Notes from Books
Multiple Retinotopic Maps of the Visual Field
Consciousness and the Brain,
Ancient Origins of Consciousness
Thinking, Fast and Slow,
Neuroscience of Human Relationships,
Human: What Makes us Unique,
The Righteous Mind,
Info Viz & Perception,
The Quest for Consciousness,
The Stuff of Thought.
Origin of Human Emotions,
Touching a Nerve,
Social Conquest of Earth,
Conceptual Spaces Cheat Sheet,
Meca Sapiens/Strange Loop,
Clock of the Long Now,
Consciousness: a user's guide,
The Space Between Our Ears,
Notes on Consciousness inspired by Baars 2013: Dynamic Global Workspace.
Resting State 2014
Large Scale Brain Networks
What does it mean to be human?
Why are we here?
Do we have Free Will?
Does Evolution have a direction?
What's the deal with Religion, Group Selection and stuff?
How many legs does the The Elephant And The Rider Metaphor have?
Aside from religious texts, which can give us sense of what we are doing
here on this earth, and political texts, which can tell us the rules by which
we are supposed to be playing, there are also many books which I have found
useful for thinking about how to live my life. This is not a very disciplined
Be Proactive - responsible for yourself
conceptualize - begin with end in mind
first things first - always measure importance
think win/win - do not make bad deals for you or others
see to understand, then to be understood
retool, keep learning, "who ain't a busy livin is a busy dieing"
5 disciplines - Peter Senge - Fifth Discipline
team learning -
shared values -
systems thinking - you need to understand as much of the big picture as
personal mastery - the basic 7 habits stuff
mental models -
9 laws of god - Kevin Kelly - Out of Control
distribute being - eggs in one basket...
control from the bottom up -
cultivate increasing returns
grow by chunking
maximaize the fringes
honor your errors
seek persistent disequilibrium (poised systems)
change changes change
Getting to Yes - Roger Fisher, William Ury
separate people and problems
focus on interests not on positions
invent options for mutual gain
insist on using objective criteria
I've been really enjoying BSP
with Ginger Campbell!
BUILDING A BETTER BRAIN AS WE AGE
From Scientific American Mind - SciAmMind.com July/August 2016: Banking Against Alzheimer's, inset page 36.
Based on the results of scores of studies, here are 10 things you can do to reduce the risk of losing cognition and developing Alzheimer’s dementia:
1. Pick your parents well! Make sure you get good genes, a good education, a second language and music lessons. Avoid emotional neglect.
2. Engage in regular cognitive and physical activity,
3. Strengthen and maintain social ties.
4. Get out and explore new things.
5. Chillax and be happy.
6. Avoid people who are downers, especially close family members!
7. Be conscientious and diligent.
8. Spend time engaged in activities that are meaningful and goal-directed.
9. Be heart-healthy: what's good for the heart is good for the brain.
10. Eat the MIND diet, with fresh fruit and vegetables and fish.
11. (For This Is Spinal Tap fans, our list goes to 11.) Be lucky!
[ jch - notice, excercise is at the top of every list. ]
DTI & fMRI,
Here are some notes on Two Independent Axes of Depression.
Piketty: Capitalin the 21st Centry unrelated to Long Now
I should reread this and take notes. Flow : The Psychology of Optimal
Experience, by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi
20 Cognitive Biases
2017.02.16 (started 17-OCT-97 jch)