Psychology & Psychiatry

How the unconscious mind picks out faces in a crowd

Imagine you're walking down a busy street like Times Square in New York.  There are tons of people around.  As you make your way through the crowd, your brain notices several faces but ignores the rest.  Why is that?  ...

Neuroscience

Now you see it, now you know you see it

There is a tiny period of time between the registration of a visual stimulus by the unconscious mind and our conscious recognition of it ― between the time we see an apple and the time we recognize it as an apple. Our ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Dream symbols could help in psychotherapy

(Medical Xpress)—Dream images could provide insights into people's mental health problems and may help with their treatment, according to a psychology researcher from the University of Adelaide.

Psychology & Psychiatry

The unconscious at the helm

(Medical Xpress) -- A new University of Alberta study says when it comes to goal setting, your unconscious mind can be a great motivator.

Psychology & Psychiatry

New book challenges the concept of 'nudge'

Buying houses one can't afford, not saving for the future, failing to stick to one's diet, the list of examples of bad decision-making is lengthy. Psychologists and behavioural economists tell us that our unconscious mind ...

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