Archive for August, 2013

So Freud and Mahler Walk Into A Cafe

Saturday, August 31st, 2013

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Click Here to Read:  So Freud and Mahler Walk Into A Cafe . . . by Gabriela Geselowitz On The Jewish Week website on August 3, 2013.

 

Elizabeth Jasicki and Ezra Barnes in “Final Analysis”  Photo by Joan Marcus

 

Why Mental Health Is Losing Its Soul

Saturday, August 31st, 2013

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Click Here to Read:  Why Mental Health Is Losing Its Soul by Jeffrey Rubin  on the TED website with TED video by Eleanor Longden on “The Voices in My Head”  on August 23rd, 2013.

Obama awards soldier Medal of Honor for 2009 heroics

Saturday, August 31st, 2013

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Click Here to Read:  Obama awards soldier Medal of Honor for 2009 heroics Aamer Madhani on the  USA TODAY website on August 26, 2013.

(Photo: Jack Gruber, USA TODAY)

Military And Veteran Suicides Rise Despite Aggressive Prevention Efforts

Friday, August 30th, 2013

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Click Here To Read:  Military And Veteran Suicides Rise Despite Aggressive Prevention Efforts by David Wood on the Huffington Post website on August 29, 2013.

Meet the American Banker Who Helped Hitler Loot Jewish Gold—While Spying for the OSS

Friday, August 30th, 2013

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Click Here to Read:  Meet the American Banker Who Helped Hitler Loot Jewish Gold—While Spying for the OSS  Thomas McKittrick, head of the Swiss-based Bank for International Settlements, was a key go-between for the Axis and the Allies By Adam LeBor on the Tablet website on  August 30, 2013.

Thomas Harrington McKittrick (date unknown) and the BIS headquarters in 1931, in a former hotel in Basel, Switzerland.(Collage Tablet Magazine; original photos courtesy of BIS)

Childhood Maltreatment and Psychopathology Affect Brain Development During Adolescence

Friday, August 30th, 2013

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Click Here to Read: Abstract from: Childhood Maltreatment and Psychopathology Affect Brain Development During Adolescence by Sarah Whittle, Ph.D. , Meg Dennison, Ph.D., Julian G. Simmons, Ph.D., Murat Yücel, Ph.D., Dan I. Lubman, M.B.Ch.B., Ph.D., F.R.A.N.Z.C.P., Christos Pantelis, M.D., M.R.C.Psych., F.R.A.N.Z.C.P., and Nicholas B. Allen, Ph.D. in The Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Volume 52, Issue 9 , p.. 940-952.e1 July 01, 2013.  This article is available for purchase on this site.

Poor people aren’t stupid; bad decisions are from being overwhelmed, study finds

Friday, August 30th, 2013

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Click Here to Read:   Poor people aren’t stupid; bad decisions are from being overwhelmed, study finds by Naggie Fox on the In Plain Sight webste on August 29, 2013 .

Poorer people make bad decisions, such as using pawn shops to raise cash, according to the study.

Peter Huttenlocher, Explorer of the Brain, Dies at 82

Thursday, August 29th, 2013

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Click here to Read:  Peter Huttenlocher, Explorer of the Brain, Dies at 82 By William Yardley in The New York Times on August 26, 2013.

Review of Steven J. Ellman’s When Theories Touch

Thursday, August 29th, 2013

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Brief review in Oxford Journal of New Books by Dr. Graeme Pedlingham, University of Sussex This follows a section where he reviewed books that dealt with previous analysts,–Bion for example

2. New Explorations in Psychoanalysis: Different Directions Whilst I have made here a distinction between two strands of work published this year based upon their object of discussion, in this section focusing upon works that explore new directions within psychoanalytic discourses, its dissociation from the preceding section is very far from a decisive one. This is evidenced by the firstbook that I turn to, being Steven J. Ellman’s When Theories Touch: A Historical and Theoretical Integration of Psychoanalytic Thought (Karnac Books). This is an extremely ambitious, substantial work, impressive in its (more…)

Rare Images of the March on Washington, 50 Years Later

Thursday, August 29th, 2013

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Click Here to View:  Rare Images of the March on Washington, 50 Years Later By David Rosenberg on The Slate website on August 28, 2013.

Copyright Estate of Leonard Freed/Magnum Photos via Brigitte Freed

Warning: this article involves brain-to-brain interfacing

Thursday, August 29th, 2013

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Click Here to Read:  Warning: this article involves brain-to-brain interfacing Remote control by brain is a good internet trick, not a scientific breakthrough. But neuroscience’s real frontiers truly are exciting by Anil Seth on the guardian.com website on August 28, 2013.

Using this information to evoke a movement in another person is rather trivial – the same signal could have been used to turn on the Blackpool Illuminations (above).’ Photograph: Chris Warren/Alamy

Philosophy Thursday: Saul Kripke and Henri Bergson

Thursday, August 29th, 2013

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Bergson-Nobel-photoClick Here to Read:  Philosopher, 65, Lectures Not About ‘What Am I?’ but ‘What Is I?’ By Charles McGrath in The New York Times on January 28, 2006.

Click Here to Read:  Kripke: “Naming and Necessity” by Marc Cohen.

Click Here to Read: Henri Bergson on the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy website,  First published Tue May 18, 2004; substantive revision Wed May 8, 2013.

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Issue 11 of Jewish Fiction

Wednesday, August 28th, 2013

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Click Here to Read:  Issue 11 on the Jewish Fiction.net website on September 4, 2013 / Rosh Hashana 5774.

No Joke by Ruth R Wisse

Wednesday, August 28th, 2013

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Click Here to Read:  No Joke by Ruth R Wisse, review.  An academic study of Jewish humour is no laughing matter, discovers Alexei Sayle on the Telegraph website on August 17, 2013.

Does Media Violence Lead to the Real Thing?

Wednesday, August 28th, 2013

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Click Here to Read:  Does Media Violence Lead to the Real Thing? By Vasilis K. Pozios, Praveen R. Kambam and H. Eric Bender in The New York Times on  August 23, 2013.

A Different Therapy to Find Greater Happiness

Wednesday, August 28th, 2013

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Click Here to Read:  A Different Therapy to Find Greater Happiness Instead of dredging up unhappy memories, focus on present, future By
Elizabeth Bernstein in the Wall Street Journal on August 26, 2013.
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15 Amazing Photos from the March on Washington

Wednesday, August 28th, 2013

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Click Here To View: 15 Amazing Photos from the March on Washington on the Daily Beast website.

The Making of a Psychoanalyst by Charles Strozier

Wednesday, August 28th, 2013

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Click Here to Read:  Heinz Kohut, he Making of a Psychoanalyst by Charles Strozier, Reviewed by Douglas Kirsner,  in the American Journal of Psychotherapy.

 

MLK’s Entire “I Have a Dream” Speech, on Its 50th Anniversary

Wednesday, August 28th, 2013

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Click Here to Read: For Your Viewing Pleasure:  MLK’s Entire “I Have a Dream” Speech, on Its 50th Anniversary By Josh Voorhees on the Slate website on August 28, 2013.

Long-Term Memory Stored in the Cortex

Wednesday, August 28th, 2013

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Click Here to Read:  Long-Term Memory Stored in the Cortex on the Science Daily website on August 27, 2013.

Memories (red) for associating (or linking) two different sensations are formed in the cortex (tone in blue and touch in yellow). (Credit: MPI f. Medical Research/Splettstoesser)