Tracking the origin of obesity

One of the main contemporary questions of global interest is understanding the origin of obesity. While the scientific community is ardently discussing the issue, they have not yet come up with a single answer. There is consensus, however, that this metabolic imbalance is of interest to both public health and the economy. In recent decades,Sigue leyendo “Tracking the origin of obesity”

The contraption to separate humans

Health sciences underwent a radical transformation from the discovery, in 1953, of the structure of DNA. Since then, scientists have made important advances in relation to understanding the functioning of DNA. In 1990, was created the Human Genome Project in order to coordinate research that aimed to identify all genes in human DNA and determineSigue leyendo “The contraption to separate humans”

Issues about the science

It is clear that scientific knowledge has a “superior” status in the developed societies of the West. In this sense, British-Australian science philosopher Alan Chalmers points out that human undertakings appropriate the “science” label to gain prestige. Now, where is this evaluation of the scientific among citizens from? While there are critical voices around variousSigue leyendo “Issues about the science”

Fear moves the world

The reflection on what man is goes back to the origins of Western philosophical thought, such information about what constitutes the human thing was, paradoxically, a consideration of the animal. Man always needs to be reflected in the animal to find what is his own. In ancient times man sought to recognize human traits inSigue leyendo “Fear moves the world”

“Think” the imagination

Although imagining is not something new, it is true that throughout the ages it has been transformed enough to give rise to a new problematization in different movements. During the twentieth century, the imagination had a privileged place in the conceptual debates about its impact on literary, philosophical, psychoanalytic and political writings, among others. ThisSigue leyendo ““Think” the imagination”

The word as a tool to recover the personal universe

The war is traumatic. Not only for the material bullets that hurt the bodies, but also for the fact that their blows hit the heart of symbolic resources, the only plot in which a person can take place. The core of the traumatic lies in this being devoid of the imaginary-symbolic veils versus the real.Sigue leyendo “The word as a tool to recover the personal universe”

Truce between psychoanalysis and Neurosciences

Psychoanalysis is one of the main therapeutic orientations in the field of mental health. However, in recent decades the greatest influence of biological psychiatry, inspired by neurosciences, and psychological currents with greater affinity with it, such as cognitive-behavioral psychology, is notable. Under this scenario, recent years have witnessed problems, counterpositions and articulations among psychoanalysts, psychiatristsSigue leyendo “Truce between psychoanalysis and Neurosciences”

Poetry that comes from Big Bang

According to the postulates of John Berger of 1972, we can affirm that the visible does not exist anywhere except in the set of images that the eye creates when looking. And, although sometimes the visible may remain hidden or alternatively illuminated, once the eye apprehends it, it begins to be part of our livelihood.Sigue leyendo “Poetry that comes from Big Bang”

Emotional Intelligence: very useful but incomplete theory

Since its publication in 1995, the Emotional Intelligence book by Daniel Goleman has become an editorial phenomenon. It is on the list of bestselling books of The New York Times for more than a year. The proposal of Emotional Intelligence revolves around the existence of two kinds of intelligence: the rational and the emotional. GolemanSigue leyendo “Emotional Intelligence: very useful but incomplete theory”

Hegemonic discourse

The medieval perception was based on a consideration of reality different from the current one, made of invisible immaterial truths. The reality of equality with materiality is a modern mental habit, far from medieval practices; both the natural and the supernatural were for the Middle Ages part of their daily reality, because they represented inSigue leyendo “Hegemonic discourse”

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