Cognition

Freeze to decide

Freeze to decide

A threat! One person runs away while the other faces the fight. How do we decide what to do? Research shows that our body’s freeze reaction plays a role in these types of decisions.

Too much to sense at once

Too much to sense at once

Imagine that every detail you see, hear or smell triggers your thoughts simultaneously. From every tiny inscription on the packaging to all the massive sales signs, from a nearby whisper to the distant traffic… It is all too much to sense at once: this is what sensory overload feels like.

Why so curious?

Why so curious?

Curiosity is an important motivator in our search for knowledge. Research shows that we are mostly curious about information that reduces uncertainty about our world

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