Manipulation of the Mind: Probably a Gloomy Reality

A few years ago, a great number of articles were published in order to raise public awareness as to the dangers introduced to each and every individual, small communities and even society as a whole, by neuroscience.  And then there was nothing.  No follow up reports, no publications, nothing.  As … READ MORE

Amazing Facts about the Psychology of Learning and Memory

Psychological research has long been fascinated with how humans learn and retain memories. As a result of this fascination research has revealed some amazing facts of exactly how the brain learns and remembers. Recalling Memories Changes Them This is bad news for the expert eyewitnesses. Research by Neuroscientist Daniela Schiller, … READ MORE

Reversing the Emotions of the Memory: Scientists Find a Way to ‘Erase’ Negative Memories

Depression, anxiety and PTSD disorder – these conditions have one thing in common. They are built upon negative memories, sometimes even highly traumatic events called emotional associations or Valences. These Valences are directly responsible for reminiscence, but in the negative form. Social anxieties and other disorders grow as the negative … READ MORE

Daydreaming: a Surprising Way to Gain Insight into Your Life

“A daydream is a meal at which images are eaten. Some of us are gourmets, some gourmands, and a good many take their images precooked out of a can and swallow them down whole, absent-mindedly and with little relish.” Dreams have been at the center of Psychology’s most profound questions, … READ MORE

Information and Your Brain: Does Technology Impact the Way Your Brain Values Information?

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Ah, technology! A modern wonder! Technology certainly makes our lives easier and saves us time on many levels with all of the nifty smartphones, apps, programs, and not to mention the internet! But what is all of this convenience doing to our brains? My husband, tech guy extraordinaire, approached me … READ MORE

How Your Intuition Reveals Your Brain’s Best Decisions

There is no logical way to the discovery of these elemental laws. There is only the way of intuition, which is helped by a feeling for the order lying behind the appearance. ~Albert Einstein We often hear a lot about the great strength of the human intuition, but rarely are … READ MORE