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The following links to a presentation of the research related to my project, A Malleable Sense . . . → Read More: Inducing Out-of-Body Experiences in the Lab
An Iranian actress has been sentenced to 90 lashes and a year in jail for starring in an Australian movie with a shaved head — and no head-covering. Marzieh Vafamehr, who appeared in “My Tehran for Sale,” has appealed the sentence. According to Amnesty International, Vafamehr also appears to drink alcohol in the movie. Consuming alcohol . . . → Read More: Techno Memetics
The interaction of consciousness and physical systems is most often
If I have mirror neurons, and you have mirror neurons, then together we strange loop.
And yet when I say “strange loop”, I have something else in mind — a less concrete, more elusive notion. What I mean by “strange loop” is — here goes a first stab, anyway — not a physical circuit but an abstract . . . → Read More: Wired for the Strange Loop
Just had that… I don’t know it’s weird. Just had that little feeling, you ever get that funny little feeling Vuja De? No, not Deja Vu. This is Vuja De. This is the strange feeling that somehow, this has never happened before. And then it’s gone..
Turns out that knowing something and feeling as if you . . . → Read More: Sensing the Undefinable: Bad Explanations That Can’t Be Otherwise
The electret microphone that I’ve assembled to attach to my throat is not a relic of my hunter-gather ancestry. The device feels quite modern and not at all a product of evolutionary biology. My thoughts about it feel the same: this sensor is not at all a product of my evolutionary psychology. The ability . . . → Read More: The Supernormal Stimuli of My Own Breath
Kant called it a Critique of Pure Reason. Julian Jaynes describes it as “What consciousness is not.” Joseph Campbell says it’s a pedagogical stunt played by our ego. Consider Campbell’s diagram.
The sphere represents our complete self and the circle in the center represents our true center of consciousness. The horizontal . . . → Read More: The Illusion of Pure Reason