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Avatar therapy: From couch to cyberspace - http://amplify.com/u/b8yz
Avatar therapy: From couch to cyberspace
In Second Life, therapy sessions are not confined to the therapist’s virtual office; they can also involve role-play scenarios to allow the patient to practise their newly learned coping skills in virtual environments tailored to their needs. All the while the therapist gives real-time feedback, - Einbar
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cool :) - Einbar
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“There was a woman at Alexandria named Hypatia”EINBAR | Amplify.com - http://einbar.amplify.com/ -who made such attainments in literature and science as to far surpass all the philosophers of her own time
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Hypatia wrote: “Fable should be taught as fable, myth as myth, and miracles as poetic fancies To teach superstitions as truth is horrifying. The mind of a child accepts them and only through great pain, perhaps tragedy, can the child be relieved of them Men will fight for superstition as quickly as for the living truth — even more so, since a superstition is intangible, you can’t get at it to refute it, but truth is a point of view, and so is changeable.” - Einbar
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The library of human imagination - http://amplify.com/u/ackb
The library of human imagination
The library of human imagination
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me too :-) - Einbar
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Closing the Gap: How Desire Affects Perceptions of Distance - http://clipmarks.com/clipmar...
We often assume we see our physical surroundings as they actually are. But new research suggests that how we see the world depends on what we want from it. People see desirable objects as physically closer than less desirable ones, according to a study. When psychologists Emily Balcetis asked people to estimate how far away a bottle of water was, those who were thirsty guessed it was closer than nonthirsty people did. This difference in perception showed up in a physical challenge, too. As the brain evolved, people who saw distances to goals as shorter might have gone after what they wanted more often. This error in perception was actually an advantage, leading people to get what they needed—and, perhaps, survive more often than their more accurate counterparts. “Seeing water as closer when you’re thirsty might make it a little more likely you’ll try to go get it,” Balcetis says - Einbar
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Need to Want Less: Modern Philosophy via Graphic Design - http://amplify.com/u/9uid
Need to Want Less: Modern Philosophy via Graphic Design
Need to Want Less: Modern Philosophy via Graphic Design
Need to Want Less: Modern Philosophy via Graphic Design
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The disconnect between our wants and needs is one of the most fundamental and universal paradoxes of being human. Virtually everyone comes in contact with it in various levels of intensity. That piece of rich flourless chocolate cake after a perfectly healthy and nourishing meal. The lover you so desire even though you don’t need all the drama Need To Want Less series of visual modern philosophy, and today — as we confront and try to reconcile our own wants and needs Read more: http://www.brainpickings.org/index... - Einbar
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'Self Comes To Mind': Your Brain On Music - Damasio rewrote some of his material at Adolphe's request, gearing it toward the idea of music and composing. Adolphe took some of Damasio's ideas and translated them into what he calls "compositional techniques." "For instance, the idea that memory is not stored as little photographs or audio clips, but... - http://amplify.com/u/9rrc
'Self Comes To Mind': Your Brain On Music - Damasio rewrote some of his material at Adolphe's request, gearing it toward the idea of music and composing. Adolphe took some of Damasio's ideas and translated them into what he calls "compositional techniques."

"For instance, the idea that memory is not stored as little photographs or audio clips, but needs to be reconstituted in what are called 'convergence zones' — so there would be a passage of music which would continue to return, as a memory might, but each time, I reconstructed it differently, it was reconstituted. So the whole structure of the piece was as if you are trying to get at some true vision of the basic material, but there isn't one."
Self Comes To Mind is a collaboration between composer Bruce Adolphe and neuroscientist Antonio Damasio, known for his research and writing on the evolution of human consciousness My view is that we evolved mind first, in a very broad sense,” Damasio explains. “And eventually we also evolved the possibility of knowing that we have a mind That is a process that begins with the construction of the self … and it is out of that which comes our sense of discover—— of our own existence, of our surroundings, and eventually of our own condition - Einbar
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The Wonders of Man in the Age of Simulations. - http://clipmarks.com/clipmar...
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IN “THE ODE TO MAN” from Antigone, Sophocles conjures “Man” as the wondrous being who wears out the “imperishable earth” with his ploughs. This man “overpowers the rough-maned horses with his devices” and tames the “unbending mountain bull.” He flees the “stormy darts” of winter’s frost and he escapes “needful illness.” Such a man who tames nature is a wonder, according to the Ode’s opening line: Manifold the wonders And nothing towers more wondrous than man. - Einbar
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