The Self Is Other People

“We’re constantly bouncing off other people and looking at other people as a mirror of us. Our very sense of who we are is intertwined with what we see when we see other people look at us.”Photograph by Saly Noémi / Fortepan / Wikicommons POSTED BY BRIAN GALLAGHER An oft-repeated line in A Series of Unfortunate Events, a Netflix TV show recently adapted from a book series, feels apt for the moment. “In a world too often governed by corruption and arrogance,” it goes, “it can be difficult to stay true to one’s philosophical and literary principles.” The story, by Lemony … Continue reading The Self Is Other People

A THERAPIST EXPLAINS WHAT HAPPENS WHEN PEOPLE TRY TO QUIT PSYCHIATRIC MEDS

by Alex Pietrowski, Staff WriterWaking Times Trying to kick psychiatric medications is one of those rarely discussed problems with the modern psychiatric business. For all the informative and sleek television commercials and all the simplified explanations by doctors, when someone decides to get off these meds, the experience can be an utter nightmare. Writing for The New York Times in 2015, Diana Spechler spelled out her hellish process in an article entitled, 10 Things I’d Tell My Former (Medicated) Self. As she describes, there is very little support for people who wish to quit the meds and return to feeling like themselves again. … Continue reading A THERAPIST EXPLAINS WHAT HAPPENS WHEN PEOPLE TRY TO QUIT PSYCHIATRIC MEDS

Japanese researchers create mind-reading A.I. that can transcribe a person’s thoughts

by: David Williams (Natural News) By now, you probably already know that artificial intelligence (AI) technology is developing at a remarkably fast rate. It has been the subject of many essays and news articles that are mainly about an oncoming robot takeover, which could mean trouble for many humans in the world today. But in order for advanced AI robots to truly take over the world, they’ve got to first be able to think like humans. Now a group of researchers have taken the first steps to making that a reality. Japanese researchers recently published a new study titled, “Describing Semantic Representations of Brain Activity … Continue reading Japanese researchers create mind-reading A.I. that can transcribe a person’s thoughts