“Speaking in tongues” Dr. Kluane Spake New brain imaging studies at the University Of Pennsylvania School Of Medicine (image shown) tell us that SPECT scans were taken while believers worshiped and spoke in tongues.
Seducing the Subconscious: The Psychology of Emotional Influence in ...Financial TimesIn recent years many psychologists, neuroscientists and sociologists have arrived at an acceptance that conscious thinking is just a small part of who we are.
Some questions about pleasure have easy answers. We know why humans get so much joy from eating and drinking. We know why sex is often fun, and why it can be such a delight to look at a baby's smiling face and listen to a baby's laugh.
A model that replicates the functions of the human brain is feasible in 10 years according to neuroscientist Professor Henry Markram of the Brain Mind Institute in Switzerland. "I absolutely believe it is technically and biologically possible.
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The ancient Egyptians thought so little of brain matter they made a practice of scooping it out through the nose of a dead leader before packing the skull with cloth before burial. They believed consciousness resided in the heart, a view shared by Aristotle and a legacy of medieval thinkers. Even when consensus for the locus of thought moved northward into the head, it was not the brain that was believed to be the sine qua non, but the empty spaces within it, called ventricles, where ephemeral spirits swirled about. As late as 1662, philosopher Henry More scoffed that the brain showed "no more capacity for thought than a cake of suet, or a bowl of curds."
The Nominet Trust is a UK-based charity with the mission to “support initiatives that contribute to a safe and accessible Internet, used to improve lives and communities.” Recently, they published a report entitled, “The Impact of Digital Technologies on Human Wellbeing.” It’s published as a PDF, one that is so well-designed that it’s quite digestible on-screen.