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Re: Who makes your decisions?

by Arunbear (Prior)
on Apr 27, 2015 at 10:31 UTC ( [id://1124852]=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Who makes your decisions?

The idea for this poll came after watching this talk: Brain over mind which considers how little influence the conscious self/mind has.

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Re^2: Who makes your decisions?
by BrowserUk (Patriarch) on Apr 27, 2015 at 11:43 UTC
    watching this talk: Brain over mind

    Thank you for posting that. It is one of the most interesting & watchable things I've seen online in ages.

    Don't you just love to watch people who know their subject so well, that they can take you through difficult stuff at break neck speed without leaving you behind.


    With the rise and rise of 'Social' network sites: 'Computers are making people easier to use everyday'
    Examine what is said, not who speaks -- Silence betokens consent -- Love the truth but pardon error.
    "Science is about questioning the status quo. Questioning authority". I'm with torvalds on this
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Re^2: Who makes your decisions?
by chacham (Prior) on Apr 27, 2015 at 13:14 UTC

    The talk is completely about neuroscience and ignores psychology. Of course, this is an neuroscience vs psychology old debate. Ironically, he quotes Jung, but completely ignores his psychology. If only that Jung specifically questions the idea of the psyche being in the brain. The speaker uses anecdotal evidence to prove his point. I stopped listening at about 16 minutes where he starting getting into psychology and reveal his personal, (what some would call) religious views. Regardless, he is a good speaker.

    In a sense, this poll, being so inspired, is based on this question of neuroscience vs psychology.

      The speaker uses anecdotal evidence to prove his point.
      The speaker used well studied cases that are counterexamples to a widely believed hypothesis.
      The talk is completely about neuroscience and ignores psychology.
      I'd say the implicit premise of this talk (which is very well done by the way) is that neuroscience is psychology.

        I'd say the implicit premise of this talk (which is very well done by the way) is that neuroscience is psychology.

        The debate is over a century old. Other than a few more recent anecdotes, he added nothing new.

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