by Prof. Kath Woodward

Immersed in a fantastic summer of sport, 2018 seems to be a most appropriate moment to discuss the phenomenon of ‘being in the zone’. Sport offers opportunities to explore and promote the experience, but what is it and who gets the chance to get into the zone? The idea of being in the zone is invoked in a variety of contexts, not least in sport, where trainers and coaches exhort their athletes to greater heights of competence in the pursuit of excellence, by getting into the zone. The zone, however is much more than that. The…


Everybody talks about blockchain. But does everybody really know what it is and what the positive impact of this new technology could be?

Sure, the first thing which comes in mind when we talk about blockchain is bitcoin and cryptocurrencies. But this new way of paying and transfer money is just one single and very small part of this revolutonary technology. The impact that blockchain could have can be life changing. It could change the way we communicate and how we look on the value of our own work.

The main idea behind blockchain isn`t just electronic payment and another…


The ability of attentiveness or paying attention, cannot just be seen as a fully concentrated state of mind in which your are totally focused on something without being disturbed by anything around you.

This ability is a little bit more because sustaining your attention for a long time makes you even better to perform on all sorts of cognitive tasks. Here are five tipps which can help you to focus better an improve your daily workflow and output.

1. Pay attention

If you want to memorize information you need to pay attention on whatever you do. Unless your are not…


Andreas Wannerstedt designer and motion graphic artist currently living in the land of the moose, ABBA and IKEA created videos which are “oddly satisfying” by watching it. He is followed by 250.000 people on Instagram who are frequently waiting for new designed videos by Wannerstedt.

But what makes his clips and animations so special? His art and coreographs having a really satistfiying and relaxing effect on the human mind. The main reason for that is, despite an occasionally physical impossibility of the seen clip, everything fits perfectly. This shown perfection triggers a feeling which makes us relaxed and even meditative…


Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi. The man with the unspeakable name (which is by the way spelled “MIHAI CHICK ZENT MIHAI”) was the first scientist who ever named the state of mind which today is well known as flow. But how did it come to this?

After his experiences during World War II by witnessing suffering and pain from people around him he began to think of happiness and how he could be content with his own life. Csikszentmihalyi emigrated to the United States at the age of 22 and started studying Psychology. …


Whether if you are an artist, musician, dancer, or whatever brings you to creativity you still have the same struggles and issues like moste people in the creative field. By being creative on point or not being sure about how to get to the next step of your creative work these 10 steps could probably help to improve your creative output.

  1. Don’t make any judgments. If you start to think about the quality of creative output, then your flow will be cut off and lead to a writers block or another symptom of stoping you for being creative. Try to…

D o you know the problem of getting distracted during a run or an exercise? It’s very usual not staying focused on your performance and what you are doing. But there are some easy tricks to keep up your concentration and decrease your loss of focus. The result: A better effect of your training routine with the positive sideeffect of strenghten your mind as well.

Create a routine: Don’t surprise your brain by getting active. Get used to a daily routine which shows your brain that exercise will start now. According to sports psychologist Dr. William Wiener: “This will delineate…


Dr. Marc Wittmann: Institute for Frontier Areas of Psychology and Mental Health

Marc Wittmann is a psychologist and neuroscientist. Next to major research on the relationship between the experience of time with cognitive processes and affect, he studied how the sense of time is modulated in altered states of consciousness such as in meditation or in drug-induced states, as well as in neurological and psychiatric conditions. In this interview he discusses the way in which we perceive time and how we can manage it to improve our everyday lives.

How long have you been researching this topic?

I have been researching the topic of time perception since 1993 as a student assistant…


Design, illustration, photos, magazine-covers, sculptures — we are surrounded by art and creative output that becomes ingrained into modern society. In this way we consume and accompany these products with neutrality. But what most don’t consider is what the creative process entailed. The journey to the outcome is obscured — the creative process of the artist, photographer, designer or painter, which ultimately leads to a final version of art. Or, in other words — the shrouded veil to an inspired mind.

The fyndario-Project attempts to discover the unexpressed and unseen in every artist. …


by Wolfgang Richter (Founder fyndario-Project)

Everybody experiences moments of timelessness, not just when we sleep, but also during the wake hours having moments of complete concentration, being in the flow, totally immersed in an activity, understanding something out of the blue! And usually it feels great even though we have “forgotten ourselves”. But we are not investigating when this happens and how we can influence those moments.

The fyndario-Project is all about that investigation! It has to be an individual one since everyone has his or her own timeless moments. Yet we certainly can share experiences and learn from each…

Fyndario

Fyndario is an ideal-driven community-based research project that explores the phenomenon of timelessness.

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