Pragma Synesi – interesting bits

Compendium of interesting bits I come across, with an occasional IMHO

Take a step back to think

Take a step back and think — turns out there is scientific backing for that: “…body movements which are connected to negative emotions tend to enhance cognitive ability…”

From Scientific American:

Our Bodies, Our Brains

Recent studies have shown that moving our body in certain ways can improve our ability to think. Christie Nicholson reports

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June 3, 2009 Posted by | brain, decision making | , , | Leave a comment

You know more than you think

When you have to make decisions, especially if it involves an estimate, you may want to try the method described below for a better result.

From Scientific American:

Mind Matters –  June 2, 2009

You Know More than You Think

How to tap the wisdom of the crowd in your head

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June 3, 2009 Posted by | decision making, psychology | , | Leave a comment