Sam Brinson Posts

A few years ago I studied a philosophy paper online, through Massey University in New Zealand. It was great, in it I got my first experience of the mind-body problem — are they one and…

When Rene Descartes declared “I think therefore I am,” what type of thinking do you suppose he meant?  Marcus E. Raichle discovered the default mode network, and in 2005 showed that the human brain is intrinsically organized…

The Motivation to Create In an artists search for creative expression and endeavor comes the thought of value and worth. That value can come in many forms, anchored mostly in the artists reasons for creating…

People seem to love musicians. Rock stars & pop stars, soul singers & rappers… I treat bands like Led Zep, Pink Floyd, The Rolling Stones, as if they’re deities. They’re special groups of people that…

Mindfulness helps us meditate, focus, and rid ourselves of stress and anxiety. But at what cost? Focus is an in demand commodity today, we all want it, if only our easily distracted minds would play…

Thinking Fast and Slow, by Daniel Kahneman, is a good book. Thinking fast, or System 1 as he calls it, is your intuition. It’s quick, resourceful, and prone to mistakes which we often call biases.…

Music as a whole consists of many facets: Pitch, Loudness, Harmony, Timbre, Rhythm… The thing is, rhythm is a whole different beast to those others, it pulls us in with it’s timely thuds, even without…

“We can change all of the pitches used in the song (transposition), the tempo, and the instrumentation, and the song is still recognized as the same song. We can change the intervals, the scales, even…