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Popularity Status Obsession - Mitch Prinstein Interview
"Psychologists and social scientists have found that there are two kinds of popularity: One type suggests people like us, they trust us, they want to spend time with us, they enjoy their time with us. That kind of popularity is really important — it gives us a benefit in life in so many domains, for decades, whether we experience it in childhood or if we’re likable as adults.
"The second type of popularity is the one we remember from high school, that refers to our status; it reflects our visibility, our influence, our power — our celebrity, in some ways. There’s really interesting research showing that type of popularity — status popularity — does not predict long term positive outcomes. In fact, it leads to despair, addiction, and relationship problems. But most people are still confusing the two types of popularity, and searching for the wrong one."
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9 days ago by msszczep
Plants have brain-like systems
"... there may exist some brainlike information-processing system to integrate data and coordinate a plant’s behavioral response."

“In the romantic version, nature is bigger than we are, it knows more, it’s been here longer, it has ways of sustaining itself and healing itself that we cannot understand. In the enlightenment version, we’re able to control everything about nature, we can fix it, it’s our duty to make it yield, etc. And, of course, neither one of those scenarios is really right."

-- Brian Gallagher
Nautilus | http://nautil.us | 12 jun 2017 / retr 13 jun 2017
plants  gaia  mind 
13 days ago by tometaxu
Stupendous intelligence of honey badgers – TheTLS
"Frans de Waal ARE WE SMART ENOUGH TO KNOW HOW SMART ANIMALS ARE?"
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17 days ago by tsuomela

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