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Could Multiple Personality Disorder Explain the Universe

2018-06-23T16:46:03+00:00 June 20th, 2018|Categories: Consciousness, Identity, Uncategorized|

A new paper argues that the condition now known as “Dissociative Identity Disorder” might help us understand the fundamental nature of reality -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com Source: Could Multiple Personality Disorder Explain Life, the Universe and Everything?

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Life, Feeling, and the Making of Cultures By Antonio Damasio

2018-06-23T17:42:09+00:00 June 18th, 2018|Categories: Consciousness, Uncategorized|

Damasio thinks that the cognitive revolution of the last 40 years, which has yielded cognitive science, cognitive neuroscience and artificial intelligence, has been, in fact, too cognitive, too rationalist, and not concerned enough with the role that affect plays in the natural history of mind and culture. Standard stories of the evolution of human culture are framed

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The Erosion of Reality

2018-06-13T12:19:07+00:00 June 13th, 2018|Categories: Mind, Uncategorized|

Many species adorn themselves or build alluring structures, and resort to utter subterfuge in the effort to propagate their genes. Cheating seems to be as much part of Darwinian selection as does honesty. There is a measure of evolutionary fitness in the ability to mislead. blogs.scientificamerican.com/life-unbounded/the-erosion-of-reality/

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Has Consciousness Lost Its Mind?

2018-06-09T16:58:42+00:00 June 9th, 2018|Categories: Consciousness, Uncategorized|

What would Noam Chomsky, Deepak Chopra, a very friendly robot, plus a bevy of scientists, mystics, and wannabe scholars do at a fancy resort in Arizona? Perhaps real harm to the field of consciousness studies, for one thing. Source: Has Consciousness Lost Its Mind?

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Traumatic Brain Injury Without Loss of Consciousness Associated With Increased Dementia Risk

2018-05-31T14:23:17+00:00 May 30th, 2018|Categories: Consciousness, Office, Uncategorized|

A mild traumatic brain injury (TBI) that does not result in a loss of consciousness is still associated with a long-term risk for dementia in veterans, according to a study published in JAMA Neurology. www.neurologyadvisor.com/traumatic-brain-injury/dementia-risk-increased-in-traumatic-brain-injury-without-loss-of-consciousness/article/768681/

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The Psychedelic Renaissance

2018-06-18T04:26:44+00:00 May 29th, 2018|Categories: Ken, Mind, Uncategorized|

Emily Witt on three new books about psychedelic drugs and their impact from Timothy Leary, Michael Pollan, and Tao Lin. — Read on www.newyorker.com/books/under-review/the-science-of-the-psychedelic-renaissance

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Web Searches Reveal What We’re Really Thinking

2018-05-27T07:52:40+00:00 May 27th, 2018|Categories: Identity, Mind, Science|

Google as a window into our private thoughts. This is all very entertaining, but according to economist Seth Stephens-Davidowitz, who worked at Google as a data scientist (he is now an op-ed writer for the New York Times), such searches may act as a “digital truth serum” for deeper and darker thoughts. As he explains in

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