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Do You Listen to Music While Working? Here's What It Does to Your Brain (and It's Pretty Awesome) | #Research

Do You Listen to Music While Working? Here's What It Does to Your Brain (and It's Pretty Awesome) | #Research | Psychology Matters | Scoop.it
The Chorus to Remember

Music can make a huge difference in your workday. Feel free to crank up the volume if noise has you working like a snail, you've got a case of the Monday's, or you've got something mundane or familiar to do. Ideally, though, make your playlists out of songs you already know, and if your tasks involve any sort of linguistic processing, focus on lyric-free options. Lastly, if you have something to learn, pump up your mood with music before you get started.

 

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http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching?q=music

 


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Gust MEES's curator insight, July 21, 12:54 PM
The Chorus to Remember

Music can make a huge difference in your workday. Feel free to crank up the volume if noise has you working like a snail, you've got a case of the Monday's, or you've got something mundane or familiar to do. Ideally, though, make your playlists out of songs you already know, and if your tasks involve any sort of linguistic processing, focus on lyric-free options. Lastly, if you have something to learn, pump up your mood with music before you get started.

 

Learn more / En savoir plus / Mehr erfahren:

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching?q=music

 

 

Jerry Busone's curator insight, July 22, 10:45 AM

Who knew...and folks tell me to turn it down :-)

Alfredo Corell's curator insight, Today, 5:12 AM

Classical or instrumental music enhances mental performance more than music with lyrics. Music can make rote or routine tasks (think folding laundry or filing papers) less boring and more enjoyable. Runners who listen to music go faster. But when you need to give learning and remembering your full attention, silence is golden

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Why you think you're right ? - even if you're wrong

Perspective is everything, especially when it comes to examining your beliefs. Are you a soldier, prone to defending your viewpoint at all costs — or
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16 Habits of Mind

16 Habits of Mind | Psychology Matters | Scoop.it

This site aims to provide students and teachers with information and ideas to assist them apply the Habits of Mind. Each of the sixteen habits is presented along with information on when to use each habit and strategies to make the process easy. Each page includes a short video that demonstrates the Habit of Mind and could be used as a starting point for discussion.


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An interesting and useful resource fro developing habits of mind.
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Rob Hatfield, M.Ed.'s curator insight, June 5, 7:42 AM
This can be incorporated into a 21 Century metacognitive learning strategy.
Laurie Halt's curator insight, June 5, 2:20 PM

Excellent Resource

 

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Exploding the myth of the scientific vs artistic mind

Exploding the myth of the scientific vs artistic mind | Psychology Matters | Scoop.it
It’s a stereotype, but many of us have made the assumption that scientists are a bit rigid and less artistic than others. Artists, on the other hand, are often seen as being less rational than the rest of us. Sometimes described as the left side of the brain versus the right side – or simply logical thinking versus artistic creativity – the two are often seen as polar opposites.

Neuroscience has already shown that everyone uses both sides of the brain when performing any task. And while certain patterns of brain activity have sometimes been linked to artistic or logical thinking, it doesn’t really explain who is good at what – and why. That’s because the exact interplay of nature and nurture is notoriously difficult to tease out. But if we put the brain aside for a while and just focus on documented ability, is there any evidence to support the logic versus art stereotype?

Psychological research has approached this question by distinguishing between two styles of thinking: convergent and divergent. The emphasis in convergent thinking is on analytical and deductive reasoning, such as that measured in IQ tests. Divergent thinking, however, is more spontaneous and free-flowing. It focuses on novelty and is measured by tasks requiring us to generate multiple solutions for a problem. An example may be thinking of new, innovative uses for familiar objects.

Studies conducted during the 1960s suggested that convergent thinkers were more likely to be good at science subjects at school. Divergent thinking was shown to be more common in the arts and humanities.

However, we are increasingly learning that convergent and divergent thinking styles need not be mutually exclusive. In 2011, researchers assessed 116 final-year UK arts and science undergraduates on measures of convergent and divergent thinking and creative problem solving. The study found no difference in ability between the arts and science groups on any of these measures. Another study reported no significant difference in measures of divergent thinking between arts, natural science and social science undergraduates. Both arts and natural sciences students, however, rated themselves as being more creative than social sciences students did.

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, April 23, 12:50 PM
It is not a binary of left or right, but a continuous conversation between left and right hemispheres.
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Digital Tools Series - TedEd

Digital Tools Series - TedEd | Psychology Matters | Scoop.it
TED Ed is a great tool for creating online lessons around videos. It enables you to structure a sequence of interactive activities around the video clip th...

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The Onlife Manifesto - Being Human in a Hyperconnected Era

The Onlife Manifesto - Being Human in a Hyperconnected Era | Psychology Matters | Scoop.it
By Luciano Floridi in Business Ethics and Computer Science. - Result of “the Onlife Initiative,” a one-year project funded by the European Commission to study the deployment of ICTs and its effects on the human condition - Inspires reflection on the

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nukem777's curator insight, March 4, 6:04 AM
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Willem Kuypers's curator insight, March 15, 3:54 PM
Le monde du film Matrix est bien plus proche qu'on ne croit. Le livre donne des pistes de réflexion.
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Selfies, Narcissism and Social Media #Infographic

Selfies, Narcissism and Social Media #Infographic | Psychology Matters | Scoop.it

Which was more deadly in 2015: shark attacks, or selfies? The answer might surprise you.

Rawhide, a nonprofit organization that assists at-risk youth in Wisconsin, examined social media users’ obsession with selfies and narcissistic tendencies, and its findings included:


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Christine Donalies's curator insight, January 8, 2:37 PM

Of course the answer is selfies. Shark attacks are rare. Maybe use another stat to compare but article is very interesting.

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35 Psychological Tricks To Help You Learn Better - InformED

35 Psychological Tricks To Help You Learn Better - InformED | Psychology Matters | Scoop.it

Have you ever considered letting your students listen to hardcore punk while they take their mid-term exam? Decided to do away with Power Point presentations during your lectures? Urged your students to memorize more in order to remember more?

If the answer is no, you may want to rethink your notions of psychology and its place in the learning environment.

This article lists 35 proven psychological phenomena that affect you and your students every day.

 

Cited From: https://plus.google.com/u/0/101796324413630088793#ixzz3x21FmGR9

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Learn the Most Powerful Yoga, Health and Healing Program | Best Online Courses

Learn the Most Powerful Yoga, Health and Healing Program | Best Online Courses | Psychology Matters | Scoop.it

30 Day Yoga Challenge Course Content

In 30 days you will learn basics, fundamentals as well as intermediate through advanced yoga through video, audio and ebooks. No stone is left unturned, from a yoga and fitness plan, to a customized diet, to practices for inner well being, meditation, nutrition, detox diet recipes, cleansing program, 30DYC is the complete packaged plan for total self renewal and transformation.

 

And the price of the course has been reduced to $10 - just until January 11, 2016.



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These 10 Things Will Happen When You Start Stepping Out Of Your Comfort Zone | Professional Development

These 10 Things Will Happen When You Start Stepping Out Of Your Comfort Zone | Professional Development | Psychology Matters | Scoop.it

Leaving your comfort zone is one of the best decisions you can make. If you are not sure, these 10 things which happen afterward will surely convince you.

 

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http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Rise+of+the+Professional+Educator

 

 


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Ron McIntyre's curator insight, December 18, 2015 9:35 PM

Interesting insights? What do you think?

Joyce Valenza's curator insight, December 19, 2015 8:45 AM

For both students and teachers.

GwynethJones's curator insight, December 20, 2015 3:41 PM

If it feels uncomfortable - you're on the right track!

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Technology News: Google wants to Monitor your mental Health.

Technology News: Google wants to Monitor your mental Health. | Psychology Matters | Scoop.it

The use of technology to track and treat mental illness is deeply worrying but sadly necessary.

Dr Insel is a neuroscientist and a psychiatrist and a leading authority on both the medicine and public policies needed to deal with problems of the mind. He’s 64 but he’s not retiring. He’s going to work for Google.

More precisely, he’s going to work for Google Life Sciences, one of the more exotic provinces of the online empire. He’s going to investigate how technology can help diagnose and treat mental health conditions. Google doesn’t just want to read your mind, it wants to fix it too.

 
 

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Audrey DeSisto's curator insight, December 20, 2015 12:10 PM

Google wants to track and treat mental health, not the government apparently.

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Stop saying technology is causing social isolation

Stop saying technology is causing social isolation - Digital Culturist - Medium

Social media, and smartphones for that matter, only contributes to make our social experiences richer by connecting us with people in new ways. I’m sure many of you have met lots of interesting people. I sure have. Thanks to social media, I’ve been able to meet people that are now close friends of mine. And when I’m out, I like to open Twitter and check how they are, what they are doing, if I have something to say that may interest them. Heck, I even met my girlfriend on Twitter years ago.


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, October 31, 2015 1:43 AM

Nicely argued, but with some strong language. I couldn't agree more though.

Karla Guedes's curator insight, November 4, 2015 6:26 AM

Interesting article on 'social isolation'.

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Australia establishes first autism biobank

Australia establishes first autism biobank | Psychology Matters | Scoop.it

Autism Daily Newscast — Australia has just established its first-ever large scale autism biobank, to help researchers develop an earlier and more accurate diagnosis for children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD).

The biobank will keep records of information collected from families of individuals with autism, including behavioral patterns of the patients, and biological information extracted from blood and DNA samples.

 

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Neuroscientists say multitasking literally drains the energy reserves of your brain

Neuroscientists say multitasking literally drains the energy reserves of your brain | Psychology Matters | Scoop.it
Does your morning routine consist of checking emails, browsing Facebook, downing coffee, heading to the train while Googling one last idea, checking notifications, more coffee, and going through your work email? The very myriad of activities crammed into your morning, and the constant switching between them, is likely making you very tired.

When we attempt to multitask, we don’t actually do more than one activity at once, but quickly switch between them. And this switching is exhausting. It uses up oxygenated glucose in the brain, running down the same fuel that’s needed to focus on a task.

“That switching comes with a biological cost that ends up making us feel tired much more quickly than if we sustain attention on one thing,” says Daniel Levitin, professor of behavioral neuroscience at McGill University. “People eat more, they take more caffeine. Often what you really need in that moment isn’t caffeine, but just a break. If you aren’t taking regular breaks every couple of hours, your brain won’t benefit from that extra cup of coffee.”

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Juan Carlos Avendaño Cuéllar's curator insight, July 6, 3:57 AM
Good and short review of consequences when multitasking. Highly relevant influences in our nowadays way of living.
Helen Teague's curator insight, July 7, 8:29 AM
"Often what you really need in that moment isn’t caffeine, but just a break." Note: I began to read this post and immediately noticed that I was trying to attend to three other things simultaneously... good points here. Perhaps time to pause and reflect on Switch Overload
Steve Anderson's curator insight, July 7, 10:45 PM
multi tasking and me don't mix
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Dr. Brian Little | TEDTalk - Who Are You, Really? The Puzzle of Personality

What makes you ... you? Psychologists talk about our traits, or defined characteristics that make us who we are. But Brian Little is more interested in the moments when we transcend those traits -- sometimes because our culture demands it of us, and sometimes because we demand it of ourselves. Join Little as he dissects the surprising differences between introverts and extroverts, and explains why your personality may be more malleable than you think.

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Moran Cerf: This scientist can hack your dreams (2016) 480p

What if we could peek inside our brains and see our dreams -- or even shape them? Studying memory-specific brain cells, neuroscientist (and ex-hacker) Moran Cerf found that our sleeping brains retain some of the content we encounter when we're awake and that our dreams can influence our waking actions. Where could this lead us? "Neuroscientists are now giving us a new tool to control our dreams," Cerf says, "a new canvas that flickers to life when we fall asleep."

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Mentally Strong People: The 13 Things They Avoid - Forbes

Mentally Strong People: The 13 Things They Avoid - Forbes | Psychology Matters | Scoop.it
Editors' Note: Following the huge popularity of this post, article source Amy Morin has authored a guest post on exercises to increase mental strength here and Cheryl Conner has interviewed Amy in a Forbes video chat about this article here. For all the time executives spend concerned about physical strength and [...]

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Important for us all to read and take note of. 

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Melinda Robinson's curator insight, March 27, 3:33 AM

Editors' Note: Following the huge popularity of this post, article source Amy Morin has authored a guest post on exercises to increase mental strength here and Cheryl Conner has interviewed Amy in a Forbes video chat about this article here. For all the time executives spend concerned about physical strength and [...]

 

Carol Rine's curator insight, March 28, 8:18 AM

Editors' Note: Following the huge popularity of this post, article source Amy Morin has authored a guest post on exercises to increase mental strength here and Cheryl Conner has interviewed Amy in a Forbes video chat about this article here. For all the time executives spend concerned about physical strength and [...]

 

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Editors' Note: Following the huge popularity of this post, article source Amy Morin has authored a guest post on exercises to increase mental strength here and Cheryl Conner has interviewed Amy in a Forbes video chat about this article here. For all the time executives spend concerned about physical strength and [...]

 

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Why Attitude Is More Important Than IQ

Why Attitude Is More Important Than IQ | Psychology Matters | Scoop.it
New research shows that your attitude is more important to how you do in life than your intellect.
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Carlos Rodrigues Cadre's curator insight, March 24, 9:17 AM
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Without a doubt, EQ is at least as important as IQ. Add a growth mindset and you are nearly unstoppable!
 
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Without a doubt, EQ is at least as important as IQ. Add a growth mindset and you are nearly unstoppable!
 
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Without a doubt, EQ is at least as important as IQ. Add a growth mindset and you are nearly unstoppable!

 






 


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The Psychology of What Makes a Great Story

The Psychology of What Makes a Great Story | Psychology Matters | Scoop.it

"The great writer's gift to a reader is to make him a better writer."

 

“Stories,” Neil Gaiman asserted in his wonderful lecture on what makes stories last, “are genuinely symbiotic organisms that we live with, that allow human beings to advance.” But what is the natural selection of these organisms — what makes the ones that endure fit for survival? What, in other words, makes a great story?


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Mike Donahue's curator insight, January 24, 11:21 AM

This contains some great insights from Bruner and others that can help anyone approach their storytelling challenges in more effective ways.

Chris Carter's curator insight, January 25, 7:51 PM

The monomyth lives!

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#Storytelling

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Autism spectrum, sensory therapy, behavior management | Best Online Courses

Autism spectrum, sensory therapy, behavior management | Best Online Courses | Psychology Matters | Scoop.it
Learn about autism and how to manage challenging behaviors so we can change the perspectives of others and help people.

The course covers: how our brain experiences the world around us; the characteristics of autism; how autism may impact our behavior; and, strategies for managing common characteristics of autism.


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Top 10 TED Talks That Could Change Your Life

Top 10 TED Talks That Could Change Your Life | Psychology Matters | Scoop.it

There’s no time like the present to grow or refine ourselves a little bit more, and few resources are as helpful as TED talks. In that vein, here are the top 10 TED talks we’ve featured on Lifehacker or that have been popular on TED.


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The Good Life | Robert Waldinger | TEDxBeaconStreet

What makes us happy and healthy as we go through life?
If you want to invest in "the good life," where should you put your time and energy? Robert Waldinger answers these questions with lessons learned from a 75-year-long study of adult life that started in the late 1930s and continues to this day.

Robert Waldinger is a psychiatrist, psychoanalyst, and Zen priest. He directs the Harvard Study of Adult Development at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston and teaches at Harvard Medical School.

This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx

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11 Ways Successful People Overcome Uncertainty

11 Ways Successful People Overcome Uncertainty | Psychology Matters | Scoop.it

Our brains are hardwired to make much of modern life difficult. This is especially true when it comes to dealing with uncertainty. On the bright side, if you know the right tricks, you can override your brain’s irrational tendencies and handle uncertainty effectively.

 

Our brains give us fits when facing uncertainty because they’re wired to react to it with fear. In a recent study, a Caltech neuroeconomist imaged subjects’ brains as they were forced to make increasingly uncertain bets—the same kind of bets we’re forced to make on a regular basis in business.


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The Learning Factor's curator insight, December 22, 2015 5:10 PM

To boost your EQ, you have to get good at making sound decisions in the face of uncertainty, even when your brain fights against this. Fear not! There are proven strategies that you can use to improve the quality of your decisions when your emotions are clouding your judgment.

Nadene Canning's curator insight, December 26, 2015 5:06 AM

Tips on dealing with uncertainty #neuroscience

Ian Berry's curator insight, December 27, 2015 7:29 PM

A good list to contemplate The only one I'd question if asking what if questions. In the right context asking what if is essential

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#MRI scan sensitive to metabolic changes reveals #brain differences in bipolar disorder #medicine

#MRI scan sensitive to metabolic changes reveals #brain differences in bipolar disorder #medicine | Psychology Matters | Scoop.it

Sometimes, a new way of looking at something can bring to light an entirely new perspective.


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Sandeep Gautam's curator insight, November 23, 2015 8:54 AM

surprising role for cerebellum abnormalities in bipolar disorder!

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Minimize Stress With These 4 Mental Techniques

Minimize Stress With These 4 Mental Techniques | Psychology Matters | Scoop.it
The next time the unexpected shows up at your door, be prepared with these strategies.

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Safety Train's curator insight, October 12, 2015 6:33 AM

Level 2 award in conflict resolution and personal Safety is available now from http://safetytrain.org.uk

donhornsby's curator insight, October 12, 2015 6:18 PM

(From the article): Stress, just like change, is to be expected. Similarly, though, stress can be managed the same way adversity can. It just takes a little concerted focus and effort.

Authentis Formations's curator insight, November 13, 2015 3:54 AM

En d'autre mots, c'est prendre du recul, faire de la préfrontalisation, passer en mode préfrontal...