Brighter Brains - the Future of Emotional Health and Intelligence (July 26 conference, Berkeley)

Posted: Fri, July 18, 2014 | By: Conferences

July_2014_poster_v_5-2.jpg On July 26 (Saturday) from 9:30 am - 6:30 pm at Parsons Hall / Dennison Commons, 2450 LeConte Avenue, Berkeley, California Brighter Brains Institute will produce a conference called: BRIGHTER BRAINS - THE FUTURE OF EMOTIONAL HEALTH AND INTELLIGENCE Free Smart Drugs will be available (CILTEP provided by NaturalStacks[TM] After-Conference… Continue Reading

The Conflict Arc of Basic Income

Posted: Wed, July 16, 2014 | By: Cultural Studies

pelletier20130923_basic_income.jpg by Khannea Suntzu Basic Income seems unthinkable in most capitalist western democracies. Most voters wouldn’t want it, corporations sure as hell don’t want it and by and large government parties can’t be bothered with the idea. The implementation pathway for such a social project as Basic Income seems wrought with… Continue Reading

We Of The Robot Cargo Cult

Posted: Tue, July 01, 2014 | By: Miscellaneous

article-2221344-159ED2F2000005DC-967_634x709.jpg by Extropia DaSilva During the Second World War, allied forces set up bases on islands around the Pacific that were home to a people who were, technologically, primitive. The indigenous population observed how the men who had come to the island engaged in most perplexing behaviour. This included such strange… Continue Reading

Brighter Brains Institute supports 4 Education Projects in rural Uganda

Posted: Sat, June 28, 2014 | By: African Orphan-Education Projects

uganda-.jpg Brighter Brains Institute is supporting five education projects in rural Uganda, generally in the town of Kyarumba, located in the Rwenzori Mountains (aka “Mountains of the Moon”). Three of the school projects were recommended by Douglas Cruickshank, author and photographer of the beautiful book, Somehow: Living on Uganda Time. Douglas… Continue Reading

Giving back to Kyarumba

Posted: Thu, June 26, 2014 | By: African Orphan-Education Projects

somehow_cover.jpg by Douglas Cruickshank Kyarumba is the Rwenzori Mountains village where I lived for 2-1/2 years and where many of the photographs in Somehow: Living on Uganda Time were taken. While I was working on the book, I was trying to determine how best to repay the people who made my… Continue Reading

Can Brain Sciences Eliminate Evil?

Posted: Tue, June 24, 2014 | By: Neuro Future?

article-2314130-0A0AD2AC000005DC-76_306x367.jpg by Extropia DaSilva Thanks to modern technologies that enable us to observe, in increasing detail, not only how brains are organised but how they function, and thanks to increasingly capable communications networks and knowledge-management systems, humanity is slowly advancing toward a comprehensive model explaining how the brain works. This task… Continue Reading

Mangyan Photographs by Jacob Maentz

Posted: Tue, June 24, 2014 | By: Mangyan Assistance

Mangyan_3879_3828.jpg Jacob Maentz (b. 1979) is a freelance travel, culture and documentary photographer based in Cebu, Philippines. His passion lies in creating images that communicate a strong sense of place and cultural awareness in unique, challenging situations. His photographs often reflect his background in conservation and explore issues related to the… Continue Reading

Psychedelics and Transhumanism -

Posted: Mon, June 23, 2014 | By: Psychedelics

pablo2.jpg by Alex Nichols Psychedelics and Transhumanism Sam Harris in his essay Drugs and the Meaning of Life puts it brilliantly when he states: “Teach a person to meditate, pray, chant, or do yoga, and there is no guarantee that anything will happen. Depending upon his aptitude or interest, the only… Continue Reading

Thank You Letters - from Mangyan Students to their Sponsors

Posted: Sun, June 22, 2014 | By: Mangyan Assistance

10476444_803853452981501_9579974_n.jpg ​Brighter Brains Institute is currently sponsoring 33 children at the San Lorenzo Ruiz Academy, a school for indigenous Mangyan children, on the island of Mindoro, in The Philippines. The sponsored children have recently written letters thanking their “Foster Parents.” We have posted ten of those letters below. Brighter Brains Institute… Continue Reading

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