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Mood Map. Emotions create subjective feelings that are often evaluated as “feeling good” or “feeling bad”.

Mood Map

Emotions also tend to increase or decrease our arousal level, which we often describe as increasing or lowering our energy level. The map shown here places each of the major emotions roughly where they are often experienced in these two dimensions. The placement of each emotion on this map is only approximate and very subjective. Each emotion can vary greatly in intensity. For example anger can range from mild irritation to intense rage. Two other, more subtle dimensions also differentiate among emotions. These charts are based on the following data obtained from Averill, J.R. (1975) “A semantic atlas of emotional concepts”, JSAS Catalog of Selected Documents in Psychology, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, USA, Vol. 5, No. 330, pp.1-64 (Ms No. 1103).

The “activation” dimension is labeled High/Low energy and the “evaluation” dimension is labeled “Feel good/Feel bad” on the upper chart. Consciousness. Consciousness as a Self-Organizing Process. Allan Combs University of North Carolina at Asheville Saybrook Graduate School Sally Goerner Triangle Center for the Study of Complex Systems 374 Wesley Court, Chapel Hill, NC 27515 Abstract The evolution of consciousness is seen in the context of energy driven evolution in general, where energy and information are understood as two sides of the same coin.

Consciousness as a Self-Organizing Process

From this perspective consciousness is viewed as an ecological system in which streams of cognitive, perceptual, and emotional information form a rich complex of interactions, analogous to the interactive metabolism of a living cell. Antonio Damasio: The quest to understand consciousness. Embodied cognition and body psychotherapy: The construction of new therapeutic environments. Embodied cognition and body psychotherapy: The construction of new therapeutic environments Frank Röhricht, Shaun Gallagher, Ulfried Geuter, Daniel D.

Embodied cognition and body psychotherapy: The construction of new therapeutic environments

Hutto Abstract New approaches in the philosophy of mind defend the idea that basic forms of cognition and human intersubjectivity are deeply and inextricably embodied and embedded. In its more extreme forms this approach to mind and cognition opposes the idea that cognition is always or primarily a matter of forming mental representations of that environment (Gallagher & Hutto, 2008; Hutto & Myin, 2013). Keywords embodiment; enactivism; embodied cognition; body psychotherapy; therapeutic environment; philosophy; intersubjectivity. John Searle -Consciousness and Causality. 15 Years of Cutting-Edge Thinking on Understanding the Mind.

By Maria Popova What mirror neurons have to do with Abu Ghraib, the science of religion, and how happiness flourishes. For the past 15 years, literary-agent-turned-crusader-of-human-progress John Brockman has been a remarkable curator of curiosity, long before either “curator” or “curiosity” was a frivolously tossed around buzzword.

His has become an epicenter of bleeding-edge insight across science, technology and beyond, hosting conversations with some of our era’s greatest thinkers (and, once a year, asking them some big questions.) Last month marked the release of The Mind, the first volume in The Best of Edge Series, presenting eighteen provocative, landmark pieces — essays, interviews, transcribed talks — from the Edge archive. The anthology reads like a who’s who of Brain Pickings favorites across psychology, evolutionary biology, social science, technology and more. Here’s a small sampling of the treasure chest between The Mind’s covers: Iconic neuroscientist V.

What is it like to be a bat? What is it like to be a bat?

What is it like to be a bat?

Thomas Nagel Consciousness is what makes the mind-body problem really intractable. Perhaps that is why current discussions of the problem give it little attention or get it obviously wrong. The recent wave of reductionist euphoria has produced several analyses of mental phenomena and mental concepts designed to explain the possibility of some variety of materialism, psychophysical identification, or reduction.1 But the problems dealt with are those common to this type of reduction and other types, and what makes the mind-body problem unique, and unlike the water-H2O problem or the Turing machine-IBM machine problem or the lightning-electrical discharge problem or the gene-DNA problem or the oak tree-hydrocarbon problem, is ignored. Every reductionist has his favorite analogy from modern science. Conscious experience is a widespread phenomenon. We may call this the subjective character of experience. I assume we all believe that bats have experience. Consciousness as a Self-Organizing Process.

Evidence for a communal consciousness.

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