Thursday, 3 November 2016

Invisibilia Podcast

Invisibilia (Latin for invisible things) is about the invisible forces that control human behavior – ideas, beliefs, assumptions and emotions.
http://www.npr.org/podcasts/510307/invisibilia

THE SECRET HISTORY OF THOUGHTS

How different schools of therapy think about thoughts:
1. Thoughts have meaning (Freudian). Thoughts, and where they come from, intimately related to who we are. 
2. Cognitive behavioral therapy. (Dr Aaron Beck). We shouldn't accept 'automatic negative thoughts' at face value. We should challenge/contradict these thoughts. Displacing popularized Freudian theories. 
3. Third wave therapy/ mindfulness. Some thoughts have no meaning. Don't contradict negative thoughts, ignore them. MEDITATION. 

But what happens when we 'lean into' dark thoughts?


HOW TO BECOME BATMAN

'Visual areas of the brain can be activated by sound and touch'

Is the audible so far away from the visual? Are they closer than we think?

They use the example: What does the street look like when you're looking at your phone? We have periphery vision, but we couldn't look at a sign/ read specific information. There is a theory that this can be achieved by blind people with echo-location, especially is learnt at a young age.

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