Peggy LaCerra developed the scientific models of the mind and life intelligence systems presented in her book "The Origin of Minds," after completing an award-winning dissertation in evolutionary psychology and a McDonnell Foundation research fellowship in cognitive neuroscience. She currently serves as the director of the Center for Evolutionary Neuroscience and is the president of Mind-Works, a scientific consulting firm based in Ojai, California.
"All life forms have intelligence systemsâ€¦and energy management is the problem to be solved no matter what the life form," said Peggy La Cerra, (cenresearch.com) an award-winning researcher who appeared on Tuesday night's program. The co-author of The Origin of Minds, La Cerra suggested that the problem solving systems for everything from humans to bacteria are similar, and are based on "an energetic economic marketplace," where there is competition for resources. "Insanity simply means that you're the only person to live in your reality," La Cerra said, defining reality as an agreement between people that can vary widely amongst cultures. She added that her research about the mind doesn't conform to standard medical models, which are often based on diagnosing pathologies. Callers brought up a variety of psychological issues that La Cerra offered her commentary on. These included multiple personality disorder, behavioral changes, panic disorder and attention deficit problems ... More »Host: George Noory