As I write this now, I’m wearing a headset that is tuned in to a 30 minute MP3 with the title of Inspire. No, it’s not a painfully long Justin Bieber B-side. I’m actually listening to binaural beats, a controversial brainwave entrainment technique that has been labelled a ‘dangerous drug’ by some critics. I have [...]
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Wouldn’t it be great if we could upgrade our memory in the same way that installing an extra chip adds resources to a computer? Unfortunately, the human brain is rather more complicated. Memory is not a switch, but a way of processing thoughts and retrieving them efficiently. In this article, we’re going to look at [...]
Concentration is the art of staying focused and turning a blind eye to life’s inevitable roll-call of distractions. It’s fair to say that most people have the skill nailed down to the level of blind aggravated badgers. That is, they’re pretty bloody useless at it. But that’s okay, concentration is an acquired skill. We’re going [...]
“Should I drop out from school?” This is a question that crept up on me every night during the summer of 2004. I was sixteen years old and had just passed my GCSEs with grades that said a lot about my attitude at the time. Sweeping A’s in the subjects I enjoyed, and scratchy C’s [...]