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Culture Collapse Disorder: The loss & destruction of home (places & planet) due to human impact and our modern consumer mindset
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How Our Brains Build Our Autobiographies | Antonio Damasio

How Our Brains Build Our Autobiographies | Antonio Damasio | Culture Collapse Disorder | Scoop.it
While our own personal histories happen one event at a time, our brains make sense of our lives by stringing these events together in an structured way.

 

Question: How do our brains construct coherent personal narrative out of our memories of experiences?

Antonio Damasio:  You do it in very interesting ways.  A first way is by taking the story as it happens.  You know, our biographies happened one part at a time.  There is a sequence of events in our lives and so there’s a temporal aspect to our experience that brings by itself, sense into the story.  In other words, you were not walking before you were born and you were not doing X and Y before you did something else first.  So there’s a sequencing of events that imposes a certain structure to the story.

Then there’s something that intervenes and is very important which has to do with value.  Value in the true biological sense, which is that contrary to what many people seem to think, taking it at face value—sorry for the pun—we ... (click title for full article)

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Is Your Brain Blocking Climate Action?

Is Your Brain Blocking Climate Action? | Culture Collapse Disorder | Scoop.it
Overfishing, wildlife poaching, climate change etc., are not only causing species extinction, but also bringing human civilization closer to the brink of collapse.

 

The American minds seem to be changing as swiftly as the weather patterns according to a recent report titled "Climate Change in the American Mind Series," released by George Mason University.

 

According to the latest national survey, the percentage of Americans who believe global warming is real has dropped 7 points to 63% since Fall 2012, "likely influenced by the relatively cold winter of 2012-13 and an unusually cold March just before the survey was conducted."

 

This in contrast to the 66% who believed global warming was happening in the March 2012 survey, apparently swayed by the unusually warm winter... (click title for more)

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