- 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...
Comments21/10/2016 #6 Gerald Hecht#5 @Ian Weinberg I think you accidentally inverted it ---I am the being collecting information through a (partially self-inflicted, partially as a result of my professional training) needlessly and excessively narrowed aperture. You are the the one educating me and fellow members of the "Flat Earth Society"! You wouldn't believe how much the annual dues are; and now the "newsletter" is semi-annual and printed in grey-scale!21/10/2016 #5 Ian Weinberg@Gerald Hecht The same thing happens in medical science - the eunuch masses are unable to appreciate the multi-faceted nature of the human being. So the multi-faceted entity is studied through the narrow aperture of whatever the interest area is of a given person/group and the findings become the flavor of the month until the next floating theory arrives. And so we're buried under heaps of un-integrated theories which leave the multi-faceted organism horribly dismembered! And so on and so forth ... Thanks for the article Gerry. Wow, such a long way to go to educating the members of the Flat Earth Society!!21/10/2016 #2 Antoinette Capasso-BackdahlAha! So psychology could not possibly exist if freewill does not exist. So that means that the less freewill we are allowed the less need for psychologists! So that means if we want to keep graduates employed we must advocate for freewill! "If you choose not to decide, you still have made a choice!"
- Producer26/09/2016Compounding CommunicationImage credit: Solutions.3m.com We are organic, biological units and as such we are part of what we refer to as “nature”. Although we invented the wheel, we don’t need to go very far to look at why we invented it and what we are trying to enhance....
Comments19/10/2016 #53 Sara Jacobovici#52 "...serving is the DNA of leadership...", in these few words @CityVP Manjit, you have captured the essence of leadership, something that is still being described and defined in volumes of writings. If we can make this wise choice, we then can have the experience you had; realizing that our roles are not measured through a lesser than and greater than comparison but rather through measuring the the factor of enabling; a learning, an opportunity, an experience. Thank you for your link. I would like to say that your post breathes new life into the overused (and often misused) word "authentic". I also appreciate how you describe thankfulness or gratitude as an alternative to escaping reality. After having the joy of seeing and hearing the video of Montego Bay that you share, I'm wondering if one of the reasons music is so powerful is that music is not so much an escape from reality but a means through which we can experience gratitude. I would like to express my gratitude to you Manjit for our engagement, thank you.19/10/2016 #52 CityVP Manjit#50 Dear Sara, yes I have read this after the event has been completed. The success of the last weeks and the effort associated with it was a servant role. As we encouraged our students to attend and my goal was to make them feel proud of such an event, the role I chose as organizer was in the background - standing outside the event hall, to ensure speakers were not disturbed, recognizing that sometimes this lesser role is the greatest role we could have chosen, and it was. This is what Montego Bay, my post at LinkedIn is about https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/montego-bay-cityvp-manjit?articleId=6191220543887273984#comments-6191220543887273984&trk=prof-post - that conflict between sacrifice and serving, that dissipates when one recognizes serving is the DNA of leadership - as a wisdom within us which we can choose.17/10/2016 #50 Sara Jacobovici#49 Dear @CityVP Manjit, I am sure you will be reading this after your speaking engagement. I envy your audience. Thank you for taking the time to read this buzz and for your invaluable contribution to the discussion. The flow of communication took me straight from the opening word to the last. And what a wonderful ending it is, "With the right combinations we become poetic."16/10/2016 #49 CityVP ManjitFinally, I have reached this destination and got to read this wonderful buzz and more importantly I am able to pay my full attention to it, an attention that it deserves. Tomorrow at my public speaking club I am leading with the theme "Word Power". Earlier today I began compiling a hidden page for club members that fleshes out the role of the Grammarian, the intent being to enrich the meaning of that role, rather than the very basic way it has to date been delivered.
This grammar page is at the beginning line of the continuum of communication and on the other end of this continuum is "Compounding Communication". What brings this continuum in flow is the force of nature, rather than the condition of the unnatural which is when we turn this continuum into a machine and our communication is either mechanical or vapor.
Communication is a distillation towards essence and the metaphor of atoms and molecules brings me to the nature of things - and words are things that we apply meaning to. When our communication is unclear the way those atoms and molecules vibrate either lose their meaning (a gas state) or they get too hard (the solid state). The way I interpret the continuum is that which is between gas and solid - a flow. This is what we do to words and synonyms.
Now add to that the complexity when we look at words and synonyms as a power of three. The combinations that are then produced are an extension or compression of the original essence. These combinations that maintain their flow are more valuable to us then those that lose their meaning or become rigid and inflexible. With the right combinations we become poetic.04/10/2016 #47 Leckey Harrison#46 There is some notion @Donna-Luisa Eversley, that it starts before then. Your mom had every egg she would ever produce when she was born, according to Mark Wolynn. Whatever she went through in utero (think stress/trauma), the egg went through and was biochemically effected at the gene expression level. The mom grew up and had her own experiences, and then the egg that you became started to grow, and whatever mom experienced directly she passed to your biochemistry as it was forming. For example, women from 9/11 in Rachel Yehuda's study that were pregnant and had PTSD, gave birth to infants with the identical biochemistry markers of PTSD.
What you say about a human smell, and the voice timbre and so is so true. It wasn't my experience, nor that of many, some worse than mine, so development gets hijacked. Development that includes emotional presence and ability to communicate down the road. There is also the flip side of that in those with highly attuned emotional radar (self acclaimed empaths) that are so only because they needed that ability to survive, and are stuck in that mode. Withdrawn or highly sensitive, neither system returns to the state of safety. The project those states of being into relationships twenty years down the road.29/09/2016 #46 Donna-Luisa EversleyThe cognitive development of people starts from our beginning, rather than outside the womb, hence the ability to sense the need to stay close to another human who smells like mom...As we grow older this intuitive process is honed and helps with our confidence, which is our internal response to knowledge... I'm not sure I'm on the right path @Sara Jacobovici, haha, you have somehow managed to get me swimming in the deep.. .very very stimulating!29/09/2016 #44 Donna-Luisa EversleyI'm sharing all of this to say, as one branches out, that innate sense of establishing contact can take any form, and the environment can be the same but affect everyone differently. Thus the way they choose to 'speak' will be within their talent parameters as determined by what is absorbed through developmentl conditioning....
O dear, it's quite long @Sara Jacobovici but these are my thoughts29/09/2016 #43 Donna-Luisa Eversley@Sara Jacobovici, continuing my second son did not speak until he was eighteen months and we were worried. When he started it was in sentences... 😊 I was quite busy and spoke to him less but spent more time with him. He was a strange child, a bit quiet but thoughtful in his expressions. He was able to communicate through some strong facial expressions. It worked.
My daughter the baby of the bunch was a real trooper...she had the least time with me because of work, and is the most spoilt and coodled. She started speaking at 2 years and was what seemed to me at the time as normal. She loved coloring and writing in squiggles. Her brothers would know what she wanted and they spoke for her mostly... There was an eight year difference..
Part 229/09/2016 #42 Donna-Luisa Eversley#41 Yes @Sara Jacobovici , as I reflect I recall the different ways each of my three children responded to the art of speech, and the activities I was engrossed in while they were housed within me 😉..My eldest started to speak at Nine months. I loved listening to music and sang all the time. I read a lot in those days also .We were driving and Phil Collins - groovy kind of love - was playing and he actually sang two lines of the chorus. I was shocked, this baby was learning to walk too early and now sing..crazy...I would sing it to him, and when it came on the radio he was able to identify and communicate in like manner...
Part 129/09/2016 #41 Sara Jacobovici#40 No apologies necessary @Donna-Luisa Eversley. You're right on! It starts with our development in the womb. There is communication on a cellular level and, yes, our innate system of communication is on from the beginning. In this way we may think for the developmental stages of communication as "in-born", experience and meaning (another triad?). The other forms seem to "branch" out from there. What do you think?29/09/2016 #40 Donna-Luisa Eversley@Sara Jacobovici as I read this post my thoughts strayed to a young child growing up and how he/she learns to make decisions and process actions. Are we hardwired with an innate ability which we tap into with each move we make? In the womb a baby knows the surroundings yet somehow adapts to the new world, steadily. Understanding communication and the talent imposed by simply being alive is one a baby, I think shows great awareness of without being taught on how to adapt on the outside....
My apologies if I stray but I enjoyed the stimulation of this discussion.28/09/2016 #38 Dale Masters#30 @Ali Anani Trees communicate with each other and plants around them:
I hope sincerely that you feel beter as soo as possible.28/09/2016 #37 Leckey Harrison#35 Done....@Sara Jacobovici @Deb Helfrich I could have been more specific on the neurological process, and will if I get enough engagement. Good takeaway, @Sara Jacobovici. That's the upshot, the work I do is showing people how to self-induce and self-regulate that mechanism.28/09/2016 #35 Sara Jacobovici#33 "Once we learn to work with the body's innate mechanism to release, we can become open, curious, and engaged people, and then the world will change." This is my take away from your comment @Leckey Harrison View more#33 "Once we learn to work with the body's innate mechanism to release, we can become open, curious, and engaged people, and then the world will change." This is my take away from your comment @Leckey Harrison. And I echo @Deb Helfrich words: your comment deserves its own buzz. Close
- Producer05/10/2016Creative Metabolism of IdeasTrees are amazing as they turn limited resources into a huge variety of chemicals that serve strategic purposes such as growth and survival. Trees utilize sunlight to convert carbon dioxide into sugar and then convert this sugar into varieties of...
Comments09/10/2016 #47 Deb Lange#45 Good Idea @Ali Anani - what about a Humans , Mother Nature & Creativity Hive - why I am thinking about putting these together? To re-connect the inter-connection between humans and mother nature and creativity. We are born to create, as is nature and we are nature, and I sense we are in another transition to re-birth our creativity by making new connections. I am choosing "Mother" Nature - as when we call nature a name and a gender we are more likely to have empathy, compassion and a connection than if we approach nature as if it is not a part of us. And the word Humans not people as Hu-mans comes from "the earth". humous. What do you think Ali?07/10/2016 #44 Ali Anani#40 Before reading any of your comments dear sister @Irene Hackett I prepare my heart for a big joy. You never disappoint me. Your writing "our brilliant analysis of how trees exist in stillness peacefully and yet are so much at work" highlights beautifully this paradox with musical words and passionate logic. You are filled with beauty dear.07/10/2016 #41 Deb Lange#34 an environment hive hmm interesting, I will see if there is a people and nature hive - the word environment conjures up a blandness from the past - but nature stirs the soul. I belong to another group/site that is called, The Centre for Humans and Nature, perhaps I can invite them to post some of their posts on Bebee. interesting idea @Ali Anani07/10/2016 #40 AnonymousDear brother @Ali Anani, in this buzz I am reminded once again, how in nature the true essence of life is all that is needed. Your brilliant analysis of how trees exist in stillness peacefully and yet are so much at work - creating that which it needs, which in turn, creates that which all of life needs - reminds me that creativity occurs naturally and for good reason. Life flows from creativity. It is wonderful that you compare life's beautiful processes to what is happening here on beBee, naturally. This seems to be a community of creative souls.07/10/2016 #37 Savvy Raj@Ali Anani Amazing to see the amalgamation of your thoughts on nature to nurture that compound the complex to the simple and create patterns in the progression .Thank you for inspiring so many of your readers with your extremely analytical and yet inclusive way of expression .07/10/2016 #35 John RylanceI agree with you Ali and Deb Lange. In human terms we talk about whether our behaviours are due to nature or nurture. One of these behaviours should be to nurture nature. The images you mention Deb where occurring long before we lived on this planet, and we need to ensure they continue long after we've finished enjoying them.07/10/2016 #34 Ali Anani#32 Dear @Deb Lange- you wrote "I always imagined it strange that policy makers who make decisions about the environment sit behind glass doors in concrete buildings disconnected from nature.". This is a crucial issue and I wonder if you would consider establishing a hive for environment protection. I feel sometimes there are policy makers who hate nature and concerted efforts are needed to raise awareness of the environment.
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- 22/07/2016Symphony of Science - 'We Are All Connected' (ft. Sagan, Feynman, deGrasse Tyson & Bill Nye) MP3 available at http://www.symphonyofscience.com. "We Are All Connected" was made from sampling Carl Sagan's Cosmos, The History Channel's Universe series,...
Comments22/07/2016 #1 Anonymous@joel Anderson - I LOVE THIS!!! It's just as the incredible Carl Sagan stated "it's elevating and exhilarating" - to think about the amazing complexity of our physical world, the Universe and all that's in it and around it - the cosmos - and to know that "the cosmos is also within us" and that we are " a way for the cosmos to know itself". Outstanding thoughts to start my day. THANK YOU!!
- Producer08/09/201690% of Science Fiction is CrapThere are a few obvious stereotypes of science fiction readers: Lonely men and sad teenage boys, geeks and nerds, sweating in their anoraks. Yet I find it hard to comprehend that so many will write off a whole genre on the basis of a number of...
Comments08/10/2016 #25 Nathan LowellMiéville is one of the more interesting Weird writers. I read Perdido Street Station years ago. Good book, but haven't gone back to that well for a long time.
I swore off trad pubs about 2011. I'll sometimes pick up a book on sale when the publisher runs a promo but I'm not paying $15 for an ebook and I have no use for paper.07/10/2016 #23 Nathan Lowell"But this seems to be an opinion that won’t budge."
Narrow minded generalizations - and every genre has them - seem to say less about the genre than the people offering the criticism.
Why does it matter? Clearly - as an author - I don't buy into the stereotypes. As a long time SF fan I understand what Sturgeon's Revelation actually means and I happen to agree with it.
I also think that it's a rule that needs to be applied unilaterally - that is - I get to say which 10% is not-crap for me and you get to say which 10% is not-crap for you. Sometimes we'll overlap and sometimes we won't.
Isn't that a good thing?10/09/2016 #21 CityVP ManjitI have not indulged science fiction novels, I prefer science fiction as a film genre, but I did get into William Gibson. Gibson has become a bit of a cult figure for technologists despite the reality that he barely uses technologies in his actual writing, he writes using that old technology called a typewriter and an manual one at that. The Paris Review interview did a good job of why I think Gibson is a compelling thinker and author http://www.theparisreview.org/interviews/6089/the-art-of-fiction-no-211-william-gibson10/09/2016 #17 Paul KemnerYou also might want to check out Ancillary Justice by Ann Leckie (she was Guest of Honor at Penguicon). That book won the 2014 Hugo award for best novel, the Nebula Award for best novel, the Arthur C. Clarke Award, and the British Science Fiction Association award for best novel, and the Locus Award for best first novel. It's also won awards for best translated novel in Japan and France. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ancillary_Justice09/09/2016 #16 Lauren Juzl#14 I mentioned both 1984 and Brave New World in the article if you read it, and yes I agree I should have mentioned 2001 a Space Odyssey. As for Atwood, I would class The Handmaid's Tale, Oryx and Crake, The Year of the Flood, Madaddam and The Heart Goes Last all as scifi, but of course as the post proves, it's completely subjective. As for the title, I believed it was the most important point of the article.09/09/2016 #14 Jim MurrayI noticed that conspicuous by their absence are '1984', '2001 A Space Odyssey' and 'Brave New World' which as a sci fi buff, defines the genre pretty completely for me. What's up with that? Re Margaret Atwood. She's really only written one work that could be called sci-fi. She's a literary writer and I can understand completely her not wanting to be typecast in a genre in which show only made one contribution.09/09/2016 #13 Robert CormackQuite possibly, Lauren. Margaret has some pretty definite ideas about fiction, especially science fiction. Should we allow for greater latitude, imagining what could be instead of what will be? Sure, why not? None of us will probably be here to know the true answer, anyway, so let's imagine any possibility. The more the mind wanders, the more we discover. Would we have gotten to the moon if it wasn't for Jules Verne? Who knows. He's certainly made us think. That's always healthy.09/09/2016 #12 Lauren Juzl#10 And that's what annoys me so much about Atwood @Robert Cormack, what I love about science fiction is how possible most of the content is, and when its not so believable, how exciting it is to imagine if it was. My only problem with Atwood's remarks is that she's trying to use them as a reason to separate her work from science fiction, when really she's just highlighting one of the many complexities of the genre.09/09/2016 #11 Lauren Juzl@Aurorasa Sima I think perhaps that would be the 90% that you are referring to, or as @Nick Mlatchkov more kindly put it, the 60%. I don't know if you've read many of the authors I listed or @Paul Kemner and Nick put forward but perhaps that's where you may find the new and innovative ideas you're looking for.09/09/2016 #10 Robert CormackI think Atwood makes a good point. Somewhere in science fiction, it's good to find that strand that says, "This could very well happen." In many respects, I think that's what happened with the whole Star Trek phenomenon. On one hand, it's certainly "out there." On the other hand, we feel Gene has prophetic moments that we are seeing in modern reality. If he was a "seeing some future realities," perhaps the rest will be reality, too. That's the joy of the concept for most Trekers. and I think that's the joy for a lot of science fiction readers. Having that thread of prophetic possibility (as with Verne) makes the genre more intriguing and therefore more readable.09/09/2016 #9 Don GrahamI'm not a big reader. I never was. I can only read as fast as I can say it out loud. But on video... Well that's different. Any Sci Fi I've seen.... Most of it was crap. But I loved Star Trek Deep Space Nine. It was something I could believe may be in the distant future. Babylon 5 would have been good, except the acting was deplorable! But I'll see a Sci Fi movie coming on, and I think "cool... Sci Fi" Then when I watch 15 minutes of it, I usually can't watch anymore.09/09/2016 #8 Paul KemnerI'd recommend Tim Powers (esp. Last Call, Expiration Date, and Earthquake Weather) and some of his weird history books. Neal Stephenson's Snow Crash and The Diamond Age (worthwhile cyberpunk!) . Connie Willis (esp Doomsday Book). Kage Baker's "The Company" novels. Lois McMaster Bujold's Vorkosigan Saga books.09/09/2016 #7 Paul KemnerThere is so much being written today, so it's difficult to find "the good stuff". And mass media (movies/tv) favors space opera and repetitive quest fantasy. I've found that being involved with the "literary" SF cons has helped me find much better stuff. Hearing what impresses authors I'm impressed with (and why they like it) has opened up a lot of vistas.
Comments03/09/2016 #7 CityVP Manjit#6 Yes, this is what I mean by nutrition, the quality of consumption. Empty consumption has no nutritional value and this can stem from ignorance or indifference http://grist.org/living/breaking-were-ignorant-and-lazy-consumers-who-judge-people-for-doing-the-right-thing/ View more#6 Yes, this is what I mean by nutrition, the quality of consumption. Empty consumption has no nutritional value and this can stem from ignorance or indifference http://grist.org/living/breaking-were-ignorant-and-lazy-consumers-who-judge-people-for-doing-the-right-thing/ or even decadence http://www.conspicuousconsumption.org/ Close03/09/2016 #6 José Brito e Silva#5 Tens toda razão. A arte, de certo modo nos concilia, seja ela antiga, moderna ou contemporânea, expondo nossas contradições: o velho não é tão velho assim e o que parecia novo, muitas vezes pode não ser tão novo como ver os olhos do gosto individual.
Quando falo no consumo, digo do consumo sem qualidade, sem alma, sem poesia, sem reflexão, sem ter o ser humano como principal...Um “consumo vazio”, o “consumo pelo consumo”.
Um amigo meu, diz que vive sempre com um pé no passado e outro no futuro, porque o “presente é uma chatice monumental”.03/09/2016 #5 CityVP Manjit#4 "música de consumo" is a nice way of speaking about mass consumption. We want poetic content and we are interested in the aesthetic because we are poetic people, with aesthetic minds and hearts - which means that both of us are not consumers simply feeding from the machinery of economies.
It also means that we can speak two different languages and still understand each other at the human level. Mass consumers may speak the same language but turn their language into superficial communication, and then so called experts tell us that we must communicate at Grade Six level so we can reach these consumers.
I choose nutrition over consumption and this buzz represents the nutrition of great people and so I value it. Great people are timeless and so I value having access to history, because it is our choices that makes history come alive, for then we have made the old new again. So for me this making the old new again is far more than "sem saudosismo barato" it is the wellness of life in my blood and the flow of my neurons in my brain - and that is why I choose to view the mass consumer as an art form.
I see this in this picture of Angelina Jolie http://blogdobrito.com/caricaturando-angelina-jolie/ and from that caricature with the big red lips of media consumption we either find people like us who think about life or we find those stuck in their 15 minutes of Andy Warhol fame - the people who want to kiss the red lips of Angelina Jolie more than they want to feel what it means to be alive. We either line our stomachs with mass consumption or we find the guts of our own nutrition as it feeds our mind and heart.03/09/2016 #4 José Brito e Silva#3 Hoje, no mundo inteiro, existe a chamada "música de consumo", que mobiliza uma indústria poderosa e, em muitos casos abrem mão do conteúdo poético, estético e musical. Não que não temos bons novos artistas, existem sim uma geração de grandes e talentosos artistas mas, ainda assim, quando quero ouvir música - o quê faça todos os dias-, sem saudosismo barato, bebo na fonte do passado.03/09/2016 #3 CityVP ManjitEnjoyed learning about the life of Vinicius de Moraes http://www.billboard.com/articles/columns/latin/7454442/vinicius-de-moraes-rio-olympics-mascot-inspiration View moreEnjoyed learning about the life of Vinicius de Moraes http://www.billboard.com/articles/columns/latin/7454442/vinicius-de-moraes-rio-olympics-mascot-inspiration and I checked into a performance with him and his friends here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=crruMnUlGcY I had no idea that the Olympic mascot was named after this artist until I read the Billboard article. So this has been my first exposure to this man - and from your share, I am now aware of this renaissance man
We assume that people know the music greats but I was surprised when I mentioned the name of Elvis Presley to my kids, and they replied "Who is Elvis Presley?" - and this is all a factor of the latest music drowning out the past. There are boomers who have no idea of the names of performers who appeal to Millennials.
What is however important here, is to learn about music and its association with other nations, not simply the music we may have grown up listening to. To me music is not about the track of my own life, that is a rather selfish and superficial way of looking and listening to music. To me music is the gateway to the ear - much more important before image makes us biased towards how the performer looks like. With the focus on my ear, I get to learn to listen more deeply and there is a greater delayed satisfaction in that compared to the instant gratification world we live in, a world where music has also become a source of instant gratification. Close02/09/2016 #1 José Brito e Silva@Túlio Ratto, @Tifany Rodio, @María Peña Jaquete, @Maria do Socorro Oliveira, @José María Toledo Soto, @Maria Luiza Freitas de Oliveira, @Monique de Andrade Dantas, @Javier beBee, @Juan Imaz, @Adriana Bevacqua García, @Adhemar Juan Netto Braga de Souza, @Ana Luiza Torres Quillin
- Producer25/08/2016Psychic Or PsychoticA person who happens to be both an accomplished musician and a skilled craftsman; (able to make exquisite Woodwind instruments by hand) decides to make a clarinet/recorder/flute of the proper dimensions as to ensure that every musical note played on...
Comments29/08/2016 #92 Anonymous#88 haha! And oh, here's comment 88, funny. I coincidentally watched the movie "The Man Who Knew Infinity," last night. It's certainly not my forte, but I rather love exploring and opening my mind to the language of math. And yes, that happens sometimes doesn't it. I think maybe I have some long term neural pathways still re-wiring themselves. Thank you most deeply!28/08/2016 #87 Anonymous#76 You made my day. Thank you, I'm surprised and happy to have inspired, I love inspiration. It can be strange in day to day existence to feel sometimes like you're all alone in crowded rooms, the only one present. One day I hope to find the right language to express my experiences. People like you and many others here, elsewhere, and books, show up and help and comfort my explorations everyday. Considering how far I have already come, I will keep going and listen to the beat of my own Phoenix drum. Have a blessed Sunday.28/08/2016 #82 Gerald Hecht#79 @CityVP Manjit thank you for your (as usual) eloquently stated and relevant insights! Regarding the Dylan photo; it appeared to me that the (circa 1966) landline phone he was on wasn't connected to anything...so, I guess many people,if they saw you or I having a "conversation" with somebody on an unplugged landline phone...would jump to certain conclusions. I don't know if that makes sense28/08/2016 #81 Aurorasa Sima#59 I guess this is a call for tolerance? Intuition is a two-sided sword. Most people should not listen to their "gut feeling". Only those with a very high EQ who have successfully eliminated all the brain damage caused by past pain can be sure that what their senses tell them has not been corrupted by the brain. Because of our ability to create self-fulfilling prophecies, it´s hard to tell one from the other. Some people hear the dog whistle better than others, the 6th sense is most of the time strongest in people who suffered terribly and needed it for survival. In any way, intuition is not an intellectual process. If you tell your brain to look out for hidden sounds you will hear something (brain always delivers). Probably some strange voices whispering "paranoia". As always, best for sanity and happiness is the path in the middle. You know that I´m a simple preacher of happiness. Happy happy lovey lovey28/08/2016 #79 CityVP ManjitThe price of trying to be normal is sometimes much greater than what we bound and classify as not normal. The history of psychiatric practice does not give us much confidence in what psychologists once believed was sound medicine.
Optical illusions teach us that once we have been shown a pattern, we can make sense of it and see what we could not previously see, so we know that our minds construct reality. The benefit of what this buzz is saying is an expert account of an area which most of us keep out of mind because it is out of sight. Then there is recognition that comes from watching movies like "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest", that we should be continually asking questions rather than take the easier road of ignorance.
What was the probability that I would access an article to the alternatives to antipsychotics had I not read this buzz? a.k.a. https://www.theguardian.com/science/blog/2014/mar/07/treat-schizophrenia-antipsychotics-drugs-cognitive-therapy From that article the conclusions are very clear and practical i.e. the problem of using labels like schizophrenia as a "catch all" mentality, the need to account for one factor at a time and observing that or the linkages between factors and most importantly actually listening to people to improve levels of well being. To that end the article focuses on one small pathway of cognitive therapy.
I could not make a connection with the Bob Dylan picture with this buzz, but did with the game Todd Rundgren plays with "Sounds of the Studio". I am pretty cognoscente of the limitations of my own visible spectrum, so this buzz is literally enlightening and not just a case of "I hear you man".28/08/2016 #77 Gerald Hecht#72 @Praveen Raj Gullepalli I have a feeling that's the kind of thing that he would not want to hear...but I don't know; maybe now he'd get a kick out of it. Some people seem to thrive on it; "Sir Elton John", "Sir Paul McCartney"...but it seems that "Sir Michael Phillip Jagger" isn't something that you hear very often, even though it's true, lol. You know what; I wanna hear "Sir David Crosby"...because at that point we would have certainty that the Brexit is really permanent 🎭28/08/2016 #76 Gerald Hecht#70 @Melissa Hefferman Your question was profound and it was sound, and it was inspirational...so much so that I wrote this for you because IMHO, you are quite well grounded in reality; and to be truthful, I'd be much more concerned with anyone who may have advised you to "be on meds"
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- 27/08/2016The Evolution of the 21st-Century Scientist. http://www.americanscientist.org/blog/pub/the-evolution-of-the-21st-century-scientist#st_refDomain=&st_refQuery=
Comments30/08/2016 #42 Yogesh Sukal#34 @CityVP Manjit Thank you for Tag & @Milos Djukic for sharing this content. Indeed with adavancement of technology, the scope for interdisciplinary subjects have taken boom.
In my opinion its up to individual choice and interest matter most where he or she is want to thrive, may be as a mad scientist. :)30/08/2016 #33 Joel Anderson@Milos Djukic Beyond the Horizon--Dream Big. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tKjbHv_0KKY&list=PLFC4EE4355ADEBDB128/08/2016 #31 Aurorasa Sima#28 Hahahahaha, like he wrote "Air" on them with a pen? I was just thinking that philosophy is not inquisitive. Not looking for answers. Science attempts to get to the bottom of things while Philosophy gets lost in the question if things even have a bottom. BUT ... I´m neither a scientist nor philosopher - you know better. I don´t think I read the British Empiricists yet.27/08/2016 #29 David Lisle#9 Well put Gerald, 'Science' like 'Art' is a large generic pot of pooh, which at times stinketh mightily. One cannot talk about 'Art' because it isn't a specific, one can converse about artists and their artwork, but 'Art' is undefined. Likewise I believe that 'Science' is a much overused word meant to intimidate one into submission in a conversation; i.e. "Science sez" blah blah blah. In fact Science never speaks. Scientists speak. Like religion science (small science) is subject to faith in theory. Much of modern scientific theory is also like religion. One must have faith.27/08/2016 #28 Gerald Hecht#26 @Aurorasa Sima some guy told me that's how it started, something about a reconciliation of Plato and Aristotle in the "updated, 2.0 version": The "British Empiricists" versus the "German Rationalists"...but this guy once sold me a pair of Nike's that turned out to be "knockoffs"; so YMMV or MMMV or OMMV27/08/2016 #27 CityVP Manjit#25 I like the way Richard Feynman talks about the Uncertainty of Science http://people.westminstercollege.edu/faculty/ccline/courses/hon221/feynman.pdf27/08/2016 #24 Lada PrkicThe scientist is not necessarily someone who is doing research (in white lab coat) inside an academic institution, but has industry or business experience and work in public or private company. In relation to this topic, I’ve recently read an article on industrialization of the university and the impact of that process to original nature and role of traditional university. There are many critics who are against the industrialised university with educational aims solely directed towards acquiring the skills required for the competition in the labour market. That's certainly food for thought.27/08/2016 #23 Gerald Hecht#19 @Pamela L. Williams The big problem, I think, is a "semantic wool that's been pulled over people's eyes"; a lot of people are confusing "technicians" with scientists. If you read my piece: "On the Behavioral Part of Behavioral Pharmacology"...you'll spot the difference right away! Whenever you read something that says: "Researchers prove that X causes y" or "Scientists prove that the drug Dammital is more effective than Scewitall in treating anxiety"...IT AIN'T SCIENCE! Its marketing material based on the work of corporate employees in the R&D Department who have flipped science upside down to manufacture a proprietary product or process for 💸💵💴💶💷💰💎
- 26/08/20168 scientific papers that were rejected before going on to win a Nobel Prizewww.sciencealert.com As a scientist, there are few things more soul-crushing than spending months or years working on a paper, only to have it rejected by your journal of choice - especially when you really feel like you're onto something...
Comments27/08/2016 #1 CityVP ManjitThe brutal realities of the marketplace is not for the feint of heart and this is in respect to the amount of rejection and failure in proportion to success. Even the Beatles were turned down by someone. The academic halls of Science are even more brutal reality in terms of rejection, so these examples provide a silver lining for those who easily back-off or surrender. At the same time these realities also incorporate a peer review process which is on the whole a healthy form of process. There will always great things that it misses, but I can't think of what can replace it, even Wikipedia isn't in reality a product of the Wisdom of the Crowds, but a peer review process of small segment of Wikipedians who do so much to maintain the integrity of information found there.
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- 17/08/2016Oh I get itYour Brain’s Music Circuit Has Been Discovered - Facts So Romantic - Nautilusm.nautil.us Before Josh McDermott was a neuroscientist, he was a club DJ in Boston and Minneapolis. He saw first-hand how music could unite...
Comments17/08/2016 #5 CityVP Manjit#4 Whatever knocks people out is their trip. I have never thought about listening to Yoko Ono so I gave it a spin and clicked on "Talking to the Universe" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jkn0vEKuuQ8 View more#4 Whatever knocks people out is their trip. I have never thought about listening to Yoko Ono so I gave it a spin and clicked on "Talking to the Universe" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jkn0vEKuuQ8 personally I say good for her, but if Yoko's singing is viewed as bad karma, much worse things happened to John Lennon such as the death of Stu Sutcliffe and that idiot who shot him. For someone else, this Yoko music is "House Music" or for another it is art and for another an opportunity to use one neuron of laughter - so in the land of the free, this is still one of the few things that are actually free, which includes even the freedom for me to tape myself singing and sticking it on You-Tube, not that I have ever tried but Gerry has https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HkmIhd42aRg. I roll with it and also remember John Lennon did sing about Instant Karma https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vEjUQ15lyzk For some it might just be Instant Karma, for me it is basically Instant Neurons. Then there is a audio simply demonstrating an annoying Yoko https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3cA8GBwJ-98 - personally having heard her screaming for hte first time, I think this audio was actually f@ckin awesome :-) Close17/08/2016 #2 Gerald Hecht#1 @CityVP Manjit Thank you for checking this out; it's funny; I always dream in music; a confession: I love going to the laundromat; and while doing laundry, just closing my eyes and hearing the polyrhythmic, post, post, post everything musical compositions that form, continue, transform; from "the instrumentation" of shirt sleeve buttons tapping the spinning drum of a drier, the steady swish-swish of the washers in polyrhythmic emergence... I sometimes recreate them...it's always separate "washing machines" and "driers" which become examples of effortless harmony for pleasurable listening (and it's always "jazz to rock")...over the last week,the helicopters, sirens, general "humans at loose ends" activity has surrounded me with Ornette Coleman, Dave Brubeck, Miles Davis, "imaginary Sufi pick up bands", the variety of Central and South American rhythms...Stravinsky, Charlie Parker, Javo Pastorious, all mixing together...compelling me to not sleep17/08/2016 #1 CityVP ManjitOne of the personal challenges I find interesting is instead of dreaming in visuals, to dream in music. This means the challenge is to create an entirely new symphony in one's own head. The research featured in this Nautilus article simply adds credence to the way we can experiment with music in our own minds. Even though we may not have the outward expression of converting our thoughts into tangible communication - we are all creative enough to engage in amazing dreamscaping. Music has always formed a cool part of how I daydream but that is not the shallow daydreaming of wanting to be a rockstar (though nothing wrong with heroic comic book imagination) but the creative daydreaming of how we individually perceive music - even if we cannot articulate it as musical form or ability. Great article.
- 12/08/2016Latest album from Watsky here is my review
''Eclectic, subversive, passionate and poetic" Album review: @gwatsky
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Comments14/08/2016 #1 CityVP ManjitJust took my first trip into Watsky picking his song Talking to Myself" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KkAFnRiu4M0 View moreJust took my first trip into Watsky picking his song Talking to Myself" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KkAFnRiu4M0 and I found my first dab into his music as an experience of fast thinking poetic delivery with a distinctive voice. I surprised to find out that he hails from San Fransisco because he sounds British - I welcome the introduction to this artist. Close
- 10/08/2016As I watched a documentary about the life of Susan Sontag, a quote from her first book The Benefactor hit me straight between the eyes. I have been so focused on what is that her words reinforced practice and not just the thought of what is.
Comments11/08/2016 #6 CityVP ManjitI am also paying regard to another quote by Sontag "To Interpret is to Impoverish" https://twitter.com/VictorOvermind/status/76349304435208601610/08/2016 #4 CityVP Manjit#2 In this instance I was first attracted to Susan Sontag because of the bio I watching, I found her story to be fascinating. The quote worked on me in two ways, it shifted me to think beyond "what is" and then in the context Sontag wrote about it http://bit.ly/2aZA9EP View more#2 In this instance I was first attracted to Susan Sontag because of the bio I watching, I found her story to be fascinating. The quote worked on me in two ways, it shifted me to think beyond "what is" and then in the context Sontag wrote about it http://bit.ly/2aZA9EP it made me that much more conscious about what it is I think out aloud, which still is writing because it is written - or when I reflect out aloud because that can still be heard. Close10/08/2016 #3 CityVP Manjit#1 If a child is in the twisting of the known that would be called play, if an adult is twisting of the known that would be called politics. I much prefer the fresh child-like mind rather than the stale political mind if it is the truth that is being twisted. At least with the child there is hope for eventual enlightenment and transformation. Truth that requires our twisting is falsehood.
- Producer27/05/2016Watch the AnchorGoing back to basic maths at school, you would agree that 8x7x6x5x4 gives the same answer as 4x5x6x7x8. Yet in an experiment where two groups of people were given these two sets separately, those that saw the 8 first in the sequence estimated the...
Comments11/08/2016 #14 CityVP Manjit#13 Dear Henri, yes from a personal practice but also to notice unintended consequence and application of practice we may never have assumed as having a dystopian effect, and this is not a formulation to distrust good intentions but be wise about the way a few scrupulous human beings seek personal advantage, where spiritual practice itself can become more egotistical than non-spiritual practice, in short embrace surprise and delight but not be disillusioned by failing to see the hairy arse side of society. http://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2014/01/the-dark-side-of-emotional-intelligence/282720/11/08/2016 #12 CityVP Manjit#11 I do have a purchased copy of Robert Cialdini's book Influence and part way in I could not figure out whether I was transforming into a modern day Machiavelli or Rasputin while reading it. Fortunately I got the gist and I was spared the desire for creating an intervention called the Holy Order of Neurolinguistic Programming or delve into the launching of the Master Apprentice of Mindfulness Coaching, both highly motivating ideas that sum up the saying "a little knowledge is a dangerous thing". Yes anchoring is real but just like gaming emotional intelligence tricks I don't know at what point one has acquired enough emotional trickery to register as a professional magician or when to just accept that my self-awareness might just have been anchored as I continue to discover my anchors. Of course we are the good guys so we use our newly acquired powers for doing good and thus observe the "Law of Spiderman" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IKmQW7JTb6s10/08/2016 #11 Henri GalvãoThank you for this text, Gert. Not only because it was very informative, but also your suggestion on thinking of a range - instead of a specific number - is something I'll try to remember more often.
By the way, I guess another way to describe this would be to say that it's the principle of contrasting in action, as Robert Cialdini puts in his classic book Influence.25/07/2016 #10 Gerald Hecht#9 @Ken Boddie Google is ultimately run by humans. Humans, by definition are always "being" in a state of all kinds of anchoring effects with regard to just about every aspect of their lives...@Gert Scholtz examples are just that...little surface scratching glimpses into how biased we are always...it is actually much worse in folks who practice "mindfulness" and other such crap...it's neither good nor bad...it's who we are; balls to bone...it's an interesting aspect of perception. https://katesharpernews.wordpress.com/2016/03/20/book-of-the-week-capture-david-a-kessler-m-d/24/07/2016 #7 Gerald Hecht@Gert Scholtz now I'm gonna be biting my nails for a couple of weeks as I've just prepared lectures and accompanying psychometric/psychophysics demos on this (which I thought were very clever for 18yr olds entering the strange world known as "Introduction to Psychophysics and it's Concomitant Neurophysiological Foundations"...at least you didn't go into the Neurophysiology --uh oh...I prolly shouldn't have mentioned that, another lol!27/05/2016 #5 John WilliamsA way to avoid the anchoring effect? Well, maybe in the example of the car to look for a way of comparing it with the four cars at the same time, although I don't know if there would still be 2 anchors now instead of one. I don't know, this article is making me think about how to take advantage of the anchor effect in sales but at the same time being a better buyer. Great one there @Gert Scholtz27/05/2016 #3 Gert Scholtz#1 @Dean Owen. I guest-lecture on negotiation and persuasion at business schools with a focus on how the mind works. Most of what I teach is based on the relatively new fields of neuroscience and behavioral economics, which I find fascinating. Thank you for reading and commenting!
- 24/07/2016Metaphorically speaking....Declare war on misleading metaphorswww.economist.com Like the "war" on everything from drugs to...
Comments24/07/2016 #2 CityVP ManjitI browsed other articles in the Prospero section http://www.economist.com/blogs/prospero and find that all correspondents only use initials on their post.. The same is true for their Twitter account https://twitter.com/EconCulture - I have viewed Economist articles for years and somehow always missed this oasis about culture. The writings I am finding under Prospero deserve greater recognition.24/07/2016 #1 CityVP ManjitSara, you are bringing to me a far greater understanding of metaphor than I had ever appreciated before, just as much as @Richard Claydon opened my eyes to irony as a means of understanding organizational life in his thoughts expressed currently mainly via LInkedIn. This article further reinforces how powerful the effect of metaphor is and why we should be cognoscente of its power and how that power can be more wisely exercised.
- 15/07/2016The 7 biggest problems facing science, according to 270 scientistswww.vox.com These are dark times for science so we asked hundreds of researchers how to fix...
Comments16/07/2016 #3 CityVP ManjitDear @Milos Djukic I have established a means to create an exhaustive comment in the form of a blog, so my response to this article is explored here https://www.bebee.com/producer/@cityvp/the-sins-of-science This should also alert @Ali Anani View moreDear @Milos Djukic I have established a means to create an exhaustive comment in the form of a blog, so my response to this article is explored here https://www.bebee.com/producer/@cityvp/the-sins-of-science This should also alert @Ali Anani to the particular nature of this hive. Remember I used to have blog length comments in the comment section of LinkedIn - this is a continuation of that same process, but now as a buzz. Close15/07/2016 #2 CityVP ManjitRead the rest of the article, absolutely eye-opening whether it is peer-review or replication, In addition to Point 7, a student I met is bio-chemistry grad and not only is going to get a stressful job but it pays a third of jobs that involve a business or HR qualification, at some point when you add in grade inflation and letting poor students pass, what will be incentive for kids to choose science as a university course?15/07/2016 #1 CityVP ManjitArticle sums it to a tee when it says QUOTE:["Today, scientists' success often isn't measured by the quality of their questions or the rigor of their methods. It's instead measured by how much grant money they win, the number of studies they publish, and how they spin their findings to appeal to the public"]END QUOTE. I have seen that pressure expressed indirectly through stress and personal frustration, by people who under that pressure. Science should incorporate an element of doubt but the kind of doubt this article is addressing is the negative and worst kind - not helpful to the practice of science at all.
- Producer15/07/2016“So many posts, so little time.”In the on-going battle of the social media groups, I was reminded of the quote: "I refuse to join any club that would have me as a member." Groucho Marx I would like to return to the topic of not necessarily where I write but why I write....
Comments23/07/2016 #68 Randy Keho#67 Jim, that's part of the reason I began writing my memoir in the hive for spurring authors created by @Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD The other reason is I know she'd threaten me with fire and brimstone if I didn't. Don't let those ribbons in her hair fool you. Try the hive on for size, I'm sure it will fit you.17/07/2016 #57 Joanna HofmanDear Sara, I apriciate your buzz and initiative. I read comments of bees. The problem is that most of us got the opportunity in social media to write and publicly share our concerns, happiness, curiosity. It is not possible to read all buzzes and reflect it. I assume that every single author care not about the number of click " relevant" but those who really read and reflect experiences of the author. We have our real world and there our duties, friends, books which we want to read, enjoy a sunshine etc. There is no possibility to read all buzzes and pleased all authors. I would say : I would be happy if even one reader would find my buzz worth to read and reflect. Because not hundreds readers who pleased our ego are important but the really one who found in our buzz some added value which help him to reflect his life or work or teach him something new. That's all.17/07/2016 #56 Vincent AndrewI write because I want to fulfil one of my dreams which is to write what I want, what matters to me, what is deep inside my heart. It's difficult to find an audience sometimes. People don't have time to listen to you. Here on beBee I get the feeling that somewhere on tiny Earth someone is reading, someone is responding and someone thinks that what I write is relatable to them. If what I write helps even one person, then that is goal achieved I think. When I see all the great posts here I am attracted to them. I get myself engaged and there is a need to respond to others. Thank you @Sara Jacobovici.17/07/2016 #48 Don KerrWhy? The hardest question to answer. I write because the words keep coming. I write to initiate and to continue conversation. I write to achieve catharsis. I write with the hope of making a difference. I write to amuse, to provoke, to share , to rid myself of haunting silence. I write to share. I write because I can and have always written. I write to continue my quest to understand and to keep curiosity alive in me. I write in hope that someday my boys will know who I was. I write.
- Producer22/06/2016The Door To End Violence Is There And The Key Is In Your Hand: Perspectives From Spirituality, Physics, Psychiatry And Biology "So can we stop analyzing and just observe? One can describe the beauty of the mountain, the white snow, the blue sky, etc. and most of us are satisfied with the explanations. We don't say "I'll go, get up and climb and find out.""The impossible...
Comments26/06/2016 #15 CityVP ManjitThere are books that I will read because they offer perspective but at their essence they are built on some ego, some lie, some form deception and dishonesty and such a book would be Napoleon Hill's Think and Grow Rich. The perspective that emerges from reading that book is how we get sold and how much we will elevate the author that sold us. In Krishnamurti, he is the complete opposite of Napoleon Hill and when I try to get to the essence of Krishnamurti, where he makes it clear over and over and over that it is my own responsibility to know the nature of my own thoughts, it becomes the most challenging thing I have ever encountered and I am actually richer for encountering it - so take that Napoleon Hill and shove it up your secret. There is no secret to Krishnamurti, how can truth be a secret when it is our own face - not something we face - we are that. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_8V1QFpLOMM26/06/2016 #14 Qamar Ali KhanGreat post Dr. @Alan Geller! I'm amazed by the level of intellectuality you have and the care you got for humanity. Wonderful thoughts indeed. Positivity is the solution. Be positive, keep your brain road plain, without any bumps. The things will smooth down. A rough terrain of brain brings roughness in life, and this roughness eats the humanity. Thank you my dear and sorry I missed so much of your excellent work in between.23/06/2016 #12 Alan Geller#6 @Laura Mikolaitis Pour some water into a tub and stir it up. Now try as hard as you can to calm the water with your hands; you will succeed in agitating it further. Let it stand undisturbed a while, and it will calm down by itself. The human brain works much the same way. - Koichi Tohei22/06/2016 #8 Don Kerr“Resolve stress by changing the context of your life, not the content of your life. ”
Thanks for sharing this @Alan Geller You never disappoint. Put me in mind of a post I wrote a while ago which can be found here http://ridingshotgun.squarespace.com/blog/2015/8/13/can-we-change-the-context-of-living22/06/2016 #5 Ali AnaniI wish I had read this buzz before I published my buzz of today on What Truly Roots Customers? I find similar analogies and the action step is missing. I shall revisit this post @Alan Geller soon and expand on it. I hope your time would allow you to read my buss so that we may exchange more ideas. Lovely reading22/06/2016 #1 Nancy WalkerThe first quote brings to mind that wonderful line 'The dude abides', from the Cohen's classic The Big Lebowski. For me, abiding is observation without adding any 'you' to the situation and you're right, it's a great question - can we observe without an analysing? Are the words used to describe the mountain even to clumsy to compare to the experience? A great post Alan, thanks for sharing this food for thought.
- Producer12/07/2016Your Unique IntelligenceGreen Bethune was blind. He grew up in slavery. Until age six he could not walk or speak and contemporaries described him as “idiotic”. He never attended school and was incapable of learning anything… anything but music. At the age of four Greene...
Comments14/07/2016 #15 CityVP Manjit#10 Gert, the thanks is to you, because you offered me two lives that are unforgettable - and then it is up to me how Incorporate the biographical accounts of these two men and how they inform my learning journey and ultimately my wisdom. These two biographies are so absorbing and rich in depth of the human condition that I marvel at how much I have learned simply being exposed to them in this immediate moment. Each must take away their own learning or understanding and this is what makes the 21st Century so special - we are no longer bounded by following but unleashed by sharing, in the choices we personally make to learn. If the 21st Century offers us freedom, it is this choice in our catalysts of wisdom.13/07/2016 #11 Donna-Luisa Eversley@Gert Scholtz.. thank you for sharing this. There is something very sad about having talent and ability and deciding not to share it. The parallels shown are typical of our society in a broad sense. Being open to one's own strengths can help in honing ability, and sharing will only increase personal value. There are many who will never attain their fullest ability because they believe it is a burden to share, and thus become a liability to themselves. Very beautiful post!13/07/2016 #5 CityVP ManjitThank you for introducing here insights into the lives of Green Bethune and William Sidis. This allows me to see more of the people profiled. In the case of Bethune I learn that he is Blind Tom Wiggins and Bethune is his slave name. Just as Cassius Clay punished Ernie Terrell for using his slave name, I will respect this story under the name Blind Tom Wiggins http://www.blackpast.org/perspectives/confounded-enigma-blind-tom-wiggins - this is not a head nod to "Black Lives Matter", it is an acceptance of the person called Blind Tom Wiggins. Nor is this a head nod to Muhammad Ali http://www.independent.co.uk/news/people/ernie-terrell-boxer-who-won-a-world-title-but-suffered-a-savage-beating-after-inadvertently-calling-9947176.html - because Wiggins would also be a slave name.
Unlike Blind Tom Wiggins who was virtually a property of others, it seems William Sidis's primary fault was that he stood up for what he believed in and got sent to asylum, coordinated by parents who thought that due to their gene pool, their son had to be a genius - so here is a person whose parents robbed him off his childhood, who was pushed through Harvard but never finished raising questions about pushing child geniuses too hard at an early age (Sidis being the youngest entrant to Harvard at the age of about 10). When Sidis finally lay claim to his own life, he was a conscientious objector to World War 1 - that is what led him to be imprisoned and then taken in custody of his parents. If that is not enough, Sidis tried to get his life back when newspaper articles humiliated him and he lost that battle also. I could make this about the kind of world we live in and who control us but that takes the focus of appreciation off William Sidis - and just like Blind Tom Wiggins, I will appreciate both for their personhood. http://www.todayifoundout.com/index.php/2013/12/genius-among-us-sad-story-william-j-sidis/
- 13/07/2016Featuring brain researcher Björn Brembs and his personal page at Found in a link on a buzz posted by Milos @Milos Djukic about an interview with researcher Jon Tenant.bjoern.brembs.blogbjoern.brembs.net The blog of neurobiologist Björn...