The Edge Foundation asked a number of the world’s greatest scientists this past December to answer the question: What is your dangerous idea? One answer came from Daniel Goleman who is best known as the author of Emotional Intelligence. Emotional Intelligence was one of those books that everybody talked about, but not everybody that talked… Continue reading The Neuroscience of Online Relationships and Marketing
In thinking about this, I wondered about the difference between being considered passsionate about say, computers or being considerered obsessed with them. Or medicine, or whatever the narrowly defined highly technical interest might be. If the interest is “highly technical” maybe we say obsession. If the interest is not technical, such as a sport, maybe we say, passionate?
Link: PsychNotes. I stumbled upon a post on PsychNotes from May 28th entitled Sarcasm and the Brain which reported a study done at Haifa University that showed that those with prefrontal lobe damage were unable to interpret sarcasm in a story becasue they can only understand the literal meaning of a sentence. "The research suggest… Continue reading Empathy