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Human nature: Six things we all do – New Scientist

WHAT sort of creature is the human? The obvious answer is a smart, talkative, upright ape with a penchant for material possessions. But what about the more subtle concept of human nature? That is more controversial. Some deny it exists, preferring to believe that we can be anything we want to be. They cannot be … Continue reading

Sensory Processing – Overall Summary of the Research Program

What is sensory processing? Sensory processing is the term used to describe the manner in which humans understand everyday sensations. For more information, click learning opportunities. Why is research important? As with any body of scientific knowledge, it is important that Dunn’s Model of Sensory Processing be supported by valid and reliable research. Research communicates … Continue reading

The trait of sensory processing sensitivity and neural responses to changes in visual scenes

This exploratory study examined the extent to which individual differences in sensory processing sensitivity (SPS), a temperament/personality trait characterized by social, emotional and physical sensitivity, are associated with neural response in visual areas in response to subtle changes in visual scenes. Sixteen participants completed the Highly Sensitive Person questionnaire, a standard measure of SPS. Subsequently, … Continue reading

What if?

I just finished reading an article by Jeff Warren in the new Scientist issue of Dec. 24th that is confirming some of my thinking in relation to HPS and embodied thinking. Embodied thinking is a term that encompasses both cognition and sensorial intelligence. Scientists now know that whales and dolphins have advanced sensorial abilities. Their … Continue reading

David Howes – Anthropology professor at Concordia University. Research Areas.

Anthropology of the Senses. How are our senses formed by culture? What is the world like to societies that emphasize touch or hearing rather than sight? This research explores the life of the senses in society. To a greater or lesser extent, every domain of sensory experience, from the sight of an artwork to the … Continue reading

New Insights on the Creative Brain | Psychology Today

New Insights on the Creative Brain | Psychology Today. New Insights on the Creative Brain Right brain good, left brain bad? Published on August 10, 2011 by Dan Goleman in The Brain and Emotional Intelligence “Right brain good, left brain bad.” That belief about creativity and the right and left hemispheres of the brain dates … Continue reading

New Scientist TV: One-Minute Physics: Is Schrödinger’s cat dead or alive?

One-Minute Physics: Is Schrödinger’s cat dead or alive? 13:58 26 September 2011 You’ve probably heard of Schrödinger’s cat, the famous thought experiment that illustrates the paradox of quantum mechanics when applied to everyday objects. In our latest One-Minute Physics animation, illustrator Henry Reich takes us through the experiment drawing by drawing and explains how it … Continue reading

New Scientist TV: One-Minute Physics: How a particle can also be a wave

New Scientist TV: One-Minute Physics: How a particle can also be a wave.   One-Minute Physics: How a particle can also be a wave 17:49 3 October 2011 One-Minute Physics Physics and Math Sandrine Ceurstemont, editor, New Scientist TV   You probably wouldn’t expect a ball to behave like a sound wave. But in this … Continue reading

Positive Disintegration

The Theory of Positive Disintegration (TPD) by Kazimierz Dąbrowski describes a theory of personality development. Unlike mainstream psychology, Dąbrowski’s theoretical framework views psychological tension and anxiety as necessary for growth. These “disintegrative” processes are therefore seen as “positive,” whereas people who fail to go through positive disintegration may remain for their entire lives in a … Continue reading

BBC – 1-8 – A Historia Da Terra – Os Viajantes do Tempo – parte 1 – YouTube

BBC – 1-8 – A Historia Da Terra – Os Viajantes do Tempo – parte 1 – YouTube.