I recently picked up a copy of Virtually You: The Dangerous Powers of the E-Personality at my local library. The author is a psychiatrist by the name of Elias Aboujaoude who is currently serving as the director at the Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Clinic at the Stanford University School of Medicine. The thesis of Aboujaoude’s book [...]
Posts Tagged ‘Science’
There is an ongoing trend in personal development that seems to ignore the consequences of reality and instead focus on wishful-thinking and excessive optimism. Although I am certainly not the first to criticize works like “What The Bleep Do We Know?,” “The Secret,” or “The Law of Attraction” – I believe there is real damage [...]
This post is dedicated to Debbie Hampton at The Best Brain Possible. Transcendent Man is a 2009 documentary on the life and ideas of Raymond Kurzweil, a renowned inventor and leading contributor to the field of artificial intelligence. The theme of Transcendent Man is based on Kurzweil’s theory of singularity. Kurzweil believes that within the [...]
One of the first studies on LSD within the past 35 years reveals some promising benefits to LSD-assisted therapy in the treatment of life-ending anxiety in patients who suffer from terminal illness.
A recent study with fMRI scans reveals that when blind people use echolocation it activates parts of the brain associated with vision.