Archive for the ‘Psychology’ tag

Jun 1, 2017

Esther Perel: Sex, Stability, and Self-Fulfillment

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Therapist and author Esther Perel explores our ‘existential aloneness’ in this film. Much as technology continues to open new doors for connection, the rapid cultural changes of the past 100 years allow us to choose the sort of life we wish to live. We make our most important connections by choice instead of having them mandated to us by tradition. But as is the case with technology, sometimes it isn’t clear if we are primed to use these new opportunities to build more fulfilling lives or simply to frustrate ourselves, building a world where more people feel alone.

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Sep 28, 2016

Neuroscience and psychology have rendered it basically unnecessary to have a soul — By George Paxinos | Quartz

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A double rainbow appears above Lake Weissensee in Naggl in Austria's southern Carinthia province July 10, 2013. REUTERS/Heinz-Peter Bader  (AUSTRIA - Tags: TRAVEL ENVIRONMENT SOCIETY)  - RTX11J42

“But as a neuroscientist and psychologist, I have no use for the soul. On the contrary, all functions attributable to this kind of soul can be explained by the workings of the brain.”

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