Category: Mind

Psychopaths around us

Hey, let’s try this little quiz: are you a psychopath? For this person I know, the answer is The test results suggest strong psychopathic tendencies. This does not mean the person is a potential mass-murderer: socialised psychopaths are not mad,

Thinking as a hobby

PTB points to the three degrees of thinking that William Golding discovered early in life. I love that ability to place your mind outside of the discourse, look at the background noise, and come with a reason why. But much

Pain is just an oil away

From wired, it now happens that nerves may transmit information using a mechanism akin to sound waves, not electric signals! Since olive oil is similar to the lipid molecules that make up nerve cells, Jackson and Heimburg started questioning the

You are wrong, and here’s why

You have a cognitive bias. Yes, dude, you are wrong all this time, and you don’t even know it! Specially, now that I live in a test environment, these words become alive: So we have gobs of busy people that

Dreams and memories

I haven’t slept well in weeks, and it shows: I have been under some stress as of late. So sadly, no dreams – or rather, fractured ones, fleeting images, flashes of ideas that are, later, difficult to understand. I do

Plastic brain, purple rain

OK, so that is a bad word game, yet the plasticity of the brain appears to be nothing short of amazing, miraculous, and incomprehensible just yet; from the NYTimes: For patients with brain injury, the revolution brings only good news,

Recursive

Program Yourself function get_smarter(): 1. Am I smart enough yet? (default answer: of course not!) 2. If yes, go make a grillion dollars, or go fishing, or something. (Note: this statement is unreachable). 3. Otherwise: 1. Do various important things,

Empty

Found at Daily Zen: Do not be an embodier of fame; do not be a storehouse of schemes; do not be a proprietor of wisdom. Embody to the fullest what has no end and wander where there is no trail.

Expert

Kathy Sierra’s post on How to be an expert simply reinforces the old advice: Practice! Yet the research says that if we were willing to put in more hours, and to use those hours to practice the things that aren’t

Beginner’s mind

Zen mind Forget all. Be a beginner. Much of the personal turmoil that surrounds me can easily be traced to thousands of experiences in my life. Add to that an excellent memory, and the sensation of being inside a hurricane

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