Guest Blogger: Brain Enhancement
Nov15

Guest Blogger: Brain Enhancement

Today, I am excited to present a post from a guest blogger, Jackie Edwards. Jackie is a freelance editor, researcher, and writer with a focus on education, health and well-being. Cerebrum Callisthenics: Exercising Your Memory The brain might not be a muscle, but it sure behaves like one. Performing repetitive exercises, primarily involving your memory, have been shown to enhance your brainpower. Stimulating the brain for mental...

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In-clothed-nito Psychology
Nov08

In-clothed-nito Psychology

What a strange power there is in clothing.  — Isaac Bashevis Singer, Nobel-Prize winner Let me be the first person to tell you that getting a PhD doesn’t mean you’re smart. Here goes: I needed new basketball shoes, and because my dreams of playing for the Portland Trail Blazers is no longer entertained (I just wouldn’t fit in the rotation), I picked up some discount basketball shoes…which resulted in a flap coming...

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Self-Driving Cars
Nov01

Self-Driving Cars

People are so bad at driving cars that computers don’t have to be that good to be much better. — Marc Andreessen Estimates suggest that 75% of all cars on the road will be self-driving in less than 25 years. And for about half the population, that is a terrifying prospect. When surveyed, about 55% of consumers said they would not consider purchasing a self-driving car, mostly due to fears about malfunctions or even...

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Free Virtual Reality
Oct25

Free Virtual Reality

Dreaming permits each and every one of us to be quietly and safely insane every night of our lives. — William Dement I once spent an entire summer training myself how to dream. Well, training myself how to control my dreams. For most, dreaming happens whether you like it or not. But, what if you were able to decide what happened in them? Pull a bazooka on that nightmare villain, or call to mind a friend you hadn’t seen in...

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An Explanation of Happiness
Oct18

An Explanation of Happiness

Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions. — Dalai Lama There are few things in life we pursue as consistently and determinedly as happiness. Heck, “the pursuit of happiness” is inscribed in the US Constitution (i.e., so you know it’s legit). But for as important as we all agree happiness is, the field of psychology hasn’t treated it so. For example, in 1981, there were close to 130 publications on...

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