Lucid Dreaming

Ever had one of those dreams where you suddenly become aware that you’re dreaming and you’re able to (for a short time) control your dreams? This is called lucid dreaming and is a major feature in the film Inception. Most of the time when you’re dreaming, you have no idea and you just go along

Myth – 93% of Communication is Non-Verbal

Regardless of which body language book you pick up or which online course you take, body language experts all promote the same that 93% of all communication is non-verbal (55% body language, 38% tone of voice). Meaning that our actual words only account for 7% of what we say. This statistic is emphasised mostly to show

Ignore Micro-Expressions…For Now

Body language experts such as Paul Ekman, Joe Navarro and Vanessa Van Edwards give a great deal of attention on micro-expressions. For skilled practitioners like them, reading micro-expressions is incredibly useful and almost second-nature. Unfortunately, for beginners and inexperienced people watchers, micro-expressions are quite difficult to spot. TV shows such as Lie To Me (based

Take the Second Left – Men Are Better at Navigating

It’s a long-held belief, particularly among men, that they are better navigators. Thanks to researchers at Norwegian University of Science and Technology’s Department of Neuroscience, it’s been proven to be true. The study found that during the navigation tasks they set, Carl Pintzka said of men: They quite simply got to their destination faster. The study

Superpower: Memory

One question which is guaranteed to start a debate: if you could have any superpower, what would you choose? The most common answers are: Ability to Fly Freezing Time Super-Strength Super-Speed Mind Reading Invisibility These would all be awesome powers to have, but alas, unless some great discovery or incredible invention comes to light, they’re

Learning While You Sleep

Throughout the day, we are thinking and using our brains. A side effect to this is that our brains slowly build up toxins which can impair our ability to think and learn. When we sleep, our brain flushes out these toxins – which is why when you’ve been awake for a long time, or had little

Power of Analogy on Learning

Analogies and metaphor are used throughout our lives and we’re pre-disposed to using metaphors and analogies to both learn and teach, but most people aren’t even conscious they are doing it. You know a metaphor is coming when you hear, “Just imagine…” “It’s just like…”, “It’s the same as…”, and “Think of it as…” Metaphors not

Strategic Thinking – Think 2-Steps Ahead

Being able to think strategically is one of the most useful skills a person can have. It can apply in so many situations, whether you’re developing a marketing strategy, mapping your path to achieving a set of goals or even trying manoeuvre your way to the top of your organisation. You want to train your mind

Focused and Diffused Thinking

When we’re learning and thinking, there are 2 modes available to us; focused and diffused. We’re more familiar with focused thinking, it’s what is drilled into us at school and what seems to be valued in the workforce. Focused thinking is when the brain actively zeros in on trying to come up with a solution

Think Clearly With Logic

  Unless you’re a mathematician or a programmer, you’ll most likely hear the term logic used to describe something sensible. We usually refer to being logical as taking emotion out of the picture and looking at something objectively – this is partially right, but there’s a lot more to logic than that. Logic is the