Sunday, June 30, 2013

Philosophy of Mind Video Playlists

I have compiled the following YouTube playlists on philosophy of mind topics:

Mind-Body Problem
Alien Minds
Personal Identity
Robots, AI, and Artificial Life
Illusions
Posthumanity
Singularity
Plato's Cave and the Simulation Hypothesis

Monday, June 24, 2013

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Parasites Use Sophisticated Biochemistry to Take Over Their Hosts - NYTimes.com

Parasites Use Sophisticated Biochemistry to Take Over Their Hosts - NYTimes.com: The current issue of the prestigious Journal of Experimental Biology is entirely dedicated to such examples of zombies in nature. They are far from rare. Viruses, fungi, protozoans, wasps, tapeworms and a vast number of other parasites can control the brains of their hosts and get them to do their bidding. But only recently have scientists started to work out the sophisticated biochemistry that the parasites use.

Monday, January 7, 2013

21 Emotions For Which There Are No English Words [Infographic] | Popular Science

21 Emotions For Which There Are No English Words [Infographic] | Popular Science

You Can't See It, But You'll Be A Different Person In 10 Years : Shots - Health News : NPR

You Can't See It, But You'll Be A Different Person In 10 Years : Shots - Health News : NPR
No matter how old people are, they seem to believe that who they are today is essentially who they'll be tomorrow. That's according to fresh research that suggests that people generally fail to appreciate how much their personality and values will change in the years ahead — even though they recognize that they have changed in the past.