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Memento mori. Japanese Zen Buddhist Philosophy. 1.

Japanese Zen Buddhist Philosophy

The Meaning of the Term Zen The designation of this school of the Buddha-Way as Zen, which means sitting meditation, is derived from a transliteration of the Chinese word Chán. Because the Chinese term is in turn a transliteration of the Sanskrit term dhyāna, however, Zen owes its historical origin to early Indian Buddhism, where a deepened state of meditation, called samādhi, was singled out as one of the three components of study a Buddhist was required to master, the other two being an observation of ethical precepts (sīla) and an embodiment of nondiscriminatory wisdom (prajñā). The reason that meditation was singled out for the designation of this school is based on the fact that the historical Buddha achieved enlightenment (nirvāna) through the practice of meditation. 2.

Laughter is the Best Medicine: The Health Benefits of Humor and Laughter. Value Theory. 1.

Value Theory

Basic Questions. Well-Being. 1.


The Concept Popular use of the term ‘well-being’ usually relates to health. A doctor’s surgery may run a ‘Women’s Well-being Clinic’, for example. Philosophical use is broader, but related, and amounts to the notion of how well a person’s life is going for that person. The Meaning of Life. 1.

The Meaning of Life

The Meaning of “Meaning” One part of the field of life's meaning consists of the systematic attempt to clarify what people mean when they ask in virtue of what life has meaning. This section addresses different accounts of the sense of talk of “life's meaning” (and of “significance,” “importance,” and other synonyms). A large majority of those writing on life's meaning deem talk of it centrally to indicate a positive final value that an individual's life can exhibit.

Jean-Paul Sartre. 1.

Jean-Paul Sartre

Friedrich Nietzsche. 1.

Friedrich Nietzsche

Life: 1844–1900 In the small German village of Röcken bei Lützen, located in a rural farmland area southwest of Leipzig, Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche was born at approximately 10:00 a.m. on October 15, 1844. The date coincided with the 49th birthday of the Prussian King, Friedrich Wilhelm IV, after whom Nietzsche was named, and who had been responsible for Nietzsche's father's appointment as Röcken's town minister.

Nietzsche's uncle and grandfathers were also Lutheran ministers, and his paternal grandfather, Friedrich August Ludwig Nietzsche (1756–1826), was further distinguished as a Protestant scholar, one of whose books (1796) affirmed the “everlasting survival of Christianity.” COMMENTARY: THE IMPACT OF NIETZSCHE ON FREUD : The Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease. What Is the Unconscious? By Kendra Cherry Definition: In Freud's psychoanalytic theory of personality, the unconscious mind is a reservoir of feelings, thoughts, urges, and memories that outside of our conscious awareness.

What Is the Unconscious?

Most of the contents of the unconscious are unacceptable or unpleasant, such as feelings of pain, anxiety, or conflict. According to Freud, the unconscious continues to influence our behavior and experience, even though we are unaware of these underlying influences. Reevaluating 'Dr. Fox Effect,' Study Finds Students Can Spot a Nonsensical Lesson - Inside School Research. A pair of Israeli researchers have re-opened the question of "what does the Fox say?

Reevaluating 'Dr. Fox Effect,' Study Finds Students Can Spot a Nonsensical Lesson - Inside School Research

" In an article published earlier this year in the peer-reviewed Journal of Educational Psychology, Eyal Peer and Elisha Babad reached new conclusions when they recreated an old but famous psychological experiment known as "the Dr. Fox lecture. " Their findings contradicted the original study by suggesting that, even though students may enjoy an engaging but meaningless lecture, they are under no illusion that they have actually learned anything. In the original study, a professional actor, introduced as "Dr. Fox," used a humorous and engaging tone to deliver a nonsensical lecture on game theory and physician education. Affective blindsight. Capgras Syndrome - Delusions and The Brain. This movie clip shows exerts from TV shows and movies displaying the severity of Capgras Syndrome.

Capgras Syndrome - Delusions and The Brain

Capgras syndrome is defined as "the belief that someone emotionally close to you- in many cases, this is your spouse, sometimes also other family members- have vanished and been replaced by a stranger” 2. This is a serious delusional disorder, typically caused by trauma to the brain. Without treatment, patients with this disorder can be extremely dangerous. As seen in the movie clip, it is crucial that these patients receive treatment so they do not hurt anyone.

How Sleep Deprivation Fries Your Hormones, Your Immune System, and Your Brain. “I can sleep when I’m dead!”

How Sleep Deprivation Fries Your Hormones, Your Immune System, and Your Brain

“The early bird gets the worm.” Ever said either of those things to yourself? Or do you no longer have to say these things to yourself because you run on four to five hours of sleep pretty much every night? You’re used to it. You don’t need sleep, right? That’s what I used to tell myself, too. People seem to wear their lack of sleep like a badge of honor. Sleep Deprivation vs. Chronic sleep deprivation can cause numerous mechanisms to go wonky inside the body. Sleep deprivation can also cause weight gain. What is Serotonin? What Does Serotonin Do? Serotonin (5-hydroxytryptamine, 5-HT) is a chemical found in the human body. It carries signals along and between nerves - a neurotransmitter. It is mainly found in the brain, bowels and blood platelets. Serotonin is thought to be especially active in constricting smooth muscles, transmitting impulses between nerve cells, regulating cyclic body processes and contributing to wellbeing and happiness.1 Serotonin is regarded by some researchers as a chemical that is responsible for maintaining mood balance, and that a deficit of serotonin leads to depression.

The word serotonin comes from its discovery when it was isolated in 1948 by Maurice M. This Medical News Today article provides essential information on serotonin. What is serotonin? What does serotonin do? Amygdala. Figure 1: Location of amygdala in the brain (reproduced from Wikipedia under GFDL). The amygdaloid region of the brain (i.e. the amygdala) is a complex structure involved in a wide range of normal behavioral functions and psychiatric conditions.

Not so long ago it was an obscure region of the brain that attracted relatively little scientific interest. Today it is one of the most heavily studied brain areas, and practically a household word. This article will summarize the anatomical organization of the amygdala and its functions. Anatomical organization. The Amygdala: The Body’s Alarm Circuit. You must make an oral presentation in front of your peers. As you take your place before the group, your heart pounds in your chest, your palms become sweaty, and your knees shake uncontrollably. Your Brain. Stoicism. Oxytocin: What Is It? What Does It Do? Widely referred to as the love hormone, oxytocin has also been dubbed the hug hormone, cuddle chemical, moral molecule, and the bliss hormone due to its effects on behavior, including its role in love and in female reproductive biological functions in reproduction. Neurotransmitters, Depression and Anxiety - Kellevision.

Types of Neurotransmitters Neurotransmitters can be broadly classified into two categories; excitatory and inhibitory. Some neurotransmitters can serve both functions. Excitatory neurotransmitters are the nervous system's "on switches", increasing the likelihood that an excitatory signal is sent. Adrenaline Levels and Depression: Epinephrine as an Antidepressant? Emotions, Judgments, and Mattering. Thanks to Martha Nussbaum for being a fine guest. We've been trying to get her on the program for two years. And we're please that she was finally able to do it. It was certainly a lively and entertaining conversation that probed some philosophically interesting issues.

I haven’t yet had a chance yet to read her two big recent books on the emotions,Upheavals of Thought. What's the Difference Between Emotion, Feeling, Mood?Six Seconds. What’s the difference between an emotion, a feeling, and mood? Simple answer: Time. Emotions are chemicals released in response to our interpretation of a specific trigger. Drive theory. What Are Emotions? By Kendra Cherry Updated March 25, 2015. Question: What Are Emotions? Emotions seem to rule our daily lives. Anesthesia and hypoxia. Ventromedial prefrontal cortex. November 22nd, 2011 in Neuroscience. Nucleus accumbens : Bipolar Network News. Thalamus.

Overview of the Central Nervous System (Gross Anatomy of the Brain) Part 3. Fear Conditioning: How the Brain Learns about Danger - Brain Connection. The Capilano Suspension Bridge experiment - All Men are Liars - Executive Style - <! Quiz: The 36 Questions That Lead to Love. Your Amygdala Doesn't Want You to Find Love. - A Weapon of Mass Seduction. The Amygdala & Emotions. How love grows in your body. Norepinephrine. Epinephrine. Emotion Induction After Direct Intracerebral Stimulations of Human Amygdala. Amygdala. The Amygdala in 5 Minutes. Limbic System: Amygdala (Section 4, Chapter 6) Neuroscience Online: An Electronic Textbook for the Neurosciences. Cortisol: Why “The Stress Hormone” Is Public Enemy No. 1. Cortisol. Dr. Fox effect. When It Comes to Love, Do You Really Know What You Want? For Couples, Time Can Upend the Laws of Attraction.

Obsessed. Is Sex Ever Morally Unacceptable? The Danger of Trying to Possess Who You Love. Why We Want Who We Want.