18/06/2012

Subconscious does its job in the right way

As everyone knows, and cast the first stone who doesn’t, the most significant decisions involve so many rational variables, that people often feel blocked and stop thinking about them.

A study carried out by Dutch psychologists, published in 2006 by Science magazine, argues that it can be a good strategy because the brain’s subconscious part is able to lead us to make as or more successful decisions as the conscious one.

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The hypothesis of deliberation without attention was confirmed in four subsequent studies —Photo A&

Opposed to what is thought and according to the study’s summary, it is not always a good idea to engage in thoughtful discussions before making a decision. Based on evidence about the characteristics of conscious and subconscious thoughts, the psychologists team lead by Ap Dijksterhuis tested the hypothesis that simple choices —like choosing a towel or a table in a restaurant— are actually better after a conscious process, but decision on important issues, that do really matter to us —like buying a house or changing jobs— are better revolved through a subconscious process.

Known as the hypothesis of deliberation without attention, it was confirmed ver four different studies: over the time, decision on complex issues where more satisfying for people who had taken in the absence of conscious deliberation, without thinking.

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Bastante antes de conocer a Reich, Lowen ya se había sentido atraído por la relación existente entre cuerpo y mente, tema sobre el que había investigado con auténtico interés. Según afirmaba, dicho interés era debido a su propia experiencia con las actividades físicas deportivas y con la calistenia, una técnica gimnástica destinada al desarrollo de la musculatura. Durante los años 30 se dedicó a estudiar a fondo el método Eurythmics del compositor Émile Jaques-Dalcroze y la Relajación Muscular Progresiva de Jacobson. Todo ello afianzó su convicción de que el ser humano puede influir en el funcionamiento de su mente si trabaja su cuerpo de forma sistemática y con los métodos adecuados, como explica en este vídeo.Alexander Lowen was an American doctor, psychotherapist and professor, mostly famous for his studies about bioenergetics as a form of therapy. He studied Law at the Brooklyn Law School and obtained his PhD in Medicine at the University of Geneva. He got to meet Wilhelm Reich, one of Sigmund Freud’s first disciples, and studied with him from 1940 to 1952, year in which he started to dedicate himself to the professional practice of psychocorporal therapy. In 1956 he founded the International Institute for Bioenergetic Analysis, aimed at guaranteeing the adequate training of therapists. Much before knowing Reich, Lowen had already felt drawn by the relationship between mind and body, a topic on which he had researched with a real interest. According to what he said, such interest was due to his own experience with physical activities/sports and with 'calisthenics', a gymnastic technique aimed at building up the muscles. During the 30’s, he dedicated himself to studying in depth the Eurythmics method from the composer Émile Jacques-Dalcroze and Jacobson’s Progressive Muscle Relaxation. All this comforted him in his conviction that human beings can have an influence on how their mind works if they exercise their body in a systematic way and with the right methods, as he explains in this video." 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Richard Wiseman, catedrático de Comprensión Pública de la Psicología en la Universidad de Hertfordshire, en Reino Unido, nos recuerda en una entrevista concedida a Eduard Punset que 'cuando te obligas a sonreír, eso te anima, te hace sentir más feliz. Eso sí, hay que mantener la sonrisa en la cara durante unos 15 segundos, mantenerla ahí'. Un sencillo ejercicio: párate, respira suavemente y dirige la atención hacia tu cara. Comienza por la frente, date cuenta de las sensaciones que vienen de ella, nota si hay alguna tensión y relájala. Párate especialmente en las mandíbulas y la lengua, porque es muy común que las mantengamos contraídas y en tensión. Respira y suéltalas. Relaja la boca. Coloca suavemente y sin forzar la punta de la lengua sobre la encía superior, por detrás de tus dientes delanteros. Verás cómo se relajan automáticamente los labios y se esboza una suave sonrisa. La cara es una de las partes más sensibles de nuestro cuerpo. Hay en ella un conjunto de elementos muy diferentes entre sí que configuran nuestra tarjeta de presentación: ojos, boca, frente, cejas, mejillas, mentón... En algunas de estas partes —mandíbula y frente son puntos neurálgicos— se concentran muchas de nuestras tensiones habituales, sobre todo miedo y rabia. Por eso es importante darse cuenta de cómo tenemos la cara, saber qué dice de nosotros y tomar conciencia de ello, relajar sus músculos y comenzar así a cambiar nuestra actitud. Muchas personas de diferentes épocas y culturas se han referido a la extraordinaria singularidad de la sonrisa y a su capacidad para el tránsito del yo al tú. Según María Jesús Ribas 'la sonrisa no es simplemente la manifestación de un sentimiento interno de alegría, sintonía o bienestar; es una forma de expresión exclusiva de los seres humanos, y es también la parte más visible de una unión íntima entre dos mentes'. El Dalai Lama considera 'una sonrisa como algo único en un ser humano. Una sonrisa es también una poderosa comunicación. Una sonrisa sincera es la expresión perfecta del amor y la compasión humanas'. La Madre Teresa de Calcuta estaba convencida de que 'la paz empieza con una sonrisa', y el escritor ruso Leo Tolstoy llegó a asegurar que 'el niño reconoce a su madre por la sonrisa'.The power of smile is so big that only the fact of slightly doing it already produces beneficial effects. Richard Wiseman, a Public Understanding of Psychology professor in the University of Hertfordshire, in UK, remembers us in an interview with Eduard Punset that 'when you force yourself to smile, it encourages you, it makes you feel happier. This said, you have to keep your smile for 15 seconds, keep it there'. A simple exercise: stop, breathe gently and focus your attention on your face. Start with your forehead; be aware of the feelings that come from it, if there is any type of strain, relax it. Pay special attention to your jaws and tongue, because we tend to keep them strained. Breathe and relax them. Relax your mouth. Gently, put the tip of your tongue on your upper gum, behind your front teeth. You will see how you lips are immediately relaxed and you gently smile. Your face is one of the most sensible parts of your body. A set of various elements, each of them unique, forms your presentation card: eyes, mouth, forehead, eyebrows, cheeks... Fear and rage, some of our most common tensions, tend to gather around some of these parts —your jaw and forehead are neuralgic points—. This is the reason why it is important to know how your face is, what it says about one y be aware of it, relax our muscles and start to change our attitude. Many people from different times and cultures have referred to the smile’s extraordinary singularity and its ability to make the transition between one’s self to others. In words of María Jesús Ribas, 'the smile it’s not only the display of an inner feeling of joy, harmony or welfare; it is an exclusive form of expression for human beings and it is as well the most visible part of an intimate union between two minds'. The Dalai Lama considers 'a smile as something unique in a human being. A smile is also a powerful communication tool. A sincere smile is the perfect expression for human love and compassion'. Mother Theresa of Calcuta was convinced that 'peace starts with a smile' and Russian writer Leon Tólstoi even said 'a kid recognizes his mother by a smile'." 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Licenciado en medicina y cirugía por la Universidad Complutense de Madrid, se especializó en farmacología clínica en el Institut Municipal d’Investigació Mèdica IMIM-Hospital del Mar siendo doctor en farmacología por la Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona —sobresaliente cum laude y diploma de mención de doctor europeo—, máster en toxicología por la Universidad de Sevilla y máster en homeopatía por la Universitat de Barcelona. Los primeros años de su trayectoria profesional se centraron en la medicina hospitalaria, la docencia y la investigación científica. Durante dos años fue director clínico del centro de desarrollo de medicamentos y neuroimagen de GlaxoSmithKline en Londres —Clinical Imaging Centre—. Es además profesor honorario de farmacología y toxicología en el departamento de toxicología experimental del Imperial College de Londres. Actualmente es el director médico de la clínica Omegazeta de Barcelona, especializada en medicina integrativa: un enfoque innovador que combina las terapias de la medicina convencional con las medicinas alternativas o complementarias validadas con procedimientos y métodos científicos.'Future medicine will integrate the physical and the emotional parts'. Degree in medicine and surgery from the University Complutense of Madrid, specialized in clinical pharmacology at the Municipal Institute of Medical Research IMIM-Hospital del Mar being doctorate in pharmacy from the Universitat Autónoma de Barcelona —cum laude and European Doctor Mention diploma—, MA in toxicology from the University of Seville and Master in homeopathy from the Universitat de Barcelona. The early years of his career focused on hospital medicine, teaching and scientific research. For two years he was director of clinical drug development center and neuroimaging of GlaxoSmithKline in London —Clinical Imaging Centre—. He is also professor emeritus of pharmacology and toxicology in the department of experimental toxicology at Imperial College London. He is currently the medical director of the clinic Omegazeta Barcelona, specializing in integrative medicine: an innovative approach combining therapies with conventional medicine or complementary alternative medicines and procedures validated scientific methods." 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Conceptos como 'alma', 'más allá' o 'pecado' han marcado el pensamiento humano durante miles de años, y Dawkins cree que la ciencia puede responder a muchas de esas cuestiones que tradicionalmente se han confiado a la religión. En el primer episodio, 'Pecado', se examinan aspectos relacionados con la noción de pecado, además de los rituales y tabúes que lo envuelven. En el segundo, 'Vida después de la muerte', Dawkins investiga sobre las creencias alrededor de la muerte en diferentes lugares, desde funerales en India hasta laboratorios genéticos en Nueva York. Fusiona neurociencia, teorías evolutivas y genética para intentar comprender por qué envejecemos y por qué deseamos otra vida después de la muerte. Finalmente, en 'El sentido de la vida', analiza cómo personas religiosas y no religiosas lidian con la búsqueda de un sentido para sus vidas. A la pregunta '¿Qué impulsa a un ateo a levantarse cada mañana?', responde que cada uno debe encontrar o construir sus propios motivos.'Sex, death and the meaning of life' is a three-part documentary presented by Richard Dawkins which explores what reason and science might offer in major events of human lives. He argues that ideas about the soul and the afterlife, of sin and God's purpose have shaped human thinking for thousands of years, and he believes science can provide answers to some of these old questions we used to entrust to religion. In the first episode, 'Sin', he examines issues surrounding the notion of sin and explores the rituals that surround mating and the science of disgust and taboo. In the second one, 'Life after death', Dawkins tackles death. He investigates different beliefs about death and afterlife from Hindu funeral pyres in India to genetics labs in New York. 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