Are you ready?

Are you ready?

There are good reasons why you find that own mind often defeats your best efforts to get focussed on a job, and stay on it.  There are two sides to controlling your attention. One is the very conscious decision to rest your gaze on a particular task - something that...

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What Spoon?

What Spoon?

You reach for a spoon to eat your cereal. With hand in mid-air, your phone pings with a juicy notification that you just can't resist. The phone is closer to you, and your hand and attention divert to take a look. The spoon is no longer the focus of your attention,...

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The Grumpy Gatekeeper

The Grumpy Gatekeeper

Why you are so easily distracted The gatekeeper's job it is to be picky about what get's into your conscious attention (and what gets to stay there). They take their job very seriously. Learn what the gatekeeper likes to allow in, and how to get your important goals...

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The Impossible Garden

The Impossible Garden

We are so used to trusting what we see, and we rarely question whether what we perceive is what is really there. We fail to wonder about the many, truly incredible processes that go on in our brains between our raw senses and our mind’s impression of the...

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Equals Thought?

Equals Thought?

If my passions were a Venn diagram, there would be three circles: coding, art, and brains. There is an open call for science related exhibitions at my local university’s arts centre, so I am submitting a digital work that incorporates some visual...

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Brains at the Bristol NeuroScience Festival

Brains at the Bristol NeuroScience Festival

Last week, Bristol hosted a celebration of Neuroscience. This was a rare chance for those of us outside the field of neuroscience to peek in and learn how our brains work, and why – sometime – they do not. Brains on Brains Science, especially science at the PhD and...

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Are You Concentrating?

Are You Concentrating?

The aim of this site is to give us all a better understanding of our minds, starting with the experience from inside, but including the science insights of today. Each article takes some aspect of what we experience, and uses a game or animation to help...

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