noun | con·cep·tion | \kən-ˈsep-shən\ 1.a : the process of becoming pregnant involving fertilization or implantation or both 1.b : beginning 2.a : the capacity, function, or process of forming or understanding ideas or abstractions or their symbols 2.b : … Continue reading Definitions: Conception
•A brief history of the emergent mind• The human mind is one of the universe’s great mysteries. It’s also possible that the mind, like the universe itself, is an emergent phenomenon. We know that the mind is a function of … Continue reading New Old-fashioned Ways of Thinking about Thinking
“What is the mind?” Since the mind isn’t actually a thing, this is more of a philosophical question than a scientific one. However it’s a very tricky question, even for a philosopher. Perhaps a better (as in more useful) question … Continue reading Self, Employed: A Review of The Mind’s Job Description
Whether you can observe a thing or not depends on the theory which you use. It is the theory which decides what can be observed. — Albert Einstein REFERENCE Unification of Fundamental Forces | Abdus Salam … Continue reading Whether you can observe a thing…
We only believe in those thoughts which have been conceived not in the brain but in the whole body. — William Butler Yeats REFERENCE Certain Noble Plays of Japan | Ernest Fenollosa Continue reading …not in the brain but in the whole body
How do our experiences influence our cognitive biases? Although conventional perspectives of cognition would acknowledge that our experiences inform our biases, an emergent systems perspective of cognition suggests that our experiences actually give rise to them. From this perspective, our … Continue reading Bias & the Shaping of Mind: Do patterns of experience become patterns of thinking?
Brains can do the most amazing things. They help us think about ideas, have interesting conversations, learn new dance moves, stay alive, and do all those other everyday activities we generally take for granted. For the most part, brains are … Continue reading Narrow-Minded: What bias tells us about how we think