Category Archives: Mind

Creativity is a State of Mind and Can be Trained

Trained pianists have higher levels of brain wave synchronization when improvising pieces of music, a new study reveals. As an undergraduate student at York University, Joel Lopata was studying film production and jazz performance when a discrepancy became apparent. “I … Continue reading

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Mind in Society: The Development of Higher Psychological Processes

The great Russian psychologist L. S. Vygotsky has long been recognized as a pioneer in developmental psychology. But his theory of development has never been well understood in the West. Mind in Society corrects much of this misunderstanding. Carefully edited … Continue reading

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The Multitasking Mind

Multitasking is all around us: the office worker interrupted by a phone call, the teenager texting while driving, the salesperson chatting while entering an order. When multitasking, the mind juggles all the many tasks we’re doing this second, this hour, … Continue reading

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Wired to Create: Unraveling the Mysteries of the Creative Mind

Is it possible to make sense of something as elusive as creativity? Based on psychologist Scott Barry Kaufman’s groundbreaking research and Carolyn Gregoire, Wired to Create offers a glimpse inside the “messy minds” of highly creative people. Revealing the latest … Continue reading

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From Complexity to Creativity: Explorations in Evolutionary, Autopoietic, and Cognitive Dynamics

Cybernetic pioneer Warren McCullough asked: “What is a man, that he may know a number; and what is a number, that a man may know it?” Thinking along much the same lines, my question here is: “What is a creative … Continue reading

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Leisure, the Basis of Culture: Reclaiming Our Human Dignity in a Culture of Workaholism

“Leisure lives on affirmation. It is not the same as the absence of activity … or even as an inner quiet. It is rather like the stillness in the conversation of lovers, which is fed by their oneness.” Today, in … Continue reading

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Trees of the Brain, Roots of the Mind

The human brain is often described as the most complex object in the universe. Tens of billions of nerve cells-tiny tree-like structures — make up a massive network with enormous computational power. In this book, Giorgio Ascoli reveals another aspect … Continue reading

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The Intercultural Mind: Connecting Culture, Cognition, and Global Living

In this pioneering book, Joseph Shaules explores exciting new research in cultural psychology and neuroscience, and explains how the new science of the mind can help us understand how the unconscious mind processes cultural differences, and how our sense of … Continue reading

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Complexity and the Function of Mind in Nature

This book is a further contribution to the series Cambridge Studies in Philosophy and Biology.It is an ambitious attempt to explain the relationship between intelligence and environmental complexity, and in so doing to link philosophy of mind to more general … Continue reading

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The Language Instinct – The New Science of Language and Mind

Language is so tightly woven into human experience that it is scarcely possible to imagine life without it. Chances are that if you find two or more people together anywhere on earth, they will soon be exchanging words. When there … Continue reading

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