The Hidden Costs of Reminders This morning my alarm sounded at 7:30. Shortly after, my Headspace app sent a notification reminding me to mediate for 10 minutes. When I sit down at work, my calendar pops up to remind me … Continue reading Surrounded by reminders
Should You Listen To Music While Doing Intellectual Work? It Depends On The Music, The Task, And Your Personality Given how many of us listen to music while studying or doing other cerebral work, you’d think psychology would have a … Continue reading Music while working?
Early Edutainment: The Behavioral Scientist’s Guide to Fairy Tales Once Upon A Time there was a series of articles on why behavioral scientists should be interested in literature. We introduced the fundamentals before giving our fresh take on nineteenth century … Continue reading They need a story
Which Has Greater Impact: Influence or Attention? When we think of truly world-class attention-getters, why do Americans seem to come to mind first? Is this a cultural talent? Americans really do excel at entertainment and advertising. These fields demonstrate the … Continue reading Influence takes time
The Mental Snag That Makes It Seem Like Food Is Everywhere, Especially If You’re Overweight If you’re planning to take off weight in the new year and it suddenly seems like food is everywhere – and is especially enticing – … Continue reading Food cues
What Are You Looking At? How Attention Affects Decision Making Scientists using eye-tracking technology have found that what we look at helps guide our decisions when faced with two visible choices, such as snack food options. But it is not … Continue reading Gaze attention
How Reliable Are the Memories of Sexual Assault Victims? Editorial note: If Jim Hopper had been permitted to provide his expert testimony at the September 27, 2018 Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on Judge Kavanaugh’s confirmation, these would have been his … Continue reading What our brain encodes