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Do I know anyone here with opinions on Quipist?

+Edward Morbius maybe?
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Some new social network / aggregator thing that works with Plus.
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The point of my original comment was, well of course young people find mixed signals and people avoiding them or dumping them to be distressing. This is nothing new. Perhaps the problem feels compounded for them because of technology but people have always been made miserable waiting for a response from an unrequited love, whether it be in person, by letter, or by phone. When answering machines made it impossible for someone to pretend they missed your call (by not answering it), the opening line on messages became, "If you are there, pick up."

What I was trying to say about social media is that it's changed what is normal interaction. It pushes the expectation that it is normal to be constantly in touch with the hive mind and if you are not, then you are unpopular, a loser, an outcast. This is similar to other commercial messages we receive: we must always be happy, buzzed, excited.

Studies have already shown that reading Facebook updates makes people depressed because they compare their lives with what seems like the continuous success and happiness of others without taking into account that they are seeing only one, highly edited side of a person's life.
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Did you know the term "pointilism" was first used as an insult but is now used as legit art history term with a straight face?

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pointillism
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Dogs Have A Conscience Too

The basis of the test is that the subject who understands the concept of "self" and "the other" is able to distinguish between the two entities and, therefore, to recognize himself or herself in the reflection. The most interesting result arising from the confirmation of a consciousness of self is that, based on these results, other behavioral traits may be deduced such as, for example, empathy.

The research is in Ethology, Ecology and Evolution. (full access paywall)

#psychology #conscience #animals
That man's best friend has a conscience is what every owner would be willing to bet, without even thinking about it for a moment. This means that dogs have self-consciousness. But the problem in scien
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There are several steps to proper adulthood that we must all take one day. Those steps are different for all of us. For me, it went like this: (1) remove all Dave Matthews Band tracks from iPod; (2) realize I...
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I'm already imagining somebody Wickeding it.
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Hamilton pretty much makes me wonder if Opera even has a chance to persist the next 100 years after all.
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See also Rent, which took the Boheme tropes and opened the story to additional representation.
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The difference between venting / brooding and getting help. I've run into many people who seem to be somewhat aware that they are soliciting free emotional labor from their friends and it's making everyone feel kind of bad and still it's not helping.

Our friends can put on band aids and kiss it better, but they're not professional healers. Professional healers have many more skills, and the fact that they charge for their labor, while inconvenient, makes the boundaries of the transaction much more clear for everyone.

http://blogs.psychcentral.com/relationships-balance/2016/04/13/can-talking-to-friends-really-replace-therapy/
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I just didn't want to throw your thread off topic, I can repost my thoughts elsewhere of you'd like.
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But when it comes down to actually handling the nitty-gritty of relationships, we’re given no pointers … or worse, we’re given advice columns in women’s magazines.
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"However, the researchers discovered something else. In both the inferior colliculi and the thalamus, sound processing is ‘tonotopically’ organised, in other words organised by pitch. Each part of the areas investigated responded strongest to a specific sound frequency. Researchers could see that because at that moment, the part concerned consumed the most oxygen. Successive pitches were found to be processed next to each other, in a comparable manner to the keys on a piano. Even more striking: in the inferior colliculi, there is a single representation (‘complete keyboard’) for all pitches, and in the auditory part of the thalamus, there are two of those ‘keyboards’. Why the thalamus has a double processing of each pitch is unclear."
 
Language and Music Processing More Complex Than Previously Believed

Michelle Moerel investigated how people process sound in two small subcortical – situated under the cerebral cortex – areas of the human brain. These inferior colliculi, of which everybody has two, and the auditory of part of the thalamus are part of the hearing system in the brain.

The research is in Scientific Reports. (full open access)

#language #music #neuroscience
Some parts of our brain that process sound have a subsequent spot for each pitch, just like the keyboard on a piano. One part – the auditory part of the thalamus – even processes each sound on two
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What's Your Memory Style?

New research shows that the tendency to remember episodic details versus facts is reflected in intrinsic brain patterns.

The research is in Cortex. (full open access)

#memory #neuroscience
New research shows that the tendency to remember episodic details versus facts is reflected in intrinsic brain patterns.Why is it that some people have richly detailed recollection of past experie
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“The biotypes were more biologically homogeneous than categories based on observable symptoms,” explained Bruce Cuthbert, Ph.D., acting director of the NIH’s National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), which funded the study. “Just as fever or infection can have many different causes, multiple psychosis-causing disease processes – operating via different biological pathways – can lead to similar symptoms, confounding the search for better care.”
 
Biomarkers Outperform Symptoms in Parsing Psychosis Subgroups

Three biomarker-based categories, called biotypes, outperformed traditional diagnoses, such as schizophrenia and bipolar disorder with psychosis, in sorting psychosis cases into distinct subgroups on the basis of brain biology, report researchers funded by the National Institutes of Health. A hallmark of severe mental illness, psychosis is marked by hallucinations and delusions, or false, irrational beliefs.

The research is in American Journal of Psychiatry. (full access paywall)

#psychosis #psychology
Multiple biological pathways lead to similar symptoms.Three biomarker-based categories, called biotypes, outperformed traditional diagnoses, such as schizophrenia and bipolar disorder with psychos
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Yes, please, I'd love another cup of coffee. My spectrum is broad.  I have ALL the Gs

I don't like trying to list interests, because I am mostly interested in "details that are awesome" and "the big picture".  I like to collect specialists and put them together like puzzles.  I like to curate interesting stuff.  I love talent and genius in most of its forms.  I have been informed sternly by an eight-year-old that I laugh too much.  I like to leave random comments and sometimes jump in your conversations.  I am a person, not a brand.

I have a reasonable degree of experience and/or education in traditional arts, comparative mythology, logic, complex adaptive systems, psychology, neuroscience, and a lot of the places where those things collide. I've worked primarily in the tech world, with emphasis on support, sysadmin, and PM roles in commerce, communications, and security, everything from casual c2c to federal robustness standards and compliance. I feel very rewarded when I am able to help identify, spec, and solve problems

I enjoy trying to predict the future (relatively short term, 1-7 years out) of things.  I'm surprisingly good at it, except I have a horrible tendency to be way off on timing.  I'm working on troubleshooting that problem, but you should probably pay less attention to claims I make about when and more attention to the paths and key event specs I imagine, since those seem to be where I'm far more accurate.  Also keep in mind it's simply a game I play, take it as advice only at your own risk. 

"Do I contradict myself?  Very well then, I contradict myself.  I am large; I contain multitudes." - Walt Whitman 
"Participate joyfully in the sorrows of the world. We cannot cure the world of sorrows, but we can choose to live in joy." - Joseph Campbell 

Since the social norms of G+ are still being fought out, I will mention the following: I try to leave a comment or private post for everyone I don't already know that I add these days, letting you know why I added you.  I'd be pleased if you did the same when adding me. I may be slow to circle you back, because I try to pay some attention to everyone I have circled, and must limit my adding to enable this.  I am more likely to notice you if you participate in discussions with me, and the kinds of conversations that happen on your stream are also important, since I am interactive.  I post pretty much everything here Public, so you're not missing anything. 

I am very honest and blunt. I was told I put the "b" in "subtle" long before it was a meme.  I love asking questions and figuring things out.  I am very curious.  I want to understand you.  If I ask you a lot of questions, please do not attribute to malice what is probably more properly attributed to a burning desire to "get it". If you like questions and figuring things out, you should check out the #questionable tag, which I created in an attempt to channel whatever my mind has wandered to lately into a discussion.  Think of it like a game, using I-language and nonviolent communication techniques, of exploring things, and also yourself.  You can use the tag too, if you want, and I'd love it if you tagged me in if you did. 

My comments are not a free-for-all.  Don't act like someone I have to block. 

[I use Plus primarily from the mobile browser of my phone, so my URLs are often ugly, I can't edit my own posts, and I can't tag anyone. Sorry about all that, leave Google feedback if it bothers you.  If you dislike the "jumping around", multiple columns, GIF auto-play, and Giant-Image- #ReadMore of the desktop interface, you might want to try out the mobile form on the desk browser.  Just start from: https://plus.google.com/app/basic ]
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