Keep Impulsivity in Check by Thinking about the Future

impulsivity challenge

Ahh, the beginning of a new year. Time to start thinking about making up for recent overindulgences. Holiday festivities, treats, and good cheer stretching back to November have been chipping away at our rational minds bit by bit, offering impulsivity and immediate gratification in place. Now we … [Read more...]

What if Pigs Really Could Fly? How to Think by Thinking through Unlikely Possibilities

Think smarter by imagining a flying pig

Thinking through incredible scenarios can be productive if you’re writing a fiction story. But, surely it won't help you know how to think in general? Or, will it? Research has shown that thinking about outcomes you believe to be unlikely, yet possible can help you with how to think better about … [Read more...]

Become an Ace Forecaster

Cognition and Forecasting

Do you have what it takes to predict the future?  Global Cognition is collaborating on a project to improve the anticipation of interesting world events using innovative crowd sourcing techniques.  Our forecasting website is free, open to anyone, and provides a unique way to stay ahead of the news. … [Read more...]