Rants, Raves, and Rhetoric v4

Tag: illusion

  • TEDxAlamo – David Eagleman, PhD – 10/29/09

    A neuroscientist talks about what is reality from the frame of perception and illusion. If the below video does not work, then try: TEDxAlamo – David Eagleman, PhD – 10/29/09

  • The origins of pleasure

    Why do we like an original painting better than a forgery? Psychologist Paul Bloom argues that human beings are essentialists — that our beliefs about the history of an object change how we experience it, not simply as an illusion, but as a deep feature of what pleasure (and pain) is. One interesting thing is…

  • Children of the Mind

    Children of the Mind by Orson Scott Card My rating: 4 of 5 stars Plikt’s speech of Ender’s death reveals something about all of us. That was Ender’s life, unpeeling onion of life. Only unlike most of us, he knew that there was no golden kernel inside. There were only the layers of illusion and…