Mentalism

Mentalism

Mentalism - The Daily Concept
Mentalism – The Daily Concept

Mentalism is an umbrella term used in psychology that refers to branches of study like mental imagery, consciousness and cognition, branches that concentrate on perception and thought processes.

 

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Good and Evil

Good and Evil

Good and Evil - The Daily Concept
Good and Evil – The Daily Concept

For today, Conceptus, the god of concepts and ideas brought us not a fancy, ethereal sounding theory but a more common, down to Earth concept that we encounter in our usual day: Good and Evil.

Cultures, religions, philosophers, psychologists, regular Joe’s – they all have their own definitions of what is Good and what is Evil. Someone’s Good  might be someone’s Evil and vice-versa, sometimes there is a thin line between Good and Evil.

Food for thought:

Is there an universal, objective notion of Good and Evil?

Is the notion of Good and Evil only inherent in humans? Does the universe really care about Good and Evil?

Can we (should we) define our own values and notions of Good and Evil? (like Nietzsche suggested)

Does the end justifies the means? (like Machiavelli said, with the note here that the end goal is the greater good)

 

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Ietsism

Ietsism

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Ietsism – The Daily Concept

When asked “Do you believe in God?” the typical ietsist responds “No, but there must be something”. The word ‘something’ is iets in Dutch hence the term ietsism. Ietsism is basically the belief in ‘something’, an undetermined transcendent reality, an English related term being agnostic theism, eclecticism, deism and ‘being spiritual but not religious’.

Since ietsists cannot be classified as religious or not religious, ietsism is notoriously known to muck up statistics on religious demographics.

 

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James–Lange Theory

James–Lange Theory

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James–Lange theory – The Daily Concept

The James-Lange Theory is one of the earliest theories of emotion in modern psychology. Simply put, this theory states that physiological arousal instigates the experience of emotion. The common belief is that the emotion occurs first and then the physiological (bodily) associated response occurs next.

Modern theories and research propose that the experience of emotion is both modulated by both physiological feedback and other information.

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Multiomics

Multiomics

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Multiomics – The Daily Concept

Multiomics is a new research methodology in biology in which multiple “omes” data sets are used such as genome, proteome, transcriptome, epigenome, and microbiome. The purpose of combining these data sets is to make the analysis of complex big data more efficiently and to find biomarkers more easily.

For example, in order to find suicide markers in depressed patients, blood sample is collected and subjected to genome, transcriptome and epigenome sequencing to find a common significant marker in that population.

 

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