Fail Safe Programs

Psychic Protection Programs protect core beliefs or truths from change. The following is a three-part strategy for self-preservation based on Cause & Effect logic.

3-part strategy for keeping the current belief system stable, safe, and secure:

1. It (life) is as it is and – [belief system needing protection against change]

2. I can’t change it (life) because – [initial protection layer – cause]

*I’ll die (or someone else will die) [ultimate physical fear – result]

*I’m too afraid [based on predictions leading to “I’ll die” – result]

*It’s impossible [based on assumption that if I do, “I’ll die” – result]

3. Because – [justification – kills desire for change]

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Originally posted 2006-11-13 19:01:41. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

A Listening Mother Helps Her Child Learn

Children learn the solution to a problem best when they explain it to their mom.

New research from Vanderbilt University reveals that children learn the solution to a problem best when they explain it to their mom. “We knew that children learn well with their moms or with a peer, but we did not know if that was because they were getting feedback and help,” Bethany Rittle-Johnson, the study’s lead author and assistant professor of psychology at Vanderbilt’s Peabody College of education and human development, said. “In this study, we just had the children’s mothers listen, without providing any assistance. We’ve found that by simply listening, a mother helps her child learn.”

Rittle-Johnson believes the new finding can help parents better assist their children with their schoolwork, even when they are not sure of the answer themselves. Although the researchers used children and their mothers in the study, they believe the same results will hold true whether the person is the child’s father, grandparent, or other familiar person.

“The basic idea is that it is really effective to try to get kids to explain things themselves instead of just telling them the answer,” she said. “Explaining their reasoning, to a parent or perhaps to other people they know, will help them understand the problem and apply what they have learned to other situations.”

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Originally posted 2008-03-04 23:01:37. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

Eye Movement and Blinking – New Evidence Suggests Links to Thought and Emotion

According to an article in the August 2007 issue of Scientific American, micromovements of the human eye give us the capacity for vision – and a window into the mind.

“As you read this, your eyes are rapidly flicking from left to right in small hops, bringing each word sequentially into focus. When you stare at a person’s face, your eyes will similarly dart here and there, resting momentarily on one eye, the other eye, nose, mouth and other features. With a little introspection, you can detect this frequent flexing of your eye muscles as you scan a page, face or scene.

But these large voluntary eye movements, called saccades, turn out to be just a small part of the daily workout your eye muscles get. Your eyes never stop moving, even when they are apparently settled, say, on a person’s nose or a sailboat bobbing on the horizon. When the eyes fixate on something, as they do for 80 percent of your waking hours, they still jump and jiggle imperceptibly in ways that turn out to be essential for seeing. If you could somehow halt these miniature motions while fixing your gaze, a static scene would simply fade from view.”

(Windows on the Mind; August 2007; Scientific American Magazine; by Susana Martinez-Conde and Stephen L. Macknik)

In addition, “Microsaccades may have significance beyond vision. These little eye movements may also help expose a person’s subliminal thoughts.” (pg 62)

What was that again?!

Your eyes can betray your thoughts?!

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Originally posted 2007-08-01 13:46:27. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

What a Country!

Sometimes you have to look from the outside to see the truth. Thank you, Stephen Fry, for pointing out the obvious (except to us in the USA, that is).

If you’re going to imprison 1% of your population, wouldn’t it be easier and cheaper to offer real help to those who are imprisoned, rather than letting them languish or using them as slave labor? It seems to me that most prisoners are there because of drug usage. Drug dealers are in there, too, but I wonder if most of those are busy running their criminal enterprises from the relative safety of prison.

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Originally posted 2011-03-30 10:00:19. Republished by Blog Post Promoter