restructuring Techniques

Brain-Based Learning: Theory, Strategies, And Concepts

One of the strongest applications of research in psychology, neuroscience, and cognitive science is brain-based learning. It allows us to leverage research on how the …

Read moreBrain-Based Learning: Theory, Strategies, And Concepts

The Einstellung Effect: Why Experts Lack Creativity And Problem Solving Skills

Einstellung effect - Learn to utilize resources correctly to increase productivity

Speaking anecdotally, have you ever had an interaction with a professional who has a vast amount of experience but ultimately failed to offer a smart …

Read moreThe Einstellung Effect: Why Experts Lack Creativity And Problem Solving Skills

You Can Mentally Slow Down Time To Savor The Moment. Brain Time Dilation Is A Thing.

How to slow down time to make a moment last longer

The brain experiences ‘time’ very differently compared to how it experiences information from other senses. It is actually possible to savor a moment deliberately and …

Read moreYou Can Mentally Slow Down Time To Savor The Moment. Brain Time Dilation Is A Thing.

The Fundamental Science Of Brain-Based Learning: 7 Subconscious Brain Functions And Learning Processes

I won’t tell you what you can do today to learn better or be smarter, but I will tell you what the brain does for …

Read moreThe Fundamental Science Of Brain-Based Learning: 7 Subconscious Brain Functions And Learning Processes