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SEEING – Part Two

Saturday, June 29th, 2013

Stained GlassSEEING – Part Two
Prefrontal Cortex to the Rescue

You’ve got to be kidding me! You mean that my motivations, no matter how conscious they seem, are scripted by early experiences that I can’t recall?

Well, not exactly, although those significant childhood moments are influential.

It’s too simplistic to attribute any behavior to just one cause. For example, our inherent temperament has a large part to play (more…)

SEEING – Part One

Saturday, June 8th, 2013

Seeing Part One “We do not see the world as it is. We see the world as we are.”

Attributed to both the Talmud and Anaïs Nin

Seeing the world as we are is tricky business, and it describes why life gets so confusing and difficult at times. We can be convinced that our perception of a person or situation is accurate, when not only are we mistaken, but we are completely unaware of how our view is based on unconscious and faulty assumptions.

Neuroscientists are revealing (more…)