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

Bigger than Copernicus: The “New” Universe of Your Brain

March 22, 2015


A "New" Universe of the Mind

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.

Posted in: Brains

Know Thyself: It May Be An Impossible Maxim

March 15, 2015


Know Thyself

Introspection makes us feel more confident about our self-understanding, but it does not necessarily lead to a better or more accurate understanding.

Posted in: Brains

What Is The Biggest Illusion We All Believe? You Are In Charge.

March 8, 2015


Not In Charge

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.

Posted in: Brains

The Right Kind of Writing is Good for You. Bonus: It’s Simple!

February 26, 2015


Writing Is Good For You

There is solid empirical research indicating that the right kind of writing can have a measurable benefit in your life.

Posted in: Writing

Don’t Be Mean! We Regress to the Mean With or Without Scolding.

February 20, 2015



Before you know it, you’re trying not to jinx yourself with compliments and cursing at yourself like a drill sergeant whenever you make a mistake.

Posted in: Thinking

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