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The Astonishing Hypothesis

The Astonishing Hypothesis

01/25/2013  |  No Comments

That's the name given by DNA-discoverer Francis Crick to the idea that (as V.S. Ramachandran writes) "our conscious experience and... more..

What's Missing In The Empathic Civilization?

What’s Missing In The Empathic Civilization?

01/16/2013  |  No Comments

Well...you are. But first, what is The Empathic Civilization? It's a book by economist Jeremy Rifkin and also a YouTube video... more..

The Empathic Brain

The Empathic Brain

01/12/2013  |  No Comments

That's the title of an exciting new book by Christian Keysers. Keysers was part of a vanguard team studying mirror... more..

Forerunners

Forerunners

01/12/2013  |  No Comments

Abraham Maslow (above, creator of Maslow's hierarchy of needs) and Carl Rogers helped found humanistic psychology in the 1960s. The... more..

Word Clouds

Word Clouds

01/07/2013  |  No Comments

The great thing about word clouds? In a glance, you see what was really on an author's mind. It might not be... more..

Mirror Mirror

Mirror Mirror

01/06/2013  |  No Comments

When we see, we do (just like monkeys). When we hear, we learn to speak. And when others feel (whether sadness,... more..

Why Info Maps?

Why Info Maps?

12/28/2012  |  No Comments

Most maps show what we already see (the physical world, Minneapolis, the trail). Info maps show us what we don't... more..

From Gene To Meme

From Gene To Meme

12/24/2012  |  No Comments

What does Darwin have to do with memes? It's a story spanning almost 150 years—from Darwin's round-the-world journey on the HMS... more..

The Flip of a Group

The Flip of a Group

12/22/2012  |  No Comments

How easily do we fall into groups? A 1973 experiment by social psychologists Henri Tajfel and Michael Billig showed it doesn't... more..