From notebooks to AI there are many ways how we can subsidy or extend our memory capabilities. Therefore, we may seem to need our memory just to know where to find the right information. However, there is a reason why a Greek Aeschylus called the memory a “mother of all wisdom”. And this reason stays […]
All your life you were hearing about bad people manipulating good people. Peddlers selling citizens stuff they don’t need. Politicians promising what they can never achieve. Your friend making you buy him a drink. They are all the same. But have you ever thought about manipulating yourself? Me neither. However, having just finished a wonderful […]
Everyone knows that procrastination is just a new word for being lazy. Like there would be someone for who it is not hard to be productive. Well, that’s not true – we all struggle to keep up with our deadlines, to wake up early in the morning and to fight that sweet-looking seducer called Facebook, Instagram or Twitter.
It’s sunny Wednesday afternoon, and you have an appointmentabout your dissertation idea with a professor of yours at her office. You livenear the uni; you just come through a park to get there. As you are going thebirds are singing and you can feel all the spring-wibe inside your bones.Suddenly, you notice a 130 kg […]
Look at these two words: BANANA – VOMIT What did happen? Even you have seen two random words your brain creates a picture/story of someone who is vomiting because he had eaten a banana. You may experience the rush of disgust, stomach withdrawal; or get goose bumps (Kahneman, 2013). There is also a good chance […]
Have you ever asked yourself a question: Is the way I study the right one? Or, to put it in other words, have you ever asked yourself: Why the hell is studying so hard? Shouldn’t it be more comfortable? Guess what, it should. Also, to answer the first question: no, it is not the right way, […]
In one of his letters, Seneca wrote that “there are things which need our full attention and also things which we can do while riding a three-wheeler” (Seneca & Campbell, 2004). Unfortunately, most of the things which we have to do during our days are more of the latter. You can do them while riding […]
Have you ever experienced, after a whole day of daydreaming and watching TV series, the moment you thought: “I definitely have to do something with my life”? If yes, you may have crafted a to-do list to start that change the very next day, but to-do lists are like dates – nice to plan but […]
During the communism times in Czechoslovakia, most of its citizens would drive a car which looked something like this: It had no heating (though it used to get overheated very often). The car would feel like falling apart every second. However, for some reason, most of the Czechoslovaks were riding it. Why? Does the reason […]
If you read this, chances you have probably head. Because of internet, laziness or just absence of necessity many of us use it less and less. Though, our brain is capable of amazing things. Let me show you some and let´s restore the Art of Memory together!