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The Minding the Brain podcast, hosted by Carleton professors Kim Hellemans and Jim Davies, has released its next episode in concert with the Canadian Museum of Nature’s exhibit Brain: The Inside Story (until September 3, 2018). This episode features Kim and Jim walking through the exhibit, talking about what they see and talking about brains and minds.

http://www.MindingTheBrainPodcast.com/
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Did you know that some drugs that are abused on the street are sometimes used to treat mental illness? Check out the latest episode of my podcast with
+Kim Hellemans, "Minding The Brain," featuring interviews with Dr. Sell and Dr. Blier, and check out their talks at the Canadian Museum of Nature!
https://mindingthebrainpodcast.com/…/…/6-old-drugs-new-uses/
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Doing research on demon magic for a tabletop RPG.
What RPGs have a spell-casting class or other specialization in seeing, finding controlling, fighting, conjuring, and otherwise dealing with demons?

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The book Star Wars Psychology: Dark Side of the Mind was well reviewed, including a mention of Jim Davies’s chapter on why we care about droids.
https://www.popmythology.com/star-wars-psychology-will-awaken-the-force-in-you/
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Fraught Relationships / Emotional Needs between characters
(Inspired by page 13 of Hillfolk)
Curated by jim@jimdavies.org

Stemming from Insecurity

Wants approval from
Wants acceptance from
Wants respect from
Wants acknowledgement of my superiority from

Stemming from Guilt or Shame

Wants forgiveness from
Wants to be punished by

Stemming from Romantic Attraction

Wants romantic love from
Wants intimacy from
Wants physical affection from
Wants to build attraction from

Stemming from a Power Dynamic

Wants agreement on ethical issues from
Wants subservience from
Wants obedience from
Wants loyalty from
Wants them to follow the rules
Wants them to break the rules
Wants independence or freedom from
Wants them to think for themselves

Stemming from Dislike

Wants rid of
Wants to be left alone by
Wants a confession from
Wants atonement from
Wants to punish

Stemming from Familial Love or Friendship Needs

Wants reassurance from
Wants intimacy from
Wants physical, non-romantic affection from
Wants approval from
Wants respect from
Wants time with

Stemming from Altruism

Wants to help
Wants to rescue
Wants to mentor
Wants to encourage
Wants to please

Stemming from Anger

Wants to punish
Wants an apology from
Wants a confession from

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The Minding the Brain podcast will release three episodes in concert with the Canadian Museum of Nature’s exhibit Brain: The Inside Story (May 18 to September 3, 2018). The first episode, on concussions, features an interview with Dr. Andree-Anne Ledoux, who will speak at the Museum on July 26.
http://www.MindingTheBrainPodcast.com/
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Jim Davies’s article in Nature was featured in an article in the publication AI Business.
https://aibusiness.com/professor-jim-davies-stop-obsessing-about-ais-consciousness-focus-on-ethics/
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Jim Davies will be giving a short talk and answering questions on a panel about the ethics of artificial intelligence. The event will be on May 22, 2018, from 5 - 7pm on the 12th floor of the Demarais Building-Telfer School of Management, University of Ottawa, 55 Laurier Avenue East. Anyone may attend. Register free at:
https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/what-if-things-start-to-think-for-themselves-the-promise-and-peril-of-artificial-intelligence-tickets-46083693568
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Jim Davies has an article in the journal Cognitive Science, about computer models of imagination, and how imaginings can be coherent or incoherent.
Vertolli, M.O., Kelly, M.A., & Davies, J. (2017). Coherence in the visual imagination. Cognitive Science. 42, 885—917.
http://jimdavies.org/research/publications/cognitive-science-journal/2017/VertolliKellyDavies2017.html
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A philosophy paper by Jim Davies and Jeanette Bicknell is now available free for download.
Davies, J. & Bicknell, J. (2016). Imagination and belief: The microtheories model of hypothetical thinking. Journal of Consciousness Studies, 23(3-4), 31--49.
http://jimdavies.org/research/publications/journal-of-consciousness-studies/2016/DaviesBicknell2016.html
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