Reminder: You Don’t Vote For The Prime Minister. Ever.

August 19, 2015



Our democracy will be restored only when our Members of Parliament exercise their political independence and free themselves from the dominance of unelected party staff and insiders.

Meaningful Change Needed in Ottawa: Liberal Support of C-51 Proves It.

August 10, 2015



The Liberals have not learned the lesson of their political exile. Let’s leave them there until they do. On October 19th, let’s vote for meaningful change in Ottawa.

An End to The Blame Game: Beyond Freedom and Will.

July 29, 2015



This shift in perspective is motivated by cutting edge research and the intuition that the mere fact of criminality is a reliable sign that there is something wrong with the brain, even if we can’t yet detect, measure, or cure it.

A Ghostly Spandrel Puzzles the Will: “Free or Not Free?” Isn’t the Question.

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.

Posted in: Brains

The Geography of You: Where Are Your Borders?

May 27, 2015


Springs eternal.

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.

Posted in: Brains

The Team of Your Brain: All Athletes, No Coach.

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.

Posted in: Brains

The Politics of Your Brain: Anarchy in the You, ‘kay?

March 30, 2015


A Many Brained Beast

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.

Posted in: Brains

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