• 7 Scientific Reasons Music is Fun


    A couple months ago now, I decided I wanted to learn a thing or two about music. I evaluated different music learning tools, and ended up deciding to start my quest by learning the guitar. I expected that learning music would be interesting and perhaps a bit of fun, but nothing prepared me for the […]

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  • 7 Important Life Lessons Learned Only From Playing Games


    This post is based upon the research on the importance of “play.” Check out my other posts which make scientific research on the human mind understandable.   Modern theories on play suggests that it is an integral process of development for all animals, including humans. Play allows for experimentation: a sort of laboratory for life. Dogs […]

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  • Building Focus

    Mind Control

    I’ve received a few requests for this post, so here it is: my approach to focus. It is not an end-all be-all solution for everybody, but rather a look at the key underlying ways you can keep yourself moving towards a task. The tricks here should work well for anybody, but some may need to […]

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  • Activation Energy: The Science of Getting Started

    Activation Energy

    How many times have you put off starting something? How many times did that same task end up being relatively easy, once you finally got started? In chemistry, activation energy is the “minimum energy required to start a chemical reaction.” What is fascinating about the concept is that this initial energy typically far exceeds the […]

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