Recently I was listening to episode 97 of the Brain Science podcast with Dr Ginger Campbell. Dr Ginger was interviewing Daniel H Lende and Greg Downey, co-authors of The Encultured Brain: An Introduction to Neuroanthropology. Here’s an intriguing excerpt from Greg Downey:
One of the most interesting things, for example, is the way that our standards in the West, of emotional expression, are changing, and have changed from our grandparents’ and great grandparents’ generations to ours.
The way people talk about things, for example. I think people have the impression that they’re becoming more authentic or truer. But you could also see it as we’re developing new kinds of skills that our grandparents and great grandparents didn’t have—certain kinds of abilities to express. And that’s going to change the actual experience of those emotions. So, we’re actually changing the emotional landscape—not just outside us in culture, but also inside us in how we experience those emotions.
As Dr Ginger puts it:
What we think about how we think influences how our brain works.
And that makes my brain hurt.
There were other buses; the Badger Line could be very comfortable. The Van Galder buses are as far removed from Greyhound as Harvard is from a vocational tech school.
Greyhound, on the other hand, has always been “the other hand” or the other shoe waiting to drop from infinity into the abyss.
The Ambiguities by Richard Chwedyk. Listen to it on Tales to Terrify No 103.
"Our first guest this evening is a bit of a surprise; dropped in unannounced but he was so popular the last time he was here in October that we thought we’d bring him up to the microphone once again. It’s eminent physiologist Dr Henri-Balastur Footwarmer-Association."
"Dr Footwarmer-Association, what is it exactly that brings you back to our studios?"
"I’m looking for my keys."
Teknikal Diffikulties 6/22/05
Cadet Stallwark: I learned that the only way to fight against the system is to be a part of it.
Captain Peeples: Yes, a philosophic outlook, cadet.
Cadet Stallwark: Yeah, if you go inside… that’s where it’s vulnerable— and gut it from there!
Catchy slogan of one of QICE’s sponsors, Pizza Booze. From QICE: Radio North featured on Icebox Radio Theater.