So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish -- Douglas Adams In a humbling moment for our species, the following big news has just been published: When it comes to the frontal lobes, we're not so special after all.
I don't know if you've heard the big news, but we've been recently visited by an alien. His name is Cretal, and he is from the planet Zoran. He was sent over to Earth to study humans and how they achieve personal contentment and happiness in life.
"I create - in order not to cry." -- Painter Paul Klee There's little doubt that trauma can be immensely painful, often leaving deep emotional and psychological scars long after the stressful experience has passed.
One minute we're being told that brain training makes you smarter, and the next minute we're told it's all bogus. Confused? I don't blame you. The research literature on brain training is confusing and even sometimes contradictory.
In the 1960s, the legendary psychologist Albert Bandura rejected the view that learning is passive. Instead he emphasized the importance of the active use of learning strategies.
First impressions matter. This may not come as much of a surprise, but just how quickly we form impressions, and which cues we use to make such rapid judgements may very much surprise you.Take the face.
In 1984, Fred Waitzkin published Searching for Bobby Fischer , the story of three years in the lives of Fred and his chess prodigy son, Josh Waitzkin.
A number of studies across various domains-- from juggling to taxi navigation to meditation to music to motor learning to processing speed-- demonstrate the importance of experience on patterns of neural connectivity.
When I was a kid, I was diagnosed with a learning disability. By the age of three, I had already suffered from twenty-one ear infections. As a result, I developed "Central Auditory Processing Disorder," which made it very difficult for me to process auditory input in real time.
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