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science Feb 05, 2020

Your memories were created and stored and remembered by you...

You took in what you needed to take in and recall what you believe you need to recall...

In neuroscience, we study ‘forgetting’ to understand how best to forget things...

Sometimes you need to inhibit and stop yourself doing certain behaviours that are harmful to you... ‘thinking’ is a behaviour... and some thinking isn’t helpful to you...

Too often do I hear people speak about their thinking as if it’s being done ‘to’ them by their brain as if it’s not their brain and they have no influence over what goes into it or what comes out of it... #passively living this way doesn’t seem to be a good thing...

If your mind isn’t yours, then whose is it?

In marketing meetings, the more intelligent beings understand that with a few minor tweaks to communication, the mass consumer mindset belongs to corporations and governments that know that people prefer...

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Is NLP scientific?

It’s been stated many times that the field of Neuro-linguistic Programming (NLP) has no substance and doesn’t have any scientific confirmation or support and in this short essay, I will demonstrate as an opener, just how nonsensical this claim is.

One of the most obvious responses, for me, to this question is “what specifically do you mean by NLP?” or “which aspect of NLP specifically?” The answer to this can lead to a useful discussion which can be researched and evidence provided for or against points of distinction. So with that in mind, I will just point to some of the more obvious contradictions to the belief held by many, that NLP cannot stand up to rigorous scientific analysis or research

 

There was a study carried out which provided that there was no correlation between eye movements and modalities of thought. This is a commonly cited study that critics of NLP use to generalise the claim that NLP has been ‘debunked’ and...

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