What the secrets of the brain reveal about getting it right when you have to

Cluttered or Orderly? Our Surroundings Shape Our Thinking

We have all heard the phrase “a cluttered desk, a cluttered mind.” Indeed, as Martha Stewart, the magazine Real Simple, and thousands of self-help books will tell you, being neat and tidy leads to improved mental health, life satisfaction, and better thinking. But, it is true? It turns out that there are some advantages to a disorderly environment too. Read More

What about an orderly house,

What about an orderly house, but a forest when we need to be creative?

Glad to Finally Get Here

A bit off-topic on this particular post, but I am listening (as I type) to your "Choke" interview with Ginger Campbell for her excellent Brain Science Podcast [BSP-76] - HIGHLY recommend to all, btw.

Although this is at least the third time I've played it "in the background" as I handle blog housekeeping tasks, it only just "got in" that you blog for Psychology Today, so I had to jump over and say hello, thank you, and I'll be back!

So glad to have made the time to link that you here (brain-wise), and I'm sure I will be linking to your posts here as "related content" on my own blog.

Your thinking on so many issues overlap the areas of interest for many of us working with individuals with the "alphabet disorders" on the "attentional" spectrum, as I like to refer to it . Kudos for your careful articulation of theory, research and common sense.

Next up - Amazon to buy your book and cross THAT off my list!!

Madelyn Griffith-Haynie, CMC, SCAC, MCC
- ADD Coach Training Field founder; ADD Coaching co-founder -
(blogs: ADDandSoMuchMore, ADDerWorld & ethosconsultancynz - dot com)
"It takes a village to educate a world!"

It sounds as though the test

It sounds as though the test subjects were *giving more money* to the organization with an orderly workspace, and perhaps *felt less judged* in a disorderly workspace, so were able to come up with better 'brainstorming' responses.

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Sian Beilock, Ph.D., is a psychology professor at The University of Chicago and an expert on the brain science behind performance failure under pressure.


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