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Where Does Identity Come From?: Scientific American

Where Does Identity Come From?: Scientific American | cognition | Scoop.it
A fascinating new neuroscience experiment probes an ancient philosophical question—and hints that you might want to get out more
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Regardless of these specifics, this experiment is a potent reminder that our lives are a work in progress. If we’re indeed living out a kind of tape, then it seems to be one in which the tracks can be tweaked as they’re read, even if they’re rather deep. As your brain is shaped by the choices you make, there is room for chance and noise – room for you to be unique.

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, June 12, 2013 9:57 AM

Who we are is hard to measure and research, but it is important to seek the questions, if not the answers.

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Wildcat: Archeodatalogy Entwined Enmeshed Entangled

Wildcat: Archeodatalogy Entwined Enmeshed Entangled | cognition | Scoop.it
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The cyborg existentialism is a new domain of relationality residing between the tribal homophily and hyperconnected heterophily.
The cyborg existentialism (CE) is a fresh approach to ‘freedom’ as the ultimate ground of human beings' capacity to relate to the world, extended and enhanced in the world via technology.

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Safe in Our Archives – The New Inquiry

Safe in Our Archives – The New Inquiry | cognition | Scoop.it
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There will no sense of self that doesn’t take into account how the self has been or will be recorded, how that self will turn up as an artifact of online searches.

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