This blog reports new ideas and work on mind, brain, and behavior - as well as random curious stuff
MINDBLOG WEB LECTURES:
“Are you holding your breath?” - Structures of arousal and calm - Univ. Wisc. Chaos Seminar Series, May 8, 2012
Making Minds - Evolving and Constructing the "I" Univ. Wisc. Evolution Seminar Series, April 28, 2011
Istanbul Cognitive Neuroscience meeting lecture, May, 2010: Who wants to know? - The Nature of our Subjective "I"
INTRODUCTORY WEB LECTURES:
The Beast Within
MindStuff: A guide for the the curious user
Mindstuff - Bonbons for the curious user
MindStuff: a user's guide
Krugman's article in the New York Times Sunday Magazine is really worth reading.
is typo intentional?
Thanks, I fixed it.
Also, some further comments in Krugman's blog:http://krugman.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/09/05/a-few-notes-on-my-magazine-article/Krugman's characterization of the split between the beautiful theory and real world messy complexity seems right on the money to me. Everyone seems want to reduce problems in complex biological/social systems to punchy emotionally-resonant slogans. It's not the way biological, and therefore social systems work - the deeper you go, the more complexity you find. This seems to me to be a massive problem for economics in particular: an attempt at science which is continuous collision with the arational conglomeration of just-so beliefs that is politics. Most political beliefs cannot resist trivial attempts at falsification yet they're allowed to more-or-less drive economic theory. It's not going to work, reliably.