In recent years, cognitive scientists have shown that a few simple techniques can reliably improve what matters most: how much a student learns from studying.
The findings can help anyone, from a fourth grader doing long division to a retiree taking on a new language. But they directly contradict much of the common wisdom about good study habits, and they have not caught on.
Neurologist Oliver Sacks explains Charles Bonnet syndrome (pronounced sharls bon-A) a type of visual hallucination that affects 10% of visually impaired people. About 10% of hearing-impaired people get auditory hallucinations (most commonly music) for similar neurological reasons. Most are afraid … Continue reading →
Recently I have been dealing with a cancerous breast lump. I had surgery in December, and started chemotherapy a few days ago. At this point my prognosis is good, and I am doing well.
Using my NLP and hypnosis skills to deal with cancer
As you can imagine, throughout my diagnosis and treatment, I have been using my NLP and hypnosis skills to:
Accept my situation, and deal with it resourcefully and proactively.
Keep my perspective. While I am dealing with a potentially life-threatening illness, in the present I’m in good health, and better off than millions of other people. Including many people I’ve personally met.
Manage my internal states, so that I am consistently resourceful almost all the time, in a good mood, and mostly happy. Rather than staying in unresourceful and unpleasant states, I have taught myself to automatically pop out them after a short time.
Researchers from Purdue University recently discovered that visual perceptions change depending on how well people perform a goal-oriented task:
Missed kicks make brain see smaller goal post
Flubbing a field goal kick doesn’t just bruise your ego — new research shows it may actually change how your brain sees the goal posts.
In a study of 23 non-football athletes who each kicked 10 field goals, researchers found that players’ performance directly affected their perception of the size of the goal: After a series of missed kicks, athletes perceived the post to be taller and more narrow than before, while successful kicks made the post appear larger-than-life.