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Are Brains Bayesian? 0 (0)

2019-09-15T09:33:12-04:00

Bayesian theories have attracted enormous attention in the cognitive sciences in recent years. According to these theories, the mind assigns probabilities to hypotheses and updates them according to standard probabilistic rules of inference. Bayesian theories have been applied to the study of perception, learning, memory, reasoning, language, decision-making, and many other domains. Bayesian approaches have

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Is Mindfulness Meditation BS? | WIRED 0 (0)

2018-12-30T06:48:04-05:00

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…

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Why the Mind–Body Problem Can’t Have a Single, Objective Solution 0 (0)

2018-10-07T06:46:57-04:00

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/

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The Erosion of Reality 0 (0)

2018-06-13T12:19:07-04:00

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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The Psychedelic Renaissance 0 (0)

2018-06-18T04:26:44-04:00

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 0 (0)

2018-05-27T07:52:40-04:00

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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How Much Can We Know? 0 (0)

2018-05-29T16:48:29-04:00

The reach of the scientific method is constrained by the limitations of our tools and the intrinsic impenetrability of some of nature's deepest questions www.scientificamerican.com/article/how-much-can-we-know

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Brain Waves in Consciousness 0 (0)

2018-05-31T13:42:17-04:00

Signals long thought to be “noise” appear to represent a distinct form of brain activity. www.scientificamerican.com/article/superslow-brain-waves-may-play-a-critical-role-in-consciousness1/

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Self-criticism 0 (0)

2018-05-25T05:08:16-04:00

Self-criticism can take a toll on our minds and bodies. It’s time to ease up. We’ve evolved to give more weight to our flaws, mistakes and shortcomings than our successes. nyti.ms/2wYBmJX

Witnessing Adult Relationships 0 (0)

2018-05-25T05:02:57-04:00

The best way to achieve adult love is to develop the most important relationship skill. Witnessing includes the ability to hold your partner’s perspectives alongside your own and to see yourself through your partners’ eyes. Witnessing can give an accurate picture of any given interaction and the relationship as a whole. No matter how accurate

In Praise of Wasting Time 0 (0)

2018-05-16T06:17:05-04:00

In Praise of Wasting Time (TED Books) by Alan Lightman In this timely and essential book that offers a fresh take on the qualms of modern day life, Professor Alan Lightman investigates the creativity born from allowing our minds to freely roam, without attempting to accomplish anything and without any assigned tasks. a.co/ezlPNid

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