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5 New And Innovative Things You Can Use In Your Home And Personal Life

5 New And Innovative Things You Can Use In Your Home And Personal Life

Life is rapidly changing. Technology has made it more possible now than ever to live the life of our choice and dreams.

New technology has improved our homes, offices, and overall environment. Technology, like home-controlling devices, self-driving cars, 3D printers, and food ordering apps are just few examples of how things are rapidly changing .

Here are five of the new and innovative technologies, products, and services you can use to make your life lot easier:

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1. Tech-Savvy Toilets

The toilet is something everyone uses every day. Some luxury toilets come with a price tag of as high as $75,000, which is certainly a price point most of us would never be able to afford in our lives. But there are a bevy of new toilet innovations that are worth looking into.

Toilets with SD Card slots, remote controls to adjust its heights, automatic opening and closing of the seat cover, air drying, and automatic deodorants are some of the technological advances that are emerging in new toilets nowadays.

But before you start looking for the best toilet to suit your needs, you must make sure it is in line with your budget. A bathroom is more than just a toilet, so if you are buying a high-tech toilet, you should not ignore other necessities and accessories for your bathrooms.

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2. RFID Blocking Card Wallets

RFID skimming is a common fraud. People who commit fraud in advanced technology can easily scan information from the cards placed in your wallets through the use of RFID Scanners.

To avoid being digitally cheated and to save yourself from digital pick-pocketing that occurs, you may need RFID blocking card wallets.

You can choose between using slim leather RFID blocking card wallets to secure your cards or you can also use larger RFID blocking wallets to keep your money along with your cards in one wallet.

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3. Lighting Controls

Are you still switching off your appliances and lights the old fashioned way? Well, the new technologies and apps that are emerging can help you control your entire home just through your smartphone.

Apple launched its own Home app to make your home smarter and easier to control and operate, while you’re indoors and outside of the home. A task like adjusting your thermostat while you’re away from home can easily be done without much of the effort on your part, just a click of a button.

4. Wi-Fi Based Switches

Can you believe that it is possible to use the internet to turn your appliances on and off? Well, you can. Belkin has rolled out Wi-Fi enabled switches.

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Next time if you want to switch off your lamp, you can easily do so through your wireless internet connection and do not have to move an inch to physically turn off appliances at the source.

5. Amazon Echo

I am sure you are aware of the Jarvis, the artificial intelligence assistance in the Iron Man series. If you want to have a Jarvis of your own, Amazon Echo is the tech innovation for you.

Amazon Echo is like a physical version of Siri or a Google Now assistant. It can tell you the weather or help you crawl the web. It can even help you play music and control other enabled devices in your home. If you are a busy person and can’t manage things on your own, Amazon Echo fills those voids by acting as a virtual assistant.

Above is a simple list of some new and innovative technologies the world has to offer that you can start using in your home immediately. Though they are a bit pricey, the improvements they make to your home and personal lifestyle can prove to be worth the investment.

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Last Updated on June 20, 2019

Science Says Guitar Players’ Brains Are Different From Others’

Science Says Guitar Players’ Brains Are Different From Others’

There’s nothing quite like picking up a guitar and strumming out some chords. Listening to someone playing the guitar can be mesmerising, it can evoke emotion and a good guitar riff can bring out the best of a song. Many guitar players find a soothing, meditative quality to playing, along with the essence of creating music or busting out an acoustic version of their favourite song. But how does playing the guitar affect the brain?

More and more scientific studies have been looking into how people who play the guitar have different brain functions compared to those who don’t. What they found was quite astonishing and backed up what many guitarists may instinctively know deep down.

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Guitar Players’ Brains Can Synchronise

You didn’t read that wrong! Yes, a 2012 study[1] was conducted in Berlin that looked at the brains of guitar players. The researchers took 12 pairs of players and got them to play the same piece of music while having their brains scanned.

During the experiment, they found something extraordinary happening to each pair of participants – their brains were synchronising with each other. So what does this mean? Well, the neural networks found in the areas of the brain associated with social cognition and music production were most activated when the participants were playing their instruments. In other words, their ability to connect with each other while playing music was exceptionally strong.

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Guitar Players Have a Higher Intuition

Intuition is described as “the ability to understand something instinctively, without the need for conscious reasoning” and this is exactly what’s happening when two people are playing the guitar together.

The ability to synchronise their brains with each other, stems from this developed intuitive talent indicating that guitar players have a definite spiritual dexterity to them. Not only do their brains synchronise with another player, but they can also even anticipate what is to come before and after a set of chords without consciously knowing. This explains witnessing a certain ‘chemistry’ between players in a band and why many bands include brothers who may have an even stronger connection.

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This phenomenon is actually thought to be down to the way guitarists learn how to play – while many musicians learn through reading sheet music, guitar players learn more from listening to others play and feeling their way through the chords. This also shows guitarists have exceptional improvisational skills[2] and quick thinking.

Guitar Players Use More of Their Creative, Unconscious Brain

The same study carried out a different experiment, this time while solo guitarists were shredding. They found that experienced guitar players were found to deactivate the conscious part of their brain extremely easily meaning they were able to activate the unconscious, creative and less practical way of thinking more efficiently.

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This particular area of the brain – the right temporoparietal junction – typically deactivates with ‘long term goal orientation’ in order to stop distractions to get goals accomplished. This was in contrast to the non-guitarists who were unable to shut off the conscious part of their brain which meant they were consciously thinking more about what they were playing.

This isn’t to say that this unconscious way of playing can’t be learnt. Since the brain’s plasticity allows new connections to be made depending on repeated practice, the guitar player’s brain can be developed over time but it’s something about playing the guitar in particular that allows this magic to happen.

Conclusion

While we all know musicians have very quick and creative brains, it seems guitar players have that extra special something. Call it heightened intuition or even a spiritual element – either way, it’s proven that guitarists are an exceptional breed unto themselves!

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