Safety Signals for COVID Vaccines Are Loud and Clear. Why Is Nobody Listening?

The public deserves a complete and transparent accounting of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s safety monitoring, including the results of all interim reports and analyses, whether through an Freedom of Information Act request, Congressional order or some other means. link Why do we have to grovel and beg for full disclosure of all … Continue reading Safety Signals for COVID Vaccines Are Loud and Clear. Why Is Nobody Listening?

How the CDC is hiding vaccine safety signals by “defining them away”: Matthew B Crawford

At some point, when the potential for conflicts of interest are high and the point of failure is fundamental to the task of those doing the job, incompetence should no longer be differentiated from criminal intent. Mathematicians and statisticians worthy of the title do not miss the kind of scale invariance or mean-reversion we see … Continue reading How the CDC is hiding vaccine safety signals by “defining them away”: Matthew B Crawford

A signal-based model of psychology: part four

In the first three parts of A signal based model of psychology, we discussed micro, meso, and macro levels of human understanding and how paying attention to these levels can make human signaling easier to comprehend. In this post I want to discuss how human signaling is normally managed and, knowing this, how we can better understand how … Continue reading A signal-based model of psychology: part four

Signaling as a basis for understanding introversion and extroversion

Basing our understanding of human “psychology” on signaling and signaling systems—essentially seeing people as complex signaling systems—can make many aspects of being human clearer. For example, rather than analyze “introversion” versus “extroversion,” we can use terms that work better with the signaling model—introspection versus extrospection. Extrospection is a made up word. In this context it … Continue reading Signaling as a basis for understanding introversion and extroversion

Signal intensity

An important part of FIML practice is understanding signal intensity. That is, how big or strong or important the signal in question is. FIML practice was designed to work with small signals and works best when close attention is paid to small signals. These “small signals” can be ones you send to your partner, ones … Continue reading Signal intensity

Personality disorders and signaling

In my opinion, “personality disorders” are more easily understood as signaling problems. All types of personality disorder involve dysfunctional signaling with other people. Signals are both sent and received in ways that result in suffering. As currently defined, personality disorders “develop early, are inflexible, and are associated with significant distress or disability.” Thus, if there … Continue reading Personality disorders and signaling

General analyses of signaling systems illuminate fundamentals of psychology

Individual psychology is a locus or node within a larger social system. More precisely, individual psychologies are particular signaling systems within larger social signaling systems. It is valuable to see this because general analyses of signaling systems—even those having nothing to do with human psychology—can shed light on human signaling systems, including both individual psychology … Continue reading General analyses of signaling systems illuminate fundamentals of psychology

General analyses of signaling systems illuminate fundamentals of psychology

Individual psychology is a locus or node within a larger social system. More precisely, individual psychologies are particular signaling systems within larger social signaling systems. It is valuable to see this because general analyses of signaling systems—even those having nothing to do with human psychology—can shed light on human signaling systems, including both individual psychology … Continue reading General analyses of signaling systems illuminate fundamentals of psychology

Signal intensity during interpersonal communication

495 words An important part of FIML practice is understanding signal intensity. That is, how big or strong or important the signal in question is. FIML practice was designed to work with small signals and works best when close attention is paid to small signals. These “small signals” can be ones you send to your … Continue reading Signal intensity during interpersonal communication

Human consciousness is supported by dynamic complex patterns of brain signal coordination

…We postulate that consciousness has specific characteristics that are based on the temporal dynamics of ongoing brain activity and its coordination over distant cortical regions. Our hypothesis stems from the common stance of various contemporary theories which propose that consciousness relates to a dynamic process of self-sustained, coordinated brain-scale activity assisting the tuning to a … Continue reading Human consciousness is supported by dynamic complex patterns of brain signal coordination

How signals form in the brain

Researchers at the University of Oxford’s Centre for Neural Circuits and Behaviour have discovered that: “…nerve cells collect evidence for the alternative choices as minute voltage changes across their surface. These changes build up over time until they reach a hair-trigger point, at which the nerve cell produces a large electrical impulse. This impulse signals … Continue reading How signals form in the brain