July 2, 2015
The whole notion of free will may be an intellectual spandrel best explained by our intellectual history rather than our biology. Our notion of free will might be as fanciful and unnecessary as the idea of God that spawned it.
May 27, 2015
That feeling of where you begin and end is not set in stone and is open to influence and manipulation from and by stimulus in your environment.
April 21, 2015
Your conscious mind is not without influence. There is evidence that it can guide your future behavior, even if it doesn't determine it in the here and now.
March 30, 2015
The latest psychological research and neuroscience is much more in line with Nietzsche’s understanding of the mind than the model of the mind you most likely use to make sense of your own day-to-day existence.
March 22, 2015
The conclusions that the scientific community have already reached about the mind, and which are now widely regarded as uncontroversial, I think, will usher in a conceptual revolution on par or bigger than the Copernican revolution.
March 15, 2015
Introspection makes us feel more confident about our self-understanding, but it does not necessarily lead to a better or more accurate understanding.
March 8, 2015
The reality is that your mind is the product of very many independent brain processes which compete for control of your behavior, and the vast majority of these processes are inaccessible to the conscious part of your brain.