Thursday, January 21, 2010

Brain Size Matters... For Video Games

Brain Size Matters... For Video Games

Sunday, January 03, 2010

The Enchanted Glass: Scientific American

The Enchanted Glass: Scientific American by Michael Shermer
"Francis Bacon and experimental psychologists show why the facts in science never just speak for themselves."
"Cognitive barriers that color clear judgment presented a major impediment to Bacon's goal. He identified four: idols of the cave (individual peculiarities), idols of the marketplace (limits of language), idols of the theater (preexisting beliefs) and idols of the tribe (inherited foibles of human thought)."

The Subconscious Brain - Who's Minding the Mind? - New York Times

The Subconscious Brain - Who's Minding the Mind? - New York Times:

According to the article, hot-wiring the brain works, so that subconscious inputs precede conscious action - it reminds one of the principle of autosuggestion in hypnotism.

It would seem to this observer that the pathological fixations and obsessions that masquerade today in many places as religion can be explained by this phenomenon. Collections of individuals who have made themselves to believe a given dogma are essentially brainwashed psychopaths.

The question is, how can this be reversed? or can it be reversed?

The Subconscious Brain - Who's Minding the Mind? - New York Times

The Subconscious Brain - Who's Minding the Mind? - New York Times

BBC - Science & Nature - Human Body and Mind - Mind

BBC - Science & Nature - Human Body and Mind - Mind

EDGE

EDGE
"To arrive at the edge of the world's knowledge, seek out the most complex and sophisticated minds, put them in a room together, and have them ask each other the questions they are asking themselves."

UC Berkeley social scientists build case for 'survival of the kindest' | Eureka! Science News

UC Berkeley social scientists build case for 'survival of the kindest' | Eureka! Science News

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