MatTehCat's Blogs

MatTehCat's Blogs

Blogs on psychology, philosophy, poetry, religion, literature, and culture.


Possession: A Potential Area for Neuroscientific Analysis

5 Jun 2022 46 minute read 0 comments MatTehCat

Abstract In this paper, I explore the scientific legitimacy of Ideological Possession. To do this, I define Ideological Possession as a kind of addiction. I also establish a working set of behavioral criteria to categorically identify whether a...

The Story of Man: A Paradigmatic Model of Narrative based on Neuroscientific Literature

6 Dec 2021 48 minute read 0 comments MatTehCat

AbstractIn this paper, I explore the origins of narrative and the neuroscientific evidence in support of narratives. There is clear support that narrative construction and use are enabled by and emerge from our neurological architecture. This means t...

The Fool or Folly, Which Comes First?: An Addendum to "Immortal Truth: A Neuroscientific Critique of Postmodernism"

20 Nov 2021 11 minute read 0 comments MatTehCat

    "Woe unto you, when all men shall speak well of you! for so did their fathers to the false prophets." – Luke 6:26     I recently wrote a paper, Immortal Truth: A Neuroscientific Critique of Postmodernism, but I believe there may be an issue worth...

Immortal Truth: A Neuroscientific Critique of Postmodernism

16 Nov 2021 38 minute read 0 comments MatTehCat

Abstract   In this paper, I juxtapose the postmodern worldview with neuroscientific literature on metaphor, problem-solving and creativity, prediction, value, and theories of perception. By doing this, I highlight how postmodernism, and thus social c...

An Archer's Tale

6 Nov 2021 1 minute read 0 comments MatTehCat

Night fell upon the Earth; the world went mute, The Sun was consumed by the briny deep, While Shadows and Shades, from dusk, were released. In this chasm, the whole turned on itself, Begetting three disputatious archers; Each drawing a bow of mist an...

The Scales of the Mind

8 Sep 2021 47 minute read 0 comments MatTehCat

Abstract:   In this paper, I explore what Justice is and whether or not it actually exists, what Rights, Duties, and Liberty are from a Legal perspective, all from an Evolutionary and Neurological Perspective.  By doing this, I seek to take legal the...

The Boy Who Couldn't See Faces

23 Aug 2021 17 minute read 0 comments MatTehCat

Abstract This paper explores the effect masks have on the development of children, specifically, on their ability to perceive facial emotions.  This ability to perceive facial expressions or emotions impacts the child’s ability to socialize and inter...

Harry Potter vs. the Bible -- A Neurocognitive Approach

10 Aug 2021 32 minute read 1 comment MatTehCat

Abstract  In this paper, I explore several elements of the Bible and Harry Potter, define them via the Chambers Dictionary of Etymology, and associate their semantic structure to two core epistemological frames of knowledge, Rationalism and Empiricis...

The Aspects of Light

27 Jul 2021 1 minute read 0 comments MatTehCat

The Cosmic Ocean bubbles asThe Light of Creation kisses her horizon,Manifesting a sanguine and vivacious blaze That invariantly dances. The icy and untamed reachesOf existence melt and submit for the warmthThat the salubrious flame lovingly provides,...

A Response to CRT Apologists

5 Jul 2021 13 minute read 0 comments MatTehCat

    Abstract: This blog entry is a response to an article in the Washington Post by Valerie Strauss and Uma Menon. More importantly, it identifies what Critical Race Theory is, explores how it is used as an antiracist framework or lens, the effects o...