Behaviourist Neuroscience as Safety

Behaviourist Neuroscience as Safety It’s fascinating and entertaining to watch Safety manipulate the discipline of neuroscience to suit its own behaviourist worldview. Even more fascinating to watch Safety, with no expertise in neuroscience, bend this discipline to behaviourist outcomes then claim that it has moved on from behaviourism. Then further to claim that neuroscience understands …

When ‘Hearts and Minds’ are not ‘Hearts and Minds’

When ‘Hearts and Minds’ are not ‘Hearts and Minds’ One of the profound findings of current neurophysiological and neuropsychological research is that the human person is an embodied mind, not a behaviourist computer on top of a body. Research by: Damasio - The Feeling of What Happens; Descartes Error Varela - The Embodied Mind Claxton …

The Curse of Behaviourism

The Curse of Behaviourism One of the greatest curses inflicted on the industry of safety is the toxicity of behaviourism. Behaviourism is that 1940s ideology that constructed the human being as machine, as the sum of inputs and outputs. Nothing could be further from reality. Behaviourism constructs a false world that views humans as objects …

Turning Neuroscience into Behaviourism

Turning Neuroscience into Behaviourism I had to chuckle when I was sent this piece. One should normally expect leadership and professionalism from a peak body but in this case there is all the evidence of the opposite neuroscience-behind-how-workers-make-conscious-safety-choices. The key to leadership is discernment and wisdom and neither is shown in this regurgitation. The assumptions …