The Mouse Trap

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Blog Tags:psychology, neuroscience, cognitive, science
Country:India

the psychological and neuroscientific musings of saandygautam



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What goes into the making of a genius? More mundanely, what factors are required for success in any field? Your answer will differ based on what factors you consider to be the most important for success. No one can deny the large role that intelligen...

As per the Big Five/FFM or the HEXACO model, Openness/Intellect appears to be an important personality dimension on which humans differ from each other. People high on this dimension are variously described as creative, imaginative, intellectual etc.

I know its a bit premature (the blog visit count on my blog is only about 99,8000 yet and it will take another 2-3 days to hit that milestone) but I wanted to take this opportunity to thank all the ~1 million readers who have thought it worthwhile to...

When I was offered a chance to review ‘Big Love’ I was skeptical- The title seemed too touchy feely.¬† My specialty is reading, and sometimes reviewing, psychology books so I was not even sure it would make¬† good match. Also I had never...

I have written previously about four major goals that one pursues in life: to recap they are Happiness, Success, Meaning and Morality. I have increasingly come to regard them as forming a stage wise progression- one moves from Happiness to Success to...

The Human existence is fraught with many conundrums and dilemmas, the chief among them being how to live a good life and how to resolve the various contradictions in the service of that goal. To start with, I noted in an earlier post that even infant...

Roy Baumiester, has written about the four needs for meaning that all humans have and I find that a useful framework. He believes, and I concur, that all four needs need to be satisfied to a reasonable degree, if a person has to live well. Even if on...