- Producer25/10/2016The Major Differences That Made FasterEFT Better than Matrix ReimprintingRobert Smith, founder and creator of FasterEFT shares that he first became aware of Matrix Reimprinting when he noticed he is frequently asked by people odd questions about the connection between memories and ECHOs. He investigated more about...
- 22/10/2016IT IS OCTOBER 22
HAPPY FECHNER DAY TO ALL
S=k log (I)
S is the strength of our sensory experience
k is a constant and the same k as in Weber's Law
I is the intensity of the stimulus
Comments22/10/2016 #1 Deb HelfrichI was celebrating it even before I 'knew' it. Was I sensing the joy in the universe? Did I have a vague neuron firing of prior learning? Or was path C blocked by a social media acquaintance? Computing behavior is a madman's quest - for infinity walks hand in hand with chaos.
- Producer21/10/2016Psychology Lose Its Mind?...Not A “Chace”Following William James’ decision to quit Psychology when Harvard University failed to grant a Ph.D. to “the most gifted graduate student he ever taught” --because she was a woman:James went on to co-develop with Charles Pierce the School of...
Comments23/10/2016 #45 Anonymous#43 You know that song Sideways by Citizen Cope? That's the impact of your words, to me, as I've read and reflected. Are we Free in a World that has forgotten its own liberty? What can we do? This picture you paint which I have also seen makes me sad for The World but I know The World already has enough sadness... I can only balance as best I can and that is imperfectly. I hope open hearts and open minds will shed light on our own darkness as you do and many others in their disciplines, time and again. I'll stay present whenever I can and keep thinking and feeling. Thank you for sharing and teaching, sincerely!22/10/2016 #44 Mark AnthonyWell , for me I like the challenge of the incarceration and patholagising of individuals . In the last 10-15 years diagnosis of various kind of personality disorder have rocketed . For me , many of these individuals just seem extremely pissed with the status quo, angry and fed up . Is that a mental illness ? Clearly, in the U.K. anyway many think so . #3122/10/2016 #43 Gerald Hecht#42 @Deb Helfrich I don't think Albert Bandura knew how innovations in technology would allow a million kids to see one of their peers beat up a bobo doll on You Tube 24/7...SM has turned up the amps to "Spinal Tap's" storied "11" and then some...I mean when you reach a point where one person's "hacked day" becomes 30 million people's excuse to stone them to death for ...you remember that incident when Dick Chaney shot as friend of his at a "virtual hunting camp" ...there is an app for (I'm not joking) for this sickness now...right so there are these enclosures (like ranches) with deer, ducks...etc roaming around...and the whole enclosure is surrounded by a real "ring of fire"...a ring of hundreds of wifi connected sniper rifles and even assault rifles on 3 dimensional servo motor swivels.
You can use this app to "pick your hunting ground", choose your weapon, select your pray species...and target 🎯 and blow away a deer or whatever that's thousands of miles away from you ...on a phone!!! it's a first person shooter app wifi'D to real weapons mounted on a fence surrounding real animals...How long until you have wifi'D death penalty apps Sharia law guillotine apps, concentration camp apps...I mean that's why I don't know how answer queries about ...to tell you the truth it's not that I don't understand the world, it's that I do...you do as well; What I definitely don't have is an omnipresent sense of optimism regarding the outcome of societies that educate individuals to "trust the process"..normally...I'd now under an LOL; and I wanna be constantly positive...but think about this...as we speak an app is using Twitter APIs to coordinate with GPS satellites to aim and fire real weapons over the Internet for anyone who feels like "hunting" something...I'm terrified22/10/2016 #41 Gerald Hecht#40 @Deb Helfrich exactly! Really (and we all sort of know it) the phrase "common sense" is a way to insult somebody and get away with it...person A asks person B to do something...Person B does "that something" differently than person A would have done it...which irritates person A...who proceeds to employ the convenient rejoinder to person B: "What's the matter with you? Don't you have any "common sense "? You'd think everybody would be wise to it by now...oldest trick in the book kind of thing right? But I still see so many "Person Bs" who look ashamed when they get told that...by mean old "Person As"..🚀🎯22/10/2016 #40 Deb Helfrich#37 #39 There simply cannot be such a thing as common sense. Utterly specious insofar as we are almost always only agreeing on approximations. I say tomato...
We 'think' we have a common fruit or vegetable in mind, but I see cherry tomatoes and you see beefsteak ones, someone else sees marinara, and kids in american cafeterias see ketchup.
It all aggregates in astounding complexity from different first causes, none of which truly can be reduced anyway unless you forget good old Zeno - and who does that?22/10/2016 #37 Gerald Hecht#34 @Harvey Lloyd Yeah; you are probably right; the key to successful Behavior Mod is almost always the first step; in an operant approach; that would be correctly identifying the +/- Reinforcers/Punishers for a target behavior in a specific individual...for some behaviors in some individuals...it can take "forever"...the old "trick question when I'm teaching this stuff to undergraduates: "Which is more reinforcing Chocolate Cake or Broccoli?" The answer of course is that a Skinnerian (Operant) question was never asked because Skinner's entire system is atheoretical.
IF:Bx1-->Ra: Bx1🔼 Then: Ra=Reinforcing Stimulus for Bx1
IF:Bx1-->Ra: Bx1🔽Then: Ra=Punishing Stimulus for Bx1
"Common Sense" means less than zero.
Some kids have "unusual" tastes...22/10/2016 #36 Deb HelfrichSo one of the things that I wanted to bring to the actual discussion is embodied cognition. The ways in which our behavior is not necessarily driven solely by our conscious cognitive mind. Our purpose is altered all the time by temperature, smells, sounds - and I am certain that there has to be an even larger factoring for the rats, which I don't think diminishes in any way their ability to use spatial navigational algorithms even though they can't say or write those words.
I can demonstrate that my dog has memory to anyone who wants to stop by. She gets frozen or dehydrated raw food. Depending on my busy commenting schedule, sometimes I take her for a walk while her food is cooking (thawing or rehydrating) sometimes we walk first and then prepare dinner together. When I cook, then walk, her behavior on the walk is finish business and immediately high tail it back to the waiting food - she has a sense memory driving her behavior. When we walk without starting the meal prep, the walk is leisurely and she lingers smelling everything.
Our senses add in some percentage of our purpose, which being humans, we tend to ignore the input from our environment, when it drives quite a lot of what we do. Thoughts @Gerald Hecht about subconscious purpose?22/10/2016 #35 Anonymous#25 Well my goodness. I want to say something smart since you share of your brilliance so Freely but I must be serious a moment since these are rather serious thoughts and important in my eyes. I am going back to the first articles and will re-read them all because I think, maybe, the cloud over my head flashed like a lighbulb for a moment. I need to be sure, if that is possible. Thinking time! Thank You!22/10/2016 #34 Harvey Lloyd#33 I agree with your sentiments. I too grew up within a different value set than where I find myself today. The political debates tell me I have been transported to another planet.
Society in this context is merely a target not an end. I don't see society much different than the soil we rolled many years ago. Both required effort to produce what you wanted and occasional storms took it away
Self destructive behaviors need a target set of behaviors to establish criteria Each of our rolls should assist to this end. The direction of this is less important than the fact we are moving away from self destructive
We practice a plan at our school of tool development. If we can plant seeds of tools that helps a student uncover a future success in their world we have won. It's thankless. These seeds may take years before the student can harvest
To me personally. Thankless or not, success or not the effort is what makes us human. Every child deserves our best. Your efforts are harvested in me by what you find22/10/2016 #33 Gerald Hecht#32 @Harvey Lloyd Thank you first of all for your kind words...now the thornier issue -- It seems to me that if there really was a deterministic system that when tapped into causes all people to "fall into line"...it would have arrived long ago (I was trained as a "Radical Behavioral Scientist" myself)...I think you hit the critical key...society! When I was growing up, I was taught that America is the shining example for people everywhere...our presidents were the "leaders of the free world"...etc.) I've been perceiving the behaviors of the next "leaders of society/the free world"...I don't think that what we have here are mostly failures of Operant ABAB Behavioral
Modification methods or mostly toxins in the environment (although quite a bit of both exist). Just as an "exercise" a couple of days ago... I 1)went for a long run, 2)did some very fruitful mindfulness meditation, 3) called my mom, and 4) watched a video of the last Presidential Debate...with a "beginner's mind" along with watching eyewitness journalistic dispatches from Aleppo and a brief interview of Syria's President Assad fielding some queries in his beautiful Italian designer suit...how could I think there is something wrong with a kid who "can't or won't participate in society"? I WAS housebroken when it was different so that now, even as my habitat disintegrates beneath my feet and above my head... I still (more or less) participate...lots of somebodies somewhere are getting a positive spike (probably very minuscule but positive) on their balance sheets from this essay that you are enjoying and finding to be stimulating...and of course it's reinforcing to have others tell me such things about something I worked hard on ... I bet someone designing more energy efficient data center routers somehow may end up getting a pay raise if enough people read it...a major shareholder is telling someone to trust the markets...maybe the "cant's/wont's" have "memorized the maze too"22/10/2016 #32 Harvey Lloyd@Gerald Hecht i have read this post several times and each time gain new insights. You seem to be well versed in the systems of behavior that rise well above my experiences and more specifically education. Each day though i deal with behavioral science through students in K-12, my research is more outcome based in educating students with disabilities. I enjoy reading about the research that aims to find the singularity of behavior, that place where it exposes first light. I would ask though, to find this point, would we truly be able to assist those who don't or cant participate within society, to do so?
My application or really supervision of those who apply behavioral management techniques begins it focus on the antecedence as a starting point of understanding. We know that deeper, much deeper thought patterns are at work. Our goals are more focused on coping, managing and allowing the student to experience richer more positive environments, repetitively. I would like to report here that this is the perfect system, but it is merely a system of creating opportunities for successful understanding within the students self awareness envelope.
I enjoyed your post. Thanks.22/10/2016 #28 Mark AnthonyPsychoanalytic teaching here in the UK was predominantly dominated by the theories of Freud, Klein, Adler, Jung, Winnicott, Bowlby and object relations , with a touch of Lacan. Szas, however, as we say here is a man after my own heart. He IMO was very forward-thinking, insightful and on the right track and, his " Libertarian" thinking sits well with me.#21
- Producer18/10/2016A TRUE STORY OF A MAN EATING CHICKENMan Eating Chicken Illustration Used By Barnum & Bailey Following Photographer's Tragic Death----I would like to begin this piece by expressing my sincere, tremendous gratitude regarding my selection as an official beBee Brand Ambassador; I...
Comments21/10/2016 #32 Gerald Hecht#22 @Teresa Gezze The finished(and delightfully readable version is now available --if you know any Psyc Undergrads at NW who are having trouble with courses in "Learning Theory" or "Behavioral Modification"; feel free to share with them; it will be more helpful than their textbook...I could be wrong about that...but not really🚀20/10/2016 #28 Gerald HechtA smart Eunuch would never have left my Producer Module without the brilliant finished piece (which I found in the wilderness--attached to no hives...if it's not reset ...so much for taking over LI https://www.bebee.com/producer/@gerald-hecht/psychology-lose-its-mind-not-a-chace20/10/2016 #25 Praveen Raj GullepalliLooks pretty coherent to me! Sure intend to read the whole thing some day! ;) Until then i shall bravely exercise my freewill to bite and chew my own tail! And I am well and truly delighted and surprised in advance at the soon to be finished magnum opus dear Gerry! Woof!20/10/2016 #20 Lisa GallagherIt's coherent to those in the field of Psychology and Research. I am really looking forward to what you do post next. I enjoy learning. Take all the time you need, you don't owe anyone an explanation, people understand @Gerald Hecht View moreIt's coherent to those in the field of Psychology and Research. I am really looking forward to what you do post next. I enjoy learning. Take all the time you need, you don't owe anyone an explanation, people understand @Gerald Hecht! I will add, Whoa, you are one smart guy.:)) Close20/10/2016 #18 AnonymousYou are hurting my brain again! Oh my. I love when my brain hurts and my brow furrows and I tear down more walls! Must go find this article. Why is there a chicken? I already don't eat beef after a brief stint cutting shit off cows on the killfloor of a slauggterhouse in my youth. Can I feign chicken ignorance and still eat them? "My year of meats" just flashed through my mind, books. Ah. Sigh. No, I best not. Ok, ready to learn if I can from your thoughts, off to find them! Click click cluck cluck here I go!
- Producer12/10/2016Left Brain, Right Brain - Why everything you believe about the two "parts of the brain" is wrong by Robert BacalLeft Brain, Right Brain - Why everything you believe about the two "parts of the brain" is wrong by Robert Bacal Of all the myths people hold about how people behave (Psychology), the left brain, right brain "idea" is probably the most common. No...
Comments13/10/2016 #47 Praveen Raj GullepalliHi Bob! Thoroughly enjoyed all the comments and liked quite a rowdy few of them before I read your uncharacteristically long buzz. Oops sorry! I think you have had enough of all trainers who make it sound as if the left and right brain are two different things with distinct, disparate functions that need to be integrated (by Trainers like them) to increase corporate productivity and individual performance ;) What Gerry is saying is that at the cellular, anatomical, neurological levels the uniqueness of each hemisphere is true. And those distinctions do apply. A faulty bridge or connection can upset the entire mechanism, but so can a faulty part in the left or right, right? But your buzz sounds like it underestimates the neuro-scientific paradigm a bit and it is quite likely that folks might arrive at a conclusion early and overlook the hyperbole ;) I had responded to something by Ian a while ago...let me paste that response here..but let this not take us on another tangent :) : ''....While waiting for a close relative to emerge from a comatose state that lasted for 41 days after an accident, many a doctor told us that time and again that the human Brain was still a mystery and only 10% of it made sense to modern science! And that the average human uses only 10% of his/her brain for all functions. So it was wait and watch till he finally came through. But it wasn't the same person that went in. The multiple clots on the frontal lobe and the right hemisphere/side/part of his brain did something no one could understand or explain. Just like a hard drive with bad sectors/corrupt areas that will not function the same as before! The OS now has less functionality or limited functionality! The Brain is the closest to the barrier that separates matter from consciousness.Through the sensory complex of the Mind perhaps?....'' Okay end of that quote...time to pick up that guitar and sing a right brain song plucking with the left brain fingers maybe? :)13/10/2016 #46 Mark AnthonyCorrect me if I am mistaken but isn't Robert referring more to the dynamics , behaviours , learnings and thinking of the brain as a whole whereby Gerald is considering the science facts to date regarding the physical aspects of the brain. No doubt there is some overlap on the effects on people however , I would agree that the human brain is more than a machine and has many complex layers both physichal and psychodynamic .13/10/2016 #43 Gerald Hecht#37 @Robert Bacal The original "Corpus Callosum patients" weren't rats they were humans suffering greatly --it was a desperate medical procedure designed to limit the focus in people suffering from the most severe types of Epilepsy that were intractable to any other available treatment. You could ask Ian; you don't seem very fun or knowledgeable about much...it is amazing to me that they pay you to write Psychology Books! Could I trouble you to forward my resume??? I could also submit samples of my writing ---here's one of my recent "cut up rat runner" pieces https://www.bebee.com/producer/@gerald-hecht/september-9-2016-postscript-on-swimming-in-poison-with-horses13/10/2016 #42 Dean Owen#39 I am loving the show. But that was last night! 8am here now and I've moved on to bacon and eggs. Loving it as my knowledge on the subject is zero, so when someone writes with such authority, I tend to take every written word as gospel, not that I will ever be a doctor, but I totally understand this is serious stuff!13/10/2016 #41 Gerald Hecht#37 @Robert Bacal All kidding aside I hope and pray that you or anyone you know never suffers a severation any of the neural connections "discussed" here --I really wouldn't wish it on my worst enemy. Yes I am as serious as a heart attack about that --speaking of which; l recommend thinking of the heart as a single, simple pump...alternately pumping and resting in perfect harmony with the Universe!13/10/2016 #40 Robert Bacal#31 @Deb Helfrich Yes, it's hyperbole - the title of the article (there is no book). In no universe could anyone think that a sane, or partly sane person would mean such a thing literally. As I've said (I'm starting to repeat myself here), that behavior - almost any behavior requires the involvement of various parts of the brain, and nervous system for the behavior to occur.
One cannot "create" on one side of the brain, and produce something without involving other parts of the brain, hence the notion that the brain functions as a whole to result in behavior. It's really something we can all grasp.
The left brain--right brain distinction (you know this side is creative, this is rational, etc) is much more a metaphor than a reality on the behavioral side of things, which is where my interests, and most people's interests lie. THanks for the comment.13/10/2016 #39 Gerald Hecht#37 @Robert Bacal yeah I guess I'm like a Tolman...I can play Bob Dylan songs with my hands and endodermis/decode cognitive maps with my feet; no one would ever accuse me of being a living example of the neuroplasticity wizard of your dreams...I'm known around here as that "one trick pony rat runner" --OH BTW @Dean Owen I almost forgot ✨💫🎸...this whole show was for your benefit...believe it or not... I wasn't really into it until I got that image of you sitting back with an extra huge popcorn 🍿13/10/2016 #38 Robert Bacal#33 @Gerald Hecht Again, I will not interact with you unless you present a cogent, English language and comprehensible critique of what I've written. I hope you'll do that, because you'll then have to organize your thoughts.
But as a last question (and a first one), What BOOK? Errr....in what particular universe does that exist? Or have I once again, written a book, without being aware of it (Hey, it's happened). But that's another topic having to do with the world of publishing.
Do me a favor. If you want to dump on me, that's OK, but show a little maturity here and please refrain from attacking others in this discussion.
That's it Gerald.13/10/2016 #37 Robert Bacal#32 @Ian Weinberg Thanks for your comment. Perhaps it wasn't clear in what I wrote that in terms of human behavior, the brain operates functionally as a whole. That is, to create something, let's say, requires various parts of the brain to operate in concert, not just the "creative" side.
What we have here is actually an issue of level of analysis. One can look at the brain on a molecular, cellular, physiological, etc way. Which is, what I gather is Gerald's expertise.
I am at the other end. My interests lie with how human behavior is generated, and it sounds like you lie somewhere in the middle. All are valid modes of inquiry.
The rat psychologist is not all that great at explaining human behavior but may be an expert on how brains work on a neurochemical basis in often deceased, and cut up rats.
It's a long standing schism in the field of psychology, still.13/10/2016 #32 Ian WeinbergThought I'd just add my little bit to the pot! Much of what is being debated here is dealt with by us in neuro-rehabilitation. Individuals that have suffered damage to the non-dominant hemisphere (usually the right) are more difficult to rehabilitate than left/dominant hemispheres. Non-dominant are often emotionally disconnected, lose subtlety (and humor), lose big picture appreciation (often remaining inappropriate); Dominant hemishere lesions are the usual aphasias, agraphias, acalculias and other linear/strategic functions. And yes, there's a fair amount of neuroplasticity activity giving rise to some re-wiring, but ... clear differences in hemispheral function within a comprehensively integrated whole brain.13/10/2016 #31 Deb Helfrich#19 Utterly clear about the anatomy and the very real difference that makes us "feel like a unified system until we break our neck" neuroplasticity won't get anyone anywhere in that case. And thousands of other physical issues. But this article isn't addressing anatomy. Certainly the title is hyperbole. He is saying you can't ascribe creativity to right brain and analytical processing to left, if you do you are reducing what humans are capable of to rigid categories.
As Socrates, help me understand this further, because I don't quite know how to pinpoint what functionality can be considered to have neuroplastic potential in the brain, which is what I see to be the debate. How far can we take the possibilities of what might be re-wired and what will hit a literal anatomical wall?
In all honesty, I feel like I am looking at that picture of an old hag or fancy lady in a hat depending on how I squint. I have this fuzzy grasp of what you are objecting to, but I cannot find the specific place where I have the knowledge to negate anything Robert has said. I think quite a few of us are interested so pretend I am 18 and learning about a brain without any malfunction.
How about this question - if your corpus callosum was severed would you have responded any differently? I am really curious.12/10/2016 #30 Gerald Hecht#29 @Milos Djukic thank you...when it comes to our anatomy/physiology (how we are "built", and how we "work")...it seems particularly important; if gross neuroanatomy and neurophysiology have become indistinguishable from a Trump/Clinton Debate and people can decide on who makes the better....THIS IS CRAZY! It will soon change with medical breakthroughs (it is) but as of now --IF A PERSON BREAKS THEIR NECK AND COMPLETELY SEVERS THE SPINAL CORD...you can't write a book called "Everything you Learned About Spinal Cord Transection is a Lie"... What is going on here?
- 12/10/2016"Human beings, the ultrasocial mammals, whose brains are wired to respond to other people, are being peeled apart."
What greater indictment of a system could there be than an epidemic of mental illness? Yet plagues of anxiety, stress, depression, social phobia, eating disorders, self-harm and loneliness now strike people down all over the world.Neoliberalism is creating loneliness. That’s what’s wrenching society apart | George Monbiotwww.theguardian.com Epidemics of mental illness are crushing the minds and bodies of millions. It’s time to ask where we are heading and...
Comments12/10/2016 #1 Emilia M. Ludovino"This does not require a policy response. It requires something much bigger: the reappraisal of an entire worldview. Of all the fantasies human beings entertain, the idea that we can go it alone is the most absurd and perhaps the most dangerous. We stand together or we fall apart.'
- 10/10/2016First of a four-part series.Why the Duality of Business and Pleasure Does Not Work - Sara Jacoboviciwww.arts-psychotherapy.com I am an integrator. And it is my business to know how to do that and help others do the same. Humanity has been struggling with the tension of living in dualities since the beginning of time. This four-part series will discuss the impact of living...
Comments10/10/2016 #1 Deb HelfrichI feel like you've uncovered a truth hidden in plain sight. We spend a lot of time using societal notions of polarity, which give us easily reductive means of saying we are one thing or another. But we are multitudes.
I have never met a personality test that gives me the option that I would actually take. Even with a general allowance for 'most likely'; I often immediately realize I would do one thing in one scenario and a vastly different thing in s relatively similar situation because of one tiny variable.
Perhaps the really happy people act professionally on occasion in their personal lives (their financial planning, for instance) and often act personally in their profession. But of course, it is much more complex than this simple duality!
- 07/10/2016It’s hard to see a child unhappy. Whether a child is crying over the death of a pet or the popping of a balloon, our instinct is to make it better, fast. Learning to handle negative emotions is critical for children, but parents tend to teach avoidance rather than acceptance.Teaching Your Child Emotional Agilitywww.nytimes.com Learning to handle negative emotions is critical for children, but parents tend to teach avoidance rather than...
Comments07/10/2016 #1 Deb Helfrich"Feel it, Show it, Label it, Watch it go"
Do worry, then be happy! Not as catchy for a song, but much more realistic.
Many adults probably need a little reminder that skipping the feeling and showing parts can lead to long term consequences in health and relationships.
- 04/10/2016#Music #Psychology #SOHFPsychology of Musicm.pom.sagepub.com
- 30/09/2016I think this may be a hoaxFrank Zappa - Who Are The Brain Police? - YouTubewww.youtube.com Gerald Hecht shared a...
- Producer27/09/2016BORN FREE: WILLIAM JAMES AND THE FIRST AMERICAN ACADEMIC PSYCHOLOGY PROGRAM“PSYCHOLOGY...THAT NASTY LITTLE SCIENCE” --William James The intention of this post is pretty straightforward: To explore the philosophical position that the essence of being human is the faculty of freewill rather than strictly a...
Comments04/10/2016 #15 Praveen Raj GullepalliGreat biologue of a Psychologist who became a Philosopher dear Gerry! I was wondering if a cockroach would really care about evolution and survival of the fittest if a nuclear holocaust were to end everything else except it ;) ... Even the choice of not believing or believing in suicide or survival is an exercise of freewill don't you think? A senior once told me this about fate and freewill. How far you go in life is determined/enabled by fate (a circumstantial vortex formed by the convergence of factors like where you are born, what will be your support system, who you would meet and interact with and so on in that typical environment); but how fast you go is up to you and your freewill. You can crawl there or just charter a chopper to get there quicker ;) Once you get there a new circumstantial vortex awaits...maybe a new life too! Another elder told me something about our breath. We have a specific number of breaths in our bank. Spend (breathe) slow and you live longer. Exert (breathe faster) and you live shorter. Any exercise that increases you breaths per minute is actually shortening your life span. Ponder about a tortoise and a hare. Not in terms of speed as we know it in terms of motion , but speed of breathing and respective lifespans. Ahh the science of Pranayama!28/09/2016 #4 Gerald Hecht#1 @Gert Scholtz its a condunrum....there were radical behaviorists I've known who have said that the best way to "tune" a nervous system is to give a perception that it has freewill...I wanted to through behaviorism to show how psychology "lost its freewill" and then end it with TOLMAN...but not take the cognitive thingie any further. The more of Tolman's stuff I read...blocking a maze to show that even rats are making maps...and the Crespi, Tollman latent learning stuff...that grey area before cognitive gets its computer metaphor stuff...I think that's where things get interesting... a behaviorist finds things that contradict determinism and the dedicates a book to the "Norwegian Rat"28/09/2016 #2 David B. GrinbergThank you for this interesting, insightful and enjoyable read @Gerald Hecht. I recall studying William James in college for a PSYCH 101 class, so this post brings back some fond memories for me of those college days. James was certainly a giant in the field of psychology. You provide excellent historical and educational context about his life and work. How's that for "stream of consciousness" writing...27/09/2016 #1 Gert Scholtz@Gerald Hecht Thank you for a very enlightening article Gerald. For William James to will himself from where he was to one the most eminent psychologists does say something profound. You may know that there are neuro-scientists such as Sam Harris who argue against the notion of free will. As for myself I can only say (I think) my will is free but my won't may not be :). Cheers.
- 21/09/2016The bumbleBee bull fighter comes to beBee... (el luchador abejorro toro trata de Bebee)... https://www.bebee.com/@jim-able
Comments21/09/2016 #8 Gerald Hecht#6 @Jim Able Well , German tends to "hit the ear hard" (like the sound of one hand clapping)...I wonder if perhaps @Aurorasa Sima actually prefers American to it; that it's not merely pragmatic (I don't know--Icant penetrate her persona); but yeah, why shouldn't righteousness prevail over all that which (however tempting) is not righteous? I think that it is not without some irony that it was in Hamburg that John Lennon first came up with the first Geist of the idea that "yeah, yeah, yeah" was a decent rejoinder to the premise that true love can't be a bad thing ("Ja, Ja, Ja" in oldest discovered Hamburg diaries)
- Producer20/09/2016Lyrics & Your BrainThe psychological implication of words is enormous.Words we hear in the morning can subconsciously guide our behavior throughout the rest of the day.Happy song = good mood.Sad song = bad mood.Songs about anger, cheating, drinking, or drugs can take...
Comments20/09/2016 #2 Praveen Raj GullepalliYes indeed! Our mind and our thoughts not only dictate our moods but also manifest similar events in our daily lives. If not strong enough to manifest then they will gravitate us into situations nearest to us that correspond in vibration. If music (among other stimuli) influences thought then we must remind ourselves that most thoughts become things. Thrash metal-heads, all hyped up on their crazybeat metal, beat the hell out of deadheads at most concerts i heard, from friends! Shocking! How many actors famous for enacting tragic roles in reel life, have not themselves ended their lives in tragedy, in real life? They become more vulnerable to negativity, playing roles that are exposed to such vibrations. They attract such events into their own life apparently.20/09/2016 #1 Deb Helfrich@Joey Reghitto - I have to completely agree with the conclusion of your buzz. We are sensory beings as @Sara Jacobovici is often so eloquently pointing out. What we take in effects us tremendously. There is a study that shows that we judge stranger's personalities differently based on whether we hold a hot coffee or an iced coffee on the elevator ride to meet them. It is time to become a little more consciously aware of the ways our senses send information to our unconscious that effect what we think, feel, and do. This is worded so perfectly, it is worth quoting again...:
"You are what you eat.
You are what you watch.
You are what you listen to.
It’s time to do all of those things with purpose. So we can become who we want."
- Producer20/09/2016Everything new starts with an introduction...Everything new has a first; a beginning; an introduction. The other day I was reminded of how fast and important this can be. Among the other things I have on the go, I am helping my father re-organize his home (a fun and wild adventure I might...
Comments23/09/2016 #7 Renée CormierI get a very strong sense of who people are at their core as soon as I meet people and I've learned to rely heavily on my intuition. I find it interesting how we can either instantly like or dislike, people without knowing them at all. It sounds crazy, but I often feel like I can see right inside people's souls. Some are scary, others are positively beautiful, but most are just average.20/09/2016 #4 Graham Edwards#1 Thanks very much for the comment Ella de @Ella de Jong. I am glad I good help and thanks for the feedback on my writing. The marketing side of me is also curious about the impressions we leave (on-line or in the real world). I think the worst impressions come when someone is trying to fake it, which is perceived to be easier on-line for some reason; I think we figure it out pretty quickly in cyber too. I think being true to one's self makes everything much easier... and successful.
- Producer15/09/2016REIKI AS A SPIRITUAL PRACTICE – HEAL YOUR LIFE FROM WITHIN!As the pace of life continues to accelerate, it is even more imperative that we all learn to slow down and focus inwardly. Else we risk burning out, running ‘on empty’ or just going through the motions of our life without any real joy. Reiki...
Comments17/09/2016 #6 Emilia M. Ludovino#2 @Deb Helfrich - Dear Deb I'm very happy you liked it. Changing a mindset or behavior is always a very tiresome activity that wears us off - it is a slow pace change full of kindness, self-love, self-compassion, resilience and physical rest. The using of breathing techniques helps on recovering the physical body.16/09/2016 #2 Deb HelfrichPowerfully written buzz, @Emilia M. Ludovino. "The universe has a flow and so do we. It is much easier to go with the flow than against it. Reiki can allow us to heal the timeline and synchronize our hearts and minds once again."
I am working very hard to get out of the scheduling mindset and it proving to be a way of thinking that sneaks into my thoughts and language all the time and it combines with a sense of overwhelm to making me monumentally stuck,l even though revving the engine is tiring me out.
- Producer11/09/2016The Sensational Language of EngagementImage: www.tom2tall.com Annie Sullivan, Hellen Keller and Phillips BrooksS This blog (first appeared on Therapists site April/2016) is dedicated to Gretchen Schmelzer whose work has often inspired...
Comments13/09/2016 #20 Sara Jacobovici#18 Thank you @Deb Lange. Looking forward to the publication of your book. Very exciting and wishing you all the success!
Re safe holding space, from my perspective, we internalize that original space and spend all our lives either sustaining it or modifying it. In my discussions with @Irene Hackett I have expressed that I am beginning to think that the space referred to by Viktor Frankl when he says, "Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom.", is connected to our original space.13/09/2016 #18 Deb LangeI agree @Sara Jacobovici . Just as the child needs a safe holding space to grow, so do we need to keep creating a safe holding space for our interactions with one another at all ages and stages in life. The holding space is sensory and energetic. Today more than ever, I believe it is the time to name, these unseen but felt spaces and to intentionally care for them and create them with what allows us to cooperate with one another. "We" have attempted to take away the sensory and replace it with the abstract and the theoretical during the times when our 'God" has been the God of logic and rationality. But, it has not worked. We are starved of our sensory experiences in the world of logic and reason, which is almost like being starved of our own humanity. I have attempted to write about this in my book, 'Trust Your Senses", which will be published in October. And there is much more to be written as you have so eloquently done here. We are in the middle of a Senses (r) evolution. We are being called to return to our senses.11/09/2016 #17 Deb Helfrich#4 "When the child is developing, his or her senses are what provides meaning. Only later does the child begin to "think". Yet because these sensory experiences are pre-verbal and pre-cognitive developmentally, the behaviours stay on as patterns, as you say. Only an awareness, a conscious understanding of what we are doing and exploring the why, will lead to change."
What a tremendously important quote, @Sara Jacobovici. This is the crux of why we behave as we do, which can be bafflingly unrelated to our conscious thoughts. We learned so much via direct sensory experiences before our cognitive processing was up to our current level of rationality. We have chunked together actions and behaviors from external triggers that can be truly hard to interrupt because these patterns are run by our subconscious.
This is where building a new habit of creativity just might help, as if we practice trying to 'see' things differently we may begin to notice when we run on auto-pilot staying in a rut, even though we have pledged to change something in our life.11/09/2016 #16 Ali Anani#15 Dear -@Sara Jacobovici- it is enough that I write about triads; it is equally important that my writing finds good listening". Your triad is super and I find it very relevant. This makes me happy and even happier than with response for my own writing.
Is there a better way than a drop of honey resulting in bubbling honey with ideas> You made the honey bubble dear Sara with this profound triad.11/09/2016 #13 Sara Jacobovici#12 Agreed @Aurorasa Sima. I have a Hive https://www.bebee.com/group/defining-creativity because I am very interested in this topic and I do believe that there are different ways for us to express our creativity. It's interesting that today there is a title of Creative in the corporate world. (That's another story.) My premise is that we are made up of the triad; we are a sensory being, a conscious being and a creative being. I often say that adaptation is one of our most creative abilities. I do look forward to putting some thoughts down. Hope it comes out OK. Thanks Aurorasa.11/09/2016 #12 Aurorasa Sima#10 I am interested in your definition what creativity is and how it ... surfaces. That said, only if it´s a topic you would like to expand on.
Personally, I am of the opinion (understanding that creativity is not just art) that I am not creative at all. People try to tell me that everyone is creative. I am good at combining things I have seen in new ways. But that´s not creativity as I understand it.
And then I thought that that topic might be interesting for a lot of other people too.11/09/2016 #9 CityVP ManjitEven in our Toastmasters club environment where college students come to learn public speaking and engage in leadership activities, the first principle of our college club is to create a safe environment. That creation of safe space is an act of creativity in its own right, but how often do we prepare the ground that way - instead the economic blindness we base our decisions on may lead us to writing off what Annie Sullivan did so well, to have the patience to create the room that Helen Keller needed to find herself and in so doing reveal the extraordinary women that Keller was, hidden by what she could no longer see or hear. We think of this as the work of caregivers, therapists and healthcare professionals - and this is economic blindness - the insight here is all of us can do this and it begins first with preparing that ground.11/09/2016 #8 Aurorasa SimaIt is a paradox like many things in life. What a wonderful post, dear @Sara Jacobovici. "We discover ourselves through our communication with the other and through the sensory language of engagement" and humans are blessed to be the life form with the ability to tell stories. I would love to read your take on creativity. Shared to story seekers.11/09/2016 #5 Ali Anani#4 Your response relieved me dear @Sara Jacobovici. Now, I am more encouraged to proceed on a series of buzzes on trees as metaphors for a diversity of ideas such as trees and tears (senses), and trees as metaphor for storytelling with a new perspective. My first question is are trees fearful?11/09/2016 #4 Sara Jacobovici#2 Wonderful to "hear" you thinking @Ali Anani. You expand the concepts in the discussion and you ask questions that lead to more thinking.
You write, "The distorted senses may lead to patterns of repeated behaviors." Couldn't agree more. When the child is developing, his or her senses are what provides meaning. Only later does the child begin to "think". Yet because these sensory experiences are pre-verbal and pre-cognitive developmentally, the behaviours stay on as patterns, as you say. Only an awareness, a conscious understanding of what we are doing and exploring the why, will lead to change.11/09/2016 #3 Sara Jacobovici#1 Thank you @David Navarro López for your comment and your link. I just finished reading your Buzz and commented.
What you call an "Oxymoron", I call a paradox. For me the difference is that in a paradox both states exist at the same time while an oxymoron cancels each state/other out. What makes Winnicott's holding environment so potentially successful is that it blends the caregivers qualities of holding and allowing. There is no "doing" for the child or letting the child do whatever he or she wants. It is an integrated environment as opposed to the "theory of the day" parenting or where has the pendulum swung; discipline or "freedom".
You are obviously a caring and aware individual and parent David. My sense is that you have the main factor needed in this discussion, a big heart!11/09/2016 #2 Ali Anani"In order for an infant to develop a sense of self as independent from others, it is dependent on the other to provide the environment in which to develop this sense."What captured the attention of David @David Navarro López is what re-captured my attention. THis time with different interest than last time dear @Sara Jacobovici. Infants store their memories as they grow up. If a father treats a child with anger and threat the child shall develop fear from others and seek help. and I wonder if we influence the infants for far longer times than we may influence their thinking. The distorted senses may lead to patterns of repeated behaviors. Developing infants senses is a huge challenge for us to allow them to develop without exploiting the infant's need for our attention to feel safe and beloved.
“It is only in being creative that the individual discovers the self.” Great, and this this also to rediscover the value of upgrading our thinking. Sometimes, few people are so close to us that we rediscover ourselves when we rediscover ours. I wonder if when we share love or whatever feelings, we would share our senses as well like twin brothers.
Great and beautiful mind you have dear Sara.
- 01/09/2016A different perspective.He Cut Off His Ear And Stuck To His Values - Contextual Behavioural Science In Israelcbsinisrael.com I was lucky enough to catch a rare exhibition this week in Amsterdam regarding Van Gogh's...
- 28/08/2016Anyone interested in a scientific explanation of Consciousness with thoughts on superstring theory and the Unmanifested, this is a must watch!! This is a video that was shared with me from my beBee friend @Peter van Doorn - awesome stuff!Is Consciousness the Unified Field?, John Hagelin http://www.scienceandnonduality.com/ Progress in theoretical physics during the past decade has led to a progressively more unified understanding of the...
Comments30/08/2016 #51 Praveen Raj Gullepalli#49 As I read this comment I was assailed not by doubts, but by more thoughts. They may be relevant...or maybe even tangential. 1. Only rabbits and other animals tend to go down rabbit holes. 2. There are no rabbits or rabbit holes on desert islands. 3. Most transferred knowledge is something transferred from one brain to another...one brain talking to another...video brains or otherwise. There is a very basic trinity, that of Perceiver-Perception-Perceived. The last being relative to the former two. The first being also a witness. The Infinite actually is also in finite. Only a little space separates the two (the words too)! Let us give a genuine self-effacing seeker, researcher and thinker his due! Such a monumental effort deserves a place in something more than just a rabbit hole. :)30/08/2016 #50 Anonymous#48 I don't think there are, but that's just me. And I had to, because you all read my mind or I read yours or who really knows. You're It, she's it, he's it, we're all it. Tag! "Come and join the living. It's not so far from you" I'll play you song, then back to waving my recruiter wand and the work day. Cheers! Glad I popped in on one of my whims. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eaNtV_iU61U30/08/2016 #49 Harvey Lloyd@Melissa Hefferman This is a deep rabbit hole where one can become entangled in space. The video was a brain expressing itself, as it had learned, to others. The question is would the brain go down this rabbit hole if it were located, from birth, on a deserted island? So, as in reality, I cant get where the video brain is talking me without you in the picture.30/08/2016 #43 Praveen Raj Gullepalli#40 Hopefully some super-minds will integrate the pieces of the puzzle...even is some say we are not dimensional enough! But then again, assuming that the journey itself is a destination is one way of getting by. As long as we pause to think every once in a while and enjoy the ride Melissa. Hive and Jive sounds good! ;)30/08/2016 #40 AnonymousOh. I came to email @Peter van Doorn. And I saw this. And the Universe, and Prufrock and Dylan and Floyd and my Heart is ablaze. I asked a question elsewhere in the aether to a wandering mind if he believed in coincidence. He broke it down to destiny and choice. And then I think I stole thoughts and had a big one that goes well right here: I just laughed and clapped gleefully! Here comes a random ramble. Where will it go? Does One ever really know with certainty? Ultimate destiny + choice as you said, can be re-worded as 'God helps those who help themselves' and Jungian psychology would call it synchronicity, or we could say The Universe in a Quantum Physics sense instead of God. Imaginary, complex, and infinite number sequences and math are enlightening in this perspective. Throw in some chaos theory and patterns emerge. We could also use many diverse religious texts that have a different name for God too in order to find examples of choices in ways of being on the Free Will spectrum and the outcome of becoming what we value in an individual reality that is also shared, by a seemingly random design. That nonethless, if and when aware, is often full of eerie coincidence. Stir in some philosophy and Spiritual Gold and we've found Alchemy and Magick. Gaze into a Van Gogh, listen to Mozart, and there is the coveted Proof. Of It. And here we are again, coincidentally, with a question. How to fully convey essence with any Form at all? Everyone's trying, I rather believe, to all say the same thing, they have been forever throughout history, and maybe they always will be; lost in translation. Does 2 exist? Let's just all go dancing, that's likely the best thing!30/08/2016 #37 Praveen Raj Gullepalli#33 Excerpt from the Love Song of J Alfred Prufrock: T S Eliot: And indeed there will be time
For the yellow smoke that slides along the street,
Rubbing its back upon the window-panes;
There will be time, there will be time
To prepare a face to meet the faces that you meet;
There will be time to murder and create,
And time for all the works and days of hands
That lift and drop a question on your plate;
Time for you and time for me,
And time yet for a hundred indecisions,
And for a hundred visions and revisions,
Before the taking of a toast and tea.
In the room the women come and go
Talking of Michelangelo.
- Producer18/08/2016Mindful WalkingOften as we walk our minds fill with contemplation of the serious matters in our lives. And yet before us exists the only true matter to contemplate - the living moment. Today as I walked I reminded myself that I would never walk this path again as...
- Producer18/08/201610 IMPORTANT KEYS WHEN YOU HAVE A BAD DREAMLIFE LESSONS FROM THE BOOK OF DANIEL 2:1"Now in the second year of the reign of Nebuchadnezzar, Nebuchadnezzar had dreams; and his spirit was troubled and his sleep left him.”10 KEYS WHEN YOU HAVE A BAD DREAM. ( LEARNT IT PRACTICALLY OVER THE...
- Producer07/08/2016Are Tears the New Fingerprints?I find it fascinating the new facts about tears. They unfold new realties and next time you cry have a new attitude to the tears you shed. New scientific findings disrupt our beliefs, and I dare say even well-established scientific Laws such as...
Comments31/08/2016 #103 Lisa GallagherI read this again @Ali Anani, still very impactful. I always encouraged, never discouraged, my children from crying. We were taught in school that tears can release toxins and also leads to less aggression, especially in boys. I know i always feel a deep sense of calm or very sleepy after a good cry. Onions, well those tears just burn lol.31/08/2016 #101 Dale MastersI stopped using deodorant about six months ago---I perspire a lot, and started using menthol powder after I shower to control perspiration.
I have narcolepsy as well....and I find it interesting that while in the throes of an attack, the dreams I have are predictive of future events. A group I belong to asked a question about this selfsame thing, and it turns out that 95% of respondents have had predictive dreams. I have often wondered if narcolepsy isn't the same thing as an unasked "vision quest", since so many of us with narcolepsy tend to share dream characteristics common in the visions of native shamans. I'll have to look up the references.18/08/2016 #94 Ali AnaniI received the following notification:
Someone has suggested that you reclassify your buzz in the Physical Education and Sports hive
Dear @Javier beBee- is there a way to accommodate this suggestion? I have already shared this buzz on three hives, but find this suggestion plausible18/08/2016 #91 Ali Anani#90 For all female commenters- this comment translates to
Mourn certainly does well and shows understanding , as the cabala says, women who understand the world so often cry. @Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD View more#90 For all female commenters- this comment translates to
Mourn certainly does well and shows understanding , as the cabala says, women who understand the world so often cry. @Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD what do you think? Close
- 03/08/2016"When therapists make the dialogue only about their patient’s life narrative, without including a frank discussion of social and economic hardships, they risk reducing psychotherapy to a tool of social control."Why Therapists Should Talk Politicsopinionator.blogs.nytimes.com Sometimes, the patient is depressed because the world is...
- Producer01/08/2016ResponsibilitiesSometimesAs much as we would all love to have an infinite amount of time to focus on ourselves and try and figure out all of our own little issues, sometimes its just not an option. Day to day we all go through it, even if its just taking care of...
Comments28/08/2016 #5 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD#3 I agree, right? @Vincent King, I've tagged your Pinterest Board with several articles that you have written ~ you are compiling a fantastic writing. I'm serious when I say "You should write a book" because your prose is sane and inviting. Keep writing! Join Pinterest and find your Board: https://www.pinterest.com/Dmargaretaranda/real-person-vincent-king/ 🌺 🌻08/08/2016 #2 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhDSo wonderful to bring you along here to beBee, VIncent ~ your issues represent 1 million or more, who have anxiety and need support & resources. Besides loving the image and all it encaptures along the path toward self-awareness and our Journey in Life....your writing style is succinct and daggers straight to the heart. Won't you please consider doing your Memoirs? Dr Margaret Aranda: Stirring Authors Along Hive. "You Need to Write a Book" ~ your personal journey is the best start. Love and hugs! ~🐝mags @Lisa Gallagher, @Gary Sharpe, @Deb Helfrich and @Ali Anani, PhD, all supportive and loving, too.
- Producer31/07/2016Join In: When Two Worlds Collide Thursday 14th of July 2016 was a brilliant day I was to go the French Embassy for the annual garden party, actually it was a brilliant week the day before on the 13th I had the opportunity to run side by side for 21.6 Km with Stevey Mc Geown on...
Comments01/08/2016 #9 Pascal Derrien#8 Yes @Dean Owen I think you are right your articles have influenced me somewhat I think the one about Japan for some reasons also my first CEO was Japanese and was a great sponsor (he is deceased now), yes that dream felt so real and was so clear that it left me perplex despite having to deal with the news. The Nice attack and others in France and elsewhere are really testing us global citizens01/08/2016 #8 Dean OwenThat was a couple of weeks ago. I am sure you jotted that dream down somewhere as, for some reason, we cannot remember dreams usually past 24hrs. I am glad you did. Perhaps you read my https://www.bebee.com/producer/@dean-owen/letters-from-manila the night before? :) I remember reading a comment of yours shortly after the Nice attack and remember thinking it must have really impacted you significantly. Perhaps something to do with Japan having decided, after WW2, to become a pacifist nation, gracious in defeat, lesson learned, and thankful to the Americans for helping to rebuild the nation following the war. I am reminded of a movie I saw recently where a German pilot and a British pilot crash landed in Ireland and ended up taking refuge in a farmhouse, and ultimately becoming friends.31/07/2016 #7 Deb Helfrich@Pascal Derrien, thank you for sharing a dream of hope and unity, where everyone can be 'housed' when they need it most.
The unfortunate irony is that if perhaps these people on the verge of unspeakable acts could have such a dream, they would realize the love and respect within so very many of the people they want to hurt. What it will take to effect real change is people getting out in the world and demonstrating to those that hurt so much the kindness that humanity can offer. I hate to send people to the other place, but I haven't gotten Josh Quigley on beBee yet, as he is biking in remote Sweden, but his story and what he is up to resonates with the antidote to that horrific night:
https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/activities/josh-quigley+0_2tchtOjEjE_NA75_IbHLFh?trk=prof-0-sb-rcnt-act-link31/07/2016 #3 mohammed khalafso sorry to heard this news and what you doing terrorisms in Nice and those not wise the islamic do not, ever, let ignorant, bigoted bullies rule our life, now here in iraq is fighting those pipsqueaks,do not fear. Anything, anytime or anywhere. Your time on this earth is short. If you succumb to fear, you will never make the most of your life , hope you more progress Pascal Derrien .31/07/2016 #2 Sara JacoboviciMy sense of you @Pascal Derrien is that you experience things at their core. You have the courage to be in the world and yes the imagination to keep things interesting. We're living complex times and intense times. @Michael Hillebrand mentioned that there are so many bees who have traveled extensively and have made their homes in different parts of the world. And @Ali Anani mentioned how with social media we are experiencing the death of time and geography. Thank you Pascal for sharing your story across my time and space.