3 mind and brain hacking tricks to increase your mind’s power* T&C apply:)

3 mind hacking and brain hacking techniques to improve memory and creativity

This is not a click-bait article. I repeat, this isn’t click-bait. We really are going to look at brain and mind hacks to temporarily improve your memory and creativity. In short, your mind’s power would increase significantly for a short duration after using these psychological hacks.  Let us first define a mind/brain hack:  In the …

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The scientific truth behind ‘Fake it till you make it’

Fake it till you make it psychology

It really works. You can fake it till you make it. You can fake a smile to become happier. After analyzing 138 studies, researchers have strong evidence to show that smiling can make you happy. You can fake confidence to increase it and then lower anxiety. But not exactly, not always. If you wish to …

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8 Neuroscientific techniques to learn how to play the guitar better

Improve guitar playing skills using insights from psychology, neuroscience, and cognitive science

We are going to look at a very specific set of tips on how to master the guitar. These specific strategies are in the realm of ‘Psychology & Neuroscience to learn the guitar better.’ Why do we need to take this approach? Because many guitarists spend time practicing inefficiently. Here are a few examples: Practice 3-4 …

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Code switching: Why people mix 2 languages together while speaking

Code switching and code mixing is similar to how rail tracks cross over

When people mix two languages while speaking, we say that they are code switching. You can call each language a code. Depending on what one is talking about, code switching could be a very intuitive and normal aspect of talking. This can only happen if you know two or more language codes – complete languages, dialects, …

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How to improve your critical thinking skills and change your thinking patterns

How to change thinking patterns and improve thinking skills

People often want to learn how to expand their thinking abilities or change their thinking patterns. In fact, they want to think better and improve critical thinking. How do we go about that? In this post, I’ve outlined actionable tips to improve and refine your critical thinking skills. With these tips and recommendations, you can …

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10 psychology facts that’ll (NOT) blow your mind away

Considering this is the era of fact sharing and how people like ‘quick bites’ of information, I thought I’ll compile some of the psychological facts that are almost never talked about. These are not psychology facts per se. These are robust research findings that are close to being facts. Truth be told, it’s hard to …

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Do not underestimate the effect of sleep on memory

How does sleep affect memory and learning

It is common knowledge that sleep is important. We know it, we all know it. Pretty well. But we consider the option of burning the candle from both ends way too many times. The typical human being often compromises sleep. Sometimes, there is pressure to finish something and only then you can rest. But many times, …

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How does background music affect work productivity and creativity? 10 research findings

Leaving all anecdotes aside, let us look at the scientific evidence. Considering the value of this question in our day-to-day lives, I’ll summarize music psychology research here. Research has given us quite a few valuable insights into how music affects our minds and behavioral output. One example is: Listening to slightly distracting music in the …

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Memory Models in Psychology – understanding human memory

Memory is perhaps the most alluring topic of research in psychology, cognitive science, and neuroscience. Through decades of trivial and breakthrough research insights, we know a little bit about memory. In fact, some of the aspects of memory have become common knowledge. You’ll see people say ‘my short term memory is bad but long-term memory …

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Font Psychology: New research & practical insights

Font Psychology: Bad fonts can be psychologically useful

Welcome to font psychology or the science of typography – how fonts affect cognition & behavior of people.  Designers swear by the importance of fonts. They often see what most people overlook. At the superficial level, it could feel like fonts are about the beauty of the written word. But, as designers say, ‘It reflects …

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4 cognitive biases you should be aware of

Cognitive biases, confirmation bias, anchoring effect, gambler's fallacy

These cognitive biases could be spoiling your decisions with incorrect perception. Understanding cognitive biases and overcoming them lie at the heart of negotiations, risk-taking, investments, audience building, developing relationships, choosing a moral side, debating, increasing sales, proving a point, etc. This is an endless list. Basically, anything that needs attention, observation, decision making, and perspective, …

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