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W. R. Klemm
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The Better Things Get, the Worse They May Seem
“Too much of a good thing” and “it’s all relative” now take
on new meaning. A new research report of seven studies suggests an explanation
for the paradox that humans misjudge the extent of a changing situation. This
report, published in the June 29 th issu...
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Consciousness Explanation. Part II
In an earlier post, “Where Neuroscience Stands in
Understanding Consciousness,” I presented a summary of the progress occurring
in neuroscientific understanding of consciousness ( https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/memory-medic/201804/where-neuroscienc...
Consciousness Explanation. Part II
Consciousness Explanation. Part II
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The Joys of Consciousness
The Joys of Consciousness You take time to be alone, valuing your personal time. You meditate. You feel light and buoyant. You feel spiritually uplifted. You find a solution to a problem. You have a fresh new idea. You notice something beautiful. You walk o...
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IQ Changes in Teenagers
Common wisdom asserts that your IQ is fixed. Of course, the
various “multiple intelligences” change with personal life experiences and
growth, but we usually consider the standard IQ score to be inherent and
unchangeable. But even the standard IQ measure ch...
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The “Production Effect” Aids Memory
The hardest memory task I ever had was to give an 18-minute
TED talk from memory. I remember struggling with remembering my core ideas and
their sequence. To solve this problem, my first task was to create some slides,
which the TED format allows. The direc...
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Take the Stress out of School
Got kids or grandkids in school? Are you in school or
college? This blog is for you. I don’t have to tell you that school is
stressful, what with hard courses, tough teachers, and high-stakes tests. The
stress is understandable, but also counterproductive. ...
Take the Stress out of School
Take the Stress out of School
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Where We Stand in Understanding Consciousness
Many scientists, even physical scientists,
assert that the Holy Grail of science is to understand human  consciousness. This human state is even hard to define, but
is characterized by a state in which we know what we believe, know, and
imagine, know what w...
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Aerobic Exercise Makes You Smarter
On several occasions, I have written about the anti-aging
beneficial effects of exercise. New studies, confirm earlier findings of
exercise benefit. Now, a new study shows that exercise reduces levels of the
major inflammatory chemical, interleukin-6, and a...
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Lifestyle Effects on Working Memory Ability
On multiple occasions, readers of my learning and memory
blog posts asked me what they could do to improve their working memory. This is
an important and very practical question. Working memory affects all aspects of
life success: personal, educational, and...
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To Remember, Make It Weird
Memories that stick with us for a lifetime are those that
fit other things we remember—but have a slightly weird twist. The
most effective memory strategy is to relate new information with something you
already know, but do it with a weird twist. This is th...
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