quote:While improving reading skills and correcting dyslexia are very important, my interest is in the "rewiring" process.-- Eric
quote:...if it's that small a world, it starts to smell funny...-- Eric's sig
quote:Originally posted by DIT:Cool bit of synchronicity there, Eric... just read about how jumping genes formerly considered junk DNA have been found to contribute to the uniqueness of individual brains... I think they better drop the term "junk" DNA and replace it with "WTF is this for??" DNA.
quote:The ease of the WTF DNA mutability is very scary and promising at the same time.
quote:Could what we do change the structure of our brains? It's a radical idea-one that turns on its head accepted ideas of nature vs. nurture
quote:Originally posted by gutze:Very interesting all these neuro-updates. IÂ´m not very skilled in neuroscience myself, but as IÂ´m into speek-language pathologies, IÂ´m often connecting to this knowledge. The "mirror neurons" reminded me on the estimated childpsychologist Daniel Stern and a lecture he gave on the human childs ability not only to mimic shortly after birth, but also to mimic the other persons bare intentions of movement and how this particular skill is dividing humans from I think chimpanses.
quote:...You can almost see the neurological signals making virgin pathways. And the dominant will and urge to communicate...
quote:CGI contruct 'Kyoko Data' (code named DK-96), Kyoko Data renders "Tatu (I'm a) Robot".-- defwheezer
quote:The creative process may reside outside the individual.--Eric
quote:Strangely a device making artisan of this type seems like the altruist individuals crazy carlos mentions over in the intelligent design thread. --Eric
quote:...Relations can be formed, changed, destroyed by gifts...
quote:The intersubjective nature of the human brain is underscored by the discovery of a neural mirroring system in the premotor cortex and other areas of the brain, obviously serving as the neurobiological correlate of action understanding, nonverbal communication and empathy.[19,20] Mirror neurons discharge both when an action is performed and when a similar action is observed in another individual. They seem to represent a system that matches intentional behavior of others to one's own action experience, and in this way they form a link of mutual understanding through bodily simulation or resonance. Recently, 'pain neurons' activated by pain observed in others have also been found in the cingulate cortex. Though not having direct applicability for psychotherapy, the concept of a mirror matching network supplies strong evidence for what the phenomenologist Merleau-Ponty has called 'intercorporality': there is a sphere of bodily sensibility and mutual resonance which we share from the beginning with others as embodied subjects. To become aware of these prereflective processes going on during verbal exchange may enhance therapeutic effectiveness.
quote:The research supports a "dual-representation" theory of PTSD that proposes that traumas are encoded both in the form of higher-level verbal memories and as lower-level sensory memories. As a result, sensory and verbal interference may have changed the intrusion rate in opposite ways. Holmes likens visuospatial/sensory memory to raw film footage, filled with incoherent images that surface as flashbacks, and verbal/conceptual memory to a news broadcast, with narration to explain events and put them in perspective.
quote:...Picasso said something along the lines of 'You are your mistakes', which I take to mean that things that you didn't intend to do open up new possibilities to explore, and that the things that you discover along the way shape you and become formative experiences...
quote: re: gifts, I guess you could view WGB, and the Internet in general, as 21st century global info potlatchs...
quote:Originally posted by DIT:re: gifts, I guess you could view WGB, and the Internet in general, as 21st century global info potlatchs... Eric - I found the passage spoken by Bigend that you were referring to: "the creative process is no longer contained within an individual skull, if indeed it ever was. Everything, today, is to some extent the reflection of something else." Cool! Got me thinking about Richard Dawkins, E.O Wilson and the meme pool as a parallel evolutionary trajectory to the gene pool. Which led to finding this article, which touches on some of the changes to the human brain 100,000 years ago: