Mind & Brain

There is increasing recognition that while our personality traits are stable enough to shape our lives profoundly, they are also partly malleable, so that our choices and experiences can feedback and influence the kind of people we become.

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Researchers were surprised to find bungee jumpers' cognition was enhanced after a jump

Think adrenaline leaves you unable to think clearly? Think again.

Mind & Brain

It's well-established in psychology that intense emotion and physiological arousal interfere with people's ability to think straight.

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Mind & Brain

What if you could take a psychedelic drug regularly in such tiny quantities that the immediate effects were not discernible, yet over time it led to a range of psychological benefits, especially enhanced focus and heightened creativity?

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People with greater intellectual humility have superior general knowledge

Smart people are not afraid to say "I don't know."

Mind & Brain

In the era of social media and rolling news there's a constant pressure to be in the know, always on hand with an aperçus or two.

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