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Neuroscience Needs Its Einstein


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Judy
- 472 days ago - salon.com
New mapping studies won't help us understand the brain-mind connection until we start thinking differently



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Roger Garin-michaud (61)
Monday April 8, 2013, 3:46 pm
noted, thanks!
 

Freya H. (298)
Monday April 8, 2013, 5:57 pm
Unfortunately, we may need to restructure our brains before we can do that. And since we don't really know how our ol' noggins work, tinkering with 'em is VERY dangerous--
 

Past Member (0)
Tuesday April 9, 2013, 8:03 am
Great article. Thanks for sharing.
 

Robert O. (12)
Tuesday April 9, 2013, 8:38 am
Thank you Judy.
 

Birgit W. (140)
Tuesday April 9, 2013, 1:37 pm
Noted
 

Patricia R. (12)
Tuesday April 9, 2013, 2:28 pm
gr8!
 

Lois Jordan (55)
Tuesday April 9, 2013, 4:47 pm
Noted. Interesting--thanks, Judy.
 

Helen Porter (41)
Tuesday April 9, 2013, 8:35 pm
Few if any will understand this and I'm not going to argue. I'm just going to say it.

The mind is like a computer hooked up with all the other minds to the Universal Mind. The location is the Causal Universe which is above the Astral Universe which is just below the Mental Universe where many of the spiritual giants have made their home,

When a soul enters these lower realms, it is given a mind which is a machine. Then experiences begin to fill the computer mind, Conclusions, ideas, theories, solutions get programmed in. The Causal Universe is also the storage place for karma.

When the soul eventually has earned its degree and is eligible to return to the higher universes, why then it
gives it's computer back to the Lord of these lower realms. She won't need it any longer. That soul can know by knowing.

Oh, yearh! It gets complicated.

 

Judy C. (106)
Wednesday April 10, 2013, 3:50 am
That's an interesting and plausible explanation, Zee. I think anyone's theory or guess is about as good as anyone else's, because we really don't truly know or understand the answer to what consciousness is. The article's author talks about the difficulty that results when we attempt to perceive the mind with the mind. Buddhists have been observing and describing the nature of consciousness for 2,500 years, and in my opinion, they have originated the best and most useful psychological systems ever developed.

The author's main point is one I definitely agree with. The usual approach of Western science is reductionism, that is reducing complex phenomena into simpler bodies of data, such as physics or chemistry formulas. These are useful, but leave out the more intriguing, meaningful dimensions possible with this planned study,
 

Madhu Pillai (22)
Wednesday April 10, 2013, 3:09 pm
Noted
 

Winn Adams (190)
Wednesday April 10, 2013, 4:31 pm
Thanks
 

Gloria picchetti (287)
Wednesday April 10, 2013, 6:01 pm
While it's still possible I cherish the last mystery.
 

greenplanet e. (157)
Thursday April 11, 2013, 2:48 am
Thanks.
 

Melania Padilla (173)
Monday April 22, 2013, 9:33 am
Thanks
 

Sergio Padilla (62)
Tuesday April 23, 2013, 9:36 am
Cool!!
 
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