Monthly Archives: April 2013

What is Déjà Vu? (Video)

Michael Stevens looks at possible causes for deja vu and suggests that it might be due to a disconnect between the different parts of our brain which are simultaneously processing information consciously and unconsciously. Michael also explains other quirky phenomena such as presque vu, jamais vu and the hypnagogic jerk.

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5 Reasons Psychology Is Such A Popular College Major

Over the years, psychology has become one of the most common subjects in which college students major. The field is extremely popular. But why are so many undergraduates interested in obtaining a psychology degree? Is it because the subject is complex and offers students novel ways to think about and observe the world around them? Is it because there is a high demand in the workforce for psychology related careers? Let’s take a look below to learn some of the answers. Continue reading

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The Hidden Chairs Illusion

The Hidden Chairs Ibride

“The Hidden Shaker is inspired by the austere furniture of the Shaker religious movement.”

Do you notice anything peculiar about the 3 chairs on this page? After you’ve given it a think, click to page 2 for the solutions!

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The Life Of Sigmund Freud And How His Theories Were Evolved By Jacques Lacan

Sigmund Freud is known the world over as being one of the most recognisable names in the field of psychology. The Austrian neurologist is famous for being the founder of psychoanalysis and for his controversial theories which were often of a sexual nature. Born in 1856, the young Freud was part of an unusual family structure, with a mother 20 years younger than his father, and two half-brothers almost as old as his mother. Despite this and his family’s financial hardships, Freud went on to excel in his studies and graduated as a doctor of medicine in 1881.

The catalyst in Freud’s founding of psychoanalysis came in his treatment of patients suffering from hysteria. After forming his private practice in 1886, Freud used hypnosis on his patients to try to find the underlying cause of their mental issues. Continue reading

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