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Encyclopedia Mythica: mythology, folklore, and religion. The Power of Perception. The Distracted Mind. The Stream of Consciousness. The Stream of Consciousness (1892) William James The first and foremost concrete fact which every one will affirm to belong to his inner experience is the fact that consciousness of some sort goes on. 'States of mind' succeed each other in him.

The Stream of Consciousness

If we could say in English 'it thinks,' as we say 'it rains' or 'it blows,' we should be stating the fact most simply and with the minimum of assumption. As we cannot, we must simply say that thought goes on. ....How does it go on? 1) Every 'state' tends to be part of a personal consciousness. 2) Within each personal consciousness states are always changing. 3) Each personal consciousness is sensibly continuous. 4) It is interested in some parts of its object to the exclusion of others, and welcomes or rejects -- chooses from among them, in a word -- all the while.

[Personal Nature of Consciousness] When I say every 'state' or 'thought' is part of a personal consciousness, 'personal consciousness' is one of the terms in question. A. B. [Attention] Influence & manipulations. Comparative Neuroanatomy and Intelligence. Have you ever wondered what makes us humans different from, say, a rat?

Comparative Neuroanatomy and Intelligence

Have you ever wanted to see a cerebellum up close and personal? Have you ever looked at a frog and thought to yourself - hmmm, I wonder if he has neocortex? Have you ever wondered how intelligence is defined? If so (or even if not!) , you have come to the right place. You need not have any previous science experience to explore this website or participate in the thought exercises within! This exhibit is organized into four main parts, and if you ever find yourself lost you can use the index on the left to guide you back: First, you may ask why are we studying comparative neuroanatomy?

Original Website by Patricia Anne Kinser, Haverford College, December 2000 Biology Major with Concentration in Neural and Behavioral Sciences Advisor: Dr. The Power of Music: Mind Control by Rhythmic Sound. New Orleans, October 16, 2012 – You walk into a bar and music is thumping.

The Power of Music: Mind Control by Rhythmic Sound

All heads are bobbing and feet tapping in synchrony. Somehow the rhythmic sound grabs control of the brains of everyone in the room forcing them to operate simultaneously and perform the same behaviors in synchrony. How is this possible? 10 Mind-Blowing Theories That Will Change Your Perception of the World.

Reality is not as obvious and simple as we like to think.

10 Mind-Blowing Theories That Will Change Your Perception of the World

Some of the things that we accept as true at face value are notoriously wrong. Scientists and philosophers have made every effort to change our common perceptions of it. The 10 examples below will show you what I mean. 1. Great glaciation. Great glaciation is the theory of the final state that our universe is heading toward. 2.

Solipsism is a philosophical theory, which asserts that nothing exists but the individual’s consciousness. Don’t you believe me? As a result, which parts of existence can we not doubt? 3. George Berkeley, the father of Idealism, argued that everything exists as an idea in someone’s mind. The idea being that if the stone really only exists in his imagination, he could not have kicked it with his eyes closed.


Paranormal. The Highly Sensitive Person. The 12 Common Archetypes. The 12 Common Archetypes By Carl Golden The term "archetype" has its origins in ancient Greek.

The 12 Common Archetypes

The root words are archein, which means "original or old"; and typos, which means "pattern, model or type". The combined meaning is an "original pattern" of which all other similar persons, objects, or concepts are derived, copied, modeled, or emulated. The psychologist, Carl Gustav Jung, used the concept of archetype in his theory of the human psyche. Although there are many different archetypes, Jung defined twelve primary types that symbolize basic human motivations.

Most, if not all, people have several archetypes at play in their personality construct; however, one archetype tends to dominate the personality in general. Return Home. Collective intelligence. Types of collective intelligence Collective intelligence is shared or group intelligence that emerges from the collaboration, collective efforts, and competition of many individuals and appears in consensus decision making.

Collective intelligence

The term appears in sociobiology, political science and in context of mass peer review and crowdsourcing applications. It may involve consensus, social capital and formalisms such as voting systems, social media and other means of quantifying mass activity. Collective IQ is a measure of collective intelligence, although it is often used interchangeably with the term collective intelligence. Collective intelligence has also been attributed to bacteria[1] and animals.[2]