Think adrenaline leaves you unable to think clearly? Think again.
It's well-established in psychology that intense emotion and physiological arousal interfere with people's ability to think straight.
Can microdosing LSD enhance creativity and focus?
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?
Smart people are not afraid to say "I don't know."
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.
Study finds that neurotic people deal with more "mental noise" than others.
- Neuroticism is characterized by emotional instability and lack of resilience.
- People who score high on neuroticism are at an increased risk for mental health problems and relationship woes.
- New research suggests that neurotic people deal with more mental noise.
Dr Christian Jarrett is the author of PERSONOLOGY, Using the Science of Personality Change to Your Advantage, forthcoming from Simon and Schuster (North America) and Little Brown (UK and Commonwealth).