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Want to experience creative flow? Here’s how to change your perspective.

Writers, athletes, gamers—they’re all hoping to experience “the zone” where hard work comes easily and the most satisfying results are flowing. That often mythical goal is the subject of a study by David Melnikoff, a Northeastern visiting research scholar in psychology, who has assembled a formula that can help people establish a sense of flow and achieve goals of all kinds.
July 14, 2022

The Science of Nostalgia: Why Audiences Can’t Get Enough of Star Wars, Top Gun and Stranger Things

Pop culture is full of instantly recognizable iconography, images and sounds that reach into our brains and pull us back in time. Hollywood has been mining the past for cinematic gold, increasingly relying on reboots, remakes and sequels. The latest Star Wars show, “Obi-Wan Kenobi,” the super-sized fourth season of ‘80s homage “Stranger Things,” and “Top […]
June 10, 2022

Millions of research papers are published in a year. How do scientists keep up?

Keeping up with the latest developments in their field is a challenge for researchers at all points of their careers, but it especially affects early-career scientists, as they also have to read the many papers that represent the foundation of their field.
April 26, 2022

A Guide to Mindful Meditation

Aaron Daniels, psychology professor and mindfulness fellow at Northeastern, explains how meditation can lead to living life more intentionally, and how it’s benefited him on his own personal journey.
March 30, 2022