Dunning-Kruger Effect

Dunning-Kruger Effect

How intelligent do you think you are? Can you accurately predict your own skill level or judge the intelligence of your ideas? In 1999, David Dunning and Justin Kruger, two social psychologists, discovered that people are exceptionally poor judges of their abilities,...
Gabriel’s Horn Paradox

Gabriel’s Horn Paradox

Some people just die too soon. One such person was Evangelista Torricelli, an Italian mathematician who died at the age of 39 in the year of 1647. Had Torricelli lived longer, he just might have discovered calculus, before Sir Isaac Newton and Gottfried Leibniz....
How long can one survive without sleep?

How long can one survive without sleep?

Terror, hallucinations, paranoia, psychosis. The effects of sleep deprivation are not just devastating, they can last for life – but just how long can you survive without any sleep? 24 hours with no sleep Most people have gone a full day without sleep several...
Dopamine detox | How to reset your brain for success?

Dopamine detox | How to reset your brain for success?

Can you reset the neurochemicals in your brain? Can you increase your levels of dopamine by fasting? Countless people have used detoxes to influence their brain’s reward system, but this is not your average detox. In fact, instead of abstaining from junk food or...