What the Internet is Doing to Our Brains

So you are reading an article online when you get an instant message with a link to a funny photo, which of course you have to share. And now you are reading your Facebook News Wall, which sends you to a video of a panda bear attacking a kid. And now you are reading wikipedia to learn everything you can…

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7 Myths About The Brain You Thought Were True

The brain is amazing and complex – but our lack of understanding has led to a great variety of myths throughout the years. Like “bigger is better”. While this may be true for some other organs – you only need to look at a sperm whales brain, which is nearly 6 times larger than a human’s, to see this myth…

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How the brain works

the brain is the most fascinating part of the human body not much to look at, it resembles a spongy mass of tissue feels like tofu and weighs roughly four tubs of butter our brain is actually made up of mostly water, and about ten percent fats while our brain only makes up approximately two percent of the entire body’s…

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The Sanity of ‘Madness’

Life requires us to be very sane pretty much all the time. On a daily basis we have to be responsible, polite, productive, thoughtful, patient, logical, reliable, and dazzlingly successful too. These obligations slowly crept up on us as we were growing up. Now, they are our constant realities. The problem is no one can really keep going like this…

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PSYCHOTHERAPY – Jacques Lacan

Jacques Lacan was the greatest French psychoanalyst of the 20th century. He was also something that’s come to feel rather odd – an intellectual celebrity. As much of a focus of gossip and curiosity as a pop star. He hung out with famous artists and writers, he had a fabulous head of hair, he attracted beautiful women. Jacques Marie Émile…

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Stress Ended His Life (A case of Schizophrenia) – Psychology

Hello. It’s good to have you here. Today we are going to talk about a case I had long ago. It shows how stress attacks our weakest personality traits and shows the worst part of ourselves. Let’s talk about Franklin, a 28 year-old guy. He is short, thin and he looks kind of strange. He lives with his father, and…

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PLATO ON: The Forms

Asking one’s self and others what the perfect version of something is the ideal version might sound like a strange idea What is the perfect marriage? or career? or system of government? or school? It can feel immature and naïve to bother much with such questions they’re just daydreams. After all: who cares about ideal versions? we might as well…

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What is Literature for?

We have a general sense that these sort of places are filled with things that are deeply important, but what exactly is literature good for? Why should we spend our time reading novels or poems when out there, big things are going on. Let’s have a think about some of the ways literature benefits us.. Of course, it looks like…

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