These claims seem contradicted by other experiments in motor control but here it is below. Yale Seems firmly in the human exceptionalism camp as an institution and Kavli Institute funding the same. The money would seem better spent understanding how human brain > behavior processes are similar to other animals and thus much easier to […]
…”Since 2002, a series of ten such studies have reported that individuals who used cannabis at the baseline evaluation had a greater risk of subsequently developing psychotic symptoms and indeed full-blown schizophrenia than non-users. Other studies of cannabis users who had sought medical care showed that they had a marked increased risk of subsequent schizophrenia. […]
The core (false) promise of all magical beliefs is everyday language-based “Mind over matter.” and “Action at a difference.” Praying, to some god, is just subjective reports of individual experience. So is voodoo, belief in the tooth fairy, belief in free will, philosophy, etc. Well, philosophy is just more of the same. It presumes that […]
Brains science, animal ethology and biology have proven our subjective sense of self and Felt experiences, including consciousness, decision making, values, thinking, deciding, etc are mere cultural constructs and myths. Yet, the Western value of the primacy of individual experience still dominates cultural and academic thinking are work.
With medical, physiological and biological getting much better very quickly, there are all sorts of rear-guard attacks on the inarguable determinism. The idea that everyday effects can change the genes, along with brain plasticity are two of the most popular. These are not science-based but designed to sooth pop fears about. Here we dispense with […]
Beyond the Computer Metaphor: Behaviour as Interaction – Paul Cisek, 1999 Summary We need to step back from the input-output metaphor of computationalism and ask what kind of information processing the brain does, and what is its purpose. The answer, suggested numerous times throughout the last hundred years, is that the brain is exerting control […]
Here’s a good rule of thumb for brain stuff, psychology, econ, etc – what we all naturally , talk about, tell ourselves and each other and our subjective experiences, feelings, etc are probably bad indicators of how our brains operate to control behavior. It seems more likely that the opposite of what we believe is […]