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Drogensumpf versus Psychotherapie: Psycholyse
Schon seit Jahrhunderten versucht man, psychische Störungen mit bewusstseinsverändernden Substanzen zu behandeln. Weil die Stoffe verboten sind, findet Forschung dazu kaum statt. Im Verborgenen experimentieren Fachleute und Laien trotzdem - und setzen ihre Patienten großen Risiken aus.

Link: https://www.deutschlandfunk.de/drogensumpf-versus-psychotherapie-psycholyse.1247.de.html?dram:article_id=420458
MP3: http://podcast-mp3.dradio.de/podcast/2018/07/17/psycholyse_drogensumpf_versus_psychotherapie_dlf_20180717_1915_6964f30e.mp3

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5 hours ago by walt74
Waking Up with Sam Harris: #128 — Transformations of Mind
In this episode of the Waking Up podcast, Sam Harris speaks with Geoffrey Miller about evolutionary psychology. They discuss sexual selection, virtue signaling, social media, public shaming, monogamy and polyamory, taboo topics in science, genetic engineering, gender differences and the “Google memo,” moral psychology, existential risk, AI, and other topics.

Link: http://wakingup.libsyn.com/128-evolving-minds
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9 hours ago by walt74
Are humans really blind to the gorilla on the basketball court? | Aeon Essays
In short, the list of obvious things in the gorilla clip is extremely long. And that’s the problem: we might call it the fallacy of obviousness. There’s a fallacy of obviousness because all kinds of things are readily evident in the clip. But missing any one of these things isn’t a basis for saying that humans are blind. The experiment is set up in such a way that people miss the gorilla because they are distracted by counting basketball passes. Preoccupied with the task of counting, missing the gorilla is hardly surprising. In retrospect, the gorilla is prominent and obvious.

But the very notion of visual prominence or obviousness is extremely tricky to define scientifically, as one needs to consider relevance or, to put differently, obviousness to whom and for what purpose?
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The alternative interpretation says that what people are looking for – rather than what people are merely looking at – determines what is obvious. Obviousness is not self-evident. Or as Sherlock Holmes said: ‘There is nothing more deceptive than an obvious fact.’ This isn’t an argument against facts or for ‘alternative facts’, or anything of the sort. It’s an argument about what qualifies as obvious, why and how. See, obviousness depends on what is deemed to be relevant for a particular question or task at hand. Rather than passively accounting for or recording everything directly in front of us, humans – and other organisms for that matter – instead actively look for things. The implication (contrary to psychophysics) is that mind-to-world processes drive perception rather than world-to-mind processes. The gorilla experiment itself can be reinterpreted to support this view of perception, showing that what we see depends on our expectations and questions – what we are looking for, what question we are trying to answer.
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11 hours ago by sandykoe

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