5 Keys to Improve Your Mental Efficiency

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3 min readApr 13, 2023

Did you know that the brain prioritizes threatening information over other cognitive processes, or that it can process images in just 13 milliseconds? This is what the study “Electrophysiological spatiotemporal dynamics during implicit visual threat processing” led by the Mental Health Center at the University of Texas in Dallas (USA) reveals, demonstrating the potential of mental efficiency.

5 Keys to Improve Your Mental Efficiency
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In this article, we will discuss the concept of mental efficiency, its advantages, and five keys to improve it.

What is Mental Efficiency?

According to William Von Hippel, a social psychology Ph.D. from the University of Michigan and a psychology professor at the University of Queensland (Australia), mental efficiency is “a sign of agility that has the ability to retrieve things from memory according to the particular circumstance the person faces.”

In other words, it is the ability to process information and perform cognitive tasks with minimal effort. However, to achieve this, you need to have specific skills such as attention, memory, concentration, problem-solving, and decision-making.

The Advantages of Mental Efficiency:

Mental efficiency has numerous advantages, some of which we have highlighted below:

  1. Reduces Stress: With…

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