Tag: cognition

Get smarter by zapping your brain?

Get smarter by zapping your brain?

If you want to increase your intelligence and reaction times then a simple solution is now at hand – pick up an electrical brain stimulation kit (now readily available on the internet) and zap away! By using transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) you can increase your brain power by ‘20-40%’ and even reduce stress and […]

By September 5, 2014 3 Comments Read More →
The forgotten psychologist

The forgotten psychologist

Psychology is a vast field with many researchers, scientists and collaborators working through the past two hundred or so years to advance our knowledge, so it’s not surprising that with so many people involved some of the famous contributors tend to slide away out of view. Otto Selz is one of them. The strange thing […]

Exercising your Brain – Worth the Money?

Exercising your Brain – Worth the Money?

In recent times it has become increasingly popular to use ´brain training´, interactive, often simple, puzzles that help exercise your brain. Squarely aimed at the middle aged adults and those retiring its premise rests on making your brain function better and keeping it in shape. For those who have retired or no longer find themselves […]

A Wandering Mind Causes Insomniacs Attention Problems

A Wandering Mind Causes Insomniacs Attention Problems

Insomnia sufferers often complain of not being able to focus during the day and a research team from the University of California have succeeded in finding the cause why those who suffer sleepless nights have attention problems during the day. The study discovered that insomniacs did not properly turn on brain regions critical to working […]

By September 10, 2013 1 Comments Read More →
How Deep is the Cognitive Process in Animals?

How Deep is the Cognitive Process in Animals?

It’s clear that animals can think and feel, but just how complicated is this process and how similar are their emotional responses to those of humans? In fact, they have very sophisticated minds with cognitive and emotional processes that mirror ours. For many years it was assumed that reactions in animals were merely stimuli – […]