Why Confusion Can Be Good For You

Confusion is a common aspect of our lives but it can be useful and perhaps even necessary, particularly when we are trying to learn something. Confusion is typically experienced when we are confronted with new information. It is particularly likely to happen when the information we encounter is complex, counter-intuitive or unlike anything we’ve experienced…

Context Beats Quantity For Teaching Kids New Words

Children learn words best when they hear them in a context that’s understandable, a new study shows. This context is critical for understanding why some words may be easier for kids to learn than others, according to study authors Michael Frank, an associate professor of psychology at Stanford University, and colleagues. The findings suggest that…

What is Self Awareness (Are You Self Aware?)

Self-awareness is the capacity for introspection and the ability to recognize oneself as an individual separate from the environment and other individuals. It is one of the most important aspects of personal development, determining almost everything else. That includes whether you are able to stay motivated and achieve your goals. “To have greater self-awareness or…

Severely Deficient Autobiographical Memory – Living In Third Person Past

Would you be able to live a healthy, normal life without the ability to re-experience in your mind personal events from your past as memory? What if you learned all the details about past episodes from your life and can recite these to family and friends, but you can’t mentally travel back in time to…