Where is The Mind?: Science gets puzzled and almost admits a non-local mentalscape. This will be the last "home-produced" blog entry for a while [save the short "Everyday Spirituality" which will follow it as a sign-off] . West Virginia beckons tomorrow morning and off I will go to whatever that entails. As I said in one of the commentary responses the other day, I hope that reading two journal runs "cover-to-cover" will bring up a few thoughts worth sharing. This day's entry was inspired by two articles bumped into coincidentally which had scientists puzzling about a holographic universe and a non-local mind. Those scientists would cringe to see how I've taken their sign-posts-on-the-path, but that is their hang-up, not mine The first of these articles [both from the New Scientist] was "Where in the World is the Mind?" That brings in the second serendipitous article. It reminded me then, also, of a moment when I was able to spend a [too short] time with David Bohm, the famous theoretical physicist.
7 Skills To Become Super Smart People aren’t born smart. They become smart. And to become smart you need a well-defined set of skills. Here are some tips and resources for acquiring those skills. Memory If you can’t remember what you’re trying to learn, you’re not really learning. If you want to amaze your friends with remembering faces, names, and numbers, look to the grand-daddy of memory training, Harry Lorayne. Reading Good scholars need to be good readers. Evelyn Woodski Slow Reading Course Announcer … Dan Aykroyd Man … Garrett Morris Woman … Jane Curtin Surgeon … Bill Murray … Ray Charles Announcer V/O: [The following words rapidly appear on a blue screen as they are read by the fast-talking announcer:] This is the way you were taught to read, averaging hundreds or thousands of words per minute. Psychologists have found that many people who take speed reading courses increase their reading speed for a short time but then fall right back to the plodding pace where they started. Writing Speaking Numeracy Empathy
Learn Telekinesis Training Blue Brain Project Left Brain, Right Brain - Creativity And Innovation This image is from a series of Mercedes Benz ads. The text reads: Left brain: I am the left brain. Right brain: I am the right brain. [Image and text from post: Left Brain/Right Brain: Gorgeously Illustrated Mercedes Benz Ads.] Having two “brains” with different functions is valid neuroscience. As popular and appealing as that concept is, it can also be a misleading oversimplification. A summary of his 1998 book “The Right Mind: Making Sense of the Hemispheres” quotes the author, psychologist Robert Ornstein: “I began this book with a pretty firm prejudice. The summary continues, “Instead, he concluded that ‘the division of the mind is profound,’ with deep roots in evolution, embryonic development, and society. Daniel Pink on two modes of thinking She says Pink “describes two types of thinking. Another related book: The Alphabet Versus the Goddess: The Conflict Between Word and Image, by Leonard Shlain. Video: Psychiatrist and writer Iain McGilchrist on the divided brain Dr. Dr. Video: Dr.
The Template Org | Sacred Geometry, Sacred Ceremony & DNA Hearing in Colors, Tasting Voices: The Experience of Synesthesia “What would be truly surprising would be to find that sound could not suggest colour, that colours could not evoke the idea of a melody, and that sound and colour were unsuitable for the translation of ideas, seeing that things have always found their expression through a system of reciprocal analogy.” Charles Baudelaire A simple definition of synesthesia is that it is a “crosstalking” or overlapping of sensory experiences that for most people remain separate. Researchers find a higher proportion of creative people are synesthetes. The image is from the book “The Hidden Sense: Synesthesia in Art and Science.” The publisher explains that synesthesia occurs “when two or more senses cooperate in perception. The author “reports that some studies define synesthesia as a brain impairment, a short circuit between two different areas. From MIT Press page for the book “The Hidden Sense: Synesthesia in Art and Science” by Cretien van Campen. Dr. He also quotes neuroscientist Dr. [Book by V.S.
The Revolution in Alternative Healing | The Living Matrix Oliver Sacks on Manipulating the Brain | BigThink Oliver Sacks is a psychiatrist and neurologist best known for his collections of case histories from the far borderlands of neurological experience, The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat and An Anthropologist on Mars, in which he describes patients struggling to live with conditions ranging from Tourette's syndrome to autism, parkinsonism, musical hallucination, epilepsy, phantom limb …syndrome, schizophrenia, retardation, and Alzheimer's disease. In 1966, Dr. Sacks began working as a consulting neurologist for Beth Abraham Hospital in the Bronx, a chronic care hospital where he encountered an extraordinary group of patients, many of whom had spent decades in strange, frozen states, like human statues, unable to initiate movement. He recognized these patients as survivors of the great pandemic of sleepy sickness that had swept the world from 1916 to 1927, and treated them with a then-experimental drug, L-dopa, which enabled them to come back to life.
Life's Messy. Train Your Brain to Adapt. What's the Big Idea? Margaret Moore is the founder and co-director of the Institute of Coaching at McLean Hospital. Paul Hammerness, MD, is a professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. Organization, she says, is not just about a cluttered desk. But the plasticity of the brain means we can all learn to be better focused and more organized. Q: Can we actually reshape our habits just by thinking? Stress is designed biologically to be powerful; it takes over your brain much more than positive emotion. What's the Significance? The quickest way to deal with stress, says Moore, is to summon a positive emotion. So why do we so often fail to stick to our organizational goals? If you learn how your brain works and work with it, you can start to exercise more cognitive control over your own functioning.