Ten Depictions of the Cosmos

Depictions of the universe, variously defined. List of figures: Cosmological Mandala with Mount Meru. China. Yuan Dynasty (circa 1300) l’Image du Monde by Gautier du Metz (1245) Geheime Figuren der Rosenkreuzer (1785) Sphaera Coelestis Mystica (1739) plate 7 by Johann Georg Hagelgans Lokapurusha (Cosmic Man), Rajasthan (circa 19th cent.) Sheppard’s Geographical and Astronomical Clock (circa… Read More Ten Depictions of the Cosmos

Do Popular Genres Map to the Seven Emotional Pathways of the Mammalian Brain?

The eminent neuroscientist, Jaak Panskepp, pioneered the study of emotion in mammals. He is famous for, among other things, tickling rats in the lab to make them laugh, but his work wasn’t a joke. He discovered that all mammals, including humans, share the same seven emotional pathways, commonly identified as: fear, care, lust, rage, panic/grief,… Read More Do Popular Genres Map to the Seven Emotional Pathways of the Mammalian Brain?