episode #107 creatures of emotions

“Emotion” is a term that came into use in the English language in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. French émotion, from Old French, from esmovoir, to excite, from Vulgar Latin *exmovēre : Latin ex-, ex- + Latin movēre, to move). "No one felt emotions before about 1830. Instead they felt other things – 'passions', 'accidents… Continue reading episode #107 creatures of emotions

episode #106 creatures of intuition

Intuition is defined as the power or faculty of attaining to direct knowledge or cognition without evident rational thought and inference.  The word intuition comes from the Latin verb intueri translated as "consider" or from the late middle English word intuit, "to contemplate”. In the past decades, psychologists and neuroscientists have made enormous strides in… Continue reading episode #106 creatures of intuition

episode #105 creatures of instinct

Instinct is an innate impulse or motivation, typically fixed pattern of behaviour in animals in response to certain external stimuli. Today instinct is generally described as a stereotyped, apparently unlearned, genetically determined behaviour pattern. Instinct is the inherent inclination of a living organism towards a particular complex behaviour, containing both innate (inborn) and learned elements.… Continue reading episode #105 creatures of instinct

episode #103 creatures of habits

Habits have been studied extensively in the behaviourist tradition. Behaviourists consider habit as repeated behaviour that is established through learning. The behaviourist view posits a direct relationship between situation (stimulus) and behaviour (response). Some behaviours turn quickly into habits, whereas others may require painstaking practice and frequent repetition. Both rational and sub-rational animals are meant… Continue reading episode #103 creatures of habits

episode #27 daydreaming

Spoken Word W.B. Yeats: When you are old (read by Cillian Murphy) Music Gorillaz: Magic City Barrio Jazz Gang: Take Your Freedom Back Stereolab: The Flower Called Nowhere Aphex Twin: Kesson Dalef Frank Sinatra: Nothing But The Best Louis Armstrong &The Sy Oliver Choir: Didn’t It Rain? Coleman Hawkins: The World Is Waiting for the Sunrise… Continue reading episode #27 daydreaming

episode #26 jazz romance

Spoken Word John Keats: To Autumn (read by Ben Whishaw) Music Louis Armstrong: The Dummy Song Michael Sauer vs Phoneheads feat. Bill Ramsey: Why and When Gorillaz (feat. George Benson): Humility Natalie Cole: This Will Be St Germain: Rose Rouge GoGo Penguin: Quiet Mind Nancy Wilson: Call Me Belleruche: Ginger Wine Nina Simone: This Year's… Continue reading episode #26 jazz romance

episode #20 about a man

Spoken word Shakespeare's As You Like It: Act 2 Scene 7 captured by Digital Theatre live at the RSC’s temporary space, the Courtyard Theatre, in Stratford upon Avon. It was directed by the RSC’s then Artistic Director, Michael Boyd, and starred Jonjo O’Neill as Orlando and Katy Stephens as Rosalind.  Music Franz Ferdinand: Michael Monkey… Continue reading episode #20 about a man