Category Archives: psychology

Review: The Origin of Consciousness in the Breakdown of the Bicameral Mind

As you can see from his picture, Julian Jaynes was one intense-looking dude. And believe you me, as intense as that stare of his is, so are his ideas. “Bicameralism” is the term Jaynes coined for the concept which he

Review: The Origin of Consciousness in the Breakdown of the Bicameral Mind

As you can see from his picture, Julian Jaynes was one intense-looking dude. And believe you me, as intense as that stare of his is, so are his ideas. “Bicameralism” is the term Jaynes coined for the concept which he

New insights into the brain’s consciousness-mediating mechanisms

It’s common knowledge that humans’ conscious minds “reside” in the frontal cortex. Or is it? Recent discoveries have led to an intriguing alternate theory: that consciousness, as a process, arises in and around the interaction of various brain regions. A team of

New insights into the brain’s consciousness-mediating mechanisms

It’s common knowledge that humans’ conscious minds “reside” in the frontal cortex. Or is it? Recent discoveries have led to an intriguing alternate theory: that consciousness, as a process, arises in and around the interaction of various brain regions. A team of

Chimpanzees may have “Theory of Mind”

It’s often been debated whether or not nonhuman animals have “theory of mind” (TOM)  –– the ability to imagine what others may know or feel. Recent data suggests that chimps may in fact have this ability, crucial to the development

Chimpanzees may have “Theory of Mind”

It’s often been debated whether or not nonhuman animals have “theory of mind” (TOM)  –– the ability to imagine what others may know or feel. Recent data suggests that chimps may in fact have this ability, crucial to the development

Research into the biological mechanisms underlying creativity

At the UCLA Semel Institute, Tennenbaum Center for the Biology of Creativity (courtesy of the lovely Ms. Chloe)… it blows my mind that this even exists: – Quote: ” The Tennenbaum Center for the Biology of Creativity at UCLA enables

Research into the biological mechanisms underlying creativity

At the UCLA Semel Institute, Tennenbaum Center for the Biology of Creativity (courtesy of the lovely Ms. Chloe)… it blows my mind that this even exists: – Quote: ” The Tennenbaum Center for the Biology of Creativity at UCLA enables

The Unleashed Mind: Why Creative People Are Eccentric

– Highly creative people often seem weirder than the rest of us. Now researchers (seem) to know why… –

The Unleashed Mind: Why Creative People Are Eccentric

– Highly creative people often seem weirder than the rest of us. Now researchers (seem) to know why… –

One IQ point can make a huge difference

    When researchers ask groups to make either coöperative or selfish decisions, every additional IQ point in the group results in a 1 percent increase in the likelihood of a coöperative choice. According to head researcher Garrett Jones, more-intelligent

One IQ point can make a huge difference

    When researchers ask groups to make either coöperative or selfish decisions, every additional IQ point in the group results in a 1 percent increase in the likelihood of a coöperative choice. According to head researcher Garrett Jones, more-intelligent

Quantum Physics in neuroscience and psychology: a neurophysical model of mind-brain interaction

Schwartz, Stapp, & Beauregard: Quantum Physique in Neurologie All I can say about this is, this paper gets right to the heart of the problem: is there “will?” Do we have volition? We might just. – Significant quote (one of

Quantum Physics in neuroscience and psychology: a neurophysical model of mind-brain interaction

Schwartz, Stapp, & Beauregard: Quantum Physique in Neurologie All I can say about this is, this paper gets right to the heart of the problem: is there “will?” Do we have volition? We might just. – Significant quote (one of