We often view dissociation as a sort of state in which we lose connection to things we are usually aware … Continue reading Attention as the Mechanism of Dissociation
Often times, addiction is viewed as a disease, which people often take to mean that the addict is helpless. It … Continue reading When Addiction Is The Right Choice
The kappa-opioid receptor (KOR) system hasn’t had much attention in the pop psych spotlight yet, but nonetheless, it is a … Continue reading Dysdelia
Often times, discussions of motivation bring up the concept of instant gratification. This is often viewed as a desire for … Continue reading Motivation and Risk Assessment
How does one escape their believed reality? Someone asked me how they might be able to change the fidelity of … Continue reading Escaping The Cube
Synesthesia is often described as a crossing of the senses, hearing colors, seeing sound, and so on. To me it … Continue reading Synesthetic Building Blocks
Why does pain exist? As a vegan, I sometimes hear people bring up that food requires other organisms to die. … Continue reading A Cognitive Perspective On Plant Pain
There are issues with the way we talk about manipulative behavior. This is especially notable in the pop culture surrounding … Continue reading Manipulation Isn’t Bad
Some of the mechanisms behind darkness adaptation overlap with illusory motion. These mechanisms may be tied to the mechanisms of … Continue reading Do Psychedelics Produce Illusions By Inducing Night Vision?
There are two areas of research that have similarities but aren’t often merged. Specifically, ordinary cognitive biases and schizophrenic cognition. … Continue reading Is Delusion Ordinary?
I’ve found a possible solution to explain the paradoxical effects of dynorphins on cognition. It seems that dynorphins both impair … Continue reading A Twisted Mystery: Dynorphin and Cognition