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  Mind Hacks
The whole article is a fascinating insight into the world of FBI profiling and notes that the methods may rely as much on cognitive distortions for their impact, as on hard evidence.
The Scientific American Mind Matters blog covers some of the highlights of the Society for Neuroscience annual conference.
As we discussed previously on Mind Hacks, 'musicogenic epilepsy' can be triggered by types of music, specific tones, or even specific songs (there's a good discussion of this in Oliver Sacks' new book).
www.mindhacks.com   (4115 words)

  
  Mind - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Mind refers to the collective aspects of intellect and consciousness which are manifest in some combination of thought, perception, emotion, will, memory, and imagination.
Pre-scientific theories, which were rooted in theology, concentrated on the relationship between the mind and the soul, the supposed supernatural or divine essence of the human person.
Although Freud did not deny that the mind was a function of the brain, he held the mind has, as it were, a mind of its own, of which we are not conscious, which we cannot control, and which can be accessed only though psychoanalysis (particularly the interpretation of dreams).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Mind   (1450 words)

  
 Philosophy of mind - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Philosophy of mind is the philosophical study of the nature of the mind, mental events, mental functions, mental properties, and consciousness, and of the nature of their relationship with the physical body: the so-called "mind–body problem".
Substance dualists argue that the mind is an independently existing substance, while property dualists maintain that the mind is a jumble of independent properties that emerge from the brain and cannot be reduced to it, but that it is not a distinct substance.
In Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel's Phenomenology of Mind, Hegel discusses three distinct types of mind: the subjective mind, the mind of an individual; the objective mind, the mind of society and of the State; and the Absolute mind, a unity of all concepts.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Philosophy_of_mind   (5736 words)

  
 Mind
Because the mind alone constitutes the root-principle manifesting as the individual, God and the world, its absorption or submergence and dissolution in the Self as pure Consciousness is the final emancipation known as Kaivalya and in the Supreme Spirit, the Brahman.
Although it is variously said that the neck is the seat of the mind, the brain of the intellect, and the Heart or the whole body of the ego, still the scriptures state conclusively that the Heart is the seat of the totality of the interior senses, which is again called the mind.
When, however, a person, with the aid of his mind, tightly holds their reins, it is then that his soul discovers itself like an object (unseen in darkness) appearing to the view in consequence of the light of a lamp.
www.hinduism.co.za /mind1.htm   (3494 words)

  
 CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Mind
Mind is also conceived as a substantial being, equivalent to the scholastic mens, partly identified with, partly distinguished from the soul.
Mind adequately conceived must thus be held to include the subject or agent along with states or activities, and it should be the business of a complete science of mind to investigate both.
If, however, the mind be identified with the soul, and if the latter be allowed to be the principle of vegetative life, there can be no valid reason for denying that the principle of our mental life may be also the subject of unconscious activities.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/10321a.htm   (1794 words)

  
 mind
The brain may decay, disintegrate, and be forever annihilated, but the mind (or soul) does not depend on the body for its existence and so may continue to flourish in another world.
This belief in the mind as a substance which exists independently of the brain, however implausible, seems to be required for most religious doctrines, as well as for many New Age notions and therapies.
Yet, despite the fact that the key to understanding the human mind is likely to be found in the study of the functioning human brain, many philosophers and psychologists continue to be guided by the belief that the mind can be adequately understood independently of the brain.
skepdic.com /mind.html   (775 words)

  
 The Mind
The mind is described as having two main aspects: clarity and knowing; meaning that the mind is clear, formless and allows for objects to arise in it, and that the mind is knowing, an awareness, a consciousness which can engage with objects.
Simply said, in Buddhism, the brain is regarded as a part of the body where many of the instructions of the mind are led to the other parts of the body, it is not regarded as the 'factory of thoughts'; thoughts are purely a function of the (non-physical) mind.
Clear light is a state of mind which becomes fully manifest only as a consequence of certain sequences or stages of dissolution, where the mind becomes devoid of certain types of obscurations, which are again metaphorically described in terms of sun-like, moonlike and darkness.
buddhism.kalachakranet.org /mind.html   (3212 words)

  
 Astromind Physical Mental and Spiritual Mastery
The lower spectrum of the mind, where the objective and subjective meet, the boundary that divides the brain and mind.
Those who have gone beyond the mind notice that they have a direct connection with their immediate surroundings and feel what is going on without any thought or perception.
Mind is a nonspatial extent located between the event where the properties of sensation end, and the event where the properties of feeling begin.
www.astromind.com /articles/definition_of_mind.html   (930 words)

  
 Mind the Gap in Japanese, Cantonese, and Mandarin
The constantly repeated mantra 'Mind the Gap' is a familiar fixture of the London Underground or 'Tube'.
'Mind the Gap' is now widely used in totally unrelated contexts, referring, for instance, to the socioeconomic gap between haves and have-nots or acting as a metaphor for the uniqueness of British life and culture.
But this version of 'Mind the gap' is interesting as a fine illustration of the stereotyped and ubiquitous language of announcements that form part and parcel of life in Japan.
www.cjvlang.com /Spicks/thegap.html   (2098 words)

  
 Educational Psychology Interactive: The Mind
According to Hebb (1974), "Mind is the capacity for thought, and thought is the integrative activity of the brain--that activity up in the control tower that, during the waking hours, overrides reflex response and frees behavior from sense dominance" (p.
Both positions would agree that mind is the mental functioning of consciousness, whether that consciousness arises solely from the activity of the brain or whether it is an interaction of both brain and spirit.
Therefore, while the functioning of the mind is an empirical question that can be studied using the methods of science, the issue of the origin of mind is a philosophical issue, not an empirical or scientific issue.
chiron.valdosta.edu /whuitt/col/summary/mind.html   (495 words)

  
 Mind
The mind is the result of the activity of the brain.
Modern technology can actually see which portions of the brain are more functional in relationship to certain thoughts, ie, the mind.
It teaches the relationship between Mathematics, Language, name, mind, individual consciousness and universal spiritual consciousness.
www.brainyencyclopedia.com /encyclopedia/m/mi/mind.html   (1544 words)

  
 mind - Wiktionary
Despite advancing age his mind was still as sharp as ever.
There was no doubt in his mind that they would win.
In the philosophy of mind, dualism is about the relationship between mind and matter.
en.wiktionary.org /wiki/mind   (291 words)

  
 Mind   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The mind does not function actively and consciously for every requirement of the physical body, as many actions are kinesthetic.
It is only when we are confronted with problems or situations outside of ordinary experience that the conscious mind starts to work, because a new theme is involved.
The reason for this explanation is that when it comes to trance mediumship, it is easier for a foreign intelligence to take control of the subconscious mind, which is already accustomed to acting on the directions of the conscious mind.
home.att.net /~ag2kh/mind.htm   (162 words)

  
 mind. The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.
Desire or inclination: She had a mind to spend her vacation in the desert.
Upper Southern U.S. To have in mind as a goal or purpose; intend.
Mind refers broadly to the capacities for thought, perception, memory, and decision: “No passion so effectually robs the mind of all its powers of acting and reasoning as fear” (Edmund Burke).
www.bartleby.com /61/89/M0308900.html   (491 words)

  
 Python AI blog of artificial intelligence evolving from Seed AI to Singularity AI
Alife Mind loop at the core of the AI framework from
There is no need to standardize or homogenize the evolution of the AI Minds in Python or any other language.
Let there be a wide diversity and diaspora of the evolving Minds in a classic scenario of the survival of the fittest.
mind.sourceforge.net /python.html   (149 words)

  
 mind
Bear in mind that the newspaper account may be in error.
A meeting of minds between the union and the employer seemed impossible.
She had enough presence of mind to remember the license plate of the speeding car.
www.infoplease.com /dictionary/mind   (438 words)

  
 Mind and Body
The 17th Century: Reaction to the Dualism of Mind and Body
Mind, Brain, and Adaptation: the Localization of Cerebral Function
Mind, Brain, and the Experimental Psychology of Consciousness
serendip.brynmawr.edu /Mind/Table.html   (207 words)

  
 Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Plot Outline: A couple (Jim Carrey and Kate Winslet) undergo a procedure to erase each other from their memories when their relationship turns sour, but it is only through the process of loss that they discover what they had to begin with.
The story for Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind is hauntingly brilliant and, in some cases, personally gratifying.
Overall, Sunshine, as awkward and thoroughly confusing at it may seem and is, manages to express, in the most informal of ways, the feelings and thoughts we should all have when examining a relationship, in that it is not the superficial features but the underlining memories that make it all worth while.
www.imdb.com /title/tt0338013   (1309 words)

  
 Mind (National Association for Mental Health)
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© 2007 Mind (National Association for Mental Health)
Legal Mind - a new free enewsletter from Mind's Legal Unit
www.mind.org.uk   (105 words)

  
 NIDA for Teens: Mind Over Matter
Teacher's Guide - The Teacher's Guide is used in combination with the magazines in the series to promote an understanding of the physical reality of drug use, as well as curiosity about neuroscience.
Mind Over Matter is produced by the National Institute on Drug Abuse, National Institutes of Health.
These materials are in the public domain and may be reproduced without permission.
www.nida.nih.gov /MOM/MOMIndex.html   (329 words)

  
 The Brain Supercharger: An Impirical Study - Mind Tek Products
With these considerations in mind, the present study was designed to determine:
My mind traveled up and out, beyond the limits of the world.
In such a marketing effort, the EST model should be kept in mind.
www.mind-tek.com /brain_supercharger_study.html   (2238 words)

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