Video and Multimedia
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Description: Physicist and consciousness researcher Thomas Campbell discusses the nature of reality in terms of consciousness. This video logically and scientifically explains the normal and the paranormal, mind and matter, physics and metaphysics, philosophy and theology.
Video 2: PBS’s This Emotional Life
Description: Trailer for the PBS 3-part series hosted by Daniel Gilbert, Harvard psychologist and best-selling author of Stumbling on Happiness. It opens a window into real lives, exploring ways to improve our social relationships, cope with emotional issues, and become more positive, resilient individuals. The full series should be available through most university libraries.
Description: Clay Shirky looks at “cognitive surplus”—the shared, online work we do with our spare brain cycles. He asserts that while we're busy editing Wikipedia, we're building a better, more cooperative world.]
Audio 1: When Did We Become Mentally Modern?
Description: How did the human mind develop? This recording from NPR’s All Things Considered gives particular focus to cognition and the use of symbols.
Description: What is the difference between a symptom and a trait? When is something maladaptive? What makes a condition rise to the level of a disorder? It’s not as simple as some would claim.