Archive for November/2009

30
Nov

HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE THE BRAIN TO FIND THE RIGHT WORDS?

Written on November 30, 2009 by PsychIE Author in Uncategorized

busquedadepalabrasWe came across a reasearch article in the digital version of the newspaperEl Mundo” where a team of researchers at “Universidad de Pompeu Fabra” and “El Instituto Catalán de Investigación y Estudios Avanzados” (ICREA) in Barcelona, have studied the time tha human brain needs to access information associated with word, and how long it takes to select the most suitable word relative to particular discourse.

This first study, wich demostrates direct proof of cerebral activity in real time, froms part of a broader objective whose aim is the development of a temporal map of the different stages of processing which the brain must carry out in order to speak.

The results of this research can be found in the digital version of the magazine “Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences” (PNAS).

24
Nov

PSYCHOPATHOLOGIES IN THE WORKPLACE

Written on November 24, 2009 by PsychIE Author in Uncategorized

estrestrabajoMore and more people suffer from some kind of mental illness in their work environment. In recent years we have seen the appearance of new pathologies such as “burnout” and “Yuppie Flu” (work addiction). As a consequence, an increasing amount of research is being undertaken in this area.

We can see this in the following article: “Six out of every 10 workers suffer from mental problems at work”.

16
Nov

THE LANGUAGE OF COLOURS

Written on November 16, 2009 by PsychIE Author in Uncategorized

espectro de colorThere have been numerous studies carried out with regards to the psychology of colour, with the aim of understanding the effect colours have on individuals, specifically in relation to psychological and physiological reactions. This colour psychology has been extensively studied by Goethe and there are even test and therapies.

Colours display a relationship with our feelings: but it is neither an accidental combination nor a matter of preference, but rather associations owing to universal experiences which are ever-present in our thoughts and language.

A colour may produce a diverse range of effects, acting differently according to the situation. However, no colour appears in isolation, but rather is a product of chromatic harmonies. In other words,  the combination of those which are often associated with a particular effect.

These chromatic harmonies determine the effect of the principle colour.

Nevertheless, in general, the meaning of colours is established independently. The effect every colour has on humans is studied at.

2
Nov

LEARN TO BE HAPPY

Written on November 2, 2009 by PsychIE Author in Uncategorized

risaCan we learn to be happy? How much does it depend on ourselves?

The new school of thought known as Positive Psychology shows that we can train ourselves to be happy in both our personal and professional lives.

Watch this video which will help you to understand the keys to unlocking our potential for happiness.

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