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

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

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

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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."

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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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Neurotic people have noisier, more chaotic minds, say researchers

Study finds that neurotic people deal with more "mental noise" than others.

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  • 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.
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