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Best Movies About Writers

Date: 10/21/2014

Flavorwire has put together a great list of the 50 best movies about writers . It's always tricky to make a writer interesting on film. On one hand, you have the advantage of a character who is likely to be witty and eloquent. Movies are written by writers, so they have some insight and appreciation for what goes into putting words on paper (or screens). And some real-life writers have had int ...

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Memo to Neuroscience: “We Are Not Brain Puppets”

Date: 10/20/2014

The notion that human beings walk, talk, think, and do things because our brains control us is a fringe idea, easily refuted with a few moment’s thought and rarely taken seriously. But it got a boost from an Op-ed piece in the  New York Times  last week under the title, “Are We Really Conscious?” Thousands of readers were exposed to an argument that has been around for decades, holding that the br ...

Related Topics: Consciousness, Subjective Experience, Sam Harris, Michael Graziano, Brain Activity

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