Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Tag: Cognition

Ways this Pandemic Might Actually be Good for Your Brain

There’s no doubt that being required to cope with the ramifications of the COVID19 pandemic was not anyone’s choice. You have undoubtedly spent the...

Hone Laser-like Mental Focus to Escape Endless Distraction

Degree by degree, we humans probably don’t notice how our core attentional awareness abilities are being slowly stripped away by the technological convergence of...

Can We Have Too Much Empathy?

  You might hear statements like “ is a blessing and a curse” or “there is a dark side to .” I have written about the...

How Do People Decide to Do the Right Thing?

Insights from the moral of self-sacrifice for the COVID-19 pandemic. Posted May 07, 2020 Over three and a half billion people, half the world’s population,...

Thugs and Saints Agree: Don’t Be a Sucker

One minute, not so long ago, the sucker born every minute was you. And if there's one rule that both the thugs and the...

Only for the Brave? Uncovering White Supremacy

Layla Saad seeks to become a good ancestor. She drew wide for her efforts at dealing with white supremacy through a month-long Instagram...

Why We Seek Closure

Suppose you go through a painful breakup. There are different ways to frame what’s happened. You can view the entire relationship as a failure...

Managing Attention and Learning From a Pandemic

Herbert Simon once stated that attention is the scarcest of economic resources. Recent events would seem to prove him right. The world has been...

Conspiracy Theories and COVID-19

People all over the world are experiencing the COVID-19 crisis in a variety of ways. In Ireland, a vast majority of the population has been...

Why You Should Not Always Trust Your Intuition

your !” “Just follow your gut feeling!” It is common that friends or family members advise us to let our guide us when...

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2 Behaviors that Promote Mental Health Stigma at Work

  Can't you just stop? Americans are more likely to have a mental challenge than they are to skip breakfast. Census data indicates a third...

Why Sleep Is the Clean-Up Crew for Your Brain

More than good old fashioned beauty ! Although our brains comprise only 2 percent of our overall body weight, they consume roughly 20 percent of our...

Let Waiting and Boredom Be Your Guide

Waiting and boredom have been the bugbears of my life. Maybe yours too. I hate them both. It’s been a surprise just how wildly...

Thank goodness that’s over: preferring our pains to be past

Recent research from the Centre for Time at the University of Sydney undermines a widely held assumption that our preferences about the temporal location...
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