Mind and the Wave Function Collapse, John Hagelin in conversation with Henry Stapp. The Controllers - MCRAIS. III.
Applications So we now have some idea of the tools available to the “spy-chiatrists.” How have these tools been used? This question necessarily involves some detective work. The Central Intelligence Agency, under duress, provided some, though not enough, documentation of its efforts to commandeer “the space between our ears.” The Battle for Your Mind - MCRAIS.
The Battle for Your Mind.
0xc128. Mindfulness meditation improves connections in the brain. When I’m stressed, I listen to a 20-minute mindfulness meditation tape.
It always helps me feel calmer and more relaxed. Many meditative practices can do this. But mindfulness meditation is getting a lot of attention because it seems to help with so many physical and psychological problems—like high blood pressure, chronic pain, psoriasis, sleep trouble, anxiety, and depression. It’s also been shown to boost immune function and stop binge eating. No one knows for sure what’s behind these benefits, but physical changes in the brain probably play a role. Mindfulness meditation is a mental discipline. A new study, published in the May 2011 issue of Neuroimage, suggests that one effect of all this focusing and refocusing is increased brain connectivity. At Massachusetts General Hospital, researchers used MRI scans to document before and after changes in the brain’s gray matter—the “processing” neurons—associated with mindfulness meditation.
The science of protecting people’s feelings: why we pretend all opinions are equal. It’s both the coolest — and also in some ways the most depressing — psychology study ever.
Indeed, it’s so cool (and so depressing) that the name of its chief finding — the Dunning-Kruger effect — has at least halfway filtered into public consciousness. In the classic 1999 paper, Cornell researchers David Dunning and Justin Kruger found that the less competent people were in three domains — humor, logic, and grammar — the less likely they were to be able to recognize that. Or as the researchers put it: We propose that those with limited knowledge in a domain suffer from a dual burden: Not only do they reach mistaken conclusions and make regrettable errors, but their incompetence robs them of the ability to realize it. Dunning and Kruger didn’t directly apply this insight to our debates about science. So why do I bring this classic study up now? The Essence of Peopling. Sarah Perry is a contributing editor of Ribbonfarm.
Nouns for human beings – “people” or “person” – conjure in the mind a snapshot of the surface appearance of humans. Using nouns like “people” subtly encourages thinking about people as frozen in time, doing nothing in particular. “People” is an anchor for thinking about human bodies separate from their environment, from the buildings and streets and farms and parks that they build and use to go about their business. A Natural Science of Culture 3.2 Beta - Naturalizing Culture. Adult Intellectual Development. By Gregory Mitchell Introduction Fluid and Crystallized Intelligence are the factors that make up our general intelligence.
Fluid Intelligence is our basic information processing. It has the 'fluid' quality of being directable to almost any situation and gives the ability to find meaning in confusion and solve new problems. Crystallized Intelligence is one's investment in particular areas of acquired knowledge, experience and practical skills; it also includes our language and social skills. How Digital Media Shapes Adolescent Minds.
A course in consciousness. (With last update date) Cover Foreword (August 13, 2009) Part 1.
Quantum theory and consciousness Preface to part 1 (April 12, 2000) Where is The Mind?: From Turok23. This will be the last "home-produced" blog entry for a while [save the short "Everyday Spirituality" which will follow it as a sign-off] .
West Virginia beckons tomorrow morning and off I will go to whatever that entails. As I said in one of the commentary responses the other day, I hope that reading two journal runs "cover-to-cover" will bring up a few thoughts worth sharing. This day's entry was inspired by two articles bumped into coincidentally which had scientists puzzling about a holographic universe and a non-local mind. Thejhanas. "What is Inner Engineering ?" - Sadhguru. Four Arguments for the Elimination of Television. Four Arguments for the Elimination of Television (1978) is a book by Jerry Mander, who argues that many of the problems with television are inherent in the medium and technology itself, and thus cannot be reformed.
Mander spent 15 years in the advertising business, including five as president and partner of Freeman, Mander & Gossage, San Francisco, a nationally-known advertising agency. Summary Qualia. In philosophy, qualia (/ˈkwɑːliə/ or /ˈkweɪliə/; singular form: quale) are what some consider to be individual instances of subjective, conscious experience.
The term "qualia" derives from the Latin neuter plural form (qualia) of the Latin adjective quālis (Latin pronunciation: [ˈkʷaːlɪs]) meaning "of what sort" or "of what kind"). Integral theory consciousness. Ken Wilber Journal of Consciousness Studies, 4 (1), February 1997, pp. 71-92 Copyright, 1997, Imprint Academic Abstract: An extensive data search among various types of developmental and evolutionary sequences yielded a `four quadrant' model of consciousness and its development (the four quadrants being intentional, behavioural, cultural, and social).
Each of these dimensions was found to unfold in a sequence of at least a dozen major stages or levels. The Nature of the Self: Experimental Philosopher Joshua Knobe on How We Know Who We Are. By Maria Popova A mind-bending new understanding of our basic existential anchor. “The fate of the world depends on the Selves of human beings,” pioneering educator Annemarie Roeper wrote in her meditation on how poorly we understand the self. Indeed, while philosophers may argue that the self is a toxic illusion and psychologists may insist that it’s forever changing, we tend to float through life anchored by a firm conviction that the self is our sole constant companion. But when psychologist David DeSteno asks “Can the present you trust the future you?” Biology of Belief - The most important hour of your life - Bruce Lipton. Free will: Panelists & Audience Engage in Far-ranging Discussion.
Ugh fields. An Interview with Douglas R. Hofstadter, following ''I am a Strange Loop''. Douglas R. Hofstadter is best-known for his book Gödel, Escher, Bach (GEB for short). Mindfulness and Neural Integration: Daniel Siegel, MD at TEDxStudioCityED. Mindsight: The New Science of Personal Transformation (9780553804706): Daniel J. Siegel. Philosophy of mind. A phrenological mapping of the brain – phrenology was among the first attempts to correlate mental functions with specific parts of the brain Philosophy of mind is a branch of philosophy that studies the nature of the mind, mental events, mental functions, mental properties, consciousness, and their relationship to the physical body, particularly the brain.
The mind–body problem, i.e. the relationship of the mind to the body, is commonly seen as one key issue in philosophy of mind, although there are other issues concerning the nature of the mind that do not involve its relation to the physical body, such as how consciousness is possible and the nature of particular mental states. Mind–body problem Our perceptual experiences depend on stimuli that arrive at our various sensory organs from the external world, and these stimuli cause changes in our mental states, ultimately causing us to feel a sensation, which may be pleasant or unpleasant. Arguments for dualism 5 Creepy Forms of Mind Control You're Exposed to Daily.
One of our favorite subjects is the way marketers can use psychology to manipulate you into doing what they want (we don't think "brainwashing" is too strong a word). We know what you're thinking: You're far too cynical to fall for the ads you fast forward through on your DVR or the little tricks employed by marketers and politicians to push your subconscious buttons. But are you sure?
Because science has found ... #5. Center for the Study of Language and Information. Sequences. A sequence is a series of multiple posts on Less Wrong on the same topic, to coherently and fully explore a particular thesis.
THE NORMAL WELL-TEMPERED MIND. Test Your Awareness: Do The Test. Philosopher of mind David Papineau on the puzzle of consciousness - The Philosopher's Zone. Consciousness presents a serious puzzle for philosophy. Exploring the Superconscious. Interview with Dr Edward Bynum, author of Dark Light Consciousness. In the Shadow of Hegel: How Does Thought Arise Out of Matter? What's the Big Idea? Untitled. Introduction. Facebook, Contact, & Community. BBC Horizon The Secret You on Vimeo.
Rosenhan experiment. Rosenhan's study was done in two parts. The first part involved the use of healthy associates or "pseudopatients" (three women and five men, including Rosenhan himself) who briefly feigned auditory hallucinations in an attempt to gain admission to 12 different psychiatric hospitals in five different states in various locations in the United States. All were admitted and diagnosed with psychiatric disorders. Anxiety Help: Practical, Powerful Solutions for Panic and Anxiety. Graham Hancock - The War on Consciousness BANNED TED TALK.
The Eight Basic Scripts. Scientists Claim That Quantum Theory Proves Consciousness Moves To Another Universe At Death. A book titled “Biocentrism: How Life and Consciousness Are the Keys to Understanding the Nature of the Universe“ has stirred up the Internet, because it contained a notion that life does not end when the body dies, and it can last forever. The author of this publication, scientist Dr. Robert Lanza who was voted the 3rd most important scientist alive by the NY Times, has no doubts that this is possible. Beyond time and space Lanza is an expert in regenerative medicine and scientific director of Advanced Cell Technology Company.
Before he has been known for his extensive research which dealt with stem cells, he was also famous for several successful experiments on cloning endangered animal species. But not so long ago, the scientist became involved with physics, quantum mechanics and astrophysics. Dan Dennett: The illusion of consciousness. The grand illusion. Paul and Patricia Churchland’s Philosophical Marriage. Overexcitabilities Used to Predict Giftedness. Why Intelligent People Use More Drugs.