background preloader

VS Ramachandran on your mind

VS Ramachandran on your mind

http://www.ted.com/talks/vilayanur_ramachandran_on_your_mind.html

Related:  NeuroscienceOLD JeggseyBrainBrain&Mind VideoBrain damage

Neuromarketing Neuromarketing is a new field of marketing research that studies consumers' sensorimotor, cognitive, and affective response to marketing stimuli. Researchers use technologies such as functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) to measure changes in activity in parts of the brain, electroencephalography (EEG) and Steady state topography (SST) to measure activity in specific regional spectra of the brain response, and/or sensors to measure changes in one's physiological state, also known as biometrics, including (heart rate and respiratory rate, galvanic skin response) to learn why consumers make the decisions they do, and what part of the brain is telling them to do it. Neuromarketing research raised interest for both academic and business side. In fact, certain companies, particularly those with large-scale goals, have invested in their own laboratories, science personnel and / or partnerships with academia. [1] The word "neuromarketing" was coined by Ale Smidts in 2002.[3] Coke vs.

Norman Doidge: The Neuroplasticity Revolution (An Update) Bio Norman Doidge Norman Doidge, M.D., is a psychiatrist, psychoanalyst, researcher, author, essayist and poet. speakers who disagree with each other TED2013 kicks off in just 11 days. And, in the very first session, Robert J. Gordon and Erik Brynjolfsson will ascend the stage for a debate on the future of work. While Gordon will focus on how our current ecosystem of innovation is too focused on personal gadgetry, and thus isn’t setting us up to solve the big problems of the future, Brynjolfsson will express the view that the digital revolution is propelling us forward rapidly, giving us a good foundation for future prosperity. It’s shaping up to be a fascinating discussion — one that may well change your mind.

Into Thin Air: Mountain Climbing Kills Brain Cells Three attributes of a good mountaineer are high pain threshold, bad memory, and ... I forget the third. —Joke in a mountaineering Internet chat room IN THE LATE 1890s in a laboratory atop a 4,554-meter peak in the Monta Rosa range in the Italian Alps, physiologist Angelo Mosso made the first direct observations of the effects of high altitude on the human brain: by eye and with an apparatus he designed, Mosso peeked into the skull of a man whose brain had been partly exposed in an accident, observing changes in swelling and pulsation.

Neuroscientists reveal magicians' secrets - Technology & science - Science - LiveScience NEW YORK — There is a place for magic in science. Five years ago, on a trip to Las Vegas, neuroscientists Stephen Macknik and Susana Martinez-Conde realized that a partnership was in order with a profession that has an older and more intuitive understanding of how the human brain works. Magicians, it seems, have an advantage over neuroscientists. "Scientists have only studied cognitive illusions for a few decades. Magicians have studied them for hundreds, if not thousands, of years," Martinez-Conde told the audience during a recent presentation here at the New York Academy of Sciences. [ Video: Your Brain on Magic ] She and Macknik, her husband, use illusions as a tool to study how the brain works.

Brain Wave Entrainment and Hypnosis During hypnosis the brain shows a characteristic sequence of brain wave activity. This can now be artificially reproduced through the use of audio tones; a process known as brain wave entrainment. If you are in a particular state, for example, very anxious, then you will produce a unique 'signature' of brainwaves. Brain Pickings 09 MAY, 2013By: Maria Popova “When the profit motive gets unmoored from the purpose motive, bad things happen.” The question of how to avoid meaningless labor and instead find fulfilling work brimming with a sense of purpose is an enduring but, for many, elusive cultural ideal. Daniel Pink tackles the conundrum in this wonderful animation by the RSA — who have previously sketch-noted such fascinating pieces of cultural psychology as the truth about dishonesty, the power of introverts, where good ideas come from, what’s wrong with the left-brain/right-brain dichotomy, the broken industrial model of education, and how choice limits social change — based on his book Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us (public library). Pink shares the counterintuitive results of two studies that reveal the inner workings of what influences our behavior — and the half-truth of why money can’t buy us satisfaction:

Cellphones Cause Cancer. No, They Don't! Yes, They Do! Eggs used to be in the news all the time. One month they were good for you, the next month, bad. Morning talk shows and television commercials would trot out expert after expert to volley the conflicting health claims back and forth. But while there is a legitimate debate over the cholesterol content of egg yolks and whether that cholesterol is ultimately bad for you or not, the analogous debate getting airtime these days is not much of debate at all: whether cellphones cause brain cancer. Every year or so, a new study claims evidence for a link between cellphone radiation and brain cancer.

Scientists extract images directly from brain Researchers from Japan's ATR Computational Neuroscience Laboratories have developed new brain analysis technology that can reconstruct the images inside a person's mind and display them on a computer monitor, it was announced on December 11. According to the researchers, further development of the technology may soon make it possible to view other people's dreams while they sleep. The scientists were able to reconstruct various images viewed by a person by analyzing changes in their cerebral blood flow. Using a functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) machine, the researchers first mapped the blood flow changes that occurred in the cerebral visual cortex as subjects viewed various images held in front of their eyes.

Internal Time: The Science of Chronotypes, Social Jet Lag, and Why You’re So Tired by Maria Popova Debunking the social stigma around late risers, or what Einstein has to do with teens’ risk for smoking. “Six hours’ sleep for a man, seven for a woman, and eight for a fool,” Napoleon famously prescribed. Greenberg Educational Consulting Organization Education should be a process and time of unfettered learning and exploration, but all too often it is bogged down with too many rules, short-sighted narrow focus, and a lack of inspired leadership. Education defines our society and if we want a humane and egalitarian society, we need leaders and members who all strive for the depth of knowledge, skill, compassion and wisdom that is achievable through simple daily practice and regular critical review. Because daily efforts require time, energy, and motivation and there is a lot of noise in society I am building this site to help you find and use ideas worth using. To help us all upgrade our mentality, wisdom, skill (add your goals here), what I’m working to build here is a site that works like a college education should – providing Exposure to people you haven’t met yet, ideas you haven’t heard yet and ways of thinking, arguing, and behaving that you haven’t done yet.

Scientists Paint Brain Tumors With Nanoparticles for More Precise Removal Brain cancer is a classic double whammy: the extremely invasive form of cancer is both deadly and difficult to treat. Fortunately, there's a promising solution on the table: tumor painting. Because brain cancer tends to invade surrounding healthy brain tissue, it blurs the line between tumor and non-tumor tissue, and makes it difficult for surgeons to circumvent the healthy parts of the brain when they saw away at the tumor. On top of that, current imaging techniques produce fairly imprecise representations of the tissue, which only compounds the problem.

Yes Janet, I am connected to your spirit and we share the same love. I am extremely luck to have found my home, Like that Blind Faith song "In the presence of The Lord". I was made a Christian through my family and I respect Jesus et al, with profound love but unfortunately I am opposed to organised religion, but I believe in one God. For me, I went looking for him, her, shim (she/him) and I found meher Baba our father, and Gaia our mother. So that's all I am saying about God and religion except I equally love Buddha, Zoroastrian, Rumi, Mohammed, Bahai, Moses, the whole crew. Meher Babas book God Speaks is a beautifully clear story about creation and the purpose of creation. I recommend that book. I need to jump off this soap-box right now. Namaste Greg :): by jeggsey Sep 17

Thank you for sharing jjeggsey. This is a very exciting time to be alive in! Several times I wrote and deleted here, I think you would know what I would have said anyway Greg! by janetmyers Sep 17

Thank you janetmyers, You know my father taught me the basics of meditation when I was just 17 and diagnosed with "viral encephalitis" - the sleeping sickness that I probably picked up from a mosquito. The sleeping sickness hit many people and many either died or became a "veggie". My respect and love goes to all who suffered this terrible infection. I was extremely lucky because I was a super-fit rugby league footy player, and through that I met many many friends. The power of working together as a team is an inspiration to the self, not just from the sports perspective of winning but it's equal element of loosing. I have been a looser, looser many times, but this is where the humanity reveals potential for someone like me to finally realize that I am a winner JUST because I am participating and sharing. I survived VE only to move onto something else to experience, some times something quite dramatic. I am sure there is more for me to share with you. I love you because you are me and I love me. Big steps are not impossible, and they do happen. Forgive others Forgive self. A chance to clear you karmic debt, ready to participate in this new era of creation. Be compassion practice kindness Until next time Wu wei, namaste, Greg by jeggsey Sep 16

You know, it is a real honour and a breath of fresh air reading these comments. Thankyou for your contributions to humanity. No man is less than another. We all have value. We all have something special and unique about us to contribute to the Universe. In the end, we realise, we are of the Universe, and of All. I believe, having also experienced an NDE that we are indeed connected and everything is relevant. The stuff that the stars and the universe is made of, also we are made of. This is my experience. But my experience also left me with many questions. I am sorry for the loss of your friend, but I believe it is only in this dimension you will feel the loss, for we go on in life, we do not cease to be. When this body stops functioning, we still continue in other form/density/dimension. This is my understanding. by janetmyers Sep 15

Thankyou missnikkiann, firstly, let me tell you that we can learn from others' and our own misfortunes and their ability to "bounce back" into life. I don't consider my profound life (& NDEs) as earth shattering, and others have been through far worse than I have. For example I have recently lost my best friend (I will keep his name private, out of respect of his family) "TopCat". He was the same age as me, and we went to school together, played footy, cricket, and snooker together. We were very very close. He broke his C4-C5 vertebrae, rendering him as a quadriplegic at the young age of 19. He said to me some years back that he was very very fortunate compared to others (Christopher Reeve) who needed full-time breathing apparatus for the rest of his life. Look at his work on stem-cell research. Look at the brilliance of Steven Hawking. People survive and contribute to humanity. My story does not compare and I am humbled to even suggest that my experiences matter one iota. But it is out of a pact I made with "TopCat" before he passed, that together we could give credence to the value of life, no matter what the cards you have been dealt in this life. That's an intro. That's my intro, an introduction to my good good friend. by jeggsey Aug 30

Rave all you want, especially if it's because you're sharing such profound life experiences. by missnikkiann Aug 30

Dear dr—oropeza, Sorry for the hyphen, can't find the underscore key!!! Thank you for your very kind expression of love towards, just another human, like me. I think that is the key to life with meaning. We are all, just another human. We need to acknowledge the love we have for each other, no matter what age, what color, what beliefs, what preferences, what Favs, what what-Evers. We are *ALL here right now, with each other, and in my mind with our own God whoever he / she, he&she or even a no-God, what-ever. The people matter, God doesn't matter, for that Devine entity can look after "it-self" Sorry for rambling on, Let me climb down off this soap box. I don't like soap box ramblers. But you have struck a chord within me. Thanks for that. God Bless and Namaste Greg by jeggsey Aug 26

Namaste Jeggsey. God bless you always. by dr_oropeza Aug 18

Thank you for your positive feedback. That's the only way I think now days. Nothing negative at all. Nothing upsets me anymore because there is something positive in every day and in every way. We get stronger all the time, weather we are young all old. ( inspiration song with powerful lyrics by Archie Roach). Boy, has he been through a lot in his life. Whew! I am diagnosed Bipolar but have really just ( not just, JUST ) been through a near death experience (NDE) and spiritual emergence. Man, it is so cool. I love life, and hope to build my own web-site real soon. I think you may like it. Peace to you and yours, Namaste, Jeggsey (Greg). PS I am the only Jeggsey there is - at least on our Internet I can rave on a bit - sorry by jeggsey Aug 17

Thanks for sharing. Fantastic! by dr_oropeza Jul 22

Wow! Thankyou for sharing Jeggsey, you have an amazing friend in your dog. Being creative is our natural state of being, a wonderful way to be. by janetmyers Jul 11

Brain Damage after falling 5 meters down a rocky cliff. Bleeding profusely from a scull fracture on the top of scull immediately above the right eye. Life saving action from my pet dog "Max" applying his big muscled chest to the wound site. Uncanny first-aid from Max who stayed with me for some eleven hours, until rescued & air-lifted to hospital. Emergency operations and care, then rehab in a brain damage hospital, then psyche hospital (biPolar). Also a heart operation to replace a broken Mitral Valve (unrelated to cliff fall). NOW - I feel extremely well and I am left with extreme creativity including writing, art paintings, system design, and Delta Society Therapy Dog volunteer to keep me busy. Life is very cool. Absolutely love music and researching the humanitarian aspects of the human life. I hope you have fun living the many fun things there are to do on this planet. N A M A S T E Greg (Jeggsey) Brain Damaged • • • "but yet to be pronounced DEAD" by jeggsey Jul 10

Vilayanur Ramachandran shows how studying brain damage to specific areas can give us insight in the brain's functions and the location of those functions. It connects to Suengs view of a connectome and provides an alternative method of discovering the neurons' connections. by kaspervandenberg Nov 5

Related:  NeurologyMystery of the MindSimple Symmetry, Complex SolutionResearchers & Theories...Neurologiescience interestsThe BrainPsychPhilosophy