When Harvard Meets Hogwarts – Part 2

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Editor’s Note: Dr. Steve Bedwell is a medical doctor who, prior to becoming a motivational speaker, taught medicine at the world famous Royal London Hospital Medical School and conducted scientific research in Europe, Australia and the US. In addition—and somewhat bizarrely—he’s also an international-award winning magician who has lectured to other magicians in over twenty countries. Steve has also been honored several times with highly-coveted awards for his original conjuring methods which fool, not only muggles, but well posted magicians. And now, over to Steve… Continue reading


The Afterimages Illusion

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The color we “see” on the buildings for that brief second is a visual phenomenon referred to as a negative afterimage. As the topic of negative afterimages is very complex, let us simplify the key points to facilitate comprehension. Continue reading


Gender Differences in Depression and Aggression

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While depression and aggression affect both males and females, gender differences in each of these conditions have frequently been noted in the literature. As it relates to depression in particular, Piccinelli & Wilkinson (2000) mentioned that there is a female preponderance in the prevalence, incidence and morbidity risk of this disorder. Continue reading


Amy Cuddy: Your Body Language Shapes Who You Are (Video)

In an insightful talk, Amy Cuddy explains that our nonverbal cues can significantly impact the way in which we are perceived by other persons. However, she soon raises the million dollar question “Can our body language influence the way we see ourselves?”