Neuroscience and Art

Psychological Reasons to Use Good Hobby Lighting: Motivation and Focus

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Did you know that good hobby lighting can help improve your motivation and focus? There’s a scientific reason for how and why this works. If you’re like me, then you love spending hours in your hobby room working on different projects. But, one downside to this is that it can be easy to lose focus …

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3 Tips to Improve Your Hand-Eye Coordination for Painting Miniatures

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Are you looking to improve your hand-eye coordination when it comes to painting miniatures? The fastest way to make tangible leaps in your ability and model painting results is to hone your body’s ability to control and use the brush as an extension of your own hand. Sure, I could suggest “paint more miniatures”, but …

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Is Miniature Painting a Fat Trap or Healthy Hobby? (Editorial)

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Painting miniatures is a sedentary hobby where you don’t exert a lot of physical energy. I’ve wondered whether the activity that we spend hours doing is unhealthy. Miniature painting is not exercise. Sure it’s great fun but the key question is whether our mini painting hobby is contributing to unhealthy habits with food and our …

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Do You Paint Miniatures at Night or Day? What’s Better?

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I’ve found that I’m more creative when painting miniatures at night because I can go into a trance-like state. Painting miniatures in the daytime is draining and it seems like my brain is too busy to focus on any one thing, but it’s amazingly captivating at night. It’s quiet and the light is soft, but …

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How Tabletop Gaming Can Help with PTSD

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People with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) have a hard time finding ways to cope, and drugs are often not the best answer. Tabletop wargaming is becoming an increasingly popular way for those suffering from PTSD to take care of themselves without feeling like they’re neglecting their needs. It’s also a form of therapy that’s not …

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9 Natural Ways to Improve Your “Miniature Painting Endurance”

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Are you always too tired to paint your miniatures? Do you lack the energy to slay the unpainted “gray horde“? If you have a lot of miniatures and models in your collection, but can’t seem to find the physical energy to tackle them, consider improving your general health. Painting miniatures is a poor way to …

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“Spoon Theory”: Are You Often Exhausted by Tabletop Gaming?

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Do you ever get tired of playing tabletop games? Not bored, tired and exhausted. “Spoon theory” describes the energy depletion you may feel due to underlying chronic illness or other underlying issues. But, spoon theory may also be a useful way to describe why intense gaming situations may drain a player’s ability to perform over …

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Gaming Burnout Syndrome is Real and How to Solve It

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Are you tired of games or gaming in general? Experiencing gaming fatigue? Gaming burnout or fatigue as it is known is a real issue for any gamer who plays tabletop miniatures games (and even video games). It’s the feeling that you don’t want to play anything related to your gaming hobby. The most common description …

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