Technology is not unilateral consequence of……..

Every technological invention creates a dynamic system of interactions and feedback loops with society. With new technology, it is therefore important to make an attempt to visualize the dynamic system that is evoked by the new technology.

Cold Cases –

What could we learn from solved cold cases? What has caused that the case is solved after years of investigations without results? What were the reasons that a solution was waiting for discovery, but never did? Solved cold cases are illustrative for how we think wrongly. In September 1961, 25-year-old Lucy Johnson, mother of one, …

I Am a Depressive Character – You’re Absolutely Right

This post is about patterns or logical bubbles in psycho therapy. As we will see there are some parallels with lateral thinking. There are several reasons why a person attends psychotherapy. Someone may attend psychotherapy because she is suffering because she thinks herself into a situation she doesn't want to be in. She visits  a psychotherapist to …

Thin-slicing : the power of intuition – Thinkibility Boost

Building up Intuition is "thin-slicing" In an earlier post,  we discussed the relation between Reasoning and Intuition on the basis of Kahneman's two interrelated thinking systems. One is fast, intuitive reactive and emotional. The other is slow, deliberate, methodical and rational. Although he acknowledges that the mind functions thanks to a delicate, intricate and sometimes …

Insights into Other People’s Worlds – Video game about Hypersensitivity

Imaging the world, a situation, or a problem from someone else’s point of view is difficult. Yet many us of  imagine that we are rather good at it.  I thought I had a rather good idea what it would be like to be hypersensitive. This condition is linked to autism, which I have read about …

3D Illusions

Visual illusions distort reality and they are a great way to explore how our brain organises and interprets visual sensory input. Below are some fascinating videos by Markus Raetz. Astonishing 3D illusions. Photo:"Bring That Rock" by federico stevanin