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Population rate-coding predicts correctly that human sound localization depends on sound intensity. Summary:This is a combined modeling and behavioral study of human sound localization that supports rate-coding models.

Population rate-coding predicts correctly that human sound localization depends on sound intensity

Since sound levels affect the firing rate of individual neurons, sometimes changes in intensity can be confused with changes in location. The experiments investigate psychophysical evidence for this predicted effect, with positive results.The authors use a hemispheric difference rate coding model of a range of interaural time delays (ITD) to predict that sound localization would be biased towards midline locations at low sound levels. Though the hemispheric rate coding model is simplistic and has been explored before, it is a useful way to raise the question of whether such biases might exist perceptually in auditory systems as they do in visual systems.Suggestions for improvement mostly concern additions and clarifications, not new experiments. In general questions from the review should be answered by changes to the text.

We number major suggestions below. Are we 'brainwashed' during sleep? Cerebrospinal fluid washes in and out of brain during sleep. New research from Boston University suggests that tonight while you sleep, something amazing will happen within your brain.

Are we 'brainwashed' during sleep? Cerebrospinal fluid washes in and out of brain during sleep

Your neurons will go quiet. A few seconds later, blood will flow out of your head. Then, a watery liquid called cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) will flow in, washing through your brain in rhythmic, pulsing waves. The study, published on October 31 in Science, is the first to illustrate that the brain's CSF pulses during sleep, and that these motions are closely tied with brain wave activity and blood flow. Thwarting A Protein Reverses Brain Decline in Aged Mice. Something in elderly blood is bad for brains.

Thwarting A Protein Reverses Brain Decline in Aged Mice

Plasma from old mice or humans worsens cognition and biological indicators of brain health, when infused into young mice. Conversely, plasma from young mice (or humans) rejuvenates old brains. The Four Layers of Consciousness. Meditation Guidance and Instructions for Effective Mind Training. Shadow Work: A Complete Guide to Getting to Know Your Darker Half. OVERVIEW: This guide explores the nature of the shadow and provides tips and exercises for daily shadow work.

Shadow Work: A Complete Guide to Getting to Know Your Darker Half

It’s always standing right behind us, just out of view. In any direct light, we cast a shadow. The shadow is a psychological term for everything we can’t see in ourselves. I understood how important knowing my shadow was when I wrote a biography of a spiritual teacher. Journal of Cosmology. Journal of Cosmology, 2009, Vol 3, pages 590-599.

Journal of Cosmology

Cosmology, November 26, 2009 Speculations about the Direct Effects of Intention on Physical Manifestation Imants Barušs, Ph.D., Department of Psychology, King’s University College at The University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada. Search. Professor Baruss. Quantum mind–body problem. The von Neumann–Wigner interpretation, also described as "consciousness causes collapse [of the wave function]", is an interpretation of quantum mechanics in which consciousness is postulated to be necessary for the completion of the process of quantum measurement.

Quantum mind–body problem

Background: Observation in quantum mechanics[edit] In the orthodox Copenhagen interpretation, quantum mechanics predicts only the probabilities for different outcomes of pre-specified observations. Quantum mind. The quantum mind or quantum consciousness hypothesis proposes that classical mechanics cannot explain consciousness, while quantum mechanical phenomena, such as quantum entanglement and superposition, may play an important part in the brain's function, and could form the basis of an explanation of consciousness.

Quantum mind

It is not one theory, but a collection of distinct ideas described below. A few theoretical physicists have argued that classical physics is intrinsically incapable of explaining the holistic aspects of consciousness, whereas quantum mechanics can. The idea that quantum theory has something to do with the workings of the mind go back to Eugene Wigner, who assumed that the wave function collapses due to its interaction with consciousness. The philosopher David Chalmers has argued against quantum consciousness. Description of main quantum mind approaches[edit] David Bohm[edit]

LUCID DREAMING. Alpha Brain Waves: Definition, Functions, & Benefits. What are Alpha Brain Waves?

Alpha Brain Waves: Definition, Functions, & Benefits

Alpha Brain Waves are a sign of relaxed activity in your brain. Alpha brainwaves are defined as brain waves that cycle between the frequency 8 Hz – 12 Hz. They are commonly produced in synchronized fashion connecting both hemispheres of your brain, though they can be found solely in the right hemisphere as well. Alpha brainwaves are the dominant brain wave activity when your body and mind are able to relax. If you have ever practiced meditation, yoga, or even felt relaxed after drinking alcohol – you have experienced alpha brain waves.

Alpha brain wave activity is common among highly creative individuals who have a clear mind or are experiencing relaxation. As an early teen or child, you likely had a dominant alpha brainwave pattern. Brain wave Functions Alpha  Beta Theta Brainwaves. It is well known that the brain is an electrochemical organ; researchers have speculated that a fully functioning brain can generate as much as 10 watts of electrical power.

Brain wave Functions Alpha  Beta Theta Brainwaves

Culture Vaults : Resonant Frequencies and the Human Brain. One of the great revelations of 20th century science is that all existence can be broken down into simple wave functions.

Culture Vaults : Resonant Frequencies and the Human Brain

Every photon, energy emission, and elementary particle rings with its own unique wave signature. When we see a color, we are actually seeing a distinct frequency of visible light. When we hear a sound, our eardrums are actually being vibrated by subtle waves in the air molecules around us. Widgets.wp. Customer reviews: The Gateway Experience Waves (Complete Set, I - VI Audio CD SET) Customer reviews: The Gateway Experience Waves (Complete Set, I - VI Audio CD SET) Erowid. Whales and dolphins have rich ‘human-like’ cultures and societies. They argue that large brains are an evolutionary response to complex and information-rich social environments. However, this is the first time these hypotheses have been applied to ‘intelligent’ marine mammals on such a large scale. Dr Michael Muthukrishna, Assistant Professor of Economic Psychology at LSE, added: “This research isn’t just about looking at the intelligence of whales and dolphins, it also has important anthropological ramifications as well.

In order to move toward a more general theory of human behaviour, we need to understand what makes humans so different from other animals. The claustrum’s proposed role in consciousness is supported by the effect and target localization of Salvia divinorum. Crick and Koch’s Ideas on the Role of the Claustrum The late Francis Crick proposed that at any one moment, human subjective consciousness of perceptual contents is brought about by the activity of a limited number (~105) of neurons (Crick, 1995; Crick and Koch, 2003). According to Crick’s analysis, these neurons must: (1) Be central in the connection scheme of the human brain, not too close to primary sensory or motor areas. (2) Involve a number of sensory areas, since consciousness integrates several sensory modalities. (3) Have activity correlated with conscious experience, even in situations where it is dissociated from direct sensory input (for instance during the perception of visual illusions).

Importantly, the identity of these neural populations will likely change as the contents of conscious experience change. In the last paper Crick authored before his death, he and Koch argued that the claustrum is an ideal candidate for this role (Crick and Koch, 2005). FIGURE 1. Secrets From The Brains Of 13 Creative Geniuses. In 1963, Nancy Andreasen was the first female tenure-tracked English professor at the University of Iowa.

Soon after, her first book about the poet John Donne was accepted by a publisher. Her career was off to a smashing start, but she had a nagging feeling. "Who would this book help? " she couldn't stop herself from thinking. Lloyd Pye on Reincarnation. Some people can become very agitated about the subject of reincarnation, so if you have strong feelings against the idea or possibility of it, please don't read any further or open the link at the end of this message. For those who have an interest in it, please understand that reincarnation is a seriously researched subject with a great deal of solid academic scholarship attached to it. There are over 100 topnotch cases on record like the one you will see documented in the video that follows.

Scientists looked inside bird brains and found they're far more sophisticated than yours — Quartz. Think again the next time you call someone “bird-brained.” You might be giving them a compliment. Bird brains are small. VUE. Sensation and Perception, Fourth Edition. 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.

Kuda Bux – The Man With X Ray Vision – 24 Essential Mind Mapping and Brainstorming Tools. Mind mapping is the process of using visual diagrams to show the relationships between ideas or information. Its popular uses include project planning, collecting and organizing thoughts, brainstorming and presentations — all in order to help solve problems, map out resources and uncover new ideas. Integral theory consciousness. A course in consciousness. Sensation & Perception: Gabor Patches. Brain Hacks. ...For answer Holmes clapped the hat upon his head. Cymatica. Consciousness. Brain study switches a woman's consciousness on and off. The Latest DIY Craze: Brain Hacking. 119 Documentaries To Expand Your Consciousness.