Neuroscience vs. psychology: Why we need to understand the hardware and software…

Last time, I wrote about the sometimes bridge between psychological research and practise. I pointed out that many psychologists practise based on nonscientific beliefs, instead of sound, evidence-based protocols. Again, last week, I pointed out that many psychologists practise in almost complete ignorance of neuroscience. Few Read More …

Your mind’s been hacked: Now what?

Happy New Year to everyone. Apologies for the radio silence over the Xmas break. I took a well needed  rest – fortnightly blogs will continue from today onwards. I’ve written a fair bit in the past about the idea that humans are hackable based on Read More …

Bugger, my mind’s been hacked…

I’m going to take a pause between my articles on arrogance (here and here – part 3 coming next time) this week, because I had an experience last week that got me thinking and that I’d really like to share. So, if you know me Read More …

Memes, Consciousness and Mind Hacking – Part 2 (The Magus Syndrome)

So quick precis of last week: I referred to memes, an evolved method of communicating complex information between human beings, and suggested that they can be an ideal mechanism for hacking human consciousness (by bypassing regular mechanisms and reinforcing themselves through neurobiological reward). I also Read More …

Memes, Consciousness and Mind Hacking – Part 1

This week is going to be a bit speculative. As you’re probably getting used to, I write about what’s been on my mind lately. Often, I get an idea and jot it down, and then it grows over the next few months until it’s more fully formed Read More …