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200,000

Sometime yesterday, the 200,000th unique visitor dropped by Mixing Memory (combining the old and new incarnations). That’s a hell of a lot of people. Hopefuly, somebody got something out of it. Thanks for visiting everyone. As always, if you have any comments, suggestions, or requests, feel free to email them to me.

Blogging and Education

We interrupt this weekend of mirror neurons (I know, I’m slow getting the posts out — the weekend may extend into the week) to bring you this public service announcement. Well, not so much an announcement as a begging for advice and discussion. Since I started writing about cognitive science almost exclusively on this blog,…

Music Cognition Blog

I just got an email about a new blog on music cognition, Sound and Mind. From the email: The vision for Sound and Mind is to provide an interdisciplinary hub, a place for cognitive musicologists, scientists, and critical theorists to discuss and critique each other’s work and to build professional relationships, potentially leading to collaborative…

Mixing Memory is 2 Years Old

Earlier this month, Mixing Memory turned 2 years old. So, happy belated birthday, Mixing Memory, and thanks to everyone who’s visited in the last two years, and especially to those who’ve left comments and feedback. If you haven’t yet left comments or feedback, then… why the hell not? I mean, come on, blogs need validation…

Hello

Hi, I just wanted to apologize for the lack of posting over the last month. I’ve had computer issues and traveling, which don’t mix well together and have left me with few opportunities to blog. I’ll be posting pretty much every day starting after the weekend.

That’s It for the Old Posts

That’s it for the republishing of the old posts, for now at least. If you read the posts on art and/or metaphor, I hope you enjoyed them, and maybe even learned something. For administrative purposes, I’m including links to all 8 posts here: Cognitive Science of Art Goals and Motivations of Neuroaesthetics Ramachandran’s 10 Principles…

Oldies But Kinda Goodies

I’m going to have only sporadic computer access for the next several days, so I won’t have time to do much new posting. So I’m going to just copy and paste some of the more popular posts from the old blog. They are four posts on neuroaesthetics, particularly Ramachandran’s 10 principles of art. Also, because…

Habermas on Blogs

Well, not on blogs exactly, but internet communication in general. What he says definitely applies to blogs, though. The quote is in a footnote in this speech that Habermas gave at the 2006 annual convention of the International Communication Association. Allow me in passing a remark on the Internet which counterbalances the seeming deficits that…

Why Blog About Science?

This week’s “Ask a Science Blogger” question is, “What makes a good science teacher?” I don’t know how to answer that. I’ve had many science teachers, some of whom were very good, some of whom were very bad, and most of whom fell somewhere in between. And they were all different. The only thing I…

A Note and a Link

First, the link. This probably won’t be of interest to most of you, but some might like this: the published version of Habermas’ lecture titled “Religion in the Public Sphere“. Here’s Habermas’ outline of the lecture (from p. 3-4): I would like first of all to bring to mind the liberal premises of the constitutional…