Mind

Realizing Goals is about keeping secrets…

Interesting experiment that gives a nice nugged about setting goals and achieving them. There is merit to keeping things to oneself until a goal is achieved.

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Can you read this? Well your mind can… :)

I cdnuolt blveiee that I cluod aulaclty uesdnatnrd what I was rdanieg. The phaonmneal pweor of the hmuan mnid, aoccdrnig to a rscheearch at Cmabrigde Uinervtisy, it dseno’t mtaetr in what oerdr the ltteres in a word are, the olny iproamtnt tihng is that the frsit and last ltteer be in the rghit pclae. The rset can be a taotl mses and you can still raed it whotuit a pboerlm. This is bcuseae the huamn mnid deos not raed ervey lteter by istlef, but the word as a wlohe. Azanmig huh? Yaeh and I awlyas tghuhot slpeling was ipmorantt!

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False Confessions – Scary truth about human nature

Bottom line about human character is that there will always be a certain percentage of our population that is susceptible to the power of suggestion and coercion. It is critical for anyone who thinks they have this weakness to shore up their defenses against such an exposure.

Here is a scary article that illustrates the effects of people who fall prey to over zealous law enforcement that put words in their mouth. While many may say this may not apply to them, think again when you are out buying a car, or committing to something you have no interest in. There are people who can talk you into anything.

“Eddie Lowery lost 10 years of his life for a crime he did not commit. There was no physical evidence at his trial for rape, but one overwhelming factor put him away: he confessed. ”

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/09/14/us/14confess.html?no_interstitial

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A mom’s voice is powerful medicine

Next time you feel anxious and tense, like a knot of nerves, instead of scheduling a massage or some time in the sun, you might want to call your mom.

A mother’s voice has the power to settle jangled nerves and maybe even reach through the fog of a coma to bring a brain-injured patient back to consciousness, according to a pair of new experiments.

In a study published Wednesday, researchers from the University of Wisconsin — Madison, asked 61 girls and their moms to take part in an experiment to determine whether a voice could be as comforting as physical hugs and kisses. The girls, ages 7 to 12, were instructed to give a talk and then solve some math problems in front of a panel of judges — a situation, the researchers figured, that would make any kid’s heart pound and blood pressure rise.

Source:  http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/37092825/ns/health-behavior/

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Placebos and Its effects define our life

Amazing world experienced through placebos. Amazing how expensive also results in better effect on our systems.

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