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How to stay cool…

August 11, 2010 | 0 Comments

How do you feel right now? Happy? Frustrated? Excited? Annoyed? Your mood influences your perception, so we see through the filter of our emotions and they colour our interpretation. Positive states of mind literally open up our visual field – we are open-minded and seek out opportunities. Negative states of mind narrow our perceptual field […]
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The brain’s duel for supremacy

August 5, 2010 | 0 Comments

Every day, our brain is the scene of an immense tug-o-war between our conscious mind, the prefrontal cortex, and our subconscious mind, the limbic system. Sometimes, they work brilliantly together: our conscious perceptions and thoughts mapped neatly and agreeably against information stored in our subconscious, and all is well. Simple things, like you arrive at […]
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Why am I ‘brain dead’ at the end of the day?

July 20, 2010 | 6 Comments

There is a limit to your mental capabilities each day, and the bad news is, it’s not that high. The conscious, thinking, analytical part of your brain is the prefrontal cortex. It’s immediately behind your forehead, and represents your executive function. It processes over 2,000 pieces of information per second, which is impressive yes, but […]
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