Plan - Sleep - Do; FTW

People who sleep after processing and storing a memory carry out their intentions much better than people who try to execute their plan before getting to sleep, say psychologists at Washington University in St. Louis.

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Mind Your Body: Going Through the Motions | Psychology Today

Athletes have long used mental imagery to complement physical practice, and research indicates that going through the motions only in your head can enhance performance just as well as—and sometimes better than—actually working up a sweat.

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Brain-training games don't work

Ah… there goes that theory.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Psychopaths’ brains seek rewards at all costs

Fascinating look at the brains of psychopaths. I know that in addictions the consequences are often completely ignored by the addict while in the acting out phase of the addiction cycle. I would strongly expect that this hyper-reactive dopamine reward system is in effect at some level with addicts too.

Tuesday, March 30, 2010