Tag Archives: Cognition

Five Effortless Postures that Foster Creative Thinking

PsyBlog Literally sitting outside a box, rather than in it, makes you more creative, according to new psychological research. There are lots of metaphors floating around in creativity. We talk about ‘thinking outside the box’, ‘putting two and two together’ … Continue reading

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Oral folic acid and vitamin B-12 supplementation to prevent cognitive decline in community-dwelling older adults with depressive symptoms—the Beyond Ageing Project: a randomized controlled trial1,2,3

Source: AJCN Abstract Background: Evidence remains unclear as to whether folic acid (FA) and vitamin B-12 supplementation is effective in reducing depressive symptoms. Objectives: The objective was to determine whether oral FA + vitamin B-12 supplementation prevented cognitive decline in … Continue reading

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Cognitive Dissonance and its Impact on the Individual – Part 2

“Ultimately, everything depends on the quality of the individual.” – Carl Jung. (Continues from Part 1) Let’s consider one of the most common cognitive dissonances that a large portion of adolescents and high school students face every year, which is … Continue reading

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The importance on how non-native English speakers identify English vowels

There exists a significant amount of research pertaining to the second-language (L2) learner’s vowel perception and the influences of the native (L1) language (Flege, 2002; Flege, Munro, and MacKay, 1995; Munro, Flege, and MacKay, 1996 cited in Bundgaard-Nielsen et al., … Continue reading

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