Browsing All Posts filed under »Brains«

As Insignificant As A Star: The Brief Light of Consciousness

March 13, 2016

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Sagan’s claim about the specialness of humans, however, like all such claims, does not make much sense.

You Don’t Know Yourself: Find Out Why [Video]

January 13, 2016

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Learn about some mind-blowing discoveries in psychology and neuroscience that may force you to pursue a new answer to the question, “Who am l?”

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

July 29, 2015

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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

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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.

The Geography of You: Where Are Your Borders?

May 27, 2015

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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.

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

April 21, 2015

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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.

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

March 30, 2015

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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.