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I am a clinical psychologist practicing in New York City as well as through my website (www.psychotherapist.nyc). You can email at diamond@mediated.com

A Different Kind of Theory of Everything

2019-02-20T07:26:19-04:00

In 1964, during a lecture at Cornell University, the physicist Richard Feynman articulated a profound mystery about the physical world. He told his listeners to imagine two objects, each gravitationally attracted to the other. How, he asked, should we predict their movements? Source: A Different Kind of Theory of Everything

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The Soothing Promise of Our Own Artisanal Internet

2019-02-18T10:55:10-04:00

Read newsletters instead of News Feeds. Fall back to private group chats. Put the person back in personalization. Buy your own server. Start a blog. Embrace anonymity. Own your own domain. Spend time on federated social networks rather than centralized ones. Source: The Soothing Promise of Our Own Artisanal Internet

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Self is not entirely lost in dementia

2019-02-18T09:28:34-04:00

In the past when scholars have reflected on the psychological impact of dementia they have frequently referred to the loss of the "self" in dramatic and devastating terms, using language such as the "unbecoming of the self" or the "disintegration" of the self. Source: 'Self is not entirely lost in dementia,' argues new review

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Online Therapy

2019-02-18T15:45:40-04:00

You might be wondering if teletherapy is as good as classic therapy. The answer can be yes, as long as you are working with a licensed individual, Dr. Duckworth says. For instance, a 2015 review published in the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviewsanalyzed 30 studies of 2,181 patients, ultimately suggesting that internet-based cognitive behavioral therapy (ICBT) was about as

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What You Might Not Know About Attention

2019-02-18T14:35:54-04:00

We do actually become less attentive as we get older, but refocusing someone's attention can have concrete physical effects. Source: 3 Smart Things: What You Might Not Know About Attention

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A Bill of Rights for the Age of Artificial Intelligence

2019-02-18T09:37:50-04:00

If robots don’t have exactly the same consciousness as humans, then this is used as an excuse to give them different rights, analogous to arguments that other tribes or races are less than human. Read more...     Source: Possible Minds: 25 Ways of Looking at AI

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Bipolar Type Definitions

2019-02-17T09:39:36-04:00

There are five categories of bipolar disorder. Bipolar I and II occur most frequently, while other types are less common. Learn more about the classifications of bipolar disorder here. Bipolar type definitions

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The Costs and Benefits of Worlds Colliding

2019-02-14T10:16:16-04:00

I recently suggested that the rise of social media has undermined something that a great many Americans value: the ability to slip into a given domain and to adopt whatever values and norms are appropriate there, without that affecting one’s reception in other domains. Source: The Costs and Benefits of Worlds Colliding

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The Future of the Mind | Edge.org

2019-02-11T17:02:03-04:00

If we have artificial general intelligence, intelligence that’s capable of flexibly connecting ideas across different domains and maybe having something like sensory experience, what I want to know is whether it would be conscious or if it would all just be computing in the dark—engaging in things like visual recognition tasks from a computational perspective

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Walk Inside a Surrealist Salvador Dalí Painting with This 360º Virtual Reality Video

2019-02-17T10:01:09-04:00

Click on the arrows to get the full 360 degree experience. I felt as impressed as everyone else did when I saw my first 360-degree video, the technology that allows viewers to "look" in any direction they wish. But most of the 360-degree videos that became popular early simply demonstrated the concept, and as

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Scientists Rethink Psychedelics

2019-02-17T10:03:21-04:00

The irony. The generation who brought psychedelic drugs to the attention of the world, may just be the ones who use them as medicine to treat anxiety and depression or simply to face death. But while researchers around the world are looking at some formerly illicit drugs in a new way, they’re doing it with

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