Research argues that we don’t do what we say, we don’t know what we want. How much of this can be true?

Monkey by Kōno Bairei (1844–1895). Barei Gakan.

Indeed, as Megan stated, once you really know yourself, no one can tell you more about you than what you already know. But, after all, very little are the chances of us completely knowing ourselves…


Where neuroscience and surrealism collide

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During the first outbreak of Covid-19, walking down the streets evoked some kind of familiar, yet extra-terrestrial feeling. I couldn’t quite put the feeling down in words, but I knew it had something to do with cities being empty; buildings looking lonely and isolated. After all, we have built and…


Next time, on your first date, use these…

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Apparently, behavioural sciences seem to suggest that sharing increasingly intimate information with someone tends to lead to love, friendship, or simply a “You’re a cool one!”.

Psychologist have created an “experimental” model design to make people “fall in love”. As I was saying, the idea is that this can be…


My cherry-tomatoes and wine, rosemary and thyme…and all of the peaches.

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Important discussions can only be debated successfully with evidence and support. And what is more scientific than finding evidence in songs that talk about cherries to support my idea that cherry tomatoes are the best?

Surely, one should be convinced simply after tasting a nice “spaghettata alla napoletana con salsa…


A Counter-Arts emotional writing prompt

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The title of this story and prompt is inspired by Sue Johnson’s book “Hold me tight”, which talks about how focusing on underlying emotions can help couples heal.

However, that is not the point today. Also, if I start digging deeper in Johnson’s theories of couples, issues, and love…well, I’ll…


And how I benefit from Medium’s relational features.

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How are things in the world right now, Covid-19 related? Honestly, I wouldn’t be able to say. That is because here in Melbourne, after a peace period in the summer of 2020, we haven’t had a moment to relax.

Or better, too much time to relax. You know, like in…


A brief history of a bit of my everything

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There is this concept in psychology, that we understand things better when they don’t work.

In other words, it’s easier to know what to look for in the brain after damage. …


Could be a “sweet dream” or a nightmare.

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As a self-declared writer, it comes also for me the time to admit I am not in the mood for writing much. And this is in some ways distressing, almost scary. Because, ultimately, I want to want to do it.
Because I want to write, but maybe, I do have…


How to get more work (or study) done in less time

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Apps, software, and specialised notebooks, among other things. Productivity has become not simply a buzzword, but also something of a self-help golden egg goose. Why?
People aspire to be more productive and organised than they are naturally.
But why do we need apps, products, or even pay to be more productive? I…


Proudly Japanese Wrist Timepieces

Temporal Hour Watch — masahiro kikuno 菊野昌宏

When I first stumbled upon the short documentary that followed Masahiro Kikuno in his attempt to recreate a watch version of the Myriad Clock, I was amazed. I was in awe, impressed, and filled with admiration.

Kikuno, who was born on February 8, 1983, has always been fascinated by mechanical…

Squeeze the Avocado

Student of Applied Psychology at the University of Melbourne. Here writing about psych, business/marketing, and art. A mind too distracted…

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