This essay by Dr. Asma and Dr. Gabriel, published in digital magazine Aeon, examines universal emotions as the deep engine of human consciousness and the basis of our profound affinity with other animals.
A University of British Columbia workshop on bridging the Humanities and Sciences. Some excellent video resources are available here.
Along with their commitment to public outreach, the ASU Origins Project is participating in a process of rethinking undergraduate education. Conscious of the growing permeability of disciplinary boundaries, they hope to use the conceptual thread of "origins" to develop transdisciplinary undergraduate work that will hone students' critical inquiry skills, reinforce the social relevance of science and the efficacy of the scientific method, and model thinking across boundaries.
The Brain and Creativity Institute was founded by Antonio Damasio and Hanna Damasio in 2006. Since ancient times, thinkers and scientists have sought to explain how we perceive, interpret, and shape our existence. However, until very recently, researchers interested in these questions have had to rely entirely on conjecture or indirect evidence. Now, recent technological advances in brain imaging and fresh insights into the functioning of the human brain at the level of systems, cells and molecules, provide extraordinary new opportunities for uncovering the neurological underpinnings for a large array of mental functions – from emotion and decision-making to innovation and creativity.
The most reliable and thorough encyclopedia of philosophy available of the web. An excellent resource for students and experts alike.
A helpful resource on all things Mind, Brain, Science and Culture at Bryn Mawr College.
An excellent website (in conjunction with the permanent exhibit) that provides many resources on human evolution.
The Santa Fe Institute is an independent research and education center for multidisciplinary collaborations in the physical, biological, computational, and social sciences. Understanding of complex adaptive systems is critical to addressing key environmental, technological, biological, economic, and political challenges
Science Friday is a weekly science talk show, broadcast live over public radio stations nationwide from 2-4 p.m. Eastern time as part of NPR's 'Talk of the Nation' programming. Each week, they focus on science topics that are in the news and try to bring an educated, balanced discussion to bear on the scientific issues at hand.
The study of human consciousness is one of science's last great frontiers. After being neglected for many years (i.e. during a period of dominance by behaviorism in psychology), interest in the science of consciousness exploded in the last decades.The Center for Consciousness Studies at the University of Arizona is a unique institution whose aim is to bring together the perspectives of philosophy, the cognitive sciences, neuroscience, the social sciences.
Dr. Asma's personal website contains resources related to the mindbrain, and also his research on Buddhism, cultural history, religion, and sundry other topics.
Dr. Gabriel's personal website contains resources including journal papers, videotaped presentations, reviews, and information concerning books and ongoing research.
Dr. Gabriel is a regular blogger for "Psychology Today." The links to his blog posts can be found below.
"How do we form identities in a consumer society? April 5, 2019