Music may be divided into three kinds: First, the music of simple time, without any particular emphasis — and this may be called the music of the heels; second, music in which time is varied, in which there is the eager haste and the delicious delay, that is, the fast and slow, in accordance with […]
“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 to ask is “What does the mind do?” According to Ralph Barton Perry, a 20th […]
| Seeing, agreeing, being & believing as different levels of cognition | Eye: A bodily organ that senses visual information Perception as the processing of physical sensations (sight, sound, taste, touch, smell, etc.) Aye: A sound used to indicate positive sentiment Association as the processing of perceived relationships (positive / negative; same / different; if […]
Language is an important aspect of human cognition. We could even say that human cognition is defined by language. But what makes language such an effective cognitive utility? The answer could be words and the multipurpose ways in which we use them. As the foundation of language, words are also foundational elements of cognition. The […]
By describing cognitive representations as images, we can illustrate how the mind may work as an emergent system.
What is the difference between affective and cognitive empathy? Of all the tools in the emotional intelligence toolbox, empathy is especially valuable in today’s world. As we continue to learn more about how much human decision-making and behavior is informed — if not driven — by emotion, being able to understand how someone else feels […]
| Research on transformation, adaptation, behavior, and interoception | One definition of learning is the ability to change our behaviors in response to our past experiences. A related dimension of learning involves the ability to respond in the moment to whatever changes are happening to us as well as whatever changes are physically, emotionally, and/or […]