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Dr. Leo Rangell

Entries by Dr. Leo Rangell


(102) Comments | Posted January 16, 2011 | 4:00 PM

It is already on its way to becoming history. Tucson follows in a series that includes Columbine, Oklahoma, and Virginia Tech -- not to forget the continuous streams of smaller aggressions to keep the genus going. Wanton acts of terror, to the point of shocking deliberate murders that seem inexplicable...

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What Did He Do?

(48) Comments | Posted October 11, 2009 | 11:32 PM

What did he do to deserve this? So far it is all charm, bluster, rhetoric. He has hardly been in office nine months. Being cool is not in itself that great. "And he can hardly pass a mirror without stopping," one such nay-sayer adds for good measure.

Besides the...

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Understanding Conversation and the Ubiquitous Human Potpourri of Conflicted Opinions

(76) Comments | Posted August 11, 2009 | 8:50 PM

What do people really say when they speak to each other? Why is there so much misunderstanding?

The explosion of psychological understanding that characterized the last prolific century progressed from the most disturbing mental experiences to more ordinary behavior. When the new psychological science at the turn of...

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The Morning After: A Reflection

(6) Comments | Posted November 15, 2008 | 11:56 AM

Let's get the most out of it. Every Monday morning quarterback looks to see what we learned. What did that, big Tuesday game of Nov. 4 teach us? Where are we now? What's different?

Lots of things. Important ones. For one, a mind-set reversal in the American psyche...

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The Vote. Take Another Look.

(21) Comments | Posted October 6, 2008 | 8:59 PM

The news from neuroscience and psychoanalysis about the election until now has stressed the scientific evidence that emotions play a big part, and that the rational is therefore hardly to be expected. That is true, and we should know this. But that is only part of the story. The discovery...

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Music in the Head: Living at the Brain-Mind Border; Part 3

(4) Comments | Posted October 3, 2006 | 5:58 PM

As I lived these songs coming from outside of me, I came to know I am not alone. Intrusive sounds, rhythms, music, do not set me apart from others. Most human experiences are relative, occurring more in some and less in others. The song itself is only one in...

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Music in the Head: Living at the Brain-Mind Border; Part 2

(4) Comments | Posted September 15, 2006 | 11:59 AM

I have lived this new way of life continuously now, 24/7 as they say, for over ten years. While hundreds of songs have come and gone, various ones have reigned from time to time. For the first six months or year or so, I explored mainly how to...

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Music in the Head: Living at the Brain-Mind Border; Part 1

(29) Comments | Posted September 12, 2006 | 7:32 PM

An uncommon medical event happened to me ten years ago, which both left me with a medical problem, and presented an unusual opportunity. I could say it left me with an illness, but after a decade of experience with it, I hesitate to call it that. I have learned to...

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