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The Autonomy of Ideas: How Ideas Shape Humanity

The Autonomy of Ideas: How Ideas Shape Humanity

Ever thought about the idea that we don’t have ideas, but ideas have us? It’s a fascinating concept that flips our usual thinking on its head. Instead of seeing ideas as just products of our minds, it suggests they’re more …

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Unravelling the Illusory Truth Effect: The Intersection of Repetition and Belief

In an era where information spreads faster than ever, understanding the forces that shape our beliefs is crucial. One such force is the illusory truth effect, a psychological phenomenon demonstrating how repetition can make statements appear more truthful, regardless of …

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Vection: Unravelling the Illusion of Movement and Its Impact on Modern Psychology

You’re seated in a stationary train, engrossed in thought. Suddenly, you sense motion. You’re moving – or so it seems. In reality, it’s the train beside you gliding away. This compelling sensation is known as vection, a complex perceptual phenomenon …

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Decoding Solomon’s Paradox: The Brain’s Tug of War Between Emotion and Logic

Ever wonder why you’re a guru in giving advice to friends but a novice in handling your own life’s puzzles? This curious mental tango is what we call Solomon’s Paradox. King Solomon: Wise for Others, Not for Himself Let’s start …

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The Holiday Drive: Understanding ‘Highway Hypnosis’ on Those Long Journeys

With the holiday season upon us, many of us are hitting the road, often feeling a bit weary from all the festivities. It’s during these times that ‘Highway Hypnosis’ can sneak up on us – that peculiar state where we …

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