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Inattentional blindness: How we sometimes don't see things we're looking at

We like to think that we see the world as it is and that our eyes function very much like video cameras recording all the details in our field of vision. Nothing could be further from the truth. The truth is that sometimes we are unable to see objects that are right in front of us.
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Why do we daydream? The psychology of daydreaming

You’re studying for a particularly hard test that’s around the corner and feel that you haven’t covered as much of the syllabus as you wanted to by now.

How to get your first lucid dream

Lucid dreams are dreams in which you realize that you’re dreaming. You become super aware of your surroundings are able to modify them as you wish to some degree.

The coma state and other disorders of consciousness

Coma is a state of unconsciousness from which a person cannot be roused. A person in the coma state is neither awake nor aware. He’s alive but incapable of responding to stimuli. 

Why do people faint in response to a threat?

Imagine you’re alone in a jungle and you sense a predator nearby. This event can trigger a series of fear responses in you that are designed to help you survive.

Why do we stereotype others?

Stereotyping means attributing a personality trait or a set of personality traits to a group of people. These traits may either be positive or negative and stereotyping of groups is usually done on the basis of age, gender, race, region, religion, etc.

Psychology of dehumanization and humanization

Dehumanization means stripping humans off of their human qualities. Dehumanized humans are viewed as less than human by the dehumanizers, no longer having the same worth and dignity that humans normally ascribe to each other.