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  • thouspilleth 6:53 am on February 26, 2011 Permalink | Reply  

    Psychological Resilience 

    From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia :

    “Resilience” in psychology is the positive capacity of people to cope with stress and adversity. This coping may result in the individual “bouncing back” to a previous state of normal functioning, or using the experience of exposure to adversity to produce a “steeling effect” and function better than expected (much like an inoculation gives one the capacity to cope well with future exposure to disease). Resilience is most commonly understood as a process, and not a trait of an individual.

  • thouspilleth 6:40 am on February 26, 2011 Permalink | Reply  

    Neuroscience Cases: The Man Who Could Not Forget (via B Good Science Blog) 

    I wonder…

    Can we adapt our brains to use the same algorithm to promote efficient archiving and recollection? I’ve noticed that I record information more or less effectively depending on the method I use to associate like ideas with specific senses or other rooted memories. But, can this be taught? Is there a right method and a worse method? Is this within our control? For instance, this article states that Shereshevskii eventually trained his mind to function more ideally by eliminating the negative aspects of his mnemonic mind, so, the ability must have always existed, right? Had this compromise always been possible, but never mentally addressed? That is, once he grew more capable of understanding the science behind his strength, he must have formed a resolution by altering the process of which his subconscious operated. Or, perhaps this was no revision at all- at least, not one of intention. Could this restructuring have simply been the result of aging? Was his memory finally beginning to show signs of deterioration (rendering him forgetful)? Do we all harbor the same potential? Can this be attained by utilizing our minds in accordance to the law by which all minds subtly abide?

    Neuroscience Cases: The Man Who Could Not Forget How many times have you been sat revising for an exam wishing that you had the power of a perfect instantaneous memory? Well, for a tiny number of people that isn’t just a pipe dream. Known as mnemonists these individuals have unfathomable memories and data recall. This is the story of one of the first properly studied, and most interesting cases, Solomon Shereshevskii. Born in Russia in 1886 to a Jewish family Shereshevskii, or simply ‘S’ as he … Read More

    via B Good Science Blog

  • thouspilleth 7:13 pm on February 25, 2011 Permalink | Reply  

  • thouspilleth 10:56 pm on February 24, 2011 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: belief, hatred, humanity, hypocrite, love, peace, philosophy, zen   

    She claims her stake in peace but what… 

    She claims her stake in peace, but what about the wound?

    She’s a piece of contradiction pinned between April and June.

    Her beliefs are only photographs, the collective image is unknown.

    She’s a hypocrite, a mess, a trace of hatred left in every bone.

    I dare point out her harmful ways at cost of my own mind.

    To challenge her philosophy tests the rightfulness of mine.

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