Monthly Archives: May 2012

Placebos cause opioid release

Wager: Placebos cause opioid release, reduce brain activation in pain-processing areas, correlate well with self-report #APS2012

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Psychology of Winning

What makes a winner? Why do some succeed both in life and in business, and others fail? And why do a few individuals end up supremely powerful, while many remain powerless? Are men more likely to be power junkies than … Continue reading

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When fishing for happiness, catch and release.

a kind of conceptual toolbox that lets us peer into the computational underbelly of our minds and its central processes — memory, perception, motivation and emotion, critical thinking, social cognition, and language — to better understand not only how the … Continue reading

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Six Rules of Creativity = 1 Rule of Creativity = There Are No Rules About Creativity

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7 Tips to Spark Creativity

Here are 7 quick tips to spark creativity by Gretchen Rubin: Take notes Follow your interests Buy supplies (magic markers, drawing pad, etc.) Draw an idea-map Enjoy the fun of failure Read random magazines Indulge your magpie impulses Of course, … Continue reading

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How much people sleep on average

How much people sleep on average – the bell-shape distribution of our natural sleep duration, from Internal Time: Chronotypes, Social Jet Lag, and Why You’re So Tired http://exp.lore.com/post/23036916185/how-much-people-sleep-on-average-the-bell-shape

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Why your body jerks before you fall asleep

If you have ever wondered why people’s arms and legs twitch suddenly as they are drifting off to sleep, our resident psychologist Tom Stafford has the answer. Read more…

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Does cheese give you nightmares?

The answer is probably not, but it depends, but nobody really knows for sure, but read for yourself 😉  

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David Kelley: How to build your creative confidence

notes: in class, friend made horse out of clay teacher said: “terrible, doesn’t like horse” – friend never made anything like that again how often does something like this happen? many people had have similar experiences: someone who shot them … Continue reading

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Neuromagic: Where Neuroscience & Magic Meet

Find out what happens when magic meets neuroscience. Why are scientists working with sleight-of-hand artists? Their tricks, honed through the decades, have revealed that people respond to certain situations in specific ways. Like detectives looking for new leads to solve … Continue reading

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