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Consciousness and Other Stories -- the Making of a Thriller, Part III

Bill DeSmedt | Posted 06.09.2014 | Books
Bill DeSmedt

The problem with thinking and talking about conscious experience is that, given how totally immersed we are in and by it, it's hard to gain any perspective on it. Might as well ask a fish about its experience of water. But let's give it a try.

The Self Is Dead -- Long Live the Superself

Robert Fuller | Posted 09.23.2013 | Healthy Living
Robert Fuller

This is the sixth and final post in the series "Why Everything You Know about Your 'Self' Is Wrong." The series explores how our understanding of self...

What Is Man?

Robert Fuller | Posted 09.21.2013 | Healthy Living
Robert Fuller

This is the fifth post in the series "Why Everything You Know about Your 'Self' Is Wrong." The series explores how our understanding of selfhood affec...

The Superself: Genome, Menome, and Wenome

Robert Fuller | Posted 09.15.2013 | Healthy Living
Robert Fuller

In this view, our selves are far more extensive than we've been led to believe. They extend beyond our own bodies to include what we think of as other selves and the world. We live in the minds of others, and they in ours.

'Self' Is a Misnomer

Robert Fuller | Posted 09.01.2013 | Healthy Living
Robert Fuller

The word "self" carries strong connotations of autonomy, individuality, and self-sufficiency. It's as if it were chosen to mask our interdependence. It's hardly an exaggeration to say that in buying into this notion of selfhood, humankind got off on the wrong foot.

Are You A Home For Identities?

Robert Fuller | Posted 08.30.2013 | Healthy Living
Robert Fuller

It is tempting to think of the self as simply a home for the identities we adopt over our lifetime, but on reflection, this, too, falls short. Our self is also the source of the identities that sally forth as our proxies.

Why Everything You Know About Yourself Is Wrong

Robert Fuller | Posted 08.21.2013 | Healthy Living
Robert Fuller

While we all casually refer to our self, no one knows quite what that self is. Nothing is so close at hand yet hard to grasp as selfhood.

Is There a Mind/Body Connection in Hypertension?

Samuel J. Mann, M.D. | Posted 03.24.2013 | Healthy Living
Samuel J. Mann, M.D.

If day-to-day stress and anger and anxiety are not causes of hypertension, do I believe that there is a mind/body connection in hypertension? Yes, I absolutely do. But the connection is very different from what most people think.

Investing in Ourselves

Arthur Rosenfeld | Posted 12.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Arthur Rosenfeld

One worrisome development among many in the consumptive frenzy of our so-called culture is that our innate desire to improve ourselves has been transformed into to a desire to improve our material position.

The Link Between Individuality And Health

Arthur Rosenfeld | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Arthur Rosenfeld

The October 9 issue of The Week reports that during this month's gigantic celebration of the 60th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic, more than 1000 Chinese soldiers sought mental health counseling after drilling for the event.

Obama: Addressing the Healing Crisis

James S. Gordon | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
James S. Gordon

If every older person were guaranteed a physician with time to talk about life and ways to live it more fully, as well as to discuss the best ways to deal with the inevitability of death, debates about "death panels" would wither.

Your Body Speaks Your Mind: How Your Mind and Body Work Together

Deb Shapiro | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Deb Shapiro

In Woody Allen's movie, Annie Hall, Diane Keaton wants to know why he isn't angry. "I don't get angry," Allen replies, "I grow a tumor instead." I r...