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What a Shaman Sees in A Mental Hospital

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The Shamanic View of Mental Illness
In the shamanic view, mental illness signals “the birth of a healer,” explains Malidoma Patrice Somé.  Thus, mental disorders are spiritual emergencies, spiritual crises, and need to be regarded as such to aid the healer in being born.

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Natural sciences vs Indigenous knowledge?

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An alternate view of mental illness that informs a crucial way to make sense of those experiences and move on (to become a healer themselves? ).

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Why it helps to put pain into words – Joanna Bourke – Aeon

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Nobody wants to go back in time, but did we lose our sense of sympathy when we lost the shared experience of pain?
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Go with your gut – intuition is more than just a hunch, says Leeds research | University of Leeds

Go with your gut – intuition is more than just a hunch, says Leeds research | University of Leeds | TOK articles | Scoop.it

 

Most of us experience ‘gut feelings’ we can’t explain, such as instantly loving – or hating – a new property when we’re househunting or the snap judgements we make on meeting new people. Now researchers at Leeds say these feelings - or intuitions - are real and we should take our hunches seriously. According to a team led by Professor Gerard Hodgkinson of the Centre for Organisational Strategy, Learning and Change at Leeds University Business School, intuition is the result of the way our brains store, process and retrieve information on a subconscious level and so is a real psychological phenomenon which needs further study to help us harness its potential. There are many recorded incidences where intuition prevented catastrophes and cases of remarkable recoveries when doctors followed their gut feelings. Yet science has historically ridiculed the concept of intuition, putting it in the same box as parapsychology, phrenology and other 'pseudoscientific' practices. Through analysis of a wide range of research papers examining the phenomenon, the researchers conclude that intuition is the brain drawing on past experiences and external cues to make a decision - but one that happens so fast the reaction is at a non-conscious level. All we're aware of is a general feeling that something is right or wrong. "People usually experience true intuition when they are under severe time pressure or in a situation of information overload or acute danger, where conscious analysis of the situation may be difficult or impossible," says Professor Hodgkinson.....


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Daniel Dennett: Intuition Pumps and Other Tools for Thinking

Professor Dennett comes to Google to talk about his new book, Intuition Pumps and Other Tools for Thinking. Dennett deploys his thinking tools to gain tracti...
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The Neuroscience of Memory - Eleanor Maguire

There are two demos in this talk that you can try at home exploring how we perceive and recollect visual scenes: 1. Image distance demo: You are given a 3 se...
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The name of the fungus | Science News

The name of the fungus | Science News | TOK articles | Scoop.it
A rebellion has broken out against the traditional way of naming species in the peculiar, shape-shifting world of fungi.
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What's in a name? The effect of the way we describe things on scientific classifications

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What Language Does Your State Speak?

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Last month, I wrote about the fun and the pitfalls of viral maps, a feature that included 88 super-simple maps of my own creation. As a follow-up, I’m writing up short items on some of those maps, walking through how I created them and how they succumb to (and hopefully...
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Explorations of the Mind: Intuition

Daniel Kahneman is an internationally renowned psychologist whose work spans cognitive psychology, behavioral economics, and the science of well-being. In recognition of his groundbreaking work on human judgment and decision-making, Kahneman received the 2002 Nobel Prize. In this program he explores the idea of intuition.


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There's Enough Math in Finance Already. What's Missing is Imagination.

There's Enough Math in Finance Already. What's Missing is Imagination.

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Michael Gerson: Climate change science struggles against intuition, ideology ... - Anchorage Daily News

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