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Does Speaking in a Second Language Make You Think More, or Feel Less?

Does Speaking in a Second Language Make You Think More, or Feel Less? | Brains & Things | Scoop.it

For all of our capacity for rational, analytical thought, we can have different feelings about the same thing—even make different decisions about it—depending on the language used to talk about it.


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Psych Your Mind: No Pain, No Gain: The Psychology of Self-Punishment

Psych Your Mind: No Pain, No Gain: The Psychology of Self-Punishment | Brains & Things | Scoop.it

The self-punishment we learn as children may continue into adulthood, when we become, in effect, parents to ourselves. Although some adults are more prone to self-flagellation than others, this tendency appears to be common even among psychologically healthy individuals. Research conducted in the field of social psychology suggests at least three major reasons why people might, at times, choose to punish themselves. 


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The Science of Social Pressure

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There’s science behind the mechanisms of social pressure.


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On writing, memory, and forgetting: Socrates and Hemingway take on Zeigarnik

On writing, memory, and forgetting: Socrates and Hemingway take on Zeigarnik | Brains & Things | Scoop.it

Your mind wants to know what comes next. It wants to finish. It wants to keep working – and it will keep working even if you tell it to stop. All through those other tasks, it will subconsciously be remembering the ones it never got to complete.

 

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GranGoddessa's comment, May 1, 2012 6:45 PM
I truly enjoyed reading this excellent article! Sakis, thank you once again! :)
Sakis Koukouvis's comment, May 2, 2012 2:23 AM
Welcome @dj Goddessa :-)
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Seeing Black and White Makes People More Judgmental

Seeing Black and White Makes People More Judgmental | Brains & Things | Scoop.it

Black-and-white judgments may be more literal than you might expect. A new study finds that people who view information on a black-and-white background are less likely to see gray areas in moral dilemmas than those who get the information alongside other colors.


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Dollars and sense: Why are some people morally against tax?

Dollars and sense: Why are some people morally against tax? | Brains & Things | Scoop.it

As the U.S. presidential election campaigns heat up, the economic debate is dominated by bailouts, austerity and, inevitably, taxation. Now a new study published in Symbolic Interaction asks why tax is such an important issue to voters and explores the moral ideas which underpin their views.


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Introduction to the Science of Consciousness | Daniel Bor

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A blog introduction to consciousness as a field of study - its importance, ethical implications, philosophical arguments and scientific research.

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