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Meaningness | Better ways of thinking, feeling, and acting—around problems of meaning: self, society, ethics, purpose, and value
Better ways of thinking, feeling, and acting—around problems of meaning and meaninglessness; self and society; ethics, purpose, and value.

Stances trump systems
meaning  mind 
7 days ago by zryb
My sudden synaesthesia: how I went blind and started hearing colours | Mosaic
2017-10-10, by Vanessa Potter

"Out of the blue, Vanessa Potter lost her sight. As she recovered, her senses mingled – hearing and touch changed the way she saw colours. (...)"

"(...) In my case, I had likely experienced two forms of acquired synaesthesia: one connecting colour and touch, and one connecting colour and spoken language. It is clear, however, that mine was an unusual case. In classic forms of colour synaesthesia there is no intelligible link between a certain stimulus (such as one of Janet’s letters) and the colour sensation it provokes. But for me, colour words were helping me see those same colours. (...)"

Author: Vanessa Potter
Editor: Mun-Keat Looi
Copyeditor: Tom Freeman
Fact checker: Francine Almash
Photographer: Paul Rousteau
Art director: Charlie Hall
psychology  color  mind  eye 
10 days ago by eric.brechemier
Richard Thaler wins the Nobel prize for economic sciences
“Economists mostly recognise that normal people—their friends and family—fall short of omniscience and perfect rationality in making day-to-day decisions. Economic modelling requires simplification, however, and economists generally suppose that theories assuming people are well-informed and rational offer the best available description of economic activity. Over time, however, scholars have built up an imposing list of the ways in which humans systematically refuse to behave as the models predict.”
economist  people  thinking  mind  economics 
10 days ago by colm.mcmullan

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