Can’t Find Things At Home? Your Brain Can Have A Key

Posted under Uncategorized on Monday 6 February 2012 at 2:22 am

A great deal of modern people suffer from chronic lateness, and the impact of this bad habit on those around them is sometimes really huge. There is a great deal of reasons for being always late, including poor time management skills, procrastination, laziness, a lack of motivation, increased egoism, and many more. At that, many of us suffer from such a problem as inability to find things, thus spending too much time for searching out and, as a consequence, being late. Is in common for you to spend a half of an hour every morning to look for your keys, bag, papers, hat, or gloves? Do your endless searches cause you being late all the time? Do you want to know what can you do in order to make your daily searches more effective and less time consuming? Go on reading.

A group of scientists at the University of Waterloo in Ontario, Canada, led by Grayden Solman, carried out a series of experiments by using a specially designed computer software. The participants were offered to look for a definite shape among the pile of shapes, and find it as soon as possible. While searching process was on, special device was monitoring the brain activity of the participants, and it became apparent that in 10-20 per cent of situations the participants were simply missing the object they were supposed to find. It seemed like for some certain time, the participants were forgetting about the target. What could cause that?

Chronic LatenessThe scientists tried to figure out what’s going on by using several strategies. They tried to increase the memory load of the participants and started offering them a certain memory work prior to starting the search exercise. However, this did not cause any effect on the search test results. The same happened when the search experiments were interrupted with various factors in order to kill concentration on the participants.

Finally, the specialists used a very interesting analysis: they analyzed mouse movements of the participants during their search exercise, and it turned out that  when the object is found and missed, mouse movements considerably slow down. Therefore, a theory was proposed that the brain part that is dealing with movement, run very fast and visual system can not keep up with its activities. Therefore, if you are commonly looking for something and are short of time, it is recommended to use slower movements in order to give your visual system some time for working properly. This will help you find things faster and avoid chronic lateness. Also, slowed down movements of the mouse suggested that the participants’ brain was actually aware about missing the target, so the brain tries to slow down the movements and make visual system work better.

Is Your Lady Always Late For The Dates? Start Earning More!

Posted under I am Always Late on Tuesday 18 October 2011 at 3:25 am

Being a little late to a meeting or a date is considered quite possible for ladies. However, there are factors which actually can have effects on women’s mind making them respect and care about men way more. Will a woman be late to date with someone she respects and cares about? Less likely. So, what a man should be in order to have less chances to benefit from women’s punctuality, respect and love? According to the specialists at Columbia University, a man’s being overweight or just 5-feet tall is less important and means less to women than the size of the man’s wallet. Sounds too pragmatic? However, the richer the man the more attractive he is for today’s women, the scientists have found out.

According to the report of the specialists, written by Pierre-Andre Chiappori, the leader of the study, lonely people when looking for a partner, always ready for compromises. A a rule, when choosing a partner for life, two groups of factors are considered both for men and women: those are physical attractiveness and socio-economical attractiveness.  It was quite surprising for the scientists to find out that other factors like interests or sense of humor, have considerably less weight in evaluating a potential partner.

Moreover, the scientists went that far that attempted to create a mathematical formula to express the relation between body mass, body size and financial situation of a potential partner. It tuned out that for women, every 10 per cent of a man’s body mass can be compensated by as much as 2 per cent increase of the man’s annual income. In other words, a 6-foot man with body mass of about 80 kilos and annual income of hundred thousand dollars could have added 9 more kilos  to his body mass and compensate it with just 2 thousand dollars added to his annual income.

For men, along with physical factors of a possible life-partner such factor as the level of education plays a role. Less taller but more educated women still value very high in today’s men eyes. These interesting findings were received after interviewing about 665 modern American couples, with the assistance of the experts by the Panel Study of Income Dynamics. Pierre-Andre Chiappori says: “Our findings tell us that physical appearance is not such a big deal, and it’s easy to compensate for.” Read more about this interesting research in one of the recent issues of the New York Post.

Always Late: More Tips To Consider

Posted under I am Always Late on Sunday 26 June 2011 at 7:49 am

I must say that being always late is becoming an easier and a more common practice, maybe because the number of excuses for being late is drastically increasing. “Sorry, I lost my limb right on the way here!” “Oh, those kids, you know – they never let you do anything you need on time.” “My apologies, today’s traffic is just horrible, I was waiting there for a half an hour at least before we moved forward!!” “Oh, God, sorry – I just can’t help being late, it’s something genetic and all guys in my family are just like this!”

Be sure, my dear friends, that being always late has nothing to do with your family habits or the problems you usually mention in all those numerous excuses you are used to cover up your behavior with. Being late is linked with such things as thoughtlessness, laziness, a lack of responsibility for your own life and for the life of other people around you, as well as for certain inabilities or fears. In particular, one of the latest trends in the world of reasons why the people are late is believed to be the fear of coming first and waiting for the opposite side to arrive, which can sometimes be linked to many awkward moments and unwanted situations.

For those who are trying to combat their chronic lateness, who are willing to put some efforts into getting rid of this problem and willing to change something in their life, there are interesting tips to think over.

  • Always LateBelieve that your being always late can never be associated with anything good or positive. Making other people waiting is a thing that will always evoke anger and make you look arrogant in the eyes of other people.
  • Never think that other things can be more important than your being on time for a stipulated meeting.
  • If you see that you’re getting late and will not make it for the scheduled time, call the people you’re going to meet and let them know that you’re late. It will make you look at least responsible for the other people’s time and help the people who would need to wait for you plan their time in a more efficient way.
  • Do not think that coming earlier to the meeting or dinner will make you get bored waiting for the other party. In our epoch of the most advanced technologies, it is possible to take the best of some free time you’re going to have while waiting. You can get a lot of other work done: arrange your further schedule and meetings using your smartphone, read and edit a report, read some online newspapers or other documents, and much more.
  • Finally, by arriving to a meeting on time, you’ll get the opportunity to enjoy a stress-free course of the day.
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