Quickpost – A great new site

Guided and challenged by readers’ comments, I have over the course of several posts been honing in on what this thing is we call empathy.

The journey is far from over. (I haven’t yet got to the operationalisation of emapthy – what it means in practice.)

This seems like a good place to consolidate ideas into an overarching metaphor. I’m writing that at present and hope to have it out tomorrow.

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In the meantime, let me draw your attention to new site – Psychoanalyst TV put together by Swivelchair from Neurological correlates.

It’s based on a simple but great idea – aggregating videos on neurology and behaviour. (Although, as the title of the site and the list below indicate, videos are chosen on a much wider and more humorous basis.)

Hopefully the site will attract both comments and recommendations for videos to add. See here for a submission guide.

Some recent posts
Sopranos – Dr. Winer (1:39)
More deposition video Old Lawyer Fight (2:56)
Birth of Baby Orangutan (2:38)
Narcoleptic Dogs (2:53)
TEDtalks: Dan Gilbert (on happiness)(22:01)
Lie Detection – Prof. Paul Eckman (1:46)
The Phone Call (2:00)
Tom Cruise Scientology via Gawker – DIY Microexpression analysis on this (4:41)
Harvard Biovisions – The Inner Life of a Cell (3:10)

Besides providing us with interesting and entertaining videos which we might otherwise miss, it’ll save us a lot of time zooming around Youtube!

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2 Responses

  1. Thanks for the shoutout Dr. Steve.

    The discussions about empathy are totally great — finally, the word “empathy” is in the vocabulary instead of only “efficiency.”

    Broadly, the videos can be grouped into “What were they thinking?” and “What was I thinking”.

    It’s “aggregation” mode at present. Here’s the Suggestion Box, all suggestions seriously considered: http://psychoanalysttv.wordpress.com/suggest-a-video-here

    Thanks again Dr. Steve, and welcome everyone to Psychoanalyst.tv
    Swivelchair

  2. to bad this site is not active anymore (same with the blog.. great reads!)

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