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Authoritarian followers Mind Control Subliminals By Dick Sutphen Summary of Contents The Birth of Conversion The Three Brain Phases How Revivalist Preachers Work Voice Roll Technique Six Conversion Techniques 1 . keeping agreements 2 . physical and mental fatigue 3. increase the tension 4. Uncertainty. 5. J argon 6.
Mind - New Research Focuses on the Power of Physical Contact But in recent years some researchers have begun to focus on a different, often more subtle kind of wordless communication: physical contact. Momentary touches, they say — whether an exuberant high five, a warm hand on the shoulder, or a creepy touch to the arm — can communicate an even wider range of emotion than gestures or expressions, and sometimes do so more quickly and accurately than words. “It is the first language we learn,” said Dacher Keltner, a professor of at the University of California, Berkeley, and the author of “Born to Be Good: The Science of a Meaningful Life” (Norton, 2009), and remains, he said, “our richest means of emotional expression” throughout life.
Paul Bloom: The origins of pleasure Paul Bloom: Some pleasures seem easy to explain as a result of biology He says others depend on our thoughts about the value of what we're experiencing Wine experts will rate a wine with a fancy label more highly than an ordinary one There is always more to pleasure than its physical aspect, Bloom says Editor's note: Paul Bloom is professor of psychology and cognitive science at Yale University, where he directs the Mind and Development Lab. Follow him at twitter.com/paulbloomatyale . Bloom spoke at the TED Global conference last month in Edinburgh, UK.
Comments: | Read Yes, the notion’s ridiculous. But through the centuries, people with depression have been avoided or persecuted because of reasons such as this. Unfortunately, there's still a lingering stigma about depression today, despite a greater understanding of psychiatric ailments. Hysteria, Demons, and More: Depression Throughout History - depression
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This article is related to the study of self-replicating units of culture, not to be confused with Mimetics . Memetics is a theory of mental content based on an analogy with Darwinian evolution , originating from the popularization of Richard Dawkins ' 1976 book The Selfish Gene . [ 1 ] It purports to be an approach to evolutionary models of cultural information transfer . The meme , analogous to a gene , was conceived as a "unit of culture" (an idea, belief, pattern of behaviour, etc.) which is "hosted" in one or more individual minds, and which can reproduce itself, thereby jumping from mind to mind. Thus what would otherwise be regarded as one individual influencing another to adopt a belief is seen—when adopting the intentional stance [ 1 ] [ 2 ] —as an idea-replicator reproducing itself in a new host. As with genetics, particularly under a Dawkinsian interpretation, a meme's success may be due to its contribution to the effectiveness of its host.
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50 Lessons Life Taught Me By Regina Brett To celebrate growing older, I once wrote the 45 lessons life taught me. It is the most-requested column I've ever written. When my odometer rolled over to 50, I updated the list.
Self-Directed Neuroplasticity: A 21st-Century View of Meditation | Issue Nine, April 2011 | Noetic Now Ed. Note: In the following dialogue, excerpted and edited from the Institute of Noetic Sciences’ teleseminar series “ Exploring the Noetic Sciences .” IONS Director of Research Cassandra Vieten talks with neuropsychologist and meditation teacher Rick Hanson, author with neurologist Richard Mendius, MD, of Buddha’s Brain: The Practical Neuroscience of Happiness, Love, and Wisdom . Rick will be speaking at the upcoming IONS International Conference taking place this July in San Francisco. Vieten: What exactly is contemplative neuroscience? Hanson: Broadly defined, it’s the study of what happens in the brain when people are doing contemplative practices, how the brain changes with such practices.
Level 3 of Consciousness by Richard Brodie Meme Central Books Level 3 Resources Richard Brodie Virus of the Mind What’s New? Site Map Level 3 of Consciousness You are reading about something that most people don’t even know exists.
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"Can't We Talk?" (condensed from: You Just Don't Understand) by Deborah Tannen A married couple was in a car when the wife turned to her husband and asked, "Would you like to stop for a coffee?" "No, thanks," he answered truthfully. So they didn't stop.
If you've ever been convinced by a salesperson that you truly wanted a product, done something too instinctively, or made choices that seemed entirely out of character, then you've had an idea planted in your mind. Here's how it's done. Note: We've gotten a lot of emails about how to do this in specific situations. Although some of those situations have been legitimate, this post was written to teach you to detect these tactics rather than use them on others. If you want a good way to convince people to do what you want that doesn't involve the dark side of manipulation, read this .
Why Ruminating is Unhealthy and How to Stop Ruminating is like a record that’s stuck and keeps repeating the same lyrics. It’s replaying an argument with a friend in your mind. It’s retracing past mistakes. When people ruminate, they over-think or obsess about situations or life events, such as work or relationships.
#2. We're Hard-Wired to Have a Double Standard Here's a good way to ruin your afternoon. Go on the Internet and find any discussion thread that brings up overweight people ( like this or this one ). Stand back and watch as a crowd absolutely rants about how incredibly easy it is to lose weight, and how incredibly lazy you have to be to get fat. The conclusion will be that being fat is literally a moral failing and the sign of a bad, disgusting human being. 5 Logical Fallacies That Make You Wrong More Than You Think