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Knowing others is wisdom;Knowing the self is enlightenment.Mastering others requires force;Mastering the self requires strength;He who knows he has enough is rich.Perseverance is a sign of will power.He who stays where he is endures.To die but not to perish is to be eternally present. Dennett on Free Will We put thirty spokes together and call it a wheel;But [...]
Products designed for older people reinforce a bogus image of them as passive and feeble. The MIT AgeLab ... has homed in on one such paradox in particular: the profound mismatch between products built for older people and the products they actually want. To give just a few examples, only 20% of people who could benefit from hearing aids seek them [...]
For more than 50 years, Ram Dass has watched as other nontraditional spiritual leaders have come and gone while he has remained. He has been active since the early 1960s, back when he was still known as Richard Alpert and worked alongside his Harvard psychology department colleague Timothy Leary, researching the mind-altering effects of LSD and psilocybin and helping to [...]
In the past when scholars have reflected on the psychological impact of dementia they have frequently referred to the loss of the "self" in dramatic and devastating terms, using language such as the "unbecoming of the self" or the "disintegration" of the self. In a new review released as a preprint at PsyArXiv, an international team of psychologists led by Muireann Irish at [...]
In a nationally representative survey, 36 percent of older adults aged 60-69 and 24 percent aged 70 and over in the survey were found to be lonely on a widely used loneliness index. This is especially alarming when considering the harmful health consequences loneliness has on physical and mental health, including its impacts on cognitive functions. In a well cited review, the authors show [...]
Subscribe Current Issue Blog Archive Store About Search FEBRUARY 22, 2019: [Environmental policy][Yosemite][Bangladesh] ARCHIVE / 2019 / MARCH < Previous Article | Next Article > ESSAY — From the March 2019 issue What the hidden relationships of ancient folktales reveal about their evolution—and our own By Ferris Jabr Download Pdf Read Online Single Page Print Page The story begins, as [...]