The scientific evidence behind the power of the gaze

The science of eye contact

What can modern scientific research tell us about the mysterious power of the gaze? The eyes are called the windows to the soul. They have fascinated thinkers and creators throughout human history. The human eye has been a symbol for gods, for truth and wisdom, and even for power. Poets have waxed eloquent about the effects of looking into a lover’s …

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Scientists say smiling makes your face more memorable

Smiling causes a range of powerful psychological effects, including whether or not someone will remember your face. Do you remember that guy you saw at the party frowning and looking uncomfortable? Chances are you didn’t. New research shows that you’re more likely to remember someone if their facial expression matches the surrounding context. Even if you’re the …

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Why human brains are not designed to multi-task

multi-tasking doesn't work

Forget about multi-tasking. Neuroscience says it doesn’t make us more productive, it actually slows us down. Multi-tasking is great, isn’t it? You can get things done so much quicker.  Like working with 50 browser tabs open at the same time. Or writing emails as you’re driving to work. Well, if this sounds like you, then get …

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