How the brain builds a sense of self from the people around us – new research
The brain activity contains information not only about what’s going on in the world (objective) but also about who is thinking about the world (subjective).
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Your mind is able to fill in missing details by matching them to existing information. It also cross-references and bounces between linked associations. This priming effect even works when you are ...
Being aware of the priming effect presents us with huge benefits for personal growth. By actively guiding your priming influences, you can create a permanent and lasting improvement in your life.
For instance, writing words on a board like flow, focus, success, complete will prime you to ensure that your work meets that criteria.
With the knowledge of how priming is influencing you, don't nitpick every detail of your environment. Pace yourself and tackle the most frequent influences first.
For instance, prime the place where you spend most of your time. Clear out clutter or put up pictures you enjoy to ensure your office is relaxing and pleasurable.
When we contemplate which has more problem-solving power, the brain or the computer, we might think that the modern computer would come out on top. Indeed, computers have been built and programmed ...
Comparing the computer and the brain has been instructive to both computer engineers and neuroscientists.
The brain is not slow nor imprecise in performing calculations.
For example, a professional tennis player can follow the trajectory of a tennis ball after it is served at speed as high as 160 miles per hour, move to the best spot, position his arm, and swing the racket to return the ball within a few hundred milliseconds. It can accomplish all these tasks with power consumption about tenfold less than a personal computer.
This is all possible because the brain employs serial and parallel processing, while computer tasks are mainly performed in serial steps.
One study showed that people with Alzheimer's disease handle their stressful emotions better when they listen to music.
Other studies revealed that certain types of musi...