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Objects of Power

BLURB: Increase friendship, stimulate will power, organize life plans, heighten touch... Embodied Cognition is a branch of neuroscience which explores the unconscious effects of touch (and other senses) on the mind and emotions. Soft Things Touching something soft has been linked to creating moods of deeper kindness and social friendliness. Feeling a soft object, like a teddy bear (which stimulates the motor cortex) can stimulate the higher thought centers. The implications can be used…See More
Aug 31, 2016
John DiPrete posted an Article

The Cosmic Jester and Coincidence

The phenomenon known as "incredible coincidence" seems to merge together all kinds of threads from different strands of life, in patterns most often whimsical and unpredictable.  The same "whimsical" motif describes the modus operandi of the Cosmic Jester: A strange wrinkle in the universe who likes to play tricks on us. An impish rascal, the Jester is also known in different manifestations as the Joker or Trickster. His origin has been attributed to the writer Charles Fort.  In human…See More
Jul 20, 2016
John DiPrete commented on John DiPrete's blog post 'Images to Reduce Pain'
"Hi Kathy, Thanks for the good news. I understand that other sourced pictures may be used instead, which is certainly fine. Have a great day!  "
Jul 6, 2016
Kathy Custren commented on John DiPrete's blog post 'Images to Reduce Pain'
"Hi, John - and thank you for your article with its many lovely images. I note the 'creative commons' attribution for them, and will forward them along with your article; however, due to the legalities over images used, the publishers tend…"
Jul 6, 2016
John DiPrete posted an Article

Images to Reduce Pain

Staring at peaceful scenes of nature creates a calming, pain-reducing effect in viewers. According to studies: The researchers measured the levels of pain felt and found that those subjected to the peacefulness of nature experienced less pain. The findings…See More
Jul 1, 2016
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Jun 27, 2016
John DiPrete commented on John DiPrete's blog post 'Children's Soul Study'
"Hi Regina, That is very positive. Thanks for the news. I will start working on my other articles now. John"
Jun 24, 2016
Regina Chouza commented on John DiPrete's blog post 'Children's Soul Study'
"Hi John, Thanks for the update. I sent it through to the publishers with a few edits to remove mention of the artist that you hired (I checked and we won't be able to use these images). If its selected for publication it should go live this…"
Jun 24, 2016
John DiPrete commented on John DiPrete's blog post 'Children's Soul Study'
"Hi Regina - I am so glad you like it. I agree the 3rd person is much better. I will add 50 or more words. If other images are used to replace the pictures that's fine. I do own the illustrations but the original information concerning them is…"
Jun 22, 2016
Regina Chouza commented on John DiPrete's blog post 'Children's Soul Study'
"Hi John - Thank you so much for the update, its much better this way but I'm afraid it is still on the short side. Would you be able to expand by about 50 words (at the least) as its at 475 now?I am not sure if we will be able to publish the…"
Jun 21, 2016
Regina Chouza commented on John DiPrete's blog post 'Children's Soul Study'
"Wonderful, thanks!"
Jun 21, 2016
John DiPrete commented on John DiPrete's blog post 'Children's Soul Study'
"Hi Regina, Thanks for your feedback. The article is original and the illustrations are not copyrighted. I will make changes to the article as you suggested. Thanks again for your suggestions. John"
Jun 18, 2016
Regina Chouza commented on John DiPrete's blog post 'Children's Soul Study'
"Hi John, Thanks for posting this article. My name is Regina, I'm one of the editors at OM Times. Your piece doesn't fit our submission guidelines on several points. Let me know if you have any questions: To be considered for publication,…"
Jun 17, 2016
John DiPrete posted an Article

Children's Soul Study

Children's Soul Study In an unpublished double-blind study, journalists for Mind Bluff asked thirty-five children to draw a portrait of their souls. The study was informal, the subjects ranging in age from four to ten. The children were asked to depict what they thought their souls looked like, and later the collected images were found to be of similar content. The original drawings were created by using crayon or pencil. An artist has…See More
Jun 14, 2016
John DiPrete commented on John DiPrete's blog post 'Bouba and Kiki, among other stuff'
"Thanks again for your suggestions and insights, Kathy. They were incredibly helpful! "
May 15, 2016
Kathy Custren commented on John DiPrete's blog post 'Bouba and Kiki, among other stuff'
"John, according to your message, the title of your article will now be: What's in a Name? Ask Bouba and Kiki. It is being forwarded to the publishers, with our thanks ~ Blessings! "
May 15, 2016

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John DiPrete is a Web designer with a passion for neuroscience, art, and business. His work has appeared in MacWorld, Perceptual and Motor Skills, Medical Hypotheses, Speculations in Science and Technology, among other outlets. His Web site (www.MindBluff.com) has been recommended by PC World Online. Readers can subscribe to his free email updates at http://mindbluff.com/subscribe.htm
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John DiPrete's Articles

Objects of Power

Posted on August 31, 2016 at 2:07am 0 Comments

BLURB: Increase friendship, stimulate will power, organize life plans, heighten touch...



Embodied Cognition is a branch of neuroscience which explores the unconscious effects of touch (and other senses) on the mind and emotions.





Soft Things



Touching something soft has been linked to…

Continue

The Cosmic Jester and Coincidence

Posted on July 20, 2016 at 8:11pm 0 Comments

The phenomenon known as "incredible coincidence" seems to merge together all kinds of threads from different strands of life, in patterns most often whimsical and unpredictable. 



The same "whimsical" motif describes the modus operandi of the Cosmic Jester: A strange wrinkle in the universe who likes to play tricks on us. An impish rascal, the Jester is also known in different…

Continue

Images to Reduce Pain

Posted on July 1, 2016 at 10:47pm 2 Comments

Staring at peaceful scenes of nature creates a calming, pain-reducing effect in viewers. According to studies: …

Continue

Children's Soul Study

Posted on June 14, 2016 at 8:30am 7 Comments

Children's Soul Study





In an unpublished double-blind study, journalists for Mind Bluff asked thirty-five children to draw a portrait of their souls. The study was informal, the subjects ranging in age from four to ten. The children were asked to depict what they thought their souls looked like, and later the collected images were found to be of similar content.…

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