On Thinking and Reasoning

"Poetry ain't what you'd call truth. There ain't enough room in the verses."
- Singer's commentary on, The Ballad of Sam Bass

The way we think doesn't always reflect the truth, nor do the ideas that result. This collection is about getting to that truth, and the poetry we come up with instead.

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Project Petrichor


Successful Prophets


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Animals First


Voluntary Censorship


In praise of the sage


Emotion and the Mind


The Scientific Ritual


Insight and the Sciences


Varela's Gestures


Project Petrichor


Autopoeisis: the origin of complex thought


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States of Mind


Consciousness vs Conscious Access


Your personality doesn't belong to you


The flaws of the human perspective


Advice on brain science from a farming manual


How we choose our psychic predators


The predictability of humans


Successful Prophets


The trouble with repressed memories


Teenage brains aren't undeveloped, they're just doing something else


Four stages of competence


What lies beneath? The uncomfortably vague 'unconscious processes'


The absurd artificial divide that's making money off racism


Common sense isn't as helpful as you'd like, and neither is the truth


Honey-bees are smarter than they should be


Avoiding the scientific ego problem


Learned helplessness is darker (and less understood) than you think


Alert - your brain leaves you open to manipulation


Why being 'needy' isn't such a bad thing


The three aspects of the unique human experience


Useful stereotypes


You're studying wrong; encoding specificity


What kind of (armchair) psychologist are you?


Children strike back - Bobo doll experiments


Mommy and I are one - subliminal messaging is bloody weird


How some 'psychics' use psychology to screw you


Why incompetent people are unaware of how incompetent they are


Why OCD is a lot worse than you thought


Your smile might have more effect on you than those you're smiling at


How to never get mad again (kind of)


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