Neuro-Trojan Tribe

Human (as a body) is a Trojan horse full of neural legionnaires, a vehicle administered by billions of competing and cooperating neural charioteers.  Each “one” of us is a neural…



Not Grand Enough

  William James, the “grandfather” of American psychology, once said: “We add both to the subject and to the predicate part of reality” and “[that] enhance[s] the universe’s total value.”  What…



Mind is a Leg

Mindfulness meditations show that the mind moves, just like the body.  Rodolfo Llinas, a neuroscientist and author of I of the Vortex: from Neurons to Self offers a framework that helps make…



Paper Tigers

People, in general, and habitually angry people, in particular, tend to take things personally. There is a reason for this: fundamental attribution error (FAE).  Taking things personally is a form…



Unprincipled Knowing

Wuzhi is a Daoist wu-attitude (akin to wuwei).  Wuzhi is a kind of “unprincipled knowing.”  Sounds unethical, doesn’t it?  But it’s not about ethics.  It’s about knowing the particulars without…