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.
February 26, 2015
There is solid empirical research indicating that the right kind of writing can have a measurable benefit in your life.
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.
January 28, 2015
The good news: although you won’t ever become so accustomed to these negative experiences that you will eliminate their negative effects, they aren't like gravity. You have some control over them.
January 26, 2015
In practical terms, this means, for the next little while, I will be talking to people, testing ideas, and seeing what sticks with who, how, and, ideally, why.