Web Searches Reveal What We’re Really Thinking

Google as a window into our private thoughts. This is all very entertaining, but according to economist Seth Stephens-Davidowitz, who worked at Google as a data scientist (he is now an op-ed writer for the New York Times), such searches may act as a “digital truth serum” for deeper and darker thoughts. As he explains in [...]

How Much Can We Know?

The reach of the scientific method is constrained by the limitations of our tools and the intrinsic impenetrability of some of nature's deepest questions www.scientificamerican.com/article/how-much-can-we-know

Witnessing Relationships

Witnessing includes the ability to hold the other’s perspectives alongside your own and to see yourself through your partners’ eyes. Witnessing can give an accurate picture of any given interaction and the relationship as a whole. No matter how accurate one partner’s perspective might be, it’s an incomplete picture without the other’s alongside it. With [...]

The idea that everything is conscious

Quartz - 14h ago Consciousness permeates reality. Rather than being just a unique feature of human subjective experience, it's the foundation of the universe, present in every particle and all physical matter. This sounds like easily-dismissible bunkum, but as traditional ... The idea that everything from spoons to stones are conscious is gaining academic credibility Quartz - [...]
Learning more about yourself could help you better understand others

Learning more about yourself could help you better understand others

The intervention used in this research was based on the Internal Family Systems model that sees an individual’s personality as made up of different sub-personalitiesBy guest blogger Marianne Cezza As social creatures, accurately recognising and understanding the mental states of others (their intentions, knowledge, beliefs, etc.) is crucial to our social bonds and interactions. In fact, [...]