Uncommon Science

Home/Uncommon Science

Eye-opening scientific findings and impressive technological advances. Interesting facts and thought-provoking theories about Human, Earth and the Universe

  • Theories of Intelligence in Psychology

4 Most Interesting Theories of Intelligence in Psychology

By |2020-06-01T23:09:55+03:00March 9th, 2020|Categories: Human Brain, Psychology & Mental Health, Uncommon Science|Tags: , , , |

Intelligence and how we gain it has been a puzzle for centuries, but there are four theories in psychology I think you’ll find most interesting. Psychologists have been trying to define intelligence for centuries, but many disagree on what intelligence really is. This has led to the development of many different psychological theories of intelligence [...]

  • cognitive effects

6 Cognitive Effects That Distort the Way You Think

By |2020-07-08T19:08:26+03:00March 6th, 2020|Categories: Human Brain, Psychology & Mental Health|Tags: , , , |

Cognitive effects can distort the way you think, increase anxiousness, and lead to numerous other difficulties. However, they are usually thought patterns viewing reality in an inaccurate and, typically, negative way. An example might be thinking “I am the unluckiest person on the planet”. As a result of this sort of thinking, or when experiencing [...]

  • Baader-Meinhof Phenomenon

Baader-Meinhof Phenomenon: a Curious Cognitive Effect

By |2020-06-01T23:23:08+03:00February 27th, 2020|Categories: Human Brain, Uncommon Science|Tags: , , , |

Have you ever learned about a new word, fact, idea or product and subsequently see it everywhere around you? This curious cognitive effect is known as the Baader-Meinhof Phenomenon. So, is it just a coincidence? Or is there a scientific explanation behind this phenomenon? In this post, we take a look at what the Baader-Meinhof [...]

  • projective identification definition examples

What Is Projective Identification & How It Works in Everyday Life

By |2020-06-01T23:27:22+03:00February 25th, 2020|Categories: Personality, Psychology & Mental Health, Uncommon Science|Tags: , , , , |

Projective identification is a complex psychological phenomenon that can be used as a defense mechanism and as a tool of interpersonal communication. In this post, we will explore how this theory is defined and consider some examples of how it works in everyday life. What is projection? To understand projective identification more deeply, we need [...]

  • Stephen hawking last words

The Last Words of Stephen Hawking Addressed to Humanity

By |2020-06-01T23:30:29+03:00February 22nd, 2020|Categories: Food for thought, Uncommon Science|Tags: , , , , , |

For those who haven’t read Stephen Hawking’s latest and final book, I’m here to share his last words and a few of his ideas about humanity. Words from one of the earth’s greatest minds still astound us. Stephen Hawking’s last book, Brief Answers to the Big Questions was published by The Sunday Times right before [...]

  • time travel theories

4 Time Travel Theories and the Physics Behind Them

By |2020-06-01T23:31:23+03:00February 22nd, 2020|Categories: Physics & Natural Sciences, Uncommon Science, Universe|Tags: , , , |

Time travel has been the subject of many science-fiction books and films for the last few decades. But is it possible? Are there any time travel theories that could actually work? Understanding Time Travel We are all time travellers. That is to say, we all travel through time. We travel at the same time as [...]

  • brain and emotions

Brain and Emotions: How Anger, Fear or Love Work in Your Brain

By |2020-06-01T23:32:24+03:00February 21st, 2020|Categories: Human Brain, Uncommon Science|Tags: , , , , , , |

The human brain is incredibly complex. Neuroscientists are still uncovering hidden depths to this intriguing organ. and there is still a lot that we don’t know about it. However, what we do know about the brain, and the part of it that deals with recognizing and controlling your body’s reaction to emotions is incredibly fascinating. [...]

  • mirror-touch synesthesia

Mirror-Touch Synesthesia: the Extreme Version of Empathy

By |2020-06-01T23:34:42+03:00February 14th, 2020|Categories: Human Brain, Uncommon Science|Tags: , , , |

When a person says ‘I feel your pain,’ you take it to mean emotionally, not physically. But people that suffer from mirror-touch synesthesia feel exactly that; other people’s physical pain. What Is Mirror-Touch Synesthesia? The Condition of Synesthesia Before we discuss this strange condition, let’s get some background on the basics of synesthesia. The word [...]