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Our Electric Body

We are juiced. From head to toe, we contain hundreds of miles of infrastructure flush with triggers of electricity. Mild charges pour in from the receptors that translate our five senses into electric impulse, through the central processor in our head, through the wiring to each and every muscle cell. 580 more words

Surviving And Thriving

Daniel Wolpert: The real reason for brains

I came across this old TED talk today and decided to share it because it’s relevant to the previous post on consciousness and simulations.  Daniel Wolpert’s talk doesn’t address consciousness specifically, only the overall role of the simulations, but it’s still a fascinating exploration of what we’re doing when our attention is focused on a task. 38 more words


The brain has more than one multitasking mode

(Source: arstechnica.com)

Despite how much noise pop psychology makes about being left-brained or right-brained, the brain is really a very cohesive unit. The right and left hemispheres have some differences, but they communicate with each other via dedicated neural connections that bridge the two halves of the brain. 857 more words


and no where to go! The one thing that I can derive any satisfaction from is working. Yet I’m sitting at home now, feeling very depressed and useless. 1,137 more words


Your Brain On Christmas Crack

A cherished friend of mine is battling cancer this holiday season. I hate cancer. So I’m done buying it snacks and showing up every day to hand feed it. 626 more words

Researchers on the Verge of Creating Artificial Intelligence/Human Hybrids

By Jake Anderson | The Anti Media

There is a longstanding debate among artificial intelligence experts and futurists: When, not if, AI emerges on the scene, will it help humanity or destroy it? 603 more words


Scripture for Saturday, December 10 (12/10)

The scripture for today, December 10, is Job 12:10 as found in the Old Testament of the Bible:

“Is not wisdom found among the aged? Does not long life bring understanding?” 192 more words