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The Churchland’s devotion to the mind-body problem.

2018-03-28T16:23:33+00:00March 27th, 2018|Categories: Psychology, Science, Uncategorized|Tags: |

Why Should Philosophers Care About Neuroscience? Paul and Patricia Churchland have dedicated their professional lives to the question of whether your conscious experience and your brain are the same thing. From New Yorker https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2007/02/12/two-heads

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Daniel Dennett’s Science of the Soul

2018-03-28T08:21:33+00:00March 27th, 2018|Categories: Consciousness, Psychology, Uncategorized|

At sunset on the last day of the conference, the experts found themselves circling a familiar puzzle known as the “zombie problem.” Suppose that you’re a scientist studying octopuses. How would you know whether an octopus is conscious? It interacts with you, responds to its environment, and evidently pursues goals, but a nonconscious robot could

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The Mind-Expanding Ideas of Andy Clark

2018-03-27T15:21:55+00:00March 26th, 2018|Categories: Psychology, Uncategorized|

Larissa MacFarquhar on the philosopher and cognitive scientist who believes that the tools we use to help us think may be what makes human thought special. Where does the mind end and the world begin? Is the mind locked inside its skull, sealed in with skin, or does it expand outward, merging with things and

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How to tame your wandering mind | TED Talk

2018-03-24T09:02:04+00:00March 23rd, 2018|Categories: Health, Meta, Psychology, Uncategorized|Tags: , |

Amishi Jha studies how we pay attention: the process by which our brain decides what's important out of the constant stream of information it receives. Both external distractions (like stress) and internal ones (like mind-wandering) diminish our attention's power, Jha says -- but some simple techniques can boost it. "Pay attention to your attention," Jha

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Finding Meaning and Happiness in Old Age

2018-03-22T07:15:31+00:00March 22nd, 2018|Categories: Health, Ken, Psychology, Uncategorized|Tags: |

What’s the best way to develop a healthy perspective on old age? Spend more time with elderly people and discover what brings meaning and pleasure to their twilight years despite the losses, both physical and social, they may have suffered.. ms/2GLqf8B

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Ethnic and Racial Identity and the Therapeutic Alliance

2018-03-20T23:56:48+00:00March 20th, 2018|Categories: Office, Psychology, Uncategorized|Tags: |

Ethnic identity is all about how people develop and experience a sense of belonging to their culture. Learn how this can impact a therapist's connection to clients. — Read on www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/culturally-speaking/201803/ethnic-and-racial-identity-and-the-therapeutic-alliance

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The Broken Science of Psychology

2018-03-21T00:01:53+00:00March 20th, 2018|Categories: Psychology, Science, Uncategorized|

There was something wrong with psychology. A cascade of warning signs arrived all at once in 2011. Famous psychological experiments failed, over and over, when researchers re-did them in their own labs. Even worse, the standard methods researchers used in their labs turned out under close scrutiny to be wishy-washy enough to prove just about anything. Nonsense, ridiculous claims

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Older adults’ difficulties with focusing can be used to help put a face to a name — ScienceDaily

2018-03-19T07:31:00+00:00March 18th, 2018|Categories: Health, Office, Psychology, Uncategorized|Tags: , , |

Everyone has experienced the awkward situation of meeting someone and then forgetting their name shortly after. Among older adults, this happens more often than not. Researchers have discovered a new method to resolve this problem by tapping into a natural memory change during aging. — Read on www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/03/180316153749.htm

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In Praise of A.D.H.D.

2018-03-17T10:32:36+00:00March 17th, 2018|Categories: Office, Psychology, Uncategorized|

The disorder can be an asset in our frenetic world.A.D.H.D. is termed a disorder, and in severe forms it can certainly disrupt a person’s life. But you might view a more moderate degree of A.D.H.D. as an asset in today’s turbulent and fast-changing world. My mother, now 95, long ago realized that speed is the

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