Split Brain, Undivided Consciousness? A new paper challenges a decades-old theory in neuroscience: Split brain: divided perception but undivided consciousness. According to the famous work of Roger Sperry and Michael Gazzaniga, “split brain” patients seem to experience a split in … Continue reading Two brains one head
The voices in our heads Talking to your yogurt again,” my wife, Pam, said. “And what does the yogurt say?” She had caught me silently talking to myself as we ate breakfast. A conversation was playing in my mind, with … Continue reading The quality of inner speech
What True Leaders Know About Emotional Intelligence True leaders at any level of the totem pole show their leadership primarily through managing their own emotions. After all, the only things we can control in life are our thoughts, feelings, and … Continue reading How do our minds work?
The Psychology of Eye Contact, Digested Many of our relationships begin with that moment when our eyes meet and we realise the other person is looking right at us. Pause for a second and consider the intensity of the situation, … Continue reading The meeting of minds and souls
A New Theory Explains How Consciousness Evolved Ever since Charles Darwin published On the Origin of Species in 1859, evolution has been the grand unifying theory of biology. Yet one of our most important biological traits, consciousness, is rarely studied … Continue reading Is consciousness a solution to information overload?
The Myth of the Optimism Bias? Are humans natural, irrational optimists? According to many psychologists, humans show a fundamental optimism bias, a tendency to underestimate our chances of suffering negative events. It’s said that when thinking about harmful events, such … Continue reading Does optimism bias shape our lives?
How a string quartet copes with its errors Jonas Salk, the man who discovered the polio vaccine, said, “life is an error-making and error-correcting process”. When I was a freshman at the University of Minnesota at age 16, my first … Continue reading Flaws you are not aware of