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How Does the Brain Work? The Fifth and Sixth Discontinuity. Philosopher Bruce Mazlish claims that the eyes of science have overthrown humanity’s view of itself in a series of revelations.

The Fifth and Sixth Discontinuity

At each unveiling, we descend one notch. In the first removal, Copernicus dethroned our common-sense assumption that our world stood at the center of the universe. Buddhism & Mind. Sebastian Seung: I am my connectome.

Superimposing fields of perception

Concise Learning™ How Stuff Works. Learning: Rapidly Create Online Courses. Thinking Foundation. Visualizing Meaning. All 1,943 Cornell Faculty were asked to respond to the following question: Of the many charts (graph, map, diagram, table and ‘other’) you have seen in your life, which has been the most important, remarkable, meaningful or valuable?

Visualizing Meaning

On the archival paper provided, they were asked to create a copy of the chart and in the remaining space annotate notable attribute of the data and the image, describe what they remembered about first seeing this image and comment on why they chose this image. All other Cornell community members are invited to share their favorite chart by visiting the display table in Mann Library near the reference desk on the first floor. Periodic Table of Visualization Methods. The Churning of the Ocean of Milk. Contemporary painting of Vishnu seated in the Ocean of Milk, as Brahma, Shiva and other deities approach from the shore.

The Churning of the Ocean of Milk

Illustration by Kailash Raj (1) (Click to enlarge)CANNABIS CULTURE - Did you know that the largest continual human gathering in the world, Kumbha Mela, is based around the myth of the making of the Cosmic bhang? (For all those neophytes out there, bhang is a drink made from cannabis). I am still putting the finishing touches on my book Cannabis and the Soma Solution and recently revised some more of the material in my chapter on India: Excerpt from Cannabis and the Soma Solution: Mind Tools. Cayra Mindmapping. Out of the Blue. A computer simulation of the upper layer of a rat brain neocortical column.

Out of the Blue

Here neurons light up in a “global excitatory state” of blues and yellows. Courtesy of Dr.