Sam Brinson Posts

May 20, 2019 / Consciousness

Metacognition is often described as ‘thinking about thinking.’ It’s about monitoring and controlling your mental processes. When you’re learning something, if you ask yourself questions…

May 13, 2019 / Experience

Happiness is a result of effort, but effort that’s directed towards meaningful goals, not necessarily the goal of being happy. Daniel Kahneman makes a distinction between two…

April 8, 2019 / Connecting the Dots

“If people cannot write well, they cannot think well, and if they cannot think well, others will do their thinking for them.” —George Orwell It’s easy…

March 27, 2019 / Brain Hacks
March 21, 2019 / Experience
March 13, 2019 / This or That?
January 12, 2019 / Digital Brain
December 7, 2018 / Human Nature

It’s more than a metaphor. The subtle scent of rotting fish raises suspicion. We don’t only become suspicious of the fishy smell itself, but to…

November 15, 2018 / Truthiness

Sometimes the role of design is to be invisible. Not literally, but in that it should be so easy to process that instinct alone can…

July 16, 2018 / Human Nature