Mental Health Matters – Criminal Personalities

” Up to 50 percent of inmates are thought to have some diagnosable psychiatric disorder….. a significant percentage of those thought to be primarily sociopathic often have an extensive history of trauma and a subsequent onset of post-traumatic stress disorder.   The trauma is especially common in African-American males, who are heavily overrepresented in prison systems. […]

Oh oh – Time Ain’t Real.

Some recent studies have challenged the theory that the brain represents time with an internal “clock” that emits neural ticks (the “pacemaker-accumulator” model) and suggest that the brain represents time in a spatially distributed way, by detecting the activation of different neural populations. Although we perceive events as occurring in the past, present, or future, […]

Introspection Without Value?

“Introspection is thus of limited use to gain self-knowledge, at least directly. Some forms of introspection are beneficial by helping people construct a coherent personal narrative, even if they do not provide a direct pipeline to unconscious processes.” SELF-KNOWLEDGE: Its Limits, Value, and Potential for Improvement Timothy D. Wilson and Elizabeth W. Dunn University of […]

We Do Not Know Our Own Minds

“We know surprisingly little about our own personalities, attitudes and even self-esteem.  When people’s personalities are measured implicitly, i.e. by seeing what they do, rather than what they say they do, the correlations are sometimes quite low. Just like in personality, people’s conscious and unconscious attitudes also diverge. We sometimes lie about our attitudes to make ourselves […]

“Physics Envy” in Marketing: Former Physicist Turns Marketer

“Physics Envy” in Marketing By Alexander Repiev, Moscow, Russia All things are subject to interpretation. Whichever interpretation prevails at a given time is a function of power and not truth.  Friedrich Nietzsche …the infernal chaos in academic marketing texts and minds is caused by the so-called “physics envy,” a term coined by the British researcher Alan Tapp [1]. […]