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Sam Harris: The Self is an Illusion – Big Think

Sam Harris describes the properties of consciousness and how mindfulness practices of all stripes can be used to transcend one's ego. — Read on bigthink.com/videos/sam-harris-on-self-transendence

2019-01-14T18:48:04+00:00January 14th, 2019|Comments Off on Sam Harris: The Self is an Illusion – Big Think

How we think about thinking

www.newyorker.com/culture/persons-of-interest/an-anthropologist-investigates-how-we-think-about-how-we-think

2018-12-31T02:42:22+00:00December 31st, 2018|Comments Off on How we think about thinking

Is Mindfulness Meditation BS? | WIRED

WIRED Logo Is Mindfulness Meditation BS? Click to share this story on Facebook Click to share this story on Twitter Click to email this story Click to comment on this story. (will open new tab) Going Up Is mindfulness meditation a capitalist tool or a path to enlightenment? Yes by Robert Wright | illustrations by…

2018-12-30T06:48:04+00:00December 30th, 2018|Comments Off on Is Mindfulness Meditation BS? | WIRED

There Is No Such Thing as Conscious Thought – Scientific American

Scientific American is the essential guide to the most awe-inspiring advances in science and technology, explaining how they change our understanding of the world and shape our lives. — Read on www.scientificamerican.com/article/there-is-no-such-thing-as-conscious-thought/

2018-12-20T10:06:50+00:00December 20th, 2018|Comments Off on There Is No Such Thing as Conscious Thought – Scientific American

How Brain Injuries Deprive People of a Sense of Free Will

Studies of patients with unusual neurological conditions reveal brain networks that contribute to feelings of agency www.scientificamerican.com/article/how-brain-injuries-deprive-people-of-a-sense-of-free-will

2018-12-19T07:29:08+00:00December 19th, 2018|Comments Off on How Brain Injuries Deprive People of a Sense of Free Will

Researchers say they’ve identified two brain networks that together underlie our sense of free will.

Researchers say they’ve identified two brain networks – one responsible for volition, the other for agency – that together underlie our sense of free will. More

2018-12-19T07:35:21+00:00December 6th, 2018|Comments Off on Researchers say they’ve identified two brain networks that together underlie our sense of free will.

Mind Wandering

TODAY, IT SEEMS, mind-wandering is under attack from all sides. It’s a common complaint that our compulsive use of smartphones is destroying our ability to focus. But seen through the lens of Homo prospectus, ubiquitous computing poses a different kind of threat: Having a network-connected supercomputer in your pocket at all times gives you too much to

2018-11-16T08:24:42+00:00November 16th, 2018|Comments Off on Mind Wandering

Why the Mind–Body Problem Can’t Have a Single, Objective Solution

Why the Mind–Body Problem Can't Have a Single, Objective Solution https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/cross-check/why-the-mind-body-problem-cant-have-a-single-objective-solution/ — Read on blogs.scientificamerican.com/cross-check/why-the-mind-body-problem-cant-have-a-single-objective-solution/

2018-10-07T06:46:57+00:00October 7th, 2018|Comments Off on Why the Mind–Body Problem Can’t Have a Single, Objective Solution