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Author Archive for Rick Leonhardt – Page 2

The Drama of Earth Systems (Pt 4)

How is it that we find ourselves in the swimming pool of the cyborg—part human, part machine—inching our way toward the deep end? In her 1999 book entitled How We Became Posthuman: Virtual Bodies in Cybernetics, Literature, and Informatics, Katherine Hayles asks a similar question: “How is it possible in the late twentieth century to believe, […]

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The Drama of Earth Systems (Pt 3)

Back in 2006, I attended an attachment conference held annually in Salt Lake City. Very much like Dr. Pynoos’ talk on trauma narratives mentioned in Part 2, this attachment conference featured a speaker who captured my imagination. Dr. Abraham Sagi-Schwartz gave a presentation entitled Holocaust Child Survivors and their Offspring: Vulnerability and Resilience. Dr. Sagi-Schwartz […]

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The Drama of Earth Systems (Pt 2)

In November of 2000, I had the pleasure of attending a one-day conference on psychological trauma hosted by the University of New Mexico School of Medicine and entitled Twelfth Annual Southwest Psychiatric Symposium: Diagnosis and Treatment of PTSD. This conference featured several speakers who were experts in the area of psychological trauma. One speaker in […]

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The Drama of Earth Systems (Pt 1)

Science fiction writers who write for television, movies, or streaming services often use a “trick of the trade” to get their scripts finished on time. They will use the [INSERT SCIENCE HERE] trick. What is this? Let me describe it to you. A science fiction writer will be going along swimmingly describing the drama of a […]

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Beyond Thoughts & Prayers: Bridging Brain Research to the Public Sphere (Pt 6)

Thanks for making it to the end of this blog series. In this final installment I’d like to mention some of the brain science we now have access to that has real world implications. As this blog series makes clear, this is the type of information that is not getting out to the general public […]

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