Procrastinator’s brains are different than those who get things done Daydreaming is important — studies have repeatedly said as much — but maybe you shouldn’t daydream too much, as a recent study by researchers at Ruhr-Universität Bochum has come to … Continue reading When the amygdala shrinks
Beyond the invisible gorilla – inattention can also render us numb and anosmic (without smell) It’s well-known that we can miss apparently obvious objects in our visual field if other events are hogging our limited attention. The same has been … Continue reading Inattentional effects
Why We Try So Hard to Escape Our Humanity In my mind one of the defining elements of being human is the ability to care about others — not merely to say that we care, but to truly experience that … Continue reading Do we get better at looking away?
Here’s Why We Need To Rethink Everything We Know About The Stanford Prison Experiment The Stanford Prison Experiment is arguably one of the most famous experiments in modern psychology and has been used as a demonstration of how people rapidly … Continue reading Toxic context
Maria Konnikova Shows Her Cards As a science writer at The New Yorker, Maria Konnikova, 34, focuses on the brain, and the weird and interesting ways people use their brains. Dr. Konnikova is an experimental psychologist trained at Columbia University. … Continue reading The psychology of poker
Why the Most Important Idea in Behavioral Decision-Making Is a Fallacy Loss aversion, the idea that losses are more psychologically impactful than gains, is widely considered the most important idea of behavioral decision-making and its sister field of behavioral economics. … Continue reading Challenging loss aversion
Encouraging Retirement Planning through Behavioural Insights As part of the Ontario Securities Commission’s strategy and action plan to respond to the needs and priorities of Ontario seniors, described in OSC- Staff Notice 11-779, Seniors Strategy (the Seniors Strategy), we have … Continue reading Plans for retirement