A 5-Step Mindfulness Grounding Technique To Ease Anxiety & Why Mindfulness Works

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While a lot of psychological techniques have a learning curve and take time to make tangible improvements in life, some work within seconds. One of these is the popular 5-step psychological sensory grounding mindfulness technique. It is a widely practiced psychological & self-help “first-aid” technique which aims to stop uncontrolled thoughts, spiraling, mental chaos, growing …

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Psychophysics: Sensory and Perceptual Limits. The Human Umwelt

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Psychophysics – Sounds cool right? It is. It really is cool. I am not overstating when I say that psychophysics is associated with our very existence. The human body has about 10 sensory systems which send in information to the central nervous system (brain and its neural extensions). Psychophysics deals with the very core of …

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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 you. The brain is a complex learning machine. While you can deliberately learn by using strategies, I will share with you what happens behind the scenes. The brain has a …

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The Importance Of Music: When and Why we listen to music

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There is no doubt that most humans spend a lot of time listening to music. Music is clearly important to us. Neilson (a global measurement company) says that Americans are listening to 4.5 hours of music a day; another one says it’s 2 hours. Many others like me spend between 2 and 4 hours listening …

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Time Perception: What exactly is time for the human brain?

Time perception: an introduction to how the brain represents time

There is one thing that baffles me. It is the¬†idea of time. We are going to talk about Time Perception or how the brain experiences time. We look at clocks, we learn what an hour is. We look at the sun, we know what a day is. But do we? We can purposefully¬†evaluate what time …

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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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The flow state: Positive Psychology Insights, How To become an autotelic person

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If one thing positive psychology has given the world, it’s the assurance that humans can be in a state of unreal focus called the ‘flow’. That moment where you are one with everything you are doing and you are in the zone. That perfect moment. I kid you not. I’ve been there a few times …

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Why is extrasensory perception (ESP) and telekinesis not possible?

Is Telekineses and ESP possible? Scientific explanation

I love science fiction. All kinds. The B-grade kind, the kind which has a higher budget for a famous actor than for a thorough script, the Sharknado kind, etc. In many of these science fiction movies, comics, and books, the idea of a brain that is capable of god-like things is a popular trope- Martian …

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Stop Procrastinating With This Research-Based Psychological Method

Strategy to overcome procrastination

It so happens that we aren’t always aware of why we do certain things. Some things in our life happen so automatically. Unfortunately, procrastination is one of those things. You have this crazy assignment to do. You need to submit it within 24 hours. The tension is high, you are frustrated, and what happens? Many of …

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How to improve your memory and remembering capacity?

How to improve memory and remembering capacity

Here are some tips and tricks to improve your memory – general ability to remember, and the skill of memorizing specific things. When we speak of improving memory, two things come to mind. These are 2 unique aspects of memory.  Let me distinguish these two aspects of memory first: Studies in Psychology show these as …

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Human Multitasking: A guide on how to truly multitask

How to multitask?

There are a lot of opinions on whether multitasking is possible or not. The answer is both Yes & No. However, true multitasking is a little different from quick and efficient task-switching. Most of us refer to task switching when we speak of multitasking. This post is going to show you how to multitask when …

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Is listening to music while studying a good idea? Yes & No.

Is listening to music while studying a good idea?

Music while studying – good or bad? Decide after reading these guidelines. A little bit of research went into concluding what I am about to say, I even tested some hypotheses (unpublished & for fun). These guidelines will help you decide if listening to music while studying is good for you or not. A word …

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