Flow image, from the PS3 version of the game, courtesy Jenova Chen.
From TED in 2004:
Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi asks, "What makes a life worth living?" Noting that money cannot make us happy, he looks to those who find pleasure and lasting satisfaction in activities that bring about a state of "flow."
Using the power of
my mind the Stanford Susceptibility Scale Form C I will now hypnotise you...
A Victorian stage show technique made infinitely more replicable (but perhaps a bit more boring) by science...
The BPS Research Digest covered the newly re-established relationship between hypnosis (isn't that a stage show?) and psychology and neuroscience in 2013, looking at the latest studies in the wild:
hypnosis is a real phenomenon and it is proving increasingly useful to psychologists and neuroscientists, granting new insights into mental processes and medically unexplained neurological disorders
Author Christian Jarrett reviews David Oakley & Peter Halligan's authoritative meta-analysis of studies the seek a neurobiological basis for trance and suggestion, including colour processing, limb paralysis and self-recognition.