Neuromarket ‘Street drugs’, desire and despair, have a new market. Neuromarket Individually, we are somewhere beyond 80 billion neurons [a number that out-distances all the stars in the universe] Neuromarket … Continue reading Neuromarket
‘We have moved on’ said doctor Knows Best: didn’t you notice? Today we have targets, tooled by incentive, and our patients are our numbered ‘partners’. Betjeman has been realised not … Continue reading Dr Knows Best
“What we are today comes from our thoughts of yesterday, and our present thoughts build our life of tomorrow: our life is the creation of the mind.” Anonymous, The Dhammapada
Raymond Tallis has described ‘Neuromania’ as attempting to“pack what has grown out of, and beyond, so many brains over so many millennia back into the stand-alone brain examined in the … Continue reading ‘Neuromania’
The following quote from page 92 of ‘Aping Mankind’ by Raymond Tallis was about ‘stand-alone brain’ research. I was reminded of this in coming across a recent “Brain Camp” where … Continue reading the stand-alone brain
Raymond Tallis begins Chapter 3 of his book ‘Aping Mankind’: “Neuro-talk is often accompanied by a picture of a brain scan, that fast acting solvent of critical faculties.”
Raymond Tallis on consciousness:
This is the title of a recently published book by Professor Ed Bullmore of the University of Cambridge. This book gained generally uncritical reviews, such as this : Almost a … Continue reading ‘The Inflamed Mind’
What would you write on the “Free Expression Wall”? At the time that I found this wall, outside Edinburgh’s Student Union, it was blank.
T S Eliot rooted poems about ideas in very specific places. He was very interested in yew trees: The following film is on the Fortingall Yew. Time passes. Listen.