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Cognitive Chaos. ThesisBrain Activiy can be modelled as a fractal topology interfacing both random and determined forces.

Cognitive Chaos

Consciousness can be presented as a set of strange attractors (patterns of chaos) around which specific neuronal activity organizes itself. These n-dimensional attractors are produced with theorems derived from a synthesis of work by Mandelbrot and Cantor. By attaining a thorough intuitive and technical grasp of the actual shapes of the attractors (although they are ultimately indeterminate) one can ride the chaos like a lucid dreamer learns to contain and direct the process of REM sleep. From Ong's Hat, Gateway to the Dimensionsd e o x y r i b o n u c l e i c h y p e r d i m e n s i o n.

A Neuroscientist's Radical Theory of How Networks Become Conscious - Wired Science. It’s a question that’s perplexed philosophers for centuries and scientists for decades: Where does consciousness come from?

A Neuroscientist's Radical Theory of How Networks Become Conscious - Wired Science

We know it exists, at least in ourselves. But how it arises from chemistry and electricity in our brains is an unsolved mystery. Neuroscientist Christof Koch, chief scientific officer at the Allen Institute for Brain Science, thinks he might know the answer. According to Koch, consciousness arises within any sufficiently complex, information-processing system. All animals, from humans on down to earthworms, are conscious; even the internet could be. Research on Near Death Experiences. I just returned from an exciting conference held at the biotech company, Promega.

Research on Near Death Experiences

The meeting was entitled Final Passages: Research on Near Death & the Experience of Dying. This eleventh in a series of bioethics forums was held in Madison, WI, April 26–27, 2012, and focused on scientific research into social and ethical issues around dying and near-death experiences. The Roots of Consciousness: Theory, Consciousness and the New Physics. Consciousness and the New Physics Space-Time According to Einstein The special theory of relativity, formulated by Albert Einstein in 1905, is based on the experimentally confirmed idea that the velocity of light is the same universal constant, c= 3x1010 cm.

The Roots of Consciousness: Theory, Consciousness and the New Physics

/sec., for all observers who move uniformly in straight lines relative to each other. Consequently, Einstein's genius deduced that events which are simultaneous to one observer are not simultaneous to a second observer. Nobel laureates Albert Einstein, scientist, and Rabindranath Tagore, mystical poet Furthermore, moving clocks run slow. Like all scientific facts, these results presuppose that the observers are in a common state of consciousness whose legitimacy is determined by their agreement or social contract. What Happens to the Brain During Spiritual Experiences? - Lynne Blumberg. The field of neurotheology uses science to try to understand religion, and vice versa.

What Happens to the Brain During Spiritual Experiences? - Lynne Blumberg

A devotee in a state of trance is calmed by volunteers at a Buddhist temple in Nakhon Pathom Province, Thailand. (Athit Perawongmetha/Reuters) “Everyone philosophizes,” writes neuroscientist Dr. DNA ALERT! Cognitive Chaos. The Origin of Consciousness in the Breakdown of the Bicameral Mind. In this book, Jaynes theorizes that ancient consciousness was radically different from modern consciousness.

The Origin of Consciousness in the Breakdown of the Bicameral Mind

He suggests that ancient human beings had no sense of an interior, directing self. Rather, they accepted commands from what appeared to them to be an externalized agency, which they obeyed blindly, without question. The Eight Circuits of Consciousness. The four evolving future 'brains' are:V.

The Eight Circuits of Consciousness

THE NEUROSOMATIC CIRCUIT When this fifth "body-brain" is activated, flat Euclidean figure-ground configurations explode multi-dimensionally. Gestalts shift, in McLuhan's terms, from linear VISUAL SPACE to all-encompassing SENSORY SPACE. GOD AS CONSCIOUSNESS-WITHOUT-AN-OBJECT. Within the last two years I have come to know a man and his work who run counter to my own simulations and by whom I am influenced beyond previous influences.

GOD AS CONSCIOUSNESS-WITHOUT-AN-OBJECT

In 1936, Franklin Merrell-Wolff wrote a journal that was later published as Pathways Through to Space. In 1970 he wrote another book called The Philosophy 0f Consciousness-Without-an-Object.1 In studying his works, and the chronicle of his personal experience I arrived at some places new for me. Wolff had been through the Vedanta training, through the philosophy of Shankara; he knew the philosophy of Kant and others of the Western world; and he spent twenty-five years working to achieve a state of Nirvana, Enlightenment, Samadhi, and so forth.

In 1936 he succeeded in this transformation and with varying success maintained it over the subsequent years. He is an amazingly peaceful man now in his eighties. REFERENCE1. Dr. INCUNABULA. MORPHOGENESIS. E=±mc²=Thé Ðëòxÿríßøñµçlëìç HÿÞêrdïmèñsîøñ. 300+ Mind Expanding Documentaries. I watch a lot of documentaries.

300+ Mind Expanding Documentaries

I think they are incredible tools for learning and increasing our awareness of important issues. The power of an interesting documentary is that it can open our minds to new possibilities and deepen our understanding of the world. On this list of mind expanding documentaries you will find different viewpoints, controversial opinions and even contradictory ideas. Critical thinking is recommended. I’m not a big fan of conspiracy documentaries but I do like films that challenge consensus reality and provoke us to question the everyday ideas, opinions and practices we usually take for granted. Watching documentaries is one of my favorite methods of self education.

The Noosphere (Part I): Teilhard de Chardin’s Vision. A depiction of the Noosphere One of the key concepts of Teilhard de Chardin’s philosophy is the noosphere, which Teilhard believes is the next phase of human evolution.

The Noosphere (Part I): Teilhard de Chardin’s Vision

Today is the first of a three part series discussing the noosphere: Part I: Teilhard de Chardin’s Vision Part II: Christian Concepts of the Noosphere Part III: Future Evolution of the Noosphere The term noosphere derives from the Greek νοῦς (nous “mind”) and σφαῖρα (sphaira “sphere”), and is related to the terms geosphere (inanimate matter) and biosphere (biological life).

Under Teilhard’s vision, God created the Big Bang, which created an evolutionary process starting with the energy of the Big Bang leading to increasing “complexification” to matter, to initial life forms, to human consciousness, to a collective human consciousness (the noophere). Ever since the Big Bang, our universe has gradually grown in complexity. 166 Documentaries To Expand Your Consciousness. By: Higher Perspective Here is a list of over 100 documentaries you can watch for free online. They are about Science, Consciousness, ETs, you name it. It’s a smorgasbord of fascinating subjects to learn about. If you find a dead link please let us know and we will find another to replace it. Enjoy! God is in The Neurons. Near-Death Experiences and the Afterlife.

Why Physicists Are Saying Consciousness Is A State Of Matter, Like a Solid, A Liquid Or A Gas — The Physics arXiv Blog. There’s a quiet revolution underway in theoretical physics. For as long as the discipline has existed, physicists have been reluctant to discuss consciousness, considering it a topic for quacks and charlatans. Is This Your Brain On God?

What Is Consciousness? THE AWARENESS PRINCIPLE. What is consciousness? What Is Consciousness? Neuroscientist May Have Answer to the Big Question. Photo Credit: Shutterstock.com/Lightspring. The Global Consciousness Project. Neural correlates of consciousness. Figure 1: The Neuronal Correlates of Consciousness (NCC) are the minimal set of neural events and structures – here synchronized action potentials in neocortical pyramidal neurons – sufficient for a specific conscious percept or a conscious (explicit) memory. From Koch (2004). The Neural Correlates of Consciousness (NCC) can be defined as the minimal neuronal mechanisms jointly sufficient for any one specific conscious percept (Crick & Koch 1990). The Neurobiological Approach to Consciousness Consciousness is a puzzling, state-dependent property of certain types of complex, biological, adaptive, and highly interconnected systems.

A science of consciousness must strive to explain the exact relationship between phenomenal, mental states and brain states. Fischer cartography.