Thrill Slaves

Many people are creatures of their minds. The mind seeks to feed off the energy of the soul that it has captivated. One way the mind does this is through thrills. Slot machines illustrate.

Structuring Memory

Memory is the mind’s personal library. Memories are sketches, not full portrayals of events. With so much to accumulate, the mind readily merges similar events over time, efficiently filing memories according to their structural characteristics.

Out-of-Body Experiences

Experiences where sensation occurs distant from the body have been reported throughout history. For most, this experience is rare – often stemming from physical trauma, such as surgery. A few can conjure out-of-body experiences at will.

Empathic Bias

Empathy is a psychological tool for discerning the mind-set or emotional cast of another person via inverted projection. Instead of engendering comity, empathy succors a surety of comprehension which fortifies opinion.

Mental Health Apps

Mental health apps are designed to help treat stress, anxiety, and depression. They work so well that almost everyone stops using them shortly after trying them out.

The Mind-Body

The mind affects the body and vice versa. What is their interface? From antiquity, the mind-body problem has been the quintessential issue of natural philosophy and science, as it addresses the fundamental nature of existence.

Belief

As American president, Donald Trump has irrefutably had a detrimental effect on all fabrics influenced by him: economic, political, diplomatic, military, environmental, societal. Yet this pathological liar is still believed by a loyal following. This extreme example demonstrates a more pervasive point.