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Neurology, cognitive psychology and self observationMy interest in neurology and cognitive psychology actually came fairly late in my experience with psychology and self development. I went into psychology half unsure what I'd like to do with my life, and...read more
Dancing on the edge of entropy...Had a really useful chat with a friend a couple of hours ago. We talked about science and scepticism, which helped me notice something really significant.When we were talking, I mentioned my old division into "science...read more
Group theory in change Years ago, when I first encountered this material in Watzlavick's "Change", I had a feeling that it's great, but I can't quite grasp it in its fullness. Like there was a lot more to be understood for changework there, but...read more
The neurological basis of beliefLet's face it - the whole field of self development uses a LOT of fuzzy terms. Things that we seem to know and understand on an everyday basis, but which fall apart when put under any kind of actual scrutiny.Things like...read more
Thinking in mental modelsI have to confess to something - I've never read some of the classics in neurology, like LeDoux. I have, for the longest time, found his "Emotional Brain" simply too hard, too obtuse to read. Damasio I could stomach, although he...read more
Catastrophic changes - a case studyIn the catastrophic changes post, I mentioned I had the chance to observe a large-scale catastrophic change for an extended period of time, from a fairly close position. While this is, of course, a case study (and at...read more