A week ago, I had the kind of morning where you wake up disoriented dealing with the last few strands of a bewildering dream and asking yourself “What the eff was that?“ Such dream events have annoyingly abstract resemblance to some previous cognitive rumination and that got me wondering why the hell did humans not…Continue
Added by Ivy O'Brien on May 30, 2013 at 12:01pm — No Comments
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It's not that I'm a trememndous Nin scholar, or for that matter a tremendous scholar of any variety. I know so little of Anais's life, and yet when I read her work I feel as though I'm so deeply connected to her. I feel past-life-memory connected to her. "And [I'm the reincarnation of] Anais Nin" goes a line in a song that makes fun of people who claim to…Continue
Added by Ivy O'Brien on March 1, 2013 at 4:15pm — No Comments
Just something I've been thinking about recently with the Olympics going on.
When I watch these sporting events that prior to this week I couldn't have cared less about I find myself cheering for my home team (not literally cheering, I don't get that enthusiastic, but I certainly want them to win).
Why do I feel this way? Is it rational? What do I share with Team GB other than the fact that we live in the same (somewhat large) geographical region? When one of them wins…Continue
Panic. Yellow splotched summer sky, mid afternoon, Sun scorched and burning contently. Zoom in, a large shadow streaked across the docile grass, wet from early rain, cold, inviting, resting. A figure jaunts across the shadow, his frame splotched red green yellow and blue. His eyes, tired, hating, throbbing. His shirts been torn, wrenched around his neck, the collar like a frayed guitar string, limp, wiry, twisted. Pale legs strut till his bones are seen writhing out from underneath their…Continue
Added by Robert Daniel Servis on July 26, 2011 at 3:22pm — No Comments
In which John discusses Neisser & Harsch's study of flashbulb memories and the memory-storage capacity of human brains in the context of a miniature dachshund pooping in a Nintendo.
For more info on the study and on flashbulb memories in general, check out the book "Affect and Accuracy in Recall: Studies of "Flashbulb" Memories," parts of which can be found online here:…Continue
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