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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 [...]

  • snowflakes under a microscope

19th-Century Photos of Snowflakes Under a Microscope Show the Captivating Beauty of Nature’s Creations

By |2020-06-01T23:34:56+03:00February 13th, 2020|Categories: Physics & Natural Sciences, Uncommon Science|Tags: , |

Every snowflake is different, and yet, curiously the same. Why is this? Well, the fluffy edges and lengths are various, but each snowflake always has the same number of points. As a child, I folded paper and used scissors to cut shapes off the corners of the folded paper. Then I would fold the paper [...]

  • spiral of silence theory

Spiral of Silence Theory Explains Why You’d Rather Stay Quiet

By |2020-06-01T23:37:48+03:00February 8th, 2020|Categories: Human Brain, Psychology & Mental Health, Uncommon Science|Tags: , , , , |

During the 1970s, Elizabeth Noelle-Neumann, a German political scientist, developed the spiral of silence theory. Working in the context of post-World War Two Germany, Noelle-Neumann coined the theory. She sought to explain why individuals choose to remain silent when they believe their view isn’t held by the majority. In this post, we look at how [...]

  • Dunbar’s Number

Dunbar’s Number or Why Most of Your Social Connections Are Not Your Friends

By |2020-06-01T23:38:46+03:00February 7th, 2020|Categories: Human Brain, Psychology & Mental Health, Uncommon Science|Tags: , , , , , , |

Have you heard of Dunbar’s number? My sister certainly has. Years ago, when her new neighbour asked her if she wanted to pop round for a coffee, she said: “No thanks, I’ve got enough friends.” Now, before you start judging my sis for being unnecessarily blunt, she does have a point. And that’s where Dunbar’s [...]

  • friendship paradox

The Friendship Paradox Reveals the Weird Reason You Are Less Popular Than Your Friends

By |2020-06-01T23:42:44+03:00January 30th, 2020|Categories: Personality, Psychology & Mental Health, Uncommon Science|Tags: , , , |

Have you ever noticed that the people you hang out with always seem to be more popular than you? Whether it’s down at the gym, on social media, or even at work, it is common for people to notice that their friends seem fitter, more popular, and more successful. According to researchers in the field [...]

  • ted talk power of language

Thought-Provoking TED Talk Shows What Power Our Words Actually Have

By |2020-06-01T23:43:21+03:00January 29th, 2020|Categories: Human Brain, Uncommon Science|Tags: , , , , , |

We speak, sometimes without even paying close attention to the words we say. Our words are sometimes babbling, and not really any form of instruction or description at all. After viewing a TED talk about language, I started to look differently at the way I formed my words. Lera Boroditsky delves into the why we [...]

  • examples of sublimation

4 Examples of Sublimation That Demonstrate How It Works in Daily Life

By |2020-07-08T22:58:00+03:00January 23rd, 2020|Categories: Human Brain, Psychology & Mental Health, Uncommon Science|Tags: , , , , , |

We all have thoughts and feelings which we know are 'not okay' by society's standards. It's a natural element of the human condition. What sets humans apart from animals is not a lack of animal impulses, but rather how we manage our animal impulses. One of the techniques we subconsciously use is sublimation. Following is [...]