Jung’s Dream Theory and Modern Neuroscience: From Fallacies to Facts

When it comes to the interpretation of dreams, Sigmund Freud is considered to be the unrivaled godfather of the domain. Freud himself once said that “Psychoanalysis is founded on the analysis of dreams…” (Freud, 1912, p. 265). According to Freud, dreams are fundamentally a means for fulfilling the wishes which we are not able to…

How Good It Would’ve Been!

Ever heard someone say, “How good it would’ve been if only I had chosen Law instead of Business as a profession”…? Or maybe, “How good it would’ve been if only I had not crossed that road, I could have saved myself from the accident”…? We all have heard some of these phrases before. Even some…

Are We In Control of Our Desires?

Sigmund Freud once said, “Let one attempt to expose a number of the most diverse people uniformly to hunger. With the increase of the imperative urge of hunger all individual differences will blur, and in their stead will appear the uniform expression of the unstilled urge”. The essence of this statement is neither new nor…

Do Not Face Your Fears, Let Them Chase You

You probably have heard about B.F Skinner (the legendary behaviorist) and how he used food pellets to motivate his rats but there’s something you don’t know. Those rats were, in fact, starved to 3/4th of their body weight. No wonder they worked for food. Skinner’s rats are a bit oversimplified but, nonetheless, you can usually…

The Illusory Pursuit of Happiness

Americans say that Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness are the unalienable rights given to humans by God. Pursuit of happiness – an unending chase to do things that we think increases our serotonin levels? What exactly is happiness to us? What if we spend our whole lives in pursuit of it? Are we ever going…

Madness in the Past: Revisiting Ancient Greece

Abandon reason and logic, embrace madness and insanity, and you will see the world for what it is. For then you will see the truth and nothing else. At least, that is what Socrates thought. There was, however, one condition; this madness shall be of divine nature. Socrates (470 – 399 BC) was one of…