Tuesday, November 01, 2011

Origins of the Human Mind part one

delves in to details about the human mind. It begins by presenting some different means of looking at the mind (from completely chemical to completely ethereal.) Currently, a mixed view is most common.

The lectures spend a lot of time covering the physiology and chemical reactions that help the brain to work. This provides some background for explaining the causes of some mental disorders (and why certain drugs like Ritalin work by stimulating rather than depressing.) Psychological analysis (and even Freud) are also brought in to the picture.

The lectures were engaging, yet this first part seems to be primarily about dumping out factoids related to a lot of material.

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