Selective ignorance: cultivating intentional knowledge in a chaotic world
Selective Ignorance: Saying No To Stuff Though we would like to, we cannot learn everything and do everything. We need to be selective in our choices while consuming content from diverse sources, provided we find it enjoyable and worthwhile. We have to say no to a thousand things to be able to focus on what truly matters and to cut out the noise. Focusing selectively helps in removing distractions, reducing stress, and improving concentration.
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The tip-of-the-tongue, or lethologica, is a
common phenomenon where memories seem to be momentarily inaccessible.
Bilingual people seem to experience more tip-of-the-tongue...
How to manage the tip-of-the-tongue state Next time you experience a tip-of-the-tongue state, don't retrieve the information from memory. Instead, look up the correct answer. Repeat it a few times or write it down to help with encoding.
People that experience the tip-of-the-tongue state often suffer from incorrect practice time. Instead of learning the correct work, they are learning the mistake itself.
For example, some music students who claim to practice diligently can get worse over time. This is because they keep on repeating the same mistakes, instead of using deliberate practice. They actually train themselves to make mistakes. Efficacy, effectiveness, efficiency
These terms sound very similar and are often used interchangeably in everyday conversations.
Efficacy means getting stuff done. ( Related question: Is it working?... Efficacy: Getting stuff done
Efficacy is mostly used in a scientific setting.
Efficacy is the ability to create an anticipated effect. For example, a specific medication that improves a patient's symptoms in an ideal environment has demonstrated efficacy. Effectiveness: Doing the right things
Efficacy is not always enough. Medication that improves a patient's symptoms under ideal conditions is technically getting things done, but not always the right things.
Effectiveness in clinical trials is about how well a treatment
works in the real world, not just in perfectly controlled conditions. Ordinary and altered states of consciousness
Altered states of consciousness can only be defined if there is an understanding of an ordinary state of consciousness.
While scientists can't agree on a clear definition, alte... Modulating states of consciousness Excessive dancing, meditation, and mind-altering plants were used in ancient civilizations to modulate the activity of the mind. In 1892, the term "altered states of consciousness" was used to refer to hypnosis. William James introduced the scientific investigation of mystical experiences and drug-induced states into the field of psychology. The five altered states of consciousness Pharmacological. These altered states include short-term changes caused by psychoactive substances, such as LSD MDMA, cannabis, cocaine, opioids, and alcohol. Psychological. Hypnosis, meditation, and music can lead to altered mental states. Physical and physiological. An altered state of consciousness is achieved through sleep, where dreams dissociate one from reality. Pathological. A traumatic experience causing brain damage can lead to an altered state of consciousness. Other sources include epileptic or psychotic episodes. Spontaneous. Daydreaming and mind wandering can cause altered states.