Art Therapy

There is this one type of art therapy I was always pretty sceptical about. I tried it before but I was like – yeah, it must be helpful. For some. Under certain conditions. Very rarely. And to a very limited extent. Basically not helpful at all. Just creating an illusion of at least being helped. … Continue reading

a mini video lecture on self[ishness]

Actress Thandie Newton gives a speech at TEDGlobal2011. When you have 15 minutes to spare – this is a MUST. Who knew she was so educated? You will definitely discover a lot in this speech. I am in awe.

Culture shock

So here I got one – it’s not ‘cultural shock’ as I used to think, it’s *culture* shock. Catching up on this right now, so here are some bits of useful culture shock info for you: – culture shock is an internalized construct or perspective developed in reaction to an unfamiliar situation; – the person … Continue reading

Internet Is The New Reading

I have been carrying this thought around for quite some time now. The thought is that modern day obsession with Internet is actually a modification of the good old reading obsession that goes back to late middle ages. Then some young ladies or young gentlemen (more and more of them as time passed by) spent … Continue reading

Time urgency

So instead of reading on simple 182 questions I have to prepare for the exam I trip away onto more exciting subjects like time perception and time urgency. Time urgency is related to time perception in a way that some people don’t notice how fast time passes by and are surprised when told their time … Continue reading

Wrinkles

In my gradschool I had this teacher, she was an interesting person and quite nice but I’m not completely sure she was a 100% good person. But what was most striking about her appearance were her wrinkles. She was past sixty I believe and had some extra weight, her hair was cut in an ear … Continue reading

Why humans have haircuts

Aaaand Robin Dunbar’s lecture has just inspired my other observation (this time his answering audience questions). Mr. Dunbar says that women love their hairdressers so much because they get endorphine rush from hair cutting activity (which is obviously a type of grooming similar to what monkeys do). And now I know why it’s almost impossible to … Continue reading

Why people love religion so much

Robin Dunbar in that lecture I’ve already mentioned in my previous post also explains religion – it triggers endorphines (as well as laughter and matproduced music+/-dancing). Monkeys get endorphine from grooming (doing which they spend 43% of their time and people spend around 20% of time on social interaction – which leaves humans with smaller … Continue reading

Meaning of forgotten

I got this request to explain what it means to forget something. In psychology we study that our attention span is limited thus we cannot remember everything. There are things that we just have to forget. Those things that have meaning to us, things that make sense are remembered and everything else is doomed to … Continue reading

Botox Destroys Relationships

By immobilizing facial muscles botox causes a person to be unable to fully portray emotion they feel. This means the people around don’t see the ‘botoxed’ person feeling any emotion. This happens unconsciously. It’s not like someone’s looking at the botoxed person thinks, ‘Boy, she has no expression on her face.’ But subconsciously they do … Continue reading