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The period of the brain pretending to be the mind The mind is different from the brain , just as psychology is different from biology. Although mental processes are associated with some biochemical/neurological operations, some researchers and the popular media have misrepresented the association between the two systems as the causal relation (biochemical changes cause psychological experiences) or simply seen the two as the same. With the growing use of psychophysiological measures such as fMRI, PET, EEG, MEG, and optical neuroimaging, it has become pervasive to hear that biological events underlie (are more fundamental than) psychological events. For example, announcements such as "depression is a chemical imbalance" or " schizophrenia is a brain disease" became the mainstream during the past two decades. Neuroimaging has also been used to explain political or voting behaviors or attitudes, criminal behavior or other social interactions (e.g., Miller, 2010). First, Correlation is not causation. References

MIT dévoile une interface homme-machine du future Baptisé Sixth Sense (sixième sens), ce projet d’interface homme-machine développé au prestigieux MIT (Massachussets Institute of Technology) par Pranav Minstry combine gestuelle, webcam, projecteur LED et mobile connecté à Internet. Encore à l’état de prototype, Sixth Sense propose d’utiliser des gestes pour effectuer des actions. Les extrémités de plusieurs doigts sont ainsi munies de morceaux de scotch de couleurs pour permettre la capture par une webcam. Le projecteur LED connecté au téléphone mobile permet de projeter des images sur diverses surfaces, comme par exemple l’écran d’une application. Les gestes de l’utilisateur sont alors captés par la webcam pour permettre l’interaction avec le logiciel. Dans une démonstration, on peut ainsi voir Pranav Minstry projeter sur sa main les touches numérotées d’un téléphone portable.

Land Rover Official Homepage | Land Rover USA explore Range RoverEvoque Explore Understanding your vehicle Jaguar Land Rover Limited: Registered Office: Abbey Road, Whitley, Coventry CV3 4LF Registered in England No: 1672070 Ego death Ego death is a "complete loss of subjective self-identity." The term is being used in various intertwined contexts, with related meanings. In Jungian psychology the synonymous term psychic death is used, which refers to a fundamental transformation of the psyche. In the death and rebirth mythology ego death is a phase of self-surrender and transition, as described by Joseph Campbell in his research on the mythology of the Hero's Journey. In (descriptions of) psychedelic experiences, the term is used synonymously with ego-loss, to refer to (temporary) loss of one's sense of self due to the use of psychedelics. The concept is also used in contemporary spirituality and in the modern understanding of eastern religions to describe a permanent loss of "attachment to a separate sense of self"[web 1] and self-centeredness. Definitions[edit] Various definitions can be found of ego death. Mysticism[edit] Daniel Merkur: Jungian psychology[edit] Ventegodt and Merrick: Comparative mythology[edit] ...

Voici l’ordinateur portable du futur, ne ratez pas cette vidéo - Regardez cette vidéo ! Elle est absolument étonnante et vous n’arrêterez pas d’y repenser. Cliquez sur View Subtitles et choisissez la langue que vous voulez. Vous êtes sur le point de regarder une vidéo de présentation de Pranav Mistry, un PhD qui travaille au MIT, et ce Monsieur nous montre son invention, le SixthSense, l’ordinateur du futur. Même s’il commence sa présentation avec ses Stickies, des Post-It interactifs, et ses gants pour remplacer la souris, ça devient très intéressant et bluffant quand il commence à parler de son stylo numérique, puis de l’intégration de Google Maps dans le monde réel. Le SixthSense est composé d’une webcam avec micro, d’un picoprojecteur, et de 2 ou 3 autres bricoles qui permettent d’interagir avec le monde réel de manière numérique. Les applications du SixthSense semblent être sans limite. Regardez la vidéo et dites-moi ce que vous en pensez.

Luxury Cars, SUVs, Sedans, Coupes, and Crossovers | Cadillac What the science of human nature can teach us After the boom and bust, the mania and the meltdown, the Composure Class rose once again. Its members didn’t make their money through hedge-fund wizardry or by some big financial score. Theirs was a statelier ascent. They got good grades in school, established solid social connections, joined fine companies, medical practices, and law firms. Wealth settled down upon them gradually, like a gentle snow. You can see a paragon of the Composure Class having an al-fresco lunch at some bistro in Aspen or Jackson Hole. A few times a year, members of this class head to a mountain resort, carrying only a Council on Foreign Relations tote bag (when you have your own plane, you don’t need luggage that actually closes). Occasionally, you meet a young, rising member of this class at the gelato store, as he hovers indecisively over the cloudberry and ginger-pomegranate selections, and you notice that his superhuman equilibrium is marred by an anxiety. Help comes from the strangest places. Ms.

A Mind-Blowing UI That Could Finally Make Group Work Intuitive We’ve seen "magic-window" augmented reality interfaces, Minority Report-style gestural interfaces, and computer-vision-powered collaborative display interfaces. But what about an iPad app that combines all three? That would be T(ether), an experimental design from the MIT Media Lab. Creators Matthew Blackshaw, Dávid Lakatos, Hiroshi Ishii, and Ken Perlin call T(ether) "a tool for spatial expression" that "acts as a window affording users a perspective view of three-dimensional data through tracking of head position and orientation." T(ether) opens up mind-boggling possibilities for creating interactive digital art or exploring novel scientific visualizations. I also asked Lakatos what T(ether) offers the user that plain-old touch-screen manipulation doesn’t--in other words, why do you need the glove if you’re still just pinching and zooming pseudo-3-D objects that are only visible on a flat screen? Okay, sounds good.

Glow-in-the-Dark Tattoos Hide During the Day, Come Out at Night « How-To News Want a tattoo that's daytime work-safe (invisible), but nighttime party-friendly (UV blacklight)? At first sight it may be hard to believe these tattoos are real, but in fact, they are. UV light tattoos are the perfect way to hide it from mom. Via Wikipedia, "The tattoos can be completely invisible in normal light, although scarring from the tattoo machine in the application process may remain, and therefore still show. Colored ink is also available, where the ink is visible in normal light (as with a regular tattoo) but the ink will glow vividly under UV light. Find out more information at Previously, Augmented Reality Tattoo: Holographic Skin Art.

How does anesthesia disturb self-perception? An Inserm research team in Toulouse, led by Dr Stein Silva (Inserm Unit 825 "Brain imaging and neurological handicaps"), working with the "Modelling tissue and nociceptive stress" Host Team (MATN IFR 150), were interested in studying the illusions described by many patients under regional anaesthetic. In their work, to be published in the journal Anesthesiology, the researchers demonstrated that anaesthetising an arm affects brain activity and rapidly impairs body perception. The ultimate aim of the work is to understand how neuronal circuits are reorganised at this exact moment in time and to take advantage of anaesthesia to reconfigure them correctly following trauma. This would allow anaesthetic techniques to be used in the future to treat pain described by amputated patients in what are known as "phantom limbs." Neuroscience research in recent years has shown that the brain is a dynamic structure. Persons under regional anaesthetic describe these very same false images.

20 Gadgets That Innovate Ordinary Things Do you love gadgets? Well, if you are going to answer “No”, you probably just don’t know what I mean. Gadgets are little (and huge) devices that are meant to make our lives easier. They do not necessarily mean any technological innovations, sometimes these are ordinary things with enhanced functionality. So today I am going to show you how daily-routine things may be optimized so that you could never imagine. You have dreamed about them without even knowing this is possible! Love singing when taking shower? Are you lazy? Let your dog peek outside with this awesome Pet Peek gadget (via PetPeek): Another gadget for your yard: a ball-shaped glass bird feeder (via WhereDidYouBuyThat): Here’s another gadget for your yard birds: solar bird house – it has has a solar panel that charges a small battery. A perfect example of an ordinary thing getting optimized: The Drinkin’ Tray (via Who knew there are so many devices to store and transport bananas? Post image by Aitor Escauriaza

Biological Consciousness and the Experience of the Transcendent 2. Biological Consciousness and the Experience of the Transcendent: William James and American Functional Psychology Eugene Taylor Harvard University Medical School Reproduced by permission of the Author. All trends pertaining to the mind/body problem in the late 19th century, from both popular and high culture, seem now in retrospect to culminate in the functionalism of the American philosopher-psychologist, William James (1842-1910). James [see figure 50] was, first of all heir to the older moral philosophy. Thus, he first became a defender of consciousness as an efficacious force in the biological evolution of the species. As a young professor of psychology at Harvard, James then anchored the study of consciousness to experimental physiology. At the height of his professional career, in 1890, James produced perhaps the most important text still available in the discipline, his two volume Principles of Psychology [60, see figure 51]. Table of Contents Citation: Wozniak, Robert H.