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Meditations and Molotovs – 04.24.17

On today’s program, Vince plays Part 2 of Adam Curtis’ documentary “Century of Self” – “Engineering Consent.” This episode explores how those in power in post-war America used Freud’s ideas about the unconscious mind to try and control the masses. The US government, the CIA and corporations came to believe Freud’s underlying premise – that deep within all human beings …

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Trust your aha! moments, experiments show they’re probably right

When a solution to a problem seems to have come to you out of thin air, it turns out you’ve more than likely been struck with the right idea, according to a new study. A series of experiments conducted by a team of researchers determined that a person’s sudden insights are often more accurate at solving problems than thinking them …