- Mar 2023
Primary care physician Gavin Francis reviews two books on the importance of forgetting, as part of a larger reflection on memory.
- artificial intelligence
- ancestral trauma
- Feb 2023
cancer can be insidious
- this speaks to our fundamental limitations of cognition and sensory experiences
- we only ever have a small window into reality, a small bit of knowledge or perception
- every decision we make is based on constrained knowledge of reality
- in the case of cancer or other diseases growing inside our body,
- each of us is a multi-level superorganism
- consciousness is at one higher level of the body
- but it cannot access knowledge of the activities
- at a lower microscopic level of the body
- there is very little communication between these two levels
- Feb 2021
Krpan, Dario. ‘To Sit Quietly in a Room Alone: The Psychology of Social, Material, and Sensation Seeking Input’. PsyArXiv, 24 February 2021. https://doi.org/10.31234/osf.io/zpf6b.
- social motives
- social deprivation
- external input
- sensation seeking
- social input
- Apr 2019
- Jun 2015
is there a useful distinction between sensation and affect?
I find the treatments of this distinction so confusing. I'd love to try to collectively unpack this in the seminar.
capacity of words to activate the senses
This makes me think of David Abram's The Spell of the Sensuous, an exploration of the sensuous foundations of language.