The Emotional Life of Your Brain by Richard J. Davidson, and Sharon Begley via scientificamerican: Just as exercise can tone your body, mental training can fine tune your brain, modifying its 'wiring' and influence your responses to the experiences of life. 'Even ordinary people can change their emotional response by tweaking their behavior.' #Psychology #Brain #Emotions
Why The Best Chocolate Is The One You Eat Last by Alison Aubrey, npr: Ed O'Brien ( a researcher in social psychology at the University of Michigan) theorizes that our preferences are highly influenced by the moment of choice. And one particularly important moment is the end of an experience. O'Brien's hunch is that we fall for endings or last chances. Listen to the story. #Chocolate #Psychology
Most "abandoned" books. This infographic from Goodreads shows the books that readers give up on most often.