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Author Archives: David Liburd

Review

I am about to complete my first semester at graduate school. It is encouraging to see peers of the same age, and older. This class was not what I had in mind for a first semester offering. Neuroscience and philosophy…anyway … Continue reading

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Readings

If there is a strong suggestion that there is no essential self to be found in the human brain, then what would you say are the determining characteristics that define us as “unique individuals”? If in fact we are? (Page … Continue reading

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Redefining Mental Illness – The Voices in My Head

It was refreshing to read that this form of illness diagnoses and treatment is being redefined, as it should be. Dosing patients with pills, making them lethargic and more vulnerable has for far too long been against human rights. Hearing … Continue reading

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Post One-Sentence Descriptions of Your Research Projects Here

My research paper focus is on social media and self representation, how ‘popularity’ plays a part in personal and commercial use. Are we active due to the number of ‘likes’ or ‘views’ and how does this influence business?

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There Was This Goat.

A disturbing period of racism in our times, coterminous to slavery, Apartheid in South Africa was another way to reject and humiliate part of the human race because of colour. Apartheid has been dissolved for a few decades still it … Continue reading

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Prompt 2.

My research paper is in a very early fledgling stage. I changed my initial topic and now my focus will be, Social Media Networking as an Institution, the title still needs a bit of rewording. I intend on making “popularity” … Continue reading

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Prompt 1: C

I found the history of baby gender colours to be quite an interesting tidbit that I didn’t know. How the colour blue used to be associated with girls and pink with boys. The colour pink was thought to be a … Continue reading

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Viegener, 2500 Random Things/Miller, Memoir?

Not been one for “eavesdropping” on other peoples lives much, unless they are somewhat closely related to me. In consequence information and or circumstances would need to have an adverse effect on my life. Yes I see and read and … Continue reading

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Noë, Out of Our Heads, Preface + Chapters 1-4 & 6 and “Why Is Consciousness So Baffling?” (interview)

The interview merely backed up Noe’s words on paper. It was interesting to see the man behind the words, his body language his facial expressions and himself trying to convince the interviewer and the viewing public of those words in … Continue reading

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Paul John Eakin, “Autobiographical Consciousness” (Chapter 2)

Eakin’s passage begins with a Walt Whitman quote which is as dramatic as the content of his argument about the self. Eakin offers conjecture coupled with ideas from noted neurobiological thinkers. The content is difficult to fully grasp as much … Continue reading

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