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Very groovy. Twist a fatty. Blaze up and enjoy close to 28 minutes of signature Neil Young.
Damn election overshadowed the release of "Psychedelic Pill," but it's all up on his Youtube channel.
Probably the best album I've heard this year.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WmHljOmSw6IVery groovy. Twist a fatty. Blaze up and enjoy close to 28 minutes of signature Neil... more
The death of the brain means subjective experiences are neurochemistry.
By Michael Shermer | June 27, 2012
Where is the experience of red in your brain? The question was put to me by Deepak Chopra at his Sages and Scientists Symposium in Carlsbad, Calif., on March 3. A posse of presenters argued that the lack of a complete theory by neuroscientists regarding how neural activity translates into conscious experiences (such as redness) means that a physicalist approach is inadequate or wrong. The idea that subjective experience is a result of electrochemical activity remains a hypothesis, Chopra elaborated in an e-mail. It is as much of a speculation as the idea that consciousness is fundamental and that it causes brain activity and creates the properties and objects of the material world.
Where is Aunt Millie's mind when her brain dies of Alzheimer's? I countered to Chopra. Aunt Millie was an impermanent pattern of behavior of the universe and returned to the potential she emerged from, Chopra rejoined. In the philosophic framework of Eastern traditions, ego identity is an illusion and the goal of enlightenment is to transcend to a more universal nonlocal, nonmaterial identity.
The hypothesis that the brain creates consciousness, however, has vastly more evidence for it than the hypothesis that consciousness creates the brain. Damage to the fusiform gyrus of the temporal lobe, for example, causes face blindness, and stimulation of this same area causes people to see faces spontaneously. Stroke-caused damage to the visual cortex region called V1 leads to loss of conscious visual perception. Changes in conscious experience can be directly measured by functional MRI, electroencephalography and single-neuron recordings. Neuroscientists can predict human choices from brain-scanning activity before the subject is even consciously aware of the decisions made. Using brain scans alone, neuroscientists have even been able to reconstruct, on a computer screen, what someone is seeing.
Thousands of experiments confirm the hypothesis that neurochemical processes produce subjective experiences. The fact that neuroscientists are not in agreement over which physicalist theory best accounts for mind does not mean that the hypothesis that consciousness creates matter holds equal standing. In defense, Chopra sent me a 2008 paper published in Mind and Matter by University of California, Irvine, cognitive scientist Donald D. Hoffman: Conscious Realism and the Mind-Body Problem. Conscious realism asserts that the objective world, i.e., the world whose existence does not depend on the perceptions of a particular observer, consists entirely of conscious agents. Consciousness is fundamental to the cosmos and gives rise to particles and fields. It is not a latecomer in the evolutionary history of the universe, arising from complex interactions of unconscious matter and fields, Hoffman writes. Consciousness is first; matter and fields depend on it for their very existence.
Where is the evidence for consciousness being fundamental to the cosmos? Here Hoffman turns to how human observers construct the visual shapes, colors, textures and motions of objects. Our senses do not construct an approximation of physical reality in our brain, he argues, but instead operate more like a graphical user interface system that bears little to no resemblance to what actually goes on inside the computer. In Hoffman's view, our senses operate to construct reality, not to reconstruct it. Further, it does not require the hypothesis of independently existing physical objects.
http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=what-happens-to-consciousness-when-we-dieThe death of the brain means subjective experiences are neurochemistry. By Michael... more
This video,"Collect My Sunshine" is a fun trip.
It's a totally improvised song and the video was created based on the same premise, being present as you do.
Thanks for checking it out,
FletcherHi, This video,"Collect My Sunshine" is a fun trip. It's a totally... more
Created by Matt Egan & Mark Edwin Wetzel Post Production by Foundation Content
DAMN this video evokes a lot of different emotions.
The music is by EU (Everything Under), a group that undoubtedly pushes the limits and dont give a damn. This video reflects to all of us how music videos nowadays are lame and gear sex, women, foul language to society and our kids! but they mask it and saturate it to hell. This is just simply slaps you on the face. You gotta give it to them. The artwork is from the Couto Brothers, two brothers who do extreme colorful art together and use historical and political awareness tied into it. This collaboration between these two groups of artists is something to definitely watch.
This video is INTENSE >!!!WARNING!!!<
www.coutoart.comDAMN this video evokes a lot of different emotions. The music is by EU (Everything... more
Here's some fuckin random website that drove me nuts but surprisingly entertaining in a never-ending echo of different sorts of noises...Warning:Don't get to stoned...and play each noise over and over again...its hypnotic...Here's some fuckin random website that drove me nuts but surprisingly... more
something i saw walking around boston after the clubs got out
Oceanographers have discovered an eternal anomaly...hehe
http://green.yahoo.com/blog/guest_bloggers/26/the-world-s-only-immortal-animal.htmlOceanographers have discovered an eternal anomaly...hehe... more
We recently discovered an unreleased VHS tape recorded in 2005. Our digital remastering team has touched up the footage and what you see here is what became of all that hard work!
Great Sensations can be found on the upcoming album Sweet Jams from the Variety Picnic.We recently discovered an unreleased VHS tape recorded in 2005. Our digital... more
If M.C. Escher and Hieronymus Bosch collaborated on something, we imagine it would look a lot like this trippy, animated video, first spotted by The Daily What.
http://thedw.us/post/397969437/lights-out-im-not-entirely-sure-what-i-justIf M.C. Escher and Hieronymus Bosch collaborated on something, we imagine it would... more
The campaign for high-profile California Senate candidate Carly Fiorina has released an attack ad against one of her Republican primary opponents that just might be the most bizarre in American political history, one that's already being called everything from "terrifying" to "psychedelic."
Watch the ad here:
Current Indie Film CuratorThe campaign for high-profile California Senate candidate Carly Fiorina has released... more
Yooouuutuuube.com proudly presents "Pink Elephants on Parade' from the Disney film Dumbo in a trippy and nostalgic adaptation.
If you like the video check out the www.yooouuutuuube.com site and experiment with it yourself :DYooouuutuuube.com proudly presents "Pink Elephants on Parade' from the... more
Song and video for Stiv-One's "Echo Locate"
Former member of "All Natural Lemon & Lime Flavors," Steven Doherty puts images to music to create an interesting piece of work.
Let's Watch!Song and video for Stiv-One's "Echo Locate" Former member of... more
It's a question that all animal-loving Christian evangelicals must address: who will look after their pets on Earth when the Rapture comes and they are taken up to heaven?It's a question that all animal-loving Christian evangelicals must address: who... more