Reality Sandwich | Emerging from the Dark Age: The Revival of Psychedelic Medicine The return flight from Switzerland was a mix of hope and solemnity for Rick Doblin, the only American to attend the funeral of Dr. Albert Hofmann, the inventor of LSD who had just died at the age of 102. Doblin founded the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (M.A.P.S.), an organization that conducts legal research into the healing and spiritual potentials of psychedelics and marijuana. He had spent his entire career trying to break through the virtually impenetrable wall of obstinacy that surrounds psychedelic compounds and their potential benefits to society. More than anyone else in his field Doblin, who holds a public policy Doctorate from Harvard, is all-too familiar with what he refers to as the 40-year long bad trip researchers like him have faced dealing with the fallout from the introduction of LSD and other psychedelic compounds to the Western psyche. Why, you ask? The answer, my friend, blew away in the wind. A Return to Respectability
Rules For Writing Blog Articles by Ken Wilson I promised Burcu that I would write something about writing a blog, and try to establish some rules of good blogging. Now I’m worried – ARE there any rules of good blogging? Or is writing about writing a bit like telling jokes about why jokes are funny? I’ll try to find some rules and we’ll see what happens. The above sentence gives us our first useful rule. Or even a phrase. You may think that this is a silly rule, but I think it’s important. So, Rule 1 of writing a blog article – Don’t write dense texts. And here are two more: Rule 2 – Personalise. Rule 3 – Don’t be obsessed with yourself. At first sight, rules 2 and 3 seem to be contradictory. A few weeks ago, I wrote a blog about working as a teacher trainer in London in the 1970s. Here are three ways that I could have started the article. I could have started it like this: Back in the 1970s, I was a teacher trainer at International House in London. If you aren’t familiar with the expression yadda yadda, google it. Aaaaaaaargh!
Dream Analysis and Interpretation - Understanding Dreams Twitter for teachers - why you should start tweeting! Englishraven's view of Twitter from the Tweetdeck! I'm sure readers of this blog already know about the Twitter phenomenon, and many may already be proficient and copious twitterers. However, if you are a teacher and haven't joined in the tweet-fest yet, I'd like to urge you to give it a try. Of course, everyone has their own reasons for joining Twitter, and everyone gets something slightly different out of it. For me, I joined Twitter some time ago as part of my usual dabble in new tech and social media things happening around me. Thankfully, Twitter is quite different. For me personally (as a teacher and ELT materials designer), Twitter really began to appeal once I moved back from my 10-year stint in Korea to my home country of Australia.
8 Ways to Help Your Bipolar Loved One Cope - Beyond Blue “Bewitched, bothered, and bewildered am I” wrote US songwriter Lorenz Hart about the feeling of infatuation. It’s blissful and euphoric, as we all know. But it’s also addicting, messy and blinding. Without careful monitoring, its wild wind can rage through your life leaving you much like the lyrics of a country song: without a wife, job and truck. So how do you reign in this powerful beast? Here are a few suggestions. Click here to continue reading this post. When does reciting scripture become a symptom of neurosis? Click here to continue reading this post. One of my mom’s best pieces of advice: “Hang with the winners.” Click here to continue reading this post. For people prone to depression and anxiety – i.e. human beings – the holidays invite countless possibility to get sucked into negative and catastrophic thinking. Click here to continue reading this post.
How to Survive in 2010 – Digitally 1. Start Blogging! You can consider start blogging. How to start blogging , 9 Tips to Start Blogging, The Easiest Instructions for How to Start a Blog, Rules for Writing Blog Articles, Ready to Start Blogging? You can get an account from EduBlogs, Blogger or WordPress! You can also consider creating a class blog. 2.Start Tweeting! Twitter has been undoubtedly the best tool I’ve started using in 2009 and it will be the same in 2010! You start watching Twitter in Plain English by Common Craft, you can read How to Start Tweeting, Twitter for Teachers, 7 Steps to Start Tweeting, I Tweet Therefore I am, Join Twitter. You can follow ME or follow a list of great educators! 3. Have you ever googled your name? 4.Use Technology! Web 2.o has been the most popular term in 2009 for me and for many other people in my PLN. 5.Watch Some Great Videos! I’ve watched great videos in 2009, I believe most of them should be watched by each educator. 6.Attend Online Sessions! 7. 8.Learn Your Rights! 9. 10.
What Is Thought? By Eric B. Baum, 2004 Text - Physics Forums Library Here are some of my favorite excerts from the new book "What Is Thought?" By Eric B. Baum, 2004 "Looking at mind from this evolutionary point of view makes natural something that some authors defending strong AI seem skeptical about: the unity of self. "Incidentally, if we are going to understand the mind as an interaction of many subprocesses, there is no reason to be surprised that we might have multiple personalities, and indeed there is some question about what it means to have one personality. "Now, it is true that the human mind is by no means rational, logical, or always right, even when it is completely convinced it is. "Consciousness has many aspects. "The conclusion that we do not really have free will, discussed earlier in the context of classical physics, quantum physics, and algorithmic information theory, is after all a very abstract conclusion, of interest only to philosophers and stoned college students late at night. Stanovich divides the brain into three parts:
Як правильно говорити українською (практичний посібник) » Гуртом - сайт підтримки всього українського! Пропонований посібник допоможе уникнути типових мовних помилок, навчить правильно говорити й писати українською, підкаже, яке саме слово чи сталий вислів доречно вжити в певній ситуації. У розділі «Труднощі українського слововживання (антисуржик)» подано слова, лексичне значення яких часто плутають, а також лексеми, що вживаються неправильно І є русизмами. До пояснення наведено приклади (сталі вирази або речення), де правильно вжито відповідне слово або його форма. Для зручності користування і для швидшого знаходження потрібного слова у книжці подано алфавітний покажчик до цього розділу. Відповіді на питання, як правильно перекласти українською прийменникові сполуки з російської мови, можна знайти у другому розділі. До деяких сполук у дужках курсивом дається застереження щодо неправильного перекладу. Але знання значення слова і його доречне вживання не завжди є запорукою правильного мовлення. Рік: 2007 Автори: Н. Завантажити з RapidShare.com завантажити з MediaFire.com Торрент
philosophy of mind: Definition and Much More from Answers.com A phrenologicalmapping of the brain. Phrenology was among the first attempts to correlate mental functions with specific parts of the brain. Philosophy of mind is a branch of philosophy that studies the nature of the mind, mental events, mental functions, mental properties, consciousness, and their relationship to the physical body, particularly the brain. The mind-body problem, i.e. the relationship of the mind to the body, is commonly seen as one key issue in philosophy of mind, although there are other issues concerning the nature of the mind that do not involve its relation to the physical body, such as how consciousness is possible and the nature of particular mental states. Dualism and monism are the two major schools of thought that attempt to resolve the mind-body problem. Monism is the position that mind and body are not ontologically distinct kinds of entities. Mind–body problem Dualist solutions to the mind–body problem Arguments for dualism Interactionist dualism
Changing Englishes: An Interactive Course for Teachers Introduction English, like all languages, is constantly changing. But in these globalizing times, it is changing at a faster pace and in a greater number of contexts of use than ever before. Non-native users, including learners and teachers, are the agents of much of this dynamism, bringing to English the rich influences of their local languages and cultural contexts. They are also recrafting English to serve as a lingua franca between users of different first languages. The idea of English as a foreign language, belonging to native speakers only, is rapidly passing. Changing Englishes is an urgent issue for teachers. Who the course is for This course is for experienced and trainee teachers of English as an additional language who are open to new ways of thinking about their profession and are interested in English as it is used around the world, especially as a lingua franca. What the course is about The course invites visitors to ask the following questions: What is English?
Premature cognitive commitment An opinion about reality that cannot be changed by any contrary evidence or persuasion. This applies to anyone close-minded and stubborn enough to say, "Not only do I think I'm right, but no amount of evidence will ever convince me that I'm wrong." Technically speaking, refers to a basic cognitive activity where invariant perceptions become permanently encoded by the nervous system--even after the sense data do begin to vary. It's a phenomenon that psychologists call Premature Cognitive Commitment. This perfectly describes the World's Greatest Logical Fallacy believed by most humans on this planet: Because the world has been like this for as long as I can remember, it will continue to be like this forever. Or perhaps a political example is in order. For as long as I can remember, the position of President of the United States has been held by a male Democrat or male Republican; therefore this will continue to be so forever. We are the flies in the jar folks! Questions must be asked:
Увлеченность Что такое увлеченность Увлеченность работой - позитивное, приносящее удовлетворение и связанное с работой явление, которое характеризуется энергичностью, преданностью и поглощенностью. Увлеченность является не мгновенным и специфическим, а устойчивым и глубоким эмоционально-познавательным состоянием, которое не фокусируется на каком-то конкретном предмете, событии, человеке или поведении. Энергичность характеризуется высоким уровнем энергии и психологической устойчивости, готовностью выкладываться на работе сполна и упорством в преодолении трудностей. Мы все время думаем о ком-то или о чем-то. Как река стремится к морю, так и человек увлеченный жаждет достичь чего-то большего.
Psychopathic Personality The Psychopathic Personality Revised: May 31, 2013 The psychopath is one of the most fascinating and distressing problems of human experience. For the most part, a psychopath never remains attached to anyone or anything. They live a "predatory" lifestyle. They feel little or no regret, and little or no remorse - except when they are caught. A psychopath can have high verbal intelligence, but they typically lack "emotional intelligence". The following is a list of items based on the research of Robert Hare, Ph.D. which is derived from the "The Hare Psychopathy Checklist-Revised, .1991, Toronto: Multi-Health Systems." There is no actual diagnosis of Psychopathy in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-IV), but it is a highly studied area. There is a significant amount of evidence to suggest that: For further and more detailed information as well as research, see www.hare.org