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Mind  Body  from twitter
4 days ago by musclepride
Daniel Dennett’s Science of the Soul - The New Yorker
A philosopher’s lifelong quest to understand the making of the mind.
philosophy  dennett  mind 
5 days ago by zm
Uber’s ghost map and the meaning of greyballing
"The Uber map is a media production. It presents a little, animated entertainment in which you, the user, play the starring role. You are placed at the very center of things, wherever you happen to be, and you are surrounded by a pantomime of oversized automobiles poised to fulfill your desires, to respond immediately to your beckoning. It’s hard not to feel flattered by the illusion of power that the Uber map grants you. Every time you open the app, you become a miniature superhero on a city street. You send out a bat signal, and the batmobile speeds your way. By comparison, taking a bus or a subway, or just hoofing it, feels almost insulting."
blog  technology  mind  map 
9 days ago by ingenu
The Fleet Can Withdraw
"From 24-hour television to the online posts being cycled through algorithms optimized for virality, the constant churn of news seems to make everything both too important and of no matter. Every event is explained around the clock and none of these explanations suffice. Everything can be simultaneously believable and unbelievable."
mind  technology 
9 days ago by ingenu
The Law’s Emotion Problem
"Our legal system is one of the most impressive feats of Western civilization. But psychology and neuroscience in recent years have shown many of its tacit assumptions to be out of sync with our best understanding of how our brains and minds work. It’s not even clear that judges are reliable arbiters of what they are feeling. In a 2011 study, scientists in Israel found that judges were significantly more likely to deny parole to a prisoner if the hearing was just before lunchtime. The judges evidently experienced their bodily feelings not as hunger but as attitudes about the prisoners in front of them. Immediately after lunch, the judges began granting paroles with their customary frequency."
Also: http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2017/02/27/why-facts-dont-change-our-minds
And: http://www.npr.org/2016/12/11/505154631/a-finders-guide-to-facts?
law  mind  violence 
9 days ago by ingenu
The real You, part 4 – a n n i e m u e l l e r
Nice cartoons and a simple model to explain how folks build up behavior patterns that ultimately make them unhappy and cause trouble for others. Author seems to believe in a True Essential Self, which I do not.
mind  habit  thegoodlife 
11 days ago by dehowell

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