Category Archives: Attention

The Intuitive and Analytical Thinking Style: Which One is Yours?


The human brain is sophisticated. It separates us from all other animals. It allows us to have abstract ideas and to solve complex problems. We are rational social beings, or are we? Continue reading

Can People Hold 7±2 Objects in their Short-Term Memory or What?


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

Study: Being in Love is Associated With Reduced Cognitive Control


Love is blind, according to Shakespeare and a new study.

What does it mean to fall in love? Continue reading

4 Ways Mindfulness Meditation Improves Well-Being


Mindfulness training develops our ability to stay focused in the here and now.

This post describes four main components through which mindfulness meditation works. If you ever wondered why mindfulness is so effective in improving personal well-being, you might want to continue your reading. Continue reading