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"Now in a paper in PNAS, Ryan Darby at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and colleagues have used a new technique – lesion network mapping – to identify for the first time the brain networks that underlie our feelings of volition and for agency. “Together, these networks may underlie our perception of free will, with implications for neuropsychiatric diseases in which these processes are impaired,” the researchers write."

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🔥 Don't miss the enrollment window for Stoic Mindfulness and Resilience Training (SMRT) 2018. You have until Sunday 25th November, when the course begins. So far over 2,500 people have registered in advance. #stoicism https://donaldrobertson.name/2018/11/23/dont-miss-stoic-mindfulness-and-resilience-training-smrt-2018/

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✍️ I wanted to write something a little more personal about how I ended up writing my new book on the life and philosophy of Marcus Aurelius and how I experienced the process because it's something quite a few people have asked me about. #Stoicism #writing

https://donaldrobertson.name/2018/11/21/writing-how-to-think-like-a-roman-emperor/

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Stoic Week is coming up
🍏 Stoic Week 2018 begins one week from now. Are you registered? #Stoicism https://learn.modernstoicism.com/p/stoic-week
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Authentic Action and Cognitive Control: how Bruce Lee’s fighting style tapped both Chinese and Western philosophy.

"Lee’s ideas about the need to constantly adapt relate to the I Ching (The Book of Changes) and its central principle that everything is continually in flux, so one must learn how to manage change."

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Authentic Choice: what Facebook can learn from Kierkegaard -- anxiety of choice, information overload and offloading of meaning.

"Facebook can try to quantify meaning by our shares, comments, and emojis as well as how we cruise around its platform and the internet. But that is the limit of its data."

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Loop as Symbol: a 'feedback loop' is represented by a loop feeding information from the output of a process back to its input.

"The loop is a near-universal symbol of living processes."
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