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Archive for the "neuroscience" Category

Wow, there’s such a thing as the unconscious!

Christopher Lane, author of Shyness: How a Normal Behavior Became a Sickness, has a superb column on the Psychology Today website this week. It’s a critique of David Brook’s New Yorker essay on neuroscience and psychology. Lane makes this point: What’s striking about… the article… is the idea, articulated most forcefully since the mid nineteenth […]

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Sleep, dreams and creativity

The New York Times has been publishing a blog, “All-Nighters,” which it describes as “an exploration of insomnia, sleep and the nocturnal life.” It’s of personal interest to me since I’ve suffered insomnia ever since my mother’s death four years ago. I found the March 19 entry, “Why We Need to Dream” by Jonah Lehrer, […]

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Forget hell

The Times reports the latest discovery from the burgeoning field of neuroscience. It’s a chemical that may proveĀ  helpful in erasing harmful memories that, say, relate to trauma, addiction and learned behavior. It may also be useful in enhancing memory. The Times story makes this observation in its general commentary about the growth of the […]

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