Forgetting about Fear

written by Laura Cabrera edited by O Society Mar 15, 2019 The alluring possibility of deleting memories is the topic of movies such as Men in Black, Total Recall, and Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, yet in real life the chances of ever achieving such fine-tuned memory erasure is not a realistic bet. But suppose if … Continue reading Forgetting about Fear

Trump’s Personality Disorder: the “What” in our collective “WTF?”

written by Maureen Herman & Katie Schwartz edited by O Society Mar 12, 2019 If Trump has a Personality Disorder it may be the “What” in the collective “WTF?” PHOTO BY CBS TELEVISION (LOST IN SPACE) “Danger, Will Robinson.” The presidency and public are in transition, awkwardly adjusting from Obama’s audacity of hope brand to … Continue reading Trump’s Personality Disorder: the “What” in our collective “WTF?”

Give Us This Day Our Daily Meds: Reason to Believe Again

For everyone who struggles... https://youtu.be/0kJdWJXxF3Y   Reason to Believe There's a scar on your heart But your journey's just begun A distant light that's worth the fight The story's far from done Stop hurting yourself Those tired sores have nothing more to bleed Self hatred I know it well it's dragging you down Listen to … Continue reading Give Us This Day Our Daily Meds: Reason to Believe Again

On Being Human: No, Your Brain is Not a Computer

Neuroscience gives us invaluable, wondrous knowledge about the brain – including an awareness of its limitations written by Alan Jasanoff Aeon edited by O Society Mar 10, 2019 More than 2,000 years ago, the semi-mythical father of medicine, Hippocrates of Kos, challenged the spiritualists of his time with a bold claim about the nature of the human … Continue reading On Being Human: No, Your Brain is Not a Computer

The New Psychoanalysis

In a retrograde moment like ours, the analytic ethic provides a strong source of resistance by Stephen Seligman Dissent Winter 2019 edited by O Society Mar 10, 2019 Psychoanalysis has fallen on hard times. Freud’s gender theories are trashed for their sexism, and his original instinct theories are regarded skeptically. Psychiatrists don’t study it, and the … Continue reading The New Psychoanalysis

Different Types Of Meditation Change Different Areas Of The Brain

What kinds of mental activities are capable of actually changing the brain? written by Alice Walton Forbes  edited by O Society Mar 7, 2019 When promises of bolstered IQ and enhanced brain function via specially-designed "brain games" fizzle out, what's next? Meditation/mindfulness training accumulate impressive evidence, which suggests suggests such practices can and do change not … Continue reading Different Types Of Meditation Change Different Areas Of The Brain

Do antidepressants actually work?

Depression is a very complex disorder and we simply have no good evidence antidepressants help sufferers improve by Jacob Stegenga Aeon Mar 5, 2019 Your grief and guilt overwhelm you. You are so tired you cannot think straight. Your simple joys are lost in an invisible agony. You have pain in your head and back and stomach, … Continue reading Do antidepressants actually work?