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What Makes People Think And Behave Differently? Clues Provided By Brain Research

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Differences in the physical connections of the brain are at the root of what make people think and behave differently from one another. Researchers reporting in the Cell Press journal Neuron

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Eli Levine's curator insight, April 30, 2014 2:30 PM

So, if I'm reading this right, it means that it's not necessarily variability in the way we receive information from the outside world, but in the places where we synthesize the information.

 

While a certain amount of variability is likely to be healthy for the species as a whole, there are some views of the world that are entirely inaccurate to how things work in common reality.  The human brain, as it is, is susceptible to so many illusions, delusions and tricks from the outside and inner world that we rationalize, explain and entrench in our ways of thinking and feeling.  Everything from the belief that we see Jesus's face in a cheese sandwich to the illusion that financial wealth that comes at the expense of social and ecological costs is worth pursuing, to the notion that any of us have any real power on this plane of existence that is not received from another to the false beliefs about how the world works and what the world consists of; it's all coming from within our brains, even if you buy into the notion that there is something external to our brains present.  That external thing, whatever it may be, still has to flow through the neural networks of the brain that it finds itself entombed in.

 

So, what does this mean for us?

 

It means that we can begin discovering who has healthier and functional regions of the brain for processing and synthesizing information, which give us a more accurate perception of ourselves and our world, thus making us be better decision makers, in comparison to those who have less functional brains that we can, hopefully, one day correct with the patient's permission and the necessary technology that would put glasses on our mind's eyes, such that we all can see, enjoy and be competant reality sensors and decision makers vis a vis common reality.  Could you imagine if a majority of people adopted the technology and, thus, achieved clairvoyance?  Imagine what else we could do to help each other, ourselves and all of life on this planet and others.

 

Yet, I have a hunch that fate, (call it the petty jealousy of God or the gods) would deny humanity that capability, such that we remain stuck in our existing situation, unable to advance the universal consciousness to the next level of being.  We're looming on civil war in America; the build is happening.  This research needs to be taken somewhere else, where it can be safely stored and worked on while people fight over petty little seats of power, glory that is only relevant amongst their own tribe and ideological beliefs and principles that have no bearing in common reality.

 

This whole line of research could probably lead to the most significant advances for humanity, technoloogically, sociologically, politically, economically, environmentally, cosmologically.  It could possibly be done within the course of this present century, if everything works out.  And it could lead to a permanent improvement of our species' capabilities and competencies.

 

Imagine if we could live in a world without the actual mental illnesses, presently diagnosed or otherwise, which cause harm to our species.  Imagine if we could eliminate major depression, schizophrenia, persistent ideological belief, lack of perception, hatred, greed, psychopathy, etc.

 

It's all in the brain, that much is for sure.

 

Let's start there.

 

Think about it.

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“Transhumanist Declaration 2.0” Contest has 24 Entries - which one is your favorite? - Transhumanity.net

[editor: Transhumanity.net is offering a $50 prize to the best re-write of the Transhumanist Declaration. Information on the contest is HERE.
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Set the Default to "Open": Reproducible Science in the Computer Age

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It has been conventional wisdom that computing is the "third leg" of the stool of modern science, complementing theory and experiment. But that metaphor is no longer accurate.
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New Technology Lets Amputees Design Legs

3D Systems in San Francisco creates coverings for prosthetic legs using 3D scanning to capture the unique leg shape. But as AP's Haven Daley explains, they a...

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Gust MEES's curator insight, February 8, 2013 6:57 PM

WOW!

 

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Numenta’s Brain-Inspired Software Adds Smarts to the Grid

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The company’s Grok software processes “fast data” for EnerNoc and makes predictions about customers’ energy usage.

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The future of search is gravitational: Content will come to you

The future of search is gravitational: Content will come to you | DigitAG& journal | Scoop.it
First, it was semantic search and knowledge graphs surfacing information related to our keyword searches. But there’s a handful of companies working to make relevant content come to us, whatever we’re doing.
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Lee Cronin: Print your own medicine

Chemist Lee Cronin is working on a 3D printer that, instead of objects, is able to print molecules. An exciting potential long-term application: printing you...
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The condition that mixes sensations

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As a young man James Wannerton had girlfriends who tasted of rhubarb and history lessons that tasted of pear drops.
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How to Build a Bionic Man - 4oD

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How to Build a Bionic Man on 4 on Demand. Watch How to Build a Bionic Man online when you want on 4oD.

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Building a body, one organ chip at a time — Vector

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Boston Children's Hospital's blog about science, research, and clinical innovation in pediatric and adult medicine.
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Good for Science, Bad for Your Nightmares: Moths That Drive Robots

Good for Science, Bad for Your Nightmares: Moths That Drive Robots | DigitAG& journal | Scoop.it
The next generation of robots will work like moths to a flame pheromone.
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MIT Builds An Open-Source Platform For Your Body

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Siberian temperatures. Eleven grueling days, navigating rough terrain. Six teams, matched for talent, competing for glory at the end. The Iditarod? Nah, just the annual MIT Health and Wellness Hackathon.This isn’t your average social app-fest.
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The Eye of the Needle – Casey Reas

Within the visual arts, software is a misunderstood medium. It's equally attacked by some and championed by others, but it remains an enigma to most. In this lecture,…

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Alessio Erioli's curator insight, February 10, 2013 8:11 AM

Within the visual arts, software is a misunderstood medium. It's equally attacked by some and championed by others, but it remains an enigma to most. In this lecture, renowned software artist Casey Reas, will share his most recent work as well as examples from the past, tracing a beautiful lineage of continuity involving code, art, software.

 

The lecture titled 'The Eye of the Needle' took place on 26th September 2012 at the Bartlett School of Architecture as part of the Bartlett International Lecture Series.

Alessio Erioli's curator insight, February 10, 2013 8:12 AM

Within the visual arts, software is a misunderstood medium. It's equally attacked by some and championed by others, but it remains an enigma to most. In this lecture, renowned software artist Casey Reas, will share his most recent work as well as examples from the past, tracing a beautiful lineage of continuity involving code, art, software.

 

The lecture titled 'The Eye of the Needle' took place on 26th September 2012 at the Bartlett School of Architecture as part of the Bartlett International Lecture Series.

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33rd Square | Mapping The Human Brain

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In an enlightening TEDx talk, Allan Jones explains the processes used to map the human brain at the Allen Institute.
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If AI Means The End Of Us, Maybe That's Okay

If AI Means The End Of Us, Maybe That's Okay | DigitAG& journal | Scoop.it
A lot of people are freaking out, but maybe it's just evolution.
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Microscale 3D printing of a spaceship

This video shows a realtime recording of the 3D micro printing process by two-photon polymerization. We start with the CAD model of a Hellcat spaceship from ...
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Everything That Will Go Extinct In The Next 40 Years [Infographic]

Everything That Will Go Extinct In The Next 40 Years [Infographic] | DigitAG& journal | Scoop.it
Goodbye newspapers, retirement, wrinkles, euro...

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Laura Brown's comment, February 9, 2013 6:46 PM
I'm not going to worry about it because I will be extinct myself in roughly 40 years.
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PLOS Biology: Evolutionary Biology for the 21st Century

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PLOS Biology is an open-access, peer-reviewed journal that features works of exceptional significance in all areas of biological science, from molecules to ecosystems, including works at the interface with other disciplines.
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Instruments Use Natural Human Movements To Make Music [Video] - PSFK

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Pietr-Jan Pietr's Sound on Intuition lets you march to the beat of your own heart.
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The Crazy Brilliant Idea Behind Duolingo - Edudemic

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Duolingo is a free web resource that lets you learn just about any language you want ... for free. No ads, payments, or anything.
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Plan B For Humanity - The Next 200 Years

A video timeline of the social and technological changes that could save civilization and secure the long term survival of humanity. Special thanks go to the...
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The Official Ultra-Ever Dry Product Video - Superhydrophobic and oleophobic coating

Ultra-Ever Dry is a superhydrophobic (water) and oleophobic (hydrocarbons) coating that will completely repel almost any liquid. Ultra-Ever Dry uses propriet...
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