All Lessons

All Lessons

How the Mind Makes Meaning

Louder than words: The new science of how the mind makes meaning. By Benjamin K. Bergen. New York: Basic Books, 2012. Pp. 312. ISBN 9780465028290. $27.99 Imagine that you are a participant in the following psycholinguistic experiment. You are seated in front of a...

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Quarantine Fatigue

Quarantine Fatigue Instead of an all-or-nothing approach to risk prevention, Americans need a manual on how to have a life in a pandemic. In the earliest years of the HIV epidemic, confusion and fear reigned. AIDS was still known as the “gay plague.” To the extent...

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The Cognitive Science of Free Will

The Cognitive Science of Free Will How to make the best decisions is one of the "Key Questions" the @lantis Learning Community is interested in. This lesson is focused on how the brain constrains our decision making by fooling us about Free Will One of the main...

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Network Neuroscience

The new discipline of network neuroscience yields a picture of how mental activity arises from carefully orchestrated interactions among different brain areas. Networks pervade our lives. Every day we use intricate networks of roads, railways, maritime routes and...

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Neuro-Linguistic Programming

Neuro-linguistic programming (NLP) is one of many self-help programs that emerged in the 1970s and '80s but whose popularity has waned somewhat in recent years. NLP might be seen as a competitor with Landmark Forum, Tony Robbins, and legions of other enterprises...

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Neuro Linguistic Programing

I think the more you want to become more and more creative you have to not only elicit other peoples' (plural) strategies and replicate them yourself, but also modify others' strategies and have a strategy that creates new creativity strategies based on as many...

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Neural Networks

A Basic Introduction To Neural Networks http://pages.cs.wisc.edu/~bolo/shipyard/neural/local.html What Is A Neural Network? The simplest definition of a neural network, more properly referred to as an 'artificial' neural network (ANN), is provided by the inventor of...

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How We Think

[ted id=2265] Great Video of how we think. Specifically the comments about how we can take very little information and create huge conclusions. 00:12 Imagine that you invented a device that can record my memories, my dreams, my ideas, and transmit them to your...

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Neurotheology

Iran J Neurol. 2014; 13(1): 52–55. PMCID: PMC3968360 PMID: 24800050 Neurotheology: The relationship between brain and religion Alireza Sayadmansourcorresponding author Author information Article notes Copyright and License information Disclaimer This article has been...

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New Study: 58% of Republicans say Colleges and Universities are Bad for Our Nation

The facts reported in this new study are absolutely the most important facts that have come across my desk in awhile.  The facts I'm talking about come from a new study by the Pew Research: Sharp Partisan Divisions in Views of National Institutions.  Republicans...

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America needs a national dialogue to heal our political battle wounds

More specifically, “In 2016, Pew reported that 45 percent of Republicans and 41 percent of Democrats felt that the other party’s policies posed a threat to the nation.” Democrats and Republicans tended to view people who supported the other party as “exceptionally...

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Wisconsin bill that would expel or suspend students who disrupt speakers moves forward

This feeds the narrative that we are moving more to the "Alt-Right." MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Assembly Republicans moved closer to creating tougher penalties for University of Wisconsin student protesters Tuesday, advancing a bill that would suspend or expel students who...

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Religious Lessons from the Handel-Ossoff Campaign

I find this post from a Christian Media Outlet to be very important. I particularly thought the following quote interesting. Political candidates have proven they are able to motive their colleagues to strategize, work, and give to accomplish their goals more than the...

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New Term – Motive Attribution Asymmetry. Add this to “Confirmation Bias,” “Selective Perception,” and “Motivated Reasoning” as Reasons For Our Political Disfunction.

I found a new term, "Political Motive Attribution Asymmetry" that adds to, "Confirmation Bias," "Selective Perception," and "Motivated Reasoning" as the reason our political problems seem to be so intractable.  The term came from a Study called "Motive attribution...

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The Difficulty to Building Consensus is on clear display with Religion on Wikipedia. But there are solutions. Like Separating Facts and Conclusions, and transparency to the source.

A interesting post from the Religion New Service (RNS) about the "Edit Wars" on the Religious Pages of Wikipedia clearly demonstrate the difficulty to Building Consensus.  But, there is a solution.  Clearly identify what are facts and what are conclusions.  Then...

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