Repeat the word milk for 45 seconds or more (remember to say it out loud), and you will find that the word begins to lose its meaning. It’s called the Milk Milk Milk exercise, and it is just one of many word repetition exercises. Try it yourself before you read any further… did the word milk lose its meaning? Continue reading
Anxiety runs in families. Children of anxious parents are over five times more likely than those of non-anxious parents to have an anxiety disorder (Budinger et al., 2013). Continue reading
Is the magical number 7 so magical, after all?
Myth: People can hold 7±2 objects in their short-term memory.
Fact: English-speaking people can on average hold 7±2 unidimensional objects in their short-term memory. Continue reading
Vacations provide an opportunity for relaxation and mental downtime.
The summer vacations have just ended for most people. So, you might wonder how long you benefit from the effects of your holiday? Ought we go on holidays to relieve work-related stress and to stay well? Continue reading