Ideas and Evolution

Steven Johnson's brief lecture about where good ideas come from indicates that it is less the process of deep contemplative thought and moreso social connectivity that triggers innovation. It seems apparent that intellectual development relies on the collision of existing, likely dormant ideas and opinions that join to create new forms and concepts. The process… Continue reading Ideas and Evolution

The Loop of Understanding

Because the brain actively and continuously re-engineers itself, merely thinking about something changes the brain itself. So if we know how that works, the very knowledge of how the brain functions then changes the way the brain functions. It's a tight loop, but it also has effects on a social level too. Like the important… Continue reading The Loop of Understanding