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6 Surprising Benefits of Boredom, Backed by Scientific Studies

You may not remember the last time you were bored. Probably because many lifestyles barely give you the chance for breathing space let alone the opportunity to feel bored. However, scientific studies suggest that we may be missing out on the benefits of boredom which can facilitate greater productivity, imagination…

What Mind Illusions and Magic Tricks Reveal about Human Perception

The way we see and the way we think about things can be changed due to mind illusions. You will question what you’re experiencing. The way magic tricks work reveals many interesting things about our perception. As a child, I loved to watch magic tricks. I was astounded by objects…

Presque Vu: An Annoying Mental Effect You Have Probably Experienced

Déjà vu is a common experience, but presque vu is another mental phenomenon you may have experienced, even if you don’t know it. Déjà vu is a familiar phenomenon, which, translated literally, means ‘already seen.’ We feel as if we've been to a place before. Or, we've experienced a situation…

Spearman Theory of Intelligence and What It Reveals

The Spearman Theory of Intelligence was a revolutionary psychological theory which revolutionized how we measure intelligence. Human intelligence has always been of interest to psychologists who seek to understand human understanding.  There have been many theories of intelligence which attempt to measure it in an analytical way. In the early…

What Is Negativity Bias and 6 Ways It Secretly Affects Your Perception

Ever wondered by the negative things always stick in your mind more than the positive? The reason is negativity bias. What is negativity bias and why are we prone to it? It’s common to hold on to the negative things said about us rather than the compliments we receive. They…

How a Psychopath’s Brain Is Different from a Normal One and What It Means

Psychopathy is classed as an anti-social personality disorder, but could there be a difference in a psychopath’s brain that leads to psychopathic behaviour? When it comes to some of the most heinous acts of violence in human history, psychopaths are often to blame. We portray psychopaths in the media as…

Sternberg’s Triarchic Theory of Intelligence and What It Reveals

Sternberg’s Triarchic Theory of Intelligence was a revolutionary approach to human intelligence which took into account much more than empirical data. Robert Sternberg developed his Triarchic Theory of Intelligence in the 1980s as an attempt to understand human intelligent in terms of components rather than ability. Contrary to the beliefs…

The Art of Divided Attention and How to Master It to Boost Your Productivity

We view divided attention or multitasking negatively, but it can be greatly beneficial to boost productivity. Divided attention has a negative connotation of not giving tasks your full focus. Although this can be true, there are ways to hone your multitasking skills to increase your productivity. All it takes is…

What Is Schumann Resonance and How It Is Connected to Human Consciousness

The Schumann resonance may not only affect the earth, but it can also align or implement changes in human consciousness. The Schumann resonance - It’s called the heartbeat of mother earth by some and the earth’s vibration by others - is actually a frequency. It's the measurement of 7.83 Hz…