Great stuff from Contrapoints
Here’s a basic rundown of the history (and fanaticism) of neuroplasticity. Turns out our brains are neither hardwired at birth nor able to make us fly by thinking. Who knew!?
Here are a few fun tests of our biases. Learn about your brain!
This is a well written, humbling, and very interesting book detailing some of the strange findings of psychology. I recommend it to everyone for the mere fact that it helps one understand their own brain which is a pretty cool
This is a video by Chögyam Trungpa about aggression and giving. He’s a pretty controversial Buddhist who escaped Tibet at 20 in 1959ish, moving to the USA in 1970. (He has a pretty thick accent so I recommend reading the
I was reading a letter in the MOFGA newsletter the other day that sounded to me like some ignorant old man complaining about organic hydroponics: “There isn’t any soil in hydroponic production.” Yes, that’s the idea. And, “Big money is
An insightful group of articles about “getting better at life” called Raw Nerve. There’s also a movie about his political struggles and consequential suicide. Website for the film.
A series of simple experiments about pain and cheating from the author of The Upside of Irrationality