Being able to vividly retain an image in your mind after only brief exposure to it is incredibly rare. It's known as eidetic memory. Some initial tests have suggested that a small percent of children and a smaller amount of adults have this special ability. This allows them to continue to see an image, in detail, for a short while even after it's taken away. Do you think you have this ability?
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The most 'important and greatest puzzle' we face as humans is ourselves (Boring, 1950, p. 56). Humans are a puzzle, one that is complex, subtle and multi-layered, and it gets even more complicated as we evolve over time and change within different contexts. When answering the question 'what makes us who we are?' psychologists put forward a range of explanations about why people feel, think and behave the way they do. Just when psychologists seem to understand one bit of 'who we are' up pops some new evidence to show a different side! It is not easy to pin down all the many influences. This free course, Starting with psychology, makes a start.Learn more ❯Starting with psychology
One of the keys to understanding psychology is to know about its history and core questions. This free course, Investigating psychology, allows you to explore psychology using an interactive resource. You can follow links to people, contexts, perspectives and methods to discover information, images and links from across psychology. The resource also links each of these people, contexts, perspectives and methods so you can see how each element is connected in the history of psychology.Learn more ❯Investigating psychology
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