What a New Theory of Attention Says About Consciousness We can pick out a conversation in a loud room, amid the rise and fall of other voices or the hum of an air conditioner. We can spot a set of … Continue reading Filtering out distractions
The Brain of an Introvert In the age of social media, networking and global never-ending communication, introverts are often viewed as rather inefficient. They are considered as people who would not happily express their opinion during the staff meetings or … Continue reading Focus on creativity
Innocence lost: what did you do before the internet? In moments of digital anxiety I find myself thinking of my father’s desk. Dad was a travelling furniture salesman in the 1980s, a job that served him well in the years … Continue reading The last of the innocents
The High Price of Multitasking Not only do smartphones provide unprecedented access to information, they provide unprecedented opportunities to multitask. Any activity can be accompanied by music, selfies or social media updates. Of course, some people pick poor times to … Continue reading Paying attention
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