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 →
The accuracy of an eyewitness’ memory is open to question.
Confidence in one’s memory is generally believed to be a sign of memory accuracy, but this is not always the case. Some studies have shown a high correlation between confidence and accuracy, while others have shown little to no correlation. Continue reading →
When we make decisions or judgments, we often use mental shortcuts. The purpose of mental shortcuts is to ease the “cognitive load” of making decisions.
Mental shortcuts are helpful because they allow us to make quick decisions, but sometimes they result in “thinking errors” or so-called cognitive biases. We should be aware of these biases because they prevent us from thinking rationally.