Why did I do that!? What was I thinking? Behavior is a curious phenomenon and we may often wonder why we do the things we do. In short, it's because of our cells.
Our behavior, the decisions we make and the actions we take, are nothing more than cellular responses. How our cells interpret their immediate environment dictates how we respond to our environment. Studies of behavior show that often we are unaware of why we make the decisions we do, and that these decisions can be easily manipulated and influenced by subtle environmental cues. What may seem like a free will decision may indeed not be so. My cells made me do it, explains the phenomenon of behavior as a matter of cellular determinism.
Promoting the practice of thinking. In this issue we studied instances of cycles carried out in the space and time continuum that we live in. From photography to painting and the written word, this issue puts on display how cycles apply to our lives relative to one’s existence. Literary and visual artists from around the world record into the notebook real stories of life and the thoughts we generate about them, providing a glimpse into understanding ourselves and society, where our conscious has been, and the direction its going. 10% of all sales from this issue get donated to the Environmental Works organization. Thought Notebook Journal is based on a true story: humanity’s story. This journal is a part of the Human Thought Project, allowing us to delve into the minds of humanity and learn more about who we are by documenting into the notebook, thoughts and expressions on particular subjects. The journal is a unique intersection between science and the humanities encouraging deep thinking to understand humanity’s thoughts through study and inquiry.
Contributors Include: Changming Yuan, Agata Wisniowska, CLS Ferguson, Miranda Embry, Lottie Krol, Tobias Oggenfus, Kristin Ingram, Amanda Hood, Andre Rubin, Angelina Keating, Cael Jacobs, Casey Lowry, Charles Malloy, Joseph Reich, J. Weintraub, Lydia Swartz, Nicole Danish, Nire Nah, Razia Fasih Ahmad, Paul Halpern, Ross Knapp, Sioux Rose, Smith Eliot, Stephen Mead, Sue Clancy, Gabrielle Zwick, Kat Lahr.