as i resumed listening to the link ez offered, concerned i may have corrections to deal with, i deleted the post.
it returns as it was, addended below.
interesting, thanks for the link.
I didn't finish it yet but i will; wiki notes a 2009 TED talk i may look for.
stuff from the transcript;
"the reason neuroscience might be useful is because introspection isn't reliable, it doesn't have access to most of the important things about other minds. If we want to know what does predict human behavior, or when will people break into a fight or have a disease, you can't just ask them to think about it and tell you. Even if they wanted to be honest, it's not possible to be honest."
she is reiterating a position shared by haidt; that we are born hypocrites.
of course, this query of the "mechanism of mind" and how it may affect social discourse will set off flashing red lights and sirens for those concerned over the next eugenics war...or the drugging of the non-compliant population.
Is it the structure of your brain that makes you feel "that way"?
But... aren't "we" special?The idea with neuro-imaging is: first of all, can we diagnose the problem? Can we see under what circumstances, when you're thinking about somebody on the other side, is your brain doing something that might be diagnostic of what the psychological driver of conflict is? There's lots of possible things you could imagine here, like what's the source of a loss of empathy, or the source of suspicion of the other's motives, or the perception that the out-group is always irrational. Those are coming from our brain. It's the structure of the human brain that makes us feel that way about the out-group.
cool, these bits image a sort of "love propaganda". yes?
i can get behind love propaganda.Sometimes there are experiences that you have, deliberately or through a government program, that make a difference to how you think about people on the other side. Sometimes that works and sometimes it doesn't work.
but of course; what "those people" need, and whether it is determined that such and so "intervention" becomes policy...some are concerned over the feds in education for just that reason. brave new world.Could we take a group of people and tell you these ones, even though they feel really hostile to the other side right now, if you put them through a dialogue intervention program, it will help, it will make them less hostile; but these people need something else.
this lady is pretty cool;
The feeling of working with the wrong concept, which I think many of us have, knowing that our best theories are still deeply confused, if not merely superficially wrong, can be disheartening.
tattoo that on the inside of your eyelids.