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Sleep and False Memory

by Steven Novella via NeuroLogica Blog

When someone looks at me and earnestly says, “I know what I saw,” I am fond of replying, “No you don’t.” You have a distorted and constructed memory of a distorted and constructed perception, both of which are subservient to whatever narrative your brain is operating under. 260 more words

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The cat and the universe

 

 My cat stares at the window, I wonder what he really sees and does he smell the same scents? Sees the same colors? Understands that he is looking at a flourishing garden? 92 more words

Ted Barr

On that burning Orb

On that burning Orb

What is the Sun like unto?
‘Tis a scorching flame above
The sparkling heavens yonder.
Yet like unto what?
Its celestial magnificence bares… 186 more words

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Michael Shermer: The pattern behind self-deception

Michael Shermer says the human tendency to believe strange things — from alien abductions to dowsing rods — boils down to two of the brain’s most basic, hard-wired survival skills.

Watch on YouTube …

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Turing Test 2014

by Steven Novella via NeuroLogica Blog

The press is abuzz with the claim that a computer has passed the famous Turing Test for the first time. 281 more words

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Left Brained, Right Brained, or Hare Brained?

Pop psychology tells us we’re all either left brain dominant or right brain dominant. Really?

By Brian Dunning via skeptoid
Read transcript below or listen here… 676 more words

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Can You Trust Your Ears? Audio Illusions

I love how the brain can be fooled. This is a great audio illusion!

I think you’ll enjoy this :)

MIB

By AsapSCIENCE via YouTube… 10 more words

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