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Neuroscience clues to who you aren't. Michael Bond, consultant THE problem of the self - what it is that makes you you - has exercised philosophers and theologians for millennia.

Neuroscience clues to who you aren't

Today it is also a hotly contested scientific question, and the science is confirming what the Buddha, Scottish philosopher David Hume and many other thinkers maintained: that there is no concrete identity at the core of our being, and that our sense of self is an illusion spun from narratives we construct about our lives. Bruce Hood's The Self Illusion is a thoroughly researched and skillfully organised account of the developments in psychology and neuroscience that are helping to substantiate this unsettling vision of selfhood.

He casts a long line, exploring subjects such as free will, the unconscious, the role of (false) memories in building identity, as well as myriad social psychology experiments showing how people behave differently according to the situation they are in. American DNA holds some surprising secrets Debora MacKenzie, consultant. BEING CRAZY IS NOISY. John Sterns is diagnosed with schizoaffective disorder (a co-diagnosis of schizophrenia and bipolar disorder), chronic depression and chronic anxiety.


He describes a lifetime of fighting demons ... Scans Show Psychopaths Have Brain Abnormalities. New research shows that psychopathy appears to be linked to specific structural abnormalities in the brain.

Scans Show Psychopaths Have Brain Abnormalities

The study, published in the Archives of General Psychiatry and led by researchers at King’s College London, also confirmed that psychopathy is a distinct sub-group of antisocial personality disorder (ASPD), said Nigel Blackwood, M.D., from the College’s Institute of Psychiatry and lead author of the study. It Happened to Me: My Boyfriend Died. He drank Mountain Dew Code Red.

It Happened to Me: My Boyfriend Died

His favorite piece of clothing was a Dallas Cowboys T-shirt, because he was born in Texas. He used American Crew hair gel. On special occasions, he smelled like Drakkar Noir, a gift from a high-school girlfriend he couldn’t completely give up. 100 Tips About Life, People, and Happiness. 10 Truths To Keep Your Relationship Healthy. I think it's easy to make things more complicated than they need to be. Here are some basic rules of the relationship road that will keep you headed in the right direction 1. Successful relationships take work. Cs.virginia.

A Thoughtful Look at Men and Women SHE DRIVES FOR A RELATIONSHIP.


HE'S LOST IN THE TRANSMISSION By DAVE BARRY CONTRARY to what many women believe, it's fairly easy to develop a long-term, stable, intimate, and mutually fulfilling relationship with a guy. Freud's *The Interpretation of Dreams* Chapter 1, Section D. 5 Psych Experiments That Sounded Fun (Until They Started) So you see an ad in the paper from a lab looking for test subjects.

5 Psych Experiments That Sounded Fun (Until They Started)

They say they want to study the effects of getting high, or eating too much, or having sex. Oh, and they'll pay you to do all of those things. Preposterous, right? Got to be a setup for some kind of elaborate prank. But, these experiments were very real, and all of them proved with science that it's horrifyingly possible to have too much of a good thing. The Have Sex For Money Experiment Wanted: a healthy, sexually functional male to have sex with a woman. Yes, that happened, and yes, it was legal. No, he needed to study the humping first hand. Skinner on Campus. Teenage Girl Petitions Seventeen to Stop Photoshop. Teenage Girl Petitions Seventeen to Stop Photoshop By Emily Gyben 05/01/12 at 04:00 PM Seventeen's May 2012 cover girl, Chloë Moretz. .

Teenage Girl Petitions Seventeen to Stop Photoshop

A petition started by a 14-year-old Maine girl is attempting to persuade Seventeen magazine to limit its photoshop use—and it’s garnered nearly 15,000 signatures in less than two weeks. Eighth-grader and ballet dancer Julia Bluhm started the petition, titled "Seventeen Magazine: Give Girls Images of Real Girls" just 12 days ago, asking simply for the glossy to print one unretouched photo spread per month. “To girls today, the word ‘pretty’ means skinny and blemish-free,” Bluhm wrote in the petition. Psychological ("personality") Types. Psychological ("personality") Types According to Jung's theory of Psychological Types we are all different in fundamental ways.

Psychological ("personality") Types

One's ability to process different information is limited by their particular type. These types are sixteen. People can be either Extroverts or Introverts, depending on the direction of their activity. The Phobia List. Psychology studies relevant to everyday life from PsyBlog — Page 2. Hold on tight - Neuroscience. I came home from work late one evening, hungry and frustrated, and popped into my mother’s house, which was next door to mine.

Hold on tight - Neuroscience

It's you, not me: 42 ways to break up with someone. I thought it was a bad sign that you didn't know who Ernest Hemingway was, and you thought I was lazy.

It's you, not me: 42 ways to break up with someone

We were both right. You were foolish enough to ask me what I was thinking and I was foolish enough to tell you the truth. We broke up because of the internet porn. Also, our age difference. But mostly the porn.