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The Challenge of Consciousness | by Riccardo Manzotti
Why doesn’t our behavior simply happen, taking its course the way the planets follow their orbits? We don’t know. Just as cosmologists don’t know what dark matter is. All we know is that there is something that doesn’t add up and very likely points to some profound error in our assumptions about reality. That’s what we should be concentrating on, rather than getting into elaborate and suggestive metaphors like “movies in the head.”
brain  neuro  mind  perception  philosophy 
6 days ago by taryn1221
Exclusive: Elevated CO2 Levels Directly Affect Human Cognition, New Harvard Study Shows
In a landmark public health finding, a new study from the Harvard School of Public Health finds that carbon dioxide (CO2) has a direct and negative impact on human cognition and decision-making.
mind  intelligence  climatechange  co2 
7 days ago by neilscott
A to Z of Brain, Mind and Learning
Online Magazine on Brain and Mind, Education, Learning, Learning Disabilities and More.
Learning  mind  brain 
9 days ago by dusko
Results of the Holland Code (RIASEC) Test
A Holland Code summarizes your results with an acronym for the categories you score highest for, which makes you an IAC.

The United States Department of Labor Employment and Training Administration maintains a database of occupations sorted by Holland Code. The list of occupations for the IAC can be found at http://www.onetonline.org/explore/interests/Investigative/Artistic/Conventional/
szcz  psychology  mind  brain  job  career 
11 days ago by msszczep
CO2 is bad for you | MetaFilter
At levels as low as 600 parts per million, carbon dioxide has measurable effects on human cognition.

In 2013, researchers at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory found that carbon dioxide had measurable negative effects on human cognition at levels as low as 600 parts per million. That was confirmed by a Harvard study this summer.

There hasn't been much research done on the long-term effects of exposure to high levels of atmospheric carbon dioxide on human beings; even NASA has called for more. There's some speculation (alternate link) that the projected increase in CO2 will result in serious health consequences for human beings by the end of the century.
mind  brain  climate  climatechange  climatecrisis  globalwarming  psychology  neurology  neuroscience  cognition  cognitive  cognitivescience 
12 days ago by msszczep
How to stay sane in the face of climate change
Climate change, like a lot of things, is scary. But if mental health professionals a tip for coping, it seems to be this: Talk about it. Share your feelings. And remember that we are all in this together.
psychology  globalwarming  climatechange  climatecrisis  activism  inspiration  hope  protest  health  mind  brain 
13 days ago by msszczep
Rich people pay less attention to other people — Quartz
One percenters of the world may not be terribly concerned about societal income gaps, but they should care about a significant disadvantage to having a bigger stockpile of cash than everyone else: a diminished ability to experience the benefits of strong interpersonal relationships, which may be the most rewarding part of the human experience—even the secret to happiness, according to a 50-year study from Harvard. Humans are built to thrive in a community, and without it we are at increased risk of loneliness, which is harmful to one’s health, and can play a role in heart disease, depression, and even premature death. Privilege comes at a cost.
wealth  money  psychology  activism  protest  parecon  mind  brain 
13 days ago by msszczep
The Origin of Consciousness in the Breakdown of the Bicameral Mind - Julian Jaynes - Google Livres
At the heart of this classic, seminal book is Julian Jaynes's still-controversial thesis that human consciousness did not begin far back in animal evolution but instead is a learned process that came about only three thousand years ago and is still developing. The implications of this revolutionary scientific paradigm extend into virtually every aspect of our psychology, our history and culture, our religion -- and indeed our future.
history  books  mind 
13 days ago by prrd

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