Cyber-psychologist Berni Goode talking about Flow on Charlie Brooker’s How Videogames Changed the World.
Flow is extremely important. So, so important.
It’s what keeps some people sane. It’s what drives the world’s most skilled and accomplished athletes, the most intense gamers, the hardcore hobbyists, even many of the most talented artists, musicians and actors - flow is what you get when unstoppable drive meets an unflinching will and unlimited dedication.
Flow is being utterly, truly “in the zone”. And it’s one of the most amazing feelings there is.
This is why finding a sport, or a hobby, or a martial art, or a handicraft, or a new video game, or any skill-based activity that uses focus and requires practice and repetition is so beneficial for things like depression and anxiety and overall mental/physical well-being.
its worth noting that i watched eliza make this irl in real time and she was chittering with horrible glee the entire time and announced THIS POST IS GOING PLACES right before she hit the button
Google has patented a new possible solution to the age old problem of talking with each in loud places: “Communication can be reasonably improved” by the application of an electronic throat tattoo, which could dampen “acoustic noise.” […]
"Optionally, the electronic skin tattoo can further include a galvanic skin response detector to detect skin resistance of a user," the patent reads. "It is contemplated that a user that may be nervous or engaging in speaking falsehoods may exhibit different galvanic skin response than a more confident, truth telling individual."
Do you consider yourself part of a fandom? Want to contribute to a scientific study?
Daniel Chadborn is conducting a project to study the impact that fandoms have on those who are a part of them, and why people are fans to begin with. The more people that they hear from, the more powerful their science can be.
If you’d like to participate, visit the link above. You can find out more details about the project below, direct from Daniel, and please feel free to share it with your communities.
This is a psychological study to look at the similarities and unique differences amongst fans and fandoms, particularly why individuals are fans. Our research team is made up of four Psychologists, three of which are active academic researchers, and one retired Clinician. We have a combined total of over 60 years of teaching and research experience.
This is the next step for the research we began almost 3 years ago with Brony Study (www.bronystudy.com) and is most likely the first comprehensive study of multiple fandoms in the field of psychology in examining the reasons and functions fandoms serve for those apart of them.
If you could please spread the word, re-blog and signal boost this information. This research is NOT about marketing, NOT about negativity, and NEVER has been about painting fandoms in a bad light (in fact nearly all of the research we have found has generated positive results for the importance of fandoms as social communities and places to benefit those who belong), a general worry most have when researchers are interested in the groups they belong to. Our primary purpose is to investigate and better understand a misrepresented population within Psychological research and what roles these vast online and social communities have in a wide array of settings. Its success and findings however ultimately hinge on the survey’s completion, buy You, the fans.
So please take a look at what we have done before, we are legitimate, IRB approved, and associated with several universities in the United States. Our past work has collected nearly 40,000+ participants worth of data and we continue to push forward in our research with the Brony Fandom.
If you are a fan of ANYTHING or know a fan of ANYTHINg, please take the time to check out the survey or at least pass it along for others. Whoovains, Bronies, Homestucks, Helatians, Sherlockians, Trekkies, Potterheads, Fans of Fashion, Sports, Movies, Television, Art, News, Science, Literature, Anything and Everything. The more diverse and robust group of fans we can get to fill out the survey the more accurate and comprehensive our findings can be.
We thank you for your time and any questions, comments, or concerns can be addressed to email@example.com. We also plan to post our findings for everyone to access once we finish data collection and analysis.
WHAT! This is amazing. Everyone should take this.
"A similar interest in seemingly impossible music can be found today in a group of musicians who use MIDI files (which store musical notes and timings, not unlike player piano rolls) to create compositions that feature staggering numbers of notes. They’re calling this kind of music "black MIDI," which basically means that when you look at the music in the form of standard notation, it looks like almost solid black… Blackers take these MIDI files and run them through software such as Synesthesia, which is kind of an educational version of Guitar Hero for the piano, and bills itself as "piano for everyone." It’s kind of brilliant to imagine a novice piano player looking for some online tutorials and stumbling across, say, this video of the song Bad Apple, which reportedly includes 8.49 million separate notes."
Possibly the most definitive article you will read about the animal kingdom twerking this morning.
(Also worth noting: the word twerk has appeared on the NPR website 22 times since April.)
In light of recent events…