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Picking out a lie from someone who's good at lying is tough, and science points to all types of clues to help us detect lies. However, as Forbes points out, the most important clues often come within the first five seconds of a conversation. We've talked a lot about the different types of clues you can watch out for when trying to detect a lie, including, the various, scientifically proven methods , the fact many liars begin a sentence with "well" , how liars often use filler words like "um" or "ah" , and how body language might reveal a liar . These are all the types of clues you want to watch out for in the first five seconds. Forbes' evidence is pulled from the book written by former CIA officers, Spy the Lie :
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Well, as a person with ADHD, and some problems processing auditory information, there's something to what he says. I hear quite well, but I find it difficult to process conversations. And the more overloaded I am, stimuli wise, the more difficult it is to process what people are saying, not because I can't hear them, but it's gobble gobble in my ears.
Not much, in and of itself, is "morally wrong". Morals are something specific to individuals and while there are socially acceptable parameters for "morality" the variations of morals within those parameters vary from individual to individual. Consider morals surrounding things like abortion, gender selection, and the concept of "guided evolution". There are huge variations in what each individual finds morally acceptable on each of those accounts.
Have you actually looked into this? The reason I ask is what you are talking about is inaccurate. Yeah, I know what you are describing has happened, but not at the better facilities. Take Alcor in Arizona for example. First of all, the cooling systems are passive. By this, I mean they don't require power.
I've enjoyed this discussion as well! Thank you! A couple of comments: Hers is an incredibly non-malicious philosophy, and she seems to reserve her worst criticism (which has a pretty brutal tone) for those whose own choices are the source of their own problems. I guess that's the part of her ideas that I react most strongly to, for two reasons. The first reason is that if indeed people have made bad choices, they're probably unaware of how those choices have affected their fortune (or even of the fact that a choice has been made).
In early February 2004, the press reported the birth of a ‘Two-Headed Baby’ in the Dominican Republic. Eight weeks earlier, on 10 December 2003, Rebeca Martinez (below, with her family) had been born with a second head joined to her own, crown to crown, but without any other obvious developmental defect. The second head had partially developed eyes, ears and lips and grew quicker than the lower one, probably due to hydrocephalus caused by defective venous drainage. Leading American surgeons with considerable experience of separating conjoined twins were consulted, a charity paying for all expenses, and they planned to operate before the weight of the second head made it impossible for Rebeca to lift her own. The operation started out well, and the surgeons even issued an optimistic press statement halfway through their work. But, tragically, the unfortunate little girl died from a heart attack caused by the massive blood loss during the 11-hour operation on 7 February 2004.
Untitled (Cubes) by Scott Taylor Update: This post was an Editor’s pick by Cristy Gelling at Science Seeker, and was included in Bora Zivkovic ‘s top 10 science blog posts of the week. Lately, I’ve got colors on the brain. In part I of this post I talked about the common roads that different cultures travel down as they name the colors in their world. And I came across the idea that color names are, in some sense, culturally universal.
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The real question is once we model the human brain, will we have to "model consciousness?" Would a collection of simulated neurons of sufficient size, when provided the right life support system in the form of chemical signals, simulated hormones, nutrients and oxygen etc. naturally form a "simulated consciousness?" Mechanically, "life" is essentially a chemical reaction.
Most of us like to think that we are in control of our actions. Turns out, your brain can be a big jerk , and you are susceptible to a large list of biases and reactions that can hold you back from acting objectively. Luckily, some good social psychology books (spurred on by well-research papers and experiments!) have revealed a large amount of these biases to the common reader.
Didn't we just go through all this in the recent brain debate thread? I don't care what Brain Guy says- we ARE the substrate, not just the patterns. He isn't saying turning the brain to plastic will preserve your LIFE. He's saying you could be recreated, and the recreation may be just like you, sans a few short term memories. That's a copy, not you. That is crap.
The above list misses Lyndon B. Johnson, who both exemplifies aggressive leadership and embodied great consciousness. He was a bastard, but he was our bastard.
I wouldn't really call this a placebo, it's subject report, with the accompanying demand characteristics - if they measured something neurologically, I'd be more convinced. They mentioned masking at least but don't list exposure duration. I don't trust that the stimuli couldn't be consciously identified without a side study naming the items that showed results were chance. A huge fault of subliminal studies is poor control of conditions like this and failing to prove that it was actually subliminal. <p style="text-align:right;color:#A8A8A8"></p>
"Turns out that once you've given someone a halo in one area, it's almost impossible to fit him or her for a pair of horns in any others." So to be wise, rational and mostly free of disappointment, to counter the "halo effect" what we really need is to focus on the "feet of clay effect." All good people are people first and have feet of clay. No one is perfect.