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Food Tastes Bland While Multitasking

Food Tastes Bland While Multitasking | The brain and illusions | Scoop.it
Paying mindful attention to one's food leads people to eat less but savor it more
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Being distracted whilst eating can reduce our sense of taste - so we eat more! Whaaaat?

Unforntuately, you have to pay to see the details of the article but it makes for an interesting abstract.

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Use the Psychology of Focus to Get More Done

Use the Psychology of Focus to Get More Done | The brain and illusions | Scoop.it
Beware the Illusion of Multitasking Have you ever had one of those days when you felt like you achieved a lot of things, but when you thought about it before a good night’s sleep, you found you’ve actually achieved nothing?
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» How our Intuitions Deceive Us, Part 2: Interview with Daniel Simons - World of Psychology

» How our Intuitions Deceive Us, Part 2: Interview with Daniel Simons   - World of Psychology | The brain and illusions | Scoop.it
Read part two of an interview with Daniel Simons on the nature of human perception, written by Jamie Hale of Psych Central.
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How The Mind Really Works: 10 Counterintuitive Psychology Studies — PsyBlog

How The Mind Really Works: 10 Counterintuitive Psychology Studies — PsyBlog | The brain and illusions | Scoop.it
Ten psychological findings that challenge our intuitive view of how our minds work.
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This includes topics such as: cognitive dissonance, the placebo effect, obedience, suppression, multi-tasking. A good summary of the latest research.

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10 of the Most Surprising Findings from Psychological Studies

10 of the Most Surprising Findings from Psychological Studies | The brain and illusions | Scoop.it
Psychology has a reputation for being the science of common sense, or a field that simply confirms things we already know about ourselves.
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