Body Awareness & Our Perception

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Inspiring TEDTalk:

What if you could overcome challenges just by drinking juice? In her enlightening talk, Dr. Simone Schnall of the University of Cambridge reveals three research-backed tricks to change the way you perceive challenges and turn mountains into molehills. Simone Schnall is a Senior Lecturer in Psychology at the University of Cambridge where she directs the Cambridge Embodied Cognition and Emotion Laboratory (…). Her work combines insights and methods from social psychology and cognitive science to understand how various processes related to cognition and emotion interact. In particular, she is interested in how people’s bodily cues shape their internal states and their judgments of the external world.

Recent topics have included the effect of emotion on morality, and the role of physical ability on perceptual judgments. Simone’s findings routinely receive coverage in the popular press, including the New York Times, Economist and New Scientist and she is committed to sharing research findings with the general public.

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