Major social media outlets – Facebook, Twitter, and others have been slammed recently for promoting fake news stories on their sites. They are accused of not doing enough to monitor the truthfulness of posted stories.
The rise of social media has been great in many ways. In a media environment with endless inputs and outlets, citizens can inform and entertain one another, organize more easily and hold their leaders accountable. But it also turns out that when everyone can customize his or her own information bubble, it’s easier for demagogues […]
Quartz – 14h ago Consciousness permeates reality. Rather than being just a unique feature of human subjective experience, it’s the foundation of the universe, present in every particle and all physical matter. This sounds like easily-dismissible bunkum, but as traditional … The idea that everything from spoons to stones are conscious is gaining academic credibility Quartz – […]
The intervention used in this research was based on the Internal Family Systems model that sees an individual’s personality as made up of different sub-personalities By guest blogger Marianne Cezza As social creatures, accurately recognising and understanding the mental states of others (their intentions, knowledge, beliefs, etc.) is crucial to our social bonds and interactions. In […]
Think your deliberate, guiding, conscious thoughts are in charge of your actions? Think again. In a provocative paper in Behavioral and Brain Sciences, a team led by Dr. Ezequiel Morsella at San Francisco State University came to a startling conclusion: consciousness is no more than a passive machine running one simple algorithm — to serve […]
This voice of mine is crucial…. and Chris, Laura and DocDee as well. I will get actual quotes later, meanwhile here are some excerpts from the reviews of this book. …To remember, then is precisely not to recall events as isolated; it is to become capable of forming meaningful narrative sequences. In Narrative Truth and […]