Cognitive Fallacy – this should be a primary concern of all explorers of consciousness and the mind

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You can fool yourself – and intuition is often mistaken. This is not fashionable to say in certain circles, in which intuition is given a special status. And yes, the brain and mind con do some amazing things, and intuition is often astonishingly right, especially certain types of intuition, […]

Luck can be made – in the brain and mind

Several articles about the mental differences between lucky and unlucky people have come out recently, all apparently triggered by the book the author of this current article is trying to sell. However, the ideas involved are worth thinking about for esoteric practicioners and explorers, so I picked this article as an example of the bunch, […]

The science of smell – smell as molecular vibration.

Relevant to brain studies, behavior studies (smell and molecular communication play a larger role than most people realize in behaviors and experience), and the popular topic and theme of ‘vibration’ in the esoteric culture materials… How a new science and industry of scent chemicals is evolving from chemists and biologists applying a theory of smell […]

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His argument is based on the fact that for more than 99 per cent of human evolutionary history, we have lived as hunter-gatherer communities surviving on our wits, leading to big-brained humans. Since the invention of agriculture and cities, however, natural selection on our intellect has effective stopped and mutations have accumulated in the critical “intelligence” genes.

“I would wager that if an average citizen from Athens of 1000BC were to appear suddenly among us, he or she would be among the brightest and most intellectually alive of our colleagues and companions, with a good memory, a broad range of ideas and a clear-sighted view of important issues,” Professor Crabtree says in a provocative paper published in the journal Trends in Genetics.

“Furthermore, I would guess that he or she would be among the most emotionally stable of our friends and colleagues. I would also make this wager for the ancient inhabitants of Africa, Asia, India or the Americas, of perhaps 2,000 to 6,000 years ago,” Professor Crabtree says.

“The basis for my wager comes from new developments in genetics, anthropology, and neurobiology that make a clear prediction that our intellectual and emotional abilities are genetically surprisingly fragile,” he says.

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