26 April 2011

Mapping our own minds

Here's another take on the mismatch between reality and how we think about it. This time it is a post from Psyblog about how we should deal with the fact that we have very little ability to know the reality inside our skin. In my previous post I shared a TED Talk in which Bruce Schneier explained our lack of ability in knowing the reality outside of our own skin. Fortunately, we can get to know reality outside our skins through a variety of social supports and careful training in critical thinking and appropriate cognitive skills. Unfortunately, we do not have comparable tools for getting accurate information about our own minds.
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