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From Subatomic Particles to Our Sense of Self

While there is still debate, most scientists agree that consciousness and thought are a result of the physical interactions taking place in our brain. While we certainly cannot ignore the role our body and environment play in thinking, it is in the brain where everything congregates and mingles, where each little artifact of experience is woven into…

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4 Powerful Reasons To Change The Past, With A Short Guide

Each time we recall a memory, we change it subtly, altering the small details, and doing so unknowingly. Over time, these small details can end up changing a great deal of the original memory. They can become so distorted as to be reminiscent of the telephone game — each time the message is transferred, some…

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How To Make Both Your Selves Happy

“Happiness, in fact, is a condition that must be prepared for, cultivated, and defended privately by each person. People who learn to control inner experience will be able to determine the quality of their lives, which is as close as any of us can come to being happy.” Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi makes the distinction between enjoyment…

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