Sometimes it seems like life is a series of forks in the road. You come to a fork and decide which way to go. You come to another and go another direction, and so forth. If you are unhappy w… Read More
Our view of the world and who we are as people has changed over time. One example is that the ancient Egyptians thought the heart was the organ that created the intellect. They thought the o… Read More
If you’re like me, you know a few people who are constantly on the go doing different things and you know some people who are chronic couch potatoes. What makes people act so different… Read More
There are two schools of thought regarding the nature of the mind and brain – materialism and dualism. Materialism contends that the mind is entirely physical (the result of brain acti… Read More
We all intuitively have a sense that we are the architects of our actions. If we raise our arm, then we can say that we willed it. This gives us the feeling that we have free will and that w… Read More
It’s widely known that soon after child birth it is important to establish a strong emotional bond between the mother and their child by putting the infant on the mother’s c… Read More
People can recall things that happened to them years ago. We can also contemplate what might happen to us in the future. This is what some psychologists refer to as mental time travel. The f… Read More
People like to ascribe causes to things. We do this so much that the psychologist James Alcock has postulated that one of the main functions of the human brain is to serve as a belief engine… Read More
Now here’s a real oddity. Imagine waking up in the hospital from an accident and seeing people you don’t know sitting around your bed. The thing is these people are actually peop… Read More
Do you ever feel like you can’t quiet your mind? Sometimes it’s tough to stop all that chatter inside your head. If you’ve ever done yoga, then you know that each routine t… Read More
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