“Two insights about RHS” by Mike Zonta, H.W., M.

1)  What I learned from watching TV:  Heard this female therapist in the BBC series Sherlock say that when remembering something, it’s not just the mind that remembers, but the body as well. 2)  I was thinking about the term “straw man” while walking yesterday.  See definition below: straw man ˌstrô ˈman/ noun: straw man … Continue reading “Two insights about RHS” by Mike Zonta, H.W., M.

Two slits and one hell of a quantum conundrum (from Michael Kelly)

Below this message is a review ofm a book, from the journal Nature, about the still-unresolved double-slit experiment. By ‘unresolved’ I mean having a satisfying sense of why this happens the way it does. Although we can describe the effects of the experiments, as described in the review, as showing that quantum particles also have wave … Continue reading Two slits and one hell of a quantum conundrum (from Michael Kelly)

“The Two Friends Who Changed How We Think About How We Think” by Cass R. Sunstein and Richard Thaler

December 7, 2016 (NewYorker.com) The book “The Undoing Project: A Friendship That Changed Our Minds,” by Michael Lewis, tells the story of the psychologists Amos Tversky, left, and Daniel Kahneman, right. Photograph Courtesy Barbara Tversky In 2003, we reviewed “Moneyball,” Michael Lewis’s book about Billy Beane and the Oakland A’s. The book, we noted, had become … Continue reading “The Two Friends Who Changed How We Think About How We Think” by Cass R. Sunstein and Richard Thaler

“Scientists Have Recorded the Sound of Two Black Holes Colliding, and You Can Hear It Too” by Philip Perry (bigthink.com)

Two black holes swirling around one another. LIGO/Caltech/MIT/Sonoma State (Aurore Simonnet).   June 8, 2017 Something happened 3 billion years1 ago that changed the makeup of our prodigious universe forever. Two enormous black holes collided, resulting in an intense explosion and forming a solitary object 49 times as massive as our sun. The explosion formed … Continue reading “Scientists Have Recorded the Sound of Two Black Holes Colliding, and You Can Hear It Too” by Philip Perry (bigthink.com)

The real Lord of the Flies: what happened when six boys were shipwrecked for 15 months

Society books When a group of schoolboys were marooned on an island in 1965, it turned out very differently from William Golding’s bestseller, writes Rutger Bregman Interview: ‘Our secret superpower is our ability to cooperate’ Rutger Bregman @rcbregman Sun 10 May 2020 (theguardian.com) For centuries western culture has been permeated by the idea that humans are selfish … Continue reading The real Lord of the Flies: what happened when six boys were shipwrecked for 15 months

Bio: Stanislav Grof

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Stanislav Grof Born 1 July 1931 (age 88)Prague, Czechoslovakia Citizenship Czech Alma mater Charles University, Czechoslovak Academy of Sciences Known for Transpersonal psychology Spouse(s) Brigitte Grof since April 2016 Scientific career Fields Psychology, psychiatry Institutions Johns Hopkins UniversityUniversity of Maryland, BaltimoreEsalen InstituteCalifornia Institute of Integral Studies Influences Otto Rank Stanislav “Stan” Grof (born July 1, 1931) is a Czech psychiatrist, one of … Continue reading Bio: Stanislav Grof

Stop Extrapolating Your Perceptions

You’ve heard it before, but seriously: Don’t jump to conclusions. Focus more on your first impression and less on what everything “means.” Darius Foroux (getpocket.com) I bet that you’re extrapolating your perceptions all the time. Let me give you a few examples and tell whether I’m wrong. “House prices will probably keep increasing.” “That person … Continue reading Stop Extrapolating Your Perceptions

Tapping Into the Power of Humble Narcissism

No, “humble narcissism” is not an oxymoron; it’s a combination of qualities that the best leaders and companies have. Organizational psychologist Adam Grant explains why. TED Ideas (getpocket.com) Adam Grant Illustration by  Anna Salmi. Who would you rather work for: a narcissistic leader or a humble leader? The answer is more complicated than you think. … Continue reading Tapping Into the Power of Humble Narcissism