Cognitive Polyphasia or Why We Contradict Ourselves

Serge Moscovici, a French social psychologist, coined the term Cognitive Polyphasia in the 80s. Same guy behind the social representation theory (another interesting read). This seemingly innocent frame of mind is all about having contradicting thoughts and multiple frames of references to explain an event either to themselves or to other…

LSD Helps Terminal Patients Cope with Depression and Fear

The psychoactive drug seems to help in combating the fear of impending death associated with a terminal illness. An incurable disease sooner or later makes the person face the fact of premature and inevitable (and possibly quite painful) death. This serious psychological problem should be solved, but it is clear…

5 Things in Your Everyday Life That Are Slowly Killing Your Intelligence

Did you know that certain things you come in contact with in your everyday life are slowly killing your intelligence by deteriorating your cognitive performance? Sometimes, we don't realize how harmful our habits may be. You have already worked a lot to increase your intelligence and this is something you…

14 Unbelievable Psychiatric Syndromes You Didn’t Know About

Nature in general, and when it comes to our own psyche in particular, is very crafty in creating states we know little about. Mental disorders are one such example. A lot of psychiatric syndromes have been studied and named in honor of famous writers, artists, book characters, psychiatrists, and other…

What Would Your Life Be Like with No Internet?

American scientists led by Richard Novatson conducted quite an interesting but also relevant study which explored the impact of the Internet on human wellbeing. The participants aimed to answer the question, what would your life be like with no Internet? The study involved 4,000 people (50%-50% of men and women)…

What Happens to Our Brain When We Break Up?

An unwanted and unexpected break up may entail significant psychological stress. Often people parallel this feeling with a fist in the stomach or a stab in the heart. Despite the efforts, the help, and support of their friendly circle, this feeling proves to be very difficult to fade away, at…