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Is it time to move past the idea that our brain is like a computer?

Is it time to move past the idea that our brain is like a computer? | innovation and diversity | Scoop.it

Ever since the days of Alan Turing, neuroscientists have, in increasing numbers, compared the human brain to a computer. It's an analogy that makes a hell of a lot of sense, and it's done much to help us understand this remarkable grey blob that sits between our ears. But as a recent essay by philosopher Daniel Dennett points out, while the brain should most certainly be considered a kind of machine — one with a trillion moving parts — its inner workings are far removed from anything we have ever developed. Consequently, scientists need to take note and update their models accordingly. Calling the brain a "computer," says Dennett, is accurate, but insufficient.


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The Fabric of the Cosmos with Brian Greene: Watch the Complete NOVA Series Online

The Fabric of the Cosmos with Brian Greene: Watch the Complete NOVA Series Online | innovation and diversity | Scoop.it

 

 

 


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Why Meditate?

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French monk (and former scientist in cell genetics) Matthieu Ricard speaks about science, meditation, and his title as 'the happiest man in the world.'

 

"By activating some areas of the brain, you could possibly generate a sensation of intense pleasure for a while, but that’s not going to last forever. That’s definitely not happiness. It is just a temporary gimmick. Genuine happiness is a state related to wisdom, to being attuned to reality, and to freedom from mental toxins (hatred, craving, and the like). Pleasure by itself has no reason to engender freedom from ignorance, dualistic clinging, and distortion of reality (true causes of suffering). There is nothing wrong with pleasure in itself, but it does not have much to do with happiness."


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INDIASPIRITUALITY's comment, April 13, 2012 12:40 PM
True, very true. Indian Doctrines says one to go beyond body, mind and soul (incarnated) and be the REAL SELF. As one progresses i this path, one experiences constant bliss and deep peace throughout the day. By meditating, one can be neutral and free from any bondage.

Meditation Is

Being At Peace With What Is

And

Transcending What IS

- Swami Sukhbodhananda
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[VIDEO] - The Science Of Generosity

[VIDEO] - The Science Of Generosity | innovation and diversity | Scoop.it
The Science of Generosity initiative aims to bring together diverse approaches in order to create a field for the study of generosity in all its forms.

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