The Human Mind
& Perceptions

It is now widely accepted that the human mind and our habits of perception are one of the root causes of the many global crises we face. The biggest killer-perception is about the belief of an anthropocentric world– that we are the centre of all creation and that we have the right to exploit the earth as we please. Also we need to understand the role of our sub-conscious minds that make us addicted to many things in life and to unsustainable life-lifestyles.

This section opens a pandora’s box of articles and videos that can help us in re- designing education and many other aspects of life.

Videos

Blogs

Is Greed Ever Good? The Psychology of Selfishness

Is Greed Ever Good? The Psychology of Selfishness

What is the relationship between greed, evil and spirituality? This article looks at greed as a form of selfishness. It brings forth some insights regarding human nature and whether we are bigger than our individual selves. It points at the root of a lot of today's...

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Brain Maps Perceptions, Not Reality

Brain Maps Perceptions, Not Reality

“Illusions are not unusual or strange – they are how we interpret the world”. This article has broken down, in simpe layman terms, the way our brain works and receives sensory information. It focuses on how a sense of illusion is formed in the brain as a result of how it processes information.

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Human Perception and Environmental Experience

This post talks about human perception and its interplay with the environment. It demonstrates, in the context of cognitive mapping, how experiences and situations changes our perception of an object or a space. It also introduces the theory of affordances. We tend to see nature and humans as separate, but are they really?

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Human brain hard-wired for rural tranquility

Human brain hard-wired for rural tranquility

Photo by Nandhu Kumar By Ian Johnston Humans may be hard-wired to feel at peace in the countryside and confused in cities – even if they were born and raised in an urban area. According to preliminary results of a study by scientists at Exeter University, an area of...

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A mind-to-mind view of life

A mind-to-mind view of life

Ian Tennant finds out why we should view the ordinary as extraordinary. Photo by Matthew T Rader A form of science illiteracy exists amongst scientists and always has done. In the 16th century Copernicus’ colleagues outright rejected his suggestion that the Earth...

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Dreaming the Forest

Dreaming the Forest

Laura Rival is enticed to hear the forest’s vast and timeless symphony. Davi Kopenawa, Brazil © Fiona Watson/Survival International Written by a Yanomami shaman and a French anthropologist united by more than 30 years of friendship (as well as a shared passion for...

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Nature and Human Beings are One

Nature and Human Beings are One

In his talk at Bhoomi Network’s  Yugaantar Conference, Satish Kumar says that the name Yugaantar is very symbolic of what we are experiencing today; the time is now to look for answers within for all the mess we have created on this bountiful planet. Though I...

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