Remapping the Self: Neuroscience Gets Why we procrastinate by Vik Nithy @ TEDxYouth@TheScotsCollege 2 months ago   12:32

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Neuroscientists have announced that the self is an illusion. Journalist Erika Casriel applies this discovery to her life, and becomes a different person.

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Brian Reynolds
So here's why I really liked this talk. Neuroscience is a difficult subject. The ideas at core here are hard earned. Thousands of years of meditative discipline and teachings by several major religions have only gotten us to the point that a scant few people can really live life empowered by the knowledge that there really isn't a "thinker of thoughts" that lives in the head. The fact that we happen to now live in a time where tools like FMRI can back these un-provable realizations with an independent data set is nothing short of miraculous.

But here's the thing, none of that makes any difference to the lived experience of actual people until someone comes along to talk about it with a general audience and say, "There's a real benefit here!" The alleviation of stress, the relinquishing of anxiety, the setting of a mind to a default state of compassion, all of these are worthy, achievable goals. It takes talks like this to set a general audience on the path to exploring the achievable mind states that science now enlightens us to without the baggage and dogma which so long have adorned them.
stan klein
This is so confused and incoherent that it boggles the mind (whatever that might be -- ask neuroscience as I am sure they have grappled seriously with the construct (LOL).

The "new science of the self" is the illusion predicated on the pretentious pronouncements of over-credentialed 'academics" who slosh about in a sea of terminology lacking conceptual warrant.  Or, to put it in perhaps a more user-friendly fashion --  this offering (and many others like it) have the intellectual weight of  scientific insights from the Big Bang Theory (the TV show).

All involved should be embarrassed -- but I doubt that the self-reflection necessary for such is a possibility in this context.

Witness the continual "dumbing down" of America (and more) by the media "expert".

Pathetic!
abruhkadabruh21
interest in conciocentrism is peaked!
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Why we procrastinate by Vik Nithy @ TEDxYouth@TheScotsCollege Remapping the Self: Neuroscience Gets 2 months ago   09:51

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Vik Nithy is the founder of 3 companies at the age of 20 including how own marketing consulting firm. His left after school Vik has been extremely successful despite being diagnosed with ADHD after finishing his school exams. Developing his passion for cognitive neuroscience, educational reform and the potential of young people.

In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)