Monday, July 29, 2013
Emotions or feelings give our lives context as well as supporting survival.
When you are having an emotional experience, grief, anger, envy, fear, love, there seems to be, associated with the experience, a surge of energy. Emotions also seem to produce a heightened sense of awareness. These states are often important just for our physical survival. Sometimes you become frightened and your adrenilin kicks in and you are all of a sudden stronger. Contrariwise, the anger may exert it's force on your own body and your muscles are 'frozen'.You don't move, so maybe the 'predator' will not see you.
Emotions are the natural result of evolution.
Sunday, July 7, 2013
Monday, July 1, 2013
Wednesday, June 26, 2013
Memory and Imagination
If you remember something wrong, is the label memory still accurate? Does the label of memory necessitate a 1:1 correspondence with the past? If not 1:1, how much correspondence with the past is necessary for us to still be comfortable using the label of memory? More importantly, if we can talk about a memory being in error, or even completely fabricated, then at what point can we then say there is a meaningful difference between memory and imagination?