Mind and Brain: NOT the same…

The Wall Street Journal has a great article today in its Marketplace section “How Thinking Can Change the Brain.”  (Click here to see the beginning, but you can access the full article only if you are a subscriber.  In the print version, it is on page B1.) It describes a dialog that transpired between some neuroscientists and the Dalai …

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Just another Jesuit, government-owned, mind-controlled goober rediscovering his blog

Howdy! I am not sure (and I am too lazy to look back and tell), but I think this is the longest I have ever been away from my blog! And it hasn’t suffered too much in my absence — there was traffic looking for a number of things, even though I wasn’t writing anything …

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Watson, Artificial Cat Brains, and Your Intelligent Innards

Incredibly lazy post today, though I hope to write a less lazy follow up to a previous post later today.  “Preparation day” wackiness may prevent, however–if so, I will strive to do so Sunday or Monday. But first, the lazy stuff!  As the title suggests, this will be a bit of a potpourri… I have …

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Clogged Brain Pipes and Morgan Freeman!

Well, it’s happened again.  I’ve built up so much that I would like to talk about that the burden of having too much to say has shut me up.  Camp ended a week ago today (super challenging and super awesome!), today is the fourth of July (if you haven’t read it in a while, The …

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Debunking the Brain/Computer Connection

Many thanks to CM who sent a link to me for the online version of the WSJ article I referred to right before I left for the LYC Teen Camp. Like Mr. Lee Gomes, the writer of the article, I am frequently annoyed by the common comparisons made between the human brain and a computer, …

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Final Fractal Thoughts: Fractals and the Mind of God

Today’s the day!  I’ve finally come to the end of my “fractal” series of entries.  Wow — to breathe fresh air again, to laugh, to sing!  Well, one out of three, anyway. Actually, this one may seem ten degrees nerdier than the previous entries, but, yes, stuff like this does cross my mind on occasion… You might …

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Memory, the Spirit in Man, and Hemispherectomies

The most recent article I submitted for the Tomorrow’s World magazine is about the brain, and researching the topic was a real pleasure. What an amazing creation! There is a reason that “mind/brain” posts show up on my personal blog from time to time–I find the topic utterly fascinating, and I always wish I had more …

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