I ran and ran and could not escape them, those undead creatures. Surely they wanted to do horrible things to me when they caught me like eat my brains, tear me to shreds, or tie me up and make me listen to “Call Me Maybe” on repeat over and over again. You know, the things of nightmares. But my dream self would not let that happen. Then again, it wouldn’t let me win either. I was stuck in some hellish circle of running. [Read more…] about Lucid Dreaming and Thinking
Thinking & Judgment
Neuroscience is a cool field. It’s getting cooler everyday, in fact, with technology capable of looking closely at the brain and it’s inner workings in action. With this ever-expanding technology and the study of neuroscience itself comes future possibilities of improvements in brain health, brain function, and just plain old knowledge about ourselves.
With improvement comes speculation on which direction we should take this newfound knowledge. How will this progress affect us morally? Socially? Existentially? [Read more…] about Why We Will Never Read Minds
At any point in the day random thoughts can flood our head. Thoughts of the past, of the future, of what we are going to eat for lunch. At any point we may come up with an innovative idea, and just before we can find a pen, we get distracted and lose everything.
Thinking, in all of its glory, can be so disconnected as to make it seem like you have no control of what jumps in and out of your cranium.
Thinking correctly involves focusing your attention and making real progress in a single area before moving on to the next. In other words, you need to cease being a stop-motion thinker. [Read more…] about Don’t Be A Stop-Motion Thinker