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All currently implemented approaches to the stimulation brain circuits suffer from a limitation...
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Cosmic rebirth Circular patterns in the universe's pervasive background radiation suggest the Big Bang was only the latest of many By Ron Cowen Web edition : Friday, November 26th, 2010 CIRCULAR REASONING Dark circles indicate regions in space where the cosmic microwave background has temperature variations that are lower than average. The...
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A few stray hairs In mice, whisker recoil maps to sensory, not motor, part of brain By Laura Sanders Web edition : Thursday, November 25th, 2010 The part of the mouse brain devoted to sensory input is moonlighting as a whisker-flicker, scientists have found. The result may prompt researchers to rethink strict descriptions of certain brain...
From gamma
Context: just watched Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 1 Words are spells unto the mind (as opposed to the material world); NB and look up “incantation” The mind/intellect grasps/understands reality. Words can be and usually are involved in this process. Convincing a person that p is a unique task... one of the highest order, I...
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Kurzweil and his proponents seem to be unshakable in their belief that at some point, Advanced Artificial General Intelligence, Machine Sentience, or Human Built Consciousness, whatever you would like to call it, will happen. Much of this belief comes from the opinion that consciousness is an engineering problem, and that it will, at some point,...
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Studies showing that people who talk about their goals tend not to complete them. ...
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When the power of tradition is broken, modern reason must create normative out of itself by...
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Chaos. Flashing lights. Sweat and fragrance. Anxious to indulge, he steps out onto the floor. He takes things slow at first, moving halfheartedly to the beat of the music. As he finds his comfort zone, he begins his long awaited escape; today's featured band providing him with the perfect medium to do so. A steady, consistent beat, yet loud...
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They are becoming the same subject through unusual experiments. In recent years, some of the subjective experiences and things that were believed on faith are being scientifically proven. We now know that thinking certain things can directly cause other things to change from thousands of miles away. We're not sure why it happens, but we know it...
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Time and Pace Preface A rare astronomical configuration occurred about sixty-five...
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On 11-11, 2010, one million people across the globe will mentally project a unified vision of a new paradigm for our species... a new reality. The very real physics that connects human consciousness with molecular structure will be harnessed en-masse during the largest simultaneous manifestation transmission in recorded history.New Reality...
From Infinitas
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Some friends coded this wicked 3D mandelbox fractal music visualization (& wrote the music!): Anandamide - 7.65 Megaelectronvolts from Anandamide Logistics on Vimeo. The renders are done in realtime within milkdrop, which comes with winamp if you happen to use that to listen to your music. Latest version can be downloaded here if you...
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We behold an increase of attention to two very interesting concepts: plasticity and collective....
From starwalker
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Polytopia
(this is my final paper for cybernetics class and for graduate school. it is a theoretical metalogue between myself and gregory bateson. many of his phrases and passages are pulled directly from the book Steps To An Ecology of Mind) vm: i want to understand the ecology of mind, how it works. I want to understand how technology is...
From Venessa
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Moving a movement: What could replace a system that bankrolls corporatist atrocity? #thrivable...
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A few months ago, I went to Cyborg Camp in my hometown of Portland, Oregon. Cyborg Camp is an...
From Claire L. Evans
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Polytopia
 
[Cross-posted from Humanity + Magazine.] Emergent technologies often inspire great excitement...
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TeslaTouch The Future of Feel More info: Technology Technical Paper TeslaTouch infuses...
From f.Myles
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From NYTIMES November 15, 2010 When Robert A. Lue considers the “Star Wars” Death Star, his...
From f.Myles
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The laws of thermodynamics contradict themselves unless dualism is true, some kind of dualism...
From BenRayfield
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more here As you know, depending on their style, most churches have domes on top of them, but...
From f.Myles
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From ABC Science November 17, 2010 Physicists have succeeded for the first time in trapping...
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"Because species diversity was created prior to humanity, and because we evolved within it, we have never fathomed its limits... The living world is the natural domain of the more restless and paradoxical part of human spirit. Our sense of wondering grows exponentially; the greater the knowledge, the deeper the mystery and the more we seek...
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Geneva, 17 November 2011. The ALPHA experiment at CERN1 has taken an important step forward in developing techniques to understand one of the Universe’s open questions: is there a difference between matter and antimatter? In a paper published in Nature today, the collaboration shows that it has successfully produced and trapped atoms of...
From chris_mackintosh
How often is it that you watch a movie, read a book or have a conversation with a friend and think; "Wow. That just blew my mind." Your brain instantly flies off on the wings of imagination, deductive reasoning and or awe-inspired stupor. You have original thought, you want to write it down, tell everyone, or crawl up in a ball and...
From dragon
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Polytopia
 
Preface The creative process emerged with the writing of Montevideo, here on Space...
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From Irek Kielczyk
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If we were able to take as the finest allegory of simulation the Borges tale where...
From syncopath
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Cancer is a modern, man-made disease caused by environmental factors such as pollution and...
From CoCreatr
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NOV. 9. 2010 From New York Times Something big is going on at the center of the galaxy, and...
From f.Myles
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"Creative Resumes are very popular among job seekers and when it comes to job hunting, the first thing which comes to our mind is a resume. And when we think of creating a resume, we mostly think of something that is clean and contains every bit of information to impress the employers."
From gamma
 
...or the Coolest Science Project Ever Not sure how to embed video, above link takes you to...
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A created thing is never invented and it is never true:...
From syncopath
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The Total Library
In this book, I discovered one of the most inspiring (fore)words in the area of BRAIN SCIENCE that swiftly explain consciousness as if it never represented much of a problem. I am sure you will enjoy. "Modeling Phase Transitions in the Brain" Editors: D. Alistair Steyn-Ross · Moira Steyn-Ross Early in the 19th century debates on...
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Ernst Haeckel (February 16, 1834 - August 9, 1919) was a physician, anatomist, zoologist,...
From Ruud Kempers
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So you stand on planet Mars and are taking a look at Earth... What do you see? SEE HERE
From Ruud Kempers
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"Nothing is now unconscious if your data search commands are powerful enough."
From AsylumSeaker
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Believed to be the most geometrically complex and aesthetically beautiful structure in mathematics,...
From TheLuxuryofProtest
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The reasonable man encounters circumstances and adapts himself to them. The unreasonable...
From syncopath
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Facebook has 100M people that play every day an average of 30 minutes. This equals to 50,000,000...
From Mariana Soffer
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The great enhancement debate
Stanford scientists see the logic in the illogical behavior of neurons Neurons in your brain trigger the physical movements of your body, but some of them seem to fire in a crazy quilt pattern just before and during the movement. But Stanford researchers say there is method in the apparent madness. BY LOUIS BERGERON You've decided to kick...
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By Jon Rappoport, nomorefakenews.com OCTOBER 31, 2010. In the summer of the year 2000, it...
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From gamma
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Learning to swim or learning a foreign language means composing the singular points of...
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This is a first attempt at mapping in software, interfaced with a cheap homemade imitation of...
From sonicport+techfolder
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The inventions of philosophy are no less fantastic than those of art: Josiah Royce, in...
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Neogrid e.V. is a german a non-profit association and runs an independent encyclopedia on...
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Spaceship Earth is a world view term usually expressing concern over the use of limited resources...
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