Archive for February, 2011

Digitoneurolinguistic Hacking

In view of all the seriousness I’ve been writing about lately, I decided it was time to post an XKCD comic that made me laugh so hard I snorted hot chocolate through my nose. Click the image below to embiggen! Here’s a short blog post that explains a little more about digitoneurolinguistic hacking. It seems […]

Hacking Your Connectome

Last time, after I explained some basic theory behind connectome hacking, I promised I’d give you three concrete examples of using your nervous system’s built-in circuitry to create changes in your own behavior, and the circumstances in which you find yourself. I’m really excited to show you these techniques, so let’s get right into it. […]

Opening a Terminal

…otherwise known as “What It’s Like to Be a Fish, Part 2.” I have to start by showing you this TED talk that just grips me every time I watch it. It’s by Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor, a neuroanatomist who experienced a stroke in her left hemisphere, and…well, I’ll let it speak for itself. On […]

The Splort Hormone

At the end of my last post, I promised I’d explain more about inner dialogue, and get into some practical tips on self-programming. A draft of that write-up is almost finished [SCIENCE UPDATE! It’s here.] but I came across an article today that brought up some intriguing points – and some common misconceptions – about […]

What It's Like to Be a Fish

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to be a fish? Not a person in a fish body – I mean, have you ever wondered what it would be like to have a fish brain – a fish mind? Here’s another question: do you have a self in your connectome that tends to…well, to whine […]

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