Speculation

Speculative views across disciplines

What if consciousness is not what drives the human mind?

What if consciousness is not what drives the human mind? David A Oakley, UCL and Peter Halligan, Cardiff University Everyone knows what it feels like to have consciousness: it’s that self-evident sense of personal awareness, which gives us a feeling of ownership and...

The Fear of New Technology

Members Download: In 16th-century Europe, a strange new psychiatric disorder emerged: people started to believe that they were made of glass. A famous early sufferer of the “glass delusion” was King Charles VI of France who, following a series of...

A Quantum Leap In Our Thinking

Members Download: Ernest Rossi, in collaboration with Kathryn Rossi, have been challenging our thinking for nearly 50 years. Ernest Rossi’s collaboration in the 1970s with Milton Erickson was the early expression of his deep fascination and...

Mental Health In Refugees in Germany

Mental Health In Refugees in Germany Malek Bajbouj   In the last 12 months, Middle Europe and its centre, Germany, has witnessed an unexpected influx of migrants, mostly from the Middle East and North Africa. The German Institute for Migration expects, according...

Heart Health and Brain Health

Members Download: Not a subscriber? Get your copy here... Who would think that the heart has an effect upon your cognitive functioning?  Of course, the ancient Greeks and Egyptians placed  much importance on the heart as the main seat of  the...

Strait is the Gate…to Mathematics

Strait is the Gate…to Mathematics: On the Multiple Components of Mathematical Difficulties Elena Rusconi doi: 10.12744/tnpt(5)108-111 Complex mathematical formulae may trigger emotional and neural responses similar to the greatest works of art (Zeki et al., 2014). Yet...

Couple Therapy

Couple Therapy Mona D. Fishbane doi: 10.12744/tnpt(4)126-127 Unhappy couples come to therapy beleaguered by cycles of emotional reactivity.  These cycles run hot as partners blame each other and justify their own behavior.  The habits that fuel these cycles run...

Gamma-band Synchronization & Cortical Columns

Gamma-band Synchronization & Cortical Columns Robert Moss Gamma-band synchronization has been an area of interest as a psychophysical hypothesis in perceptual binding since the late 1980’s (Fries, 2009) We recently suggested an alternative interpretation as to how...

Speculations on Emergence

Speculations on Emergence Working the Edge of Transformational Experience and Neuroplasticity Diana Fosha   Published in The Neuropsychotherapist Issue #1   “The literature abounds with papers and discussions of resistance; yet how little we study the...