Category Archives: Definitions

Defining words, ideas and principles in the science of Psychology

What is Consciousness? (Video)

Michael Stevens attempts to define consciousness, raises questions of identity and asks if it is possible for something to exist simply as a “philosophical zombie.”

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4 Fantastic Thinkers Who Helped to Shape Psychology

Sigmund Freud Picture

With a huge pool of famous, influential and simply brilliant individuals to pick from, it is very difficult to select only four persons who have left indelible marks on the science of psychology. It is with this in mind that honorable mention must be given to such ithinkers as Pavlov, Bandura, Zimbardo, etc. who are all major contributors to the field. However this article will focus on the incredible foundation-laying work of Sigmund Freud, Carl Rogers, B.F. Skinner, and Carl Jung. Continue reading

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What is Synesthesia? (Video)

Synesthesia refers to the neurological condition where stimulation to one sensory modality is involuntarily and automatically perceived in other sensory or cognitive pathways. For example, some persons classified as synesthetes have reported that they are able to taste words or visualize colors when they hear certain sounds. In the video above we are introduced to Elizabeth Sulser, who is able to both see and taste music.

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