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The Backfire Effect: Why Is It So Difficult for Us to Change Our Minds?

By |2019-12-06T00:08:04+03:00December 7th, 2019|Categories: Self-Improvement, Self-Knowledge & Personality Tests|Tags: , , , , |

We all suffer from biases in our own thinking, but the backfire effect is one of the most counterintuitive. What Is the Backfire Effect? Most of us tend to question our beliefs when we find evidence which doesn’t agree with them. The natural response to differing information is to adjust our thinking and consider why [...]

Why Depth Perception Is Important and How to Improve It with 4 Exercises

By |2019-12-05T15:19:16+03:00December 5th, 2019|Categories: Brain Power, Human Brain, Self-Improvement|Tags: , |

Proper eyesight is something we take for granted, but if you've been having trouble with your eyes, it may be because of depth perception. Without proper depth perception, navigating through the world each day becomes a real challenge. This goes beyond the quality of your vision, as it's crucial for survival. If you've struggled with [...]

Foreign Accent Syndrome: a Curious and Extremely Rare Brain Condition

By |2019-12-03T16:28:51+03:00December 3rd, 2019|Categories: Human Brain, Medicine & Genetics, Uncommon Science|Tags: , , , , , |

Foreign Accent Syndrome (FAS) is a rare speech disorder that can happen after a head injury, stroke, or some other form of damage to the brain and sees you suddenly start speaking with a different accent beyond your control. This condition is extremely rare, with only around 100 people known to have been diagnosed since [...]

8 Types of Logical Fallacies and How They Distort Your Thinking

By |2019-11-24T13:42:29+03:00November 24th, 2019|Categories: Personality, Psychology & Mental Health|Tags: , , , , , , |

We often come across various types of logical fallacies when engaging in an argument or debate. These can slip into our reasoning when trying to argue a claim. Perhaps this is due to building a poor argument, for deliberate aims or simply through laziness. However, what is meant by types of logical fallacies? For instance, [...]

3 Ways Freedom of Thought Is Being Compromised Today and What to Do

By |2019-11-22T20:27:01+03:00November 22nd, 2019|Categories: Food for thought, Psychology & Mental Health|Tags: , , , , , |

Luckily, the majority of us have free speech, but what about freedom of thought? Surely we own our thoughts? There is nothing that can influence them? I mean, we are not living in some dystopian future where we have to monitor what we think. And as far as I’m aware, no one can delve into [...]

How Symbols and Meanings Affect Our Perception in the Modern World

By |2019-11-26T20:38:34+03:00November 18th, 2019|Categories: Food for thought, Uncommon Science|Tags: , , , , |

Do you get hungry when you see the golden arches of McDonald's? Are you proud when you think about your National flag? You might not think these two things are connected, but they are. They are both symbols, and although they have very different meanings, they demonstrate how they affect our perception. Symbols and Meanings [...]

The Illusion of Truth and How Liars & Manipulators Are Using It to Trick You

By |2019-11-10T17:50:02+03:00November 16th, 2019|Categories: Dark Personalities, Personality, Psychology & Mental Health|Tags: , , , , |

Maybe what you’re hearing is not factional information. You could be the victim of the illusion of truth. Truth is the truth and a lie is a lie, right? Well, it can get a little blurry at times. Yes, we all have problems with recognizing the truth from lies, but sometimes it’s because we’re dealing [...]

Are You Living Inside an Echo Chamber? 9 Ways to Break Free

By |2019-11-11T12:01:35+03:00November 11th, 2019|Categories: Self-Improvement, Self-Knowledge & Personality Tests|Tags: , , , , , |

You may have heard there will be an election in the UK before Christmas. Now, don’t worry, this article is not about politics. I’m not about to start banging on about which political party you should vote for. I bring up the election because it highlighted a situation I hadn’t heard of before – an [...]