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How Technological Distractions Destroy Connections

How Technological Distractions Destroy Connections | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it

A college student observes how technology thwarts campus relationships

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Placebo effect: New study shows how to boost the power of pain relief, without drugs

Placebo effect: New study shows how to boost the power of pain relief, without drugs | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it
Placebos reduce pain by creating an expectation of relief. Distraction -- say, doing a puzzle -- relieves it by keeping the brain busy. But do they use the same brain processes? Neuromaging suggests they do.
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Mindus Interruptus: Distractions are Costlier than You Think! | Psychology Today

Mindus Interruptus: Distractions are Costlier than You Think! | Psychology Today | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it

The disruption can take 5 times longer than the interrupting activity.

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