A bored man was working at developing energy sources for radar systems. He failed and wanted to have a coffee break. Suddenly, he realized that the chocolate bar in his pocket had melted during his experiments: he had just discovered the microwave. Many breakthroughs happened by accident – or should I say: boredom. Research studies revealed that getting bored engages the same brain areas as creative thinking.
Our brains are complex organs that display a variety of functions. How are they structured? In this blog, we will commence on a journey through the areas, structures, and organization of our brains.
It’s no secret that people generally prefer tasks that are easy and require minimum effort over those that are more challenging. A recent study shows that you can overcome this laziness when there’s a chance for learning.
Social comparison, or the tendency to compare oneself with another, is an individual behavior largely embedded in cultural and political background. Research has converged on the idea that the brain’s reward-related system is involved. Why is that?
Your hands and mouth are intrinsically connected to each other. This relationship presumably developed through eating behavior and, nowadays, it also plays an important role in language.
Is it even possible to remain non-judgmental about looks and avoid associated stereotypes? It seems that we all judge looks, even our own; and on top of being superficial, it can seriously affect our behavior.
Nostalgia is a deliberate and bittersweet emotion that connects us to ourselves and other people. It reminds us of the sweeter moments of our lives and the irreversibility of time.