Kaj SotalaI summarize a book which claims to provide a theoretical model for how lasting emotional transformation (as well as any genuinely effective therapy) works. Its model seems very promising, I think.
I’ve had this terrible thought I can’t get out of my head. I saw a post on Facebook from a girl I met at a party in college and remembered an incident from ten years ago. We were both pretty drunk and started fooling around. I went back to her...
Abandoning selflessness and egoism equally, we can play with the ambiguous self/other boundary; supple, skillful selfing for successful, satisfying interactions
Kaj Sotala@Meaningness I just now ended up re-reading meaningness.com/self ; I think I originally read it several months ago? Beginning of the year? Something like that. Anyway, didn't really get it back then, but after additional meditative etc. insights, it suddenly made perfect sense now.
An exploration of why you might not want to check Facebook or email during a pomodoro break. While reading Mark Lesser's book Less, I found myself searching for a way to understand the different kinds...
Kaj SotalaThis essay is probably the most useful piece of productivity advice that I've read in a while. Basically, "procrastination" during intellectual work is often *not* wasted time, but rather time taken to process the next step of what you should be doing.
The terms System 1 and System 2 were originally coined by the psychologist Keith
Stanovich and then popularized by Daniel Kahneman in his book Thinking, Fast and
Slow. Stanovich noted that a number of fields within psychology had been
Kaj Sotala8th substantial post in my "Multiagent Models of Mind" sequence, connecting it with psychology's dual-process models and reframing "System 2" as working-memory augmented collaboration between subagents.
Although we experience the world as a seamless flow of percepts, illusions and experiments suggest that perception operates in a discrete manner. This Unsolved Mystery presents a novel theoretical framework to explain how discrete neural processes...
Kaj SotalaTime Slices: What Is the Duration of a Percept?
Suomentaja Kersti Juva on kääntänyt kirjallisuutta englannista suomeen yli viisikymmentä vuotta. Nyt hän kokosi yksiin kansiin asiat, jotka kahdessa erilaisessa kielessä eniten askarruttavat ja riemastuttavat.
Kaj SotalaKersti Juva keksi suomen kieleen sanan örkki, ja nyt hän kertoo, miksi yksinkertaistenkin sanojen kääntäminen englannista suomeen on usein monimutkaista
There’s an academic term for one-sided, media-enabled relationships: parasocial relationships. Video essayist Shannon Strucci is helping spread it to an online audience that desperately needs the language.
Kaj SotalaWe All Live In Parasocial Hell - Digg