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  1. #11
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    There is a lot mankind will learn in inner space over this century ahead if humanity survives. It is this inner space that holds the most hope as I see it.

    "Brain Computer Soul Consciousness

    The brain is a computer that interfaces with a conscious entity (our consciousness). It or any of its parts are no more conscious than your pocket calculator or desktop PC... It is a circuit that is composed of a complex array of networks(neural networks) that are being continuously modified by our environment and the experiences that we encounter in that environment.

    The brain's different parts make up an ensemble of integrated modules that function together. The same way that your cpu, motherboard, and memory chips in your computer. Here is one example of how our nervous systems are adapted to our physical environment. Have you noticed how anything solid that we can feel is within our range of VISION? Our visual systems are perfectly -- or nearly perfectly -- adapted to the wavelengths of physical matter in our 3 dimensional Universe. We do not bump into invisible objects because all solid matter in our 3 dimensional Universe is within our visual spectrum.

    Our consciousness could be interfacing with the brain via the "soul". The soul could be looked at as a "vehicle" (PROPULSION) for consciousness -- the container for it or a piece of inert material that houses our consciousness SPIRIT). The soul is what would probably be coupled to the brain/body through DNA-photon exchange. DNA has been reported to emit electromagnetic radiation (photons) in the microwave spectrum (1-4 billion cycles-per-second). It seems entirely possible that the soul would possess photon receptors of some sort that would allow the soul to couple with the human body's electromagnetic energy field that would be a result of the electricity that is flowing through our nervous system and spinal cord.

    This coupling effect of the soul (consciousness) to body through electromagnetic interactions would rather neatly explain why a soul would detach from the body at the moment of death. There would simply be no more electromagnetic energy emanating from the physical body, so the soul vehicle would become decoupled. Also does the human DNA molecule contain some kind of blueprint for the creation of this soul? Could that be altered, or could an alien consciousness (SOUL) retrofit themselves onto human DNA with the correct technology allowing for an alien race to exist among humans without detection? ALIEN SOULS in HUMAN BODIES?

    What is the 'soul' made of? Maybe an "electromagnetic plasma". If it is a propulsion vehicle for a conscious entity, does it possess negative gravity (when unaltered)? Good question? Any constructive answers out there? How does the consciousness connect with the soul? Does the consciousness have a different physics than that of the soul? Any ideas? Also, what are "thoughts"? Patterns of light? What creates them?

    What is the consciousness itself that is nested within the soul (vehicle)? Spiritual neurons spinning around our heads in coherent patterns? A complex structure of photonic networks functioning as a single ARRAY SYSTEM? How does consciousness interact with the brain itself? How does our consciousness operate the brain? How does it animate the human brain/body complex? Electromagnetic interactions between the brain and soul/consciousness. IT'S A DISTINCT POSSIBILITY. Also is memory ultimately HOLOGRAPHIC in nature as well as possibly our whole consciousness? A holographic computer -- or maybe something entirely different and much more complex?

    What about the chakras or vortices of energy (or "wheels of lights") that are described in New Age literature as well as (supposedly?) ancient VEDIC_ARYAN literature of the Far East? I have read in one book about the soul being described as a TUBE that runs along the axis of the spine and has certain areas or NODES of ACTIVITY where these spinning wheels of energy are located. SUPPOSEDLY when all of these wheels are spinning in the right directions and at the correct rate of rotation,, there is an ENERGY SPIRAL or FLOW that is achieved that can bring about or is pure consciousness. Is there a correct spin ratio between chakras that would allow full consciousness to be achieved? How would an ordinary human go about attaining these correct spin ratios? Would all of these spinning vortices need to be aligned and spinning at the same speed?

    I wonder if these concepts are also related to the idea of the spinal cord as a caduceus coil? A caduceus coil is an electromagnetic coil that has electricity flowing in both directions. It is symbolized by 2 serpents winding around a tube (i.e., the AMA symbol). Could the spinal cord have some intrinsic relationship to the soul and the functioning of consciousness? If we look at the word "spinal", we can break off the "al" a the end and get the word SPIN. The word "spinal" is very close to the word SPIRAL. Maybe we could think of the BRAIN and SOUL as a computer system. A parallel "processing" computer. The brain could be the computer that the soul runs on or maybe we could call the soul/consciousness a CADUCEUS COMPUTER (just an idea).

    I have also heard quite a bit about counter-rotating energy fields that possess a CERTAIN GEOMETRIC SHAPE (TETRAHEDRON). Supposedly these counter-rotating energy fields possess some kind of mathematical relationship between their individual rates of rotation. Also one field is usually (in the literature) said to be electric in nature and rotating to the right. The other is magnetic and rotating to the left. What would this correct rate or spin ratio between these 2 energy fields be? Could it have something to do with the PI ratio? Maybe the PHI ratio or the GOLDEN MEAN? If there was a 2:3 or 3:2 ratio, then that would be very close to the GOLDEN MEAN SPIRAL. Maybe something else?

    Tetrahedronal energy fields. Resonant Rotating Field. Pentagonal energy fields.

    Now maybe there is more than one kind of soul or consciousness. And not all humans are really the same "UNDERNEATH". Maybe some have different spiritual physics based on different patterns of energy, and the human body is merely a "suit" that is worn by different types of spiritual entities. The human BODY as a SUIT? Something worth thinking about.
    SOME SPIRITUAL ENTITIES COULD POSSESS A TETRAHEDRONAL-BASED PHYSICS WHILE OTHERS COULD BASED ON THE DODECAHEDRON-PENTAGONAL based PHYSICS. Also, different types of spiritual entities could have souls based on different wavelengths of energy. Also, different biological types of humans or human looking beings may exist in our Universe or even within our own population on Earth. These different species may have different types or ALIEN souls.

    ... Why don't any of us normal or average humans have access to our soul? How would one go about acquiring full access to this device? Are there certain wavelengths of brain activity or "window frequencies" that could facilitate such a task? Or is there something in the way from our environment? Perhaps all of the electromagnetic pollution in the 60-Hertz frequency range.

    It seems at least a possibility that an alien intelligence could use the proper array of electromagnetic radiation to limit consciousness of human beings without them ever being AWARE of this anomalous electromagnetic activity. Perhaps certain structures with certain shapes could serve as coil or oscillators that would produce a POLARIZATION of human consciousness. Or of some humans at least. Perhaps the soul-consciousness could also be thought of as a harmonic device or matrix. I have heard some references to a SACRED CIRCUIT or ENERGY GRID. Enhancement or limitation of human consciousness could therefore be achieved through manipulation via harmonic energy.

    Maybe there is NO GOD. Maybe we are our own god... Being separate individuals, but linked to one MIND... Maybe we are being cut off from each other through super-advanced alien technology (POLARIZATION FREQUENCIES). Are we being duped out of our own creation from a group of alien souls that only seem human and make up a certain (MAYBE AS MUCH AS 55 PERCENT) percentage of the human population? Is there going to be some kind of spiritual HOLOCAUST in our future?

    One last point I will put out is this. If our soul vehicle is an electromagnetic plasma or some kind of inert gas, could its properties be manipulated through some sort of particle physics technology causing its gravity to become great enough so it could not leave the Earth upon death? Also if the soul vehicle is supposed to be a negative gravity propulsion device, then its gravity could be altered by altering the phase relationship of its gravity(waves) with that of the Earth's gravity and the gravity of all of the other normal matter in the Universe.

    .. Could the consciousness (physical properties) contained within the soul be modified or otherwise altered? Perhaps it could be magnetized (via magnetic monopoles). Could the physics of our soul and or consciousness be converted into a magnetic monopole type structure by a race of beings that possess an alien consciousness?

    This would not be a good thing and would make the soul/consciousness entity vulnerable to incarceration into any number of conceivable "Hell"s. Perhaps a rotating(magnetic) black hole with very intense heat. Maybe the Universe would be turned into a quark-gluon plasma of intense heat and infinite nuclear magnetism. All of this is possible under certain circumstances. The question now is are any of these circumstances applicable to what is going on in the Earth at the present moment?
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    Here is a little of the ‘trippy’ sources I enjoy reading on the web.
    Perception is an old function of matter, dead or alive. Our brains became Nature's best perception tool only after billions of years of evolution. This need for perception is what makes Relativity absolutely necessary for there to be a growth in knowledge and complexity, and the consequent formation and evolution of matter and all living organisms.

    Perception/sentience/communication are fundamental functions of all matter, dead or alive. Sentience is not unique to living matter, living matter is the result of sentience. Sentience is synonymous to communication, and communication is any information
    exchange between any two or more parties. The observer could be a molecule, a rock, an ant or a human being. Perception is not an exclusive ability of living sentient beings, human sentience is the actual evolutive result of all the sensing matter has been doing
    through the ages. Matter is aware of its surroundings, but this doesn't mean it can think (unless it had previously being formed into a brain).

    Reality is a never-ending, continuous, self-organizing information exchange mediated by light which arose from chaos in a random event governed by the laws of thermodynamics. Reality is process. The ontological features of our universe come from the constant processing of geometrical information which is continuously created by matter interacting with matter through space. Zeno de Elea was right.

    There is a difference between time and the rate of existence, existence does not happen in a spacetime metric, it is the metric. Process (existence) always moves forward, in one direction, whereas time can appear to flow backwards within process. Existence
    (process) occurs at the speed of light. The speed of light is the rate at which an observer's present moves through time. Light is the universal measuring rod.

    The reason that, in spacetime, frames must be related is because it all comes from a single entity, reality is one single process, the Universe is one, and all frames within the observable Universe are related by the aether, through the aether. All frames depend on
    the same aether.

    Relativity can only refer to relative time or length because it is the description of a whole where every object is physically (energetically) related to each other. In other words, if an object could be conceived to be accelerating in a perfectly empty void or
    independently from any object or frame of reference it could not and would not experience any changes in time or length, but because it is embedded in a metric which represents the whole, objects do experience relativistic effects in relation to others. It is a property of the whole which arises from its physical need to abide by the laws of thermodynamics and the equivalency principle.

    This is what triggered Einstein's interest in Bohm's 'undivided wholeness'. He understood that for there to be a continuum, and therefore for Relativity to hold, the Universe must be conceived as a whole. He eventually became a Pantheist, he simply had no choice... Or why else would an object's dimensions depend on its surroundings if it wasn't for this wholeness? How was Nature to enforce symmetry if it wasn't through wholeness in space and time?

    Einstein's Gravitational Aether is more akin to Newton's absolute space than most people think, but it is imbued with Mach's reciprocity between matter and space, and relativation.

    Einstein, as the master of process and continuity that he was, proved that there can't be this bunch of separated rigid bodies (Newton's billiard ball model) without incurring into FTL signal propagation, and invented - spacetime continuum - a continuous field from which all of reality emerges as objects interact with each other. This continuous field is the basis for his GTR.

    He also realized that there can't be an absolute frame of reference, it would invalidate Relativity. Relativity is possible because the medium is infinitely divisible. Time and length contractions are real. They need to be in order for the Equivalency Principle and the laws of Thermodynamics to hold. There is no need for an absolute frame of referencewhen you have an infinitely divisible substrate from which everything is made.

    The aether is a physically finite substance, but is spatially unbounded. Extension is a material property not applicable to the aether. Density is also a non-applicable property when defining the aether, it is only applicable when describing matter. Space is material. Space and matter are inseparable, and the properties of density and extension do apply.

    If the aether were not physically finite, then why would the equivalency principle be necessary when describing the motion of a material system under acceleration? Still it can be conceived as infinitely divisible, or indivisible; simply because it is immaterial.

    Because the aether is physically finite, matter is also finite at any given moment, but infinite as a function of time and transformation. Nature is the perpetual motion machine.

    But we have to be careful with meanings here. What Einstein was referring to as 'empty space' is more akin to nothingness than the empty space we usually talk about. Remember that at the time Einstein wrote his 1926 essay "The Ether and the Theory of
    Relativity", QED was probably only a crackpot's dream. He thought that, in order to obtain an empty space, it was possible to extract all matter from a given volume. It wasn't until Timothy Boyer that we began to understand the different meanings of 'empty space'.

    We must not to confuse the concept of space outlined by QED with Einstein's gravitational aether. CBR and ZPR are observable, material phenomena, with mechanical properties, like density and pressure. The gravitational aether is a physical but non-material, non-measurable, non-observable, yet very real substance.

    Problems arise when you fail to grasp the notion, which arises from Relativity, that space doesn't exist by itself, neither does time nor matter. Space is an extension of matter. Space tells matter what to do, and matter tells space what to do. I am not saying they are not real, they are as real as they can be. They just can't exist independently from each other. Real is the process that relates space, time and matter in the formation of our reality.

    Reality is not about things, it is about process. -------- Lee Smolin

    There are no empty spaces in the classical sense. There can't be a void, not as a real thing. If it is, then it isn't a void. A void is synonymous to nothingness (no-thing), and if space is a thing then, a void must logically be devoid from any notions of space or space-like extensions. There is no place for voids in a spacetime continuum either, or it wouldn't be a continuum.

    Einstein said that when trying to define the aether we need to put aside our notions of movement, extension... the future or the past. He also said this substance lacks all the properties of matter and yet all matter is made and ruled from it.

    The beauty is in its simplicity. ‘The aether is a physical but non-material substance...’ It is a substance but it is not material, therefore it does not exist in spacetime. Being is not the same as existing.

    We can't ascribe a property like extension to the aether because the aether is immaterial. The aether is, but it doesn't exist in spacetime, therefore it isn't bound by spacetime rules. Extension is a property only applicable to material objects existing in spacetime. In order for the aether to exist it must become spacetime. The same happens with the properties of motion and time, the aether is but it doesn't exist in spacetime, hence it is eternal... not subject to change.

    If the aether were to be truly an all-pervading substance, which existed in and outside of all matter, why would it need the property of motion? Motion and time are for objects in spacetime.

    The aether is everywhere; it is the set that contains all other sets, the set of all sets. It is the circle Zeno, Bruno and Pascal once described a circle whose circumference is everywhere and the center nowhere. It is not dependent on the geometry, but helps determine the geometry of spacetime.

    Local events are bound by the rules of spacetime, like linearity, causality and determinism. Non-local effects (like the propagation of a given objective state), are not really happening in spacetime, they happen at the aether level, and are not bound by the rules of spacetime.

    Lorentz invariant values originate at the aether level, they are real but non-material effects which often help determine Lorentz invariant geometrical properties of objects. This is why some people find Topology to be such an interesting discipline. They are a
    set of ratios determined at the aether scale; frame independent constants.

    The aether helps determine things like the ratio of the electric displacement in free space, to the intensity of the electric field producing it (e0), or the ratio of the magnetic flux density, in free space, to the external field strength, (m0). But it itself is not
    observable, you can't say - here, lets take a look at this aether! - because it is immaterial, real but not in spacetime, real but not perceptible. This is why MMX failed so miserably.

    Spacetime is, in a way, a product of the aether, this is why we say the aether is the substrate to all matter and space.” (5)
    Taken from my book on Alchemy available for free at docslide.
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    It will appear to other people that you do not make sense when you do not think as they do. But that is a cop-out for me, and for you if you do not at least try to analyze where they are coming from and question them about anything you are unsure about in their expressions. Of course some people are simply and easily analyzed and they spew nonsense better than water out of a garden nozzle set for hitting no target in particular. Usually their needs have some relationship to the Cycle of Violence or extreme forms of paradigm thought processes. You can find them in all positions including science as Kaku addresses such people as "know-nothing" scientists.

    It is entirely likely that Dan Kurland and myself would disagree on many things but I have no disagreement with anything he says here. I would add that there are other ways to gain wisdom and sometimes wisdom confronts thought.

    "What is Critical Thinking?

    No one always acts purely objectively and rationally. We connive for selfish interests. We gossip, boast, exaggerate, and equivocate. It is "only human" to wish to validate our prior knowledge, to vindicate our prior decisions, or to sustain our earlier beliefs. In the process of satisfying our ego, however, we can often deny ourselves intellectual growth and opportunity. We may not always want to apply critical thinking skills, but we should have those skills available to be employed when needed.
    Critical thinking includes a complex combination of skills. Among the main characteristics are the following:


    We are thinking critically when we•rely on reason rather than emotion,
    •require evidence, ignore no known evidence, and follow evidence where it leads, and
    •are concerned more with finding the best explanation than being right analyzing apparent confusion and asking questions.


    We are thinking critically when we•weigh the influences of motives and bias, and
    •recognize our own assumptions, prejudices, biases, or point of view.


    We are thinking critically when we recognize emotional impulses, selfish motives, nefarious purposes, or other modes of self-deception.


    We are thinking critically when we
    •evaluate all reasonable inferences
    •consider a variety of possible viewpoints or perspectives,
    •remain open to alternative interpretations
    •accept a new explanation, model, or paradigm because it explains the evidence better, is simpler, or has fewer inconsistencies or covers more data
    •accept new priorities in response to a reevaluation of the evidence or reassessment of our real interests, and
    •do not reject unpopular views out of hand.


    We are thinking critically when we•are precise, meticulous, comprehensive, and exhaustive
    •resist manipulation and irrational appeals, and
    •avoid snap judgments.


    We are thinking critically when we
    •recognize the relevance and/or merit of alternative assumptions and perspectives
    •recognize the extent and weight of evidence

    In sum,

    •Critical thinkers are by nature skeptical. They approach texts with the same skepticism and suspicion as they approach spoken remarks.
    •Critical thinkers are active, not passive. They ask questions and analyze. They consciously apply tactics and strategies to uncover meaning or assure their understanding.
    •Critical thinkers do not take an egotistical view of the world. They are open to new ideas and perspectives. They are willing to challenge their beliefs and investigate competing evidence.

    Critical thinking enables us to recognize a wide range of subjective analyses of otherwise objective data, and to evaluate how well each analysis might meet our needs. Facts may be facts, but how we interpret them may vary.
    By contrast, passive, non-critical thinkers take a simplistic view of the world.
    •They see things in black and white, as either-or, rather than recognizing a variety of possible understanding.
    •They see questions as yes or no with no subtleties.
    •They fail to see linkages and complexities.
    •They fail to recognize related elements.

    Non-critical thinkers take an egotistical view of the world
    •They take their facts as the only relevant ones.
    •They take their own perspective as the only sensible one.
    •They take their goal as the only valid one."

    And although we know we have been conscious and civilized for millions of years more than we were taught when I went to school we still have the Bible Narrative history being force fed to us, and our laws are still derived from the era of scholastic feudal tyranny. That era is longer than the ages we call DARK. I am a student of the paranormal and parapsychology but damned if I can figure out why this denial continues.
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    Most people on Twitter and such need not worry. The machines won't read whatever mind they exhibit (lol).

    New research says it proves Shakespeare authored another book (from three lost manuscripts). If in fact, they have developed this technology as they think or say - then I would like to see it used in code-breaking before I can fully accept it. I am aware of code he and others used in their writing (Green Languages) so the great cypher master Francis Bacon might be able to get into the same style, though I do not favor the theory he authored Shakespeare.

    The money for the research came in part or all, from government agencies involved in projects including mind control so code-breaking is what they may have seen as one potential for this technology.

    "Shakespeare is such a towering literary figure that any new insight into the man, or his work, tends to generate a jolt of excitement in academic and non-academic communities of Shakespeare aficionados. Applying psychological theory and text-analyzing software, researchers at the University of Texas at Austin have discovered a unique psychological profile that characterizes Shakespeare’s established works, and this profile strongly identifies Shakespeare as an author of the long-contested play Double Falsehood.

    The findings are published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science.

    “Research in psychology has shown that some of the core features of who a person is at their deepest level can be revealed based on how they use language. With our new study, we show that you can actually take a lot of this information and put it all together at once to understand an author like Shakespeare rather deeply,” says researcher Ryan Boyd of the University of Texas at Austin.

    This is a photo of the works of Shakespeare.The study, conducted in collaboration with James Pennebaker, also at UT-Austin, goes beyond examining authorship from the standpoint of word counts and linguistic regularities, providing a deeper exploration of an author’s psychological profile.

    “This research shows that it is indeed possible to start modeling peoples’ mental worlds in much more complete ways. We don’t need a time machine and a survey form to figure out what type of person Shakespeare was — we can determine that very accurately just based on how he wrote using methods that are objective and easy to do,” Boyd explains.

    Double Falsehood was published in 1728 by Lewis Theobald, who claimed to have based the play on three original Shakespeare manuscripts. The manuscripts have since been lost, presumably destroyed by a library fire, and authorship of the play has been hotly contested ever since. Some scholars believe that Shakespeare was the true author of Double Falsehood, while others believe that the play was actually an original work by Theobald himself that he tried to pass off as an adaptation.

    Boyd and Pennebaker realized that using psychological theory to inform analysis of the playwrights’ respective works may shed light on the authorship question. They examined 33 plays by Shakespeare, 12 by Theobald, and 9 by John Fletcher, a colleague (and sometime collaborator) of Shakespeare. The texts were stripped of extraneous information (such as publication information) and were processed using software that evaluated the works for specific features determined by the researchers.

    For example, the researchers’ software examined the playwrights’ use of function words (e.g., pronouns, articles, prepositions) and words belonging to various content categories (e.g., emotions, family, sensory perception, religion). They had the software identify themes present in each of the works to generate an overarching thematic signature for each author.

    They also examined the works to determine how “categorical” the writing was. Categorical writing tends to be heavy on nouns, articles, and prepositions, and it indicates an analytic or formal way of thinking. Research has shown that people who rate high on categorical thinking tend to be emotionally distant, applying problem-solving approaches to everyday situations. People who rate low on categorical thinking, on the other hand, tend to live in the moment and are more focused on social matters.

    By aggregating dozens of psychological features of each playwright, Boyd and Pennebaker were able to create a psychological signature for each individual. They were then able to look at the psychological signature of Double Falsehood to determine who the author was most likely to be.

    Looking at the plays as whole units, the results were clear: Every measure but one identified Shakespeare as the likely author of Double Falsehood. Theobald was identified as the best match only when it came to his use of content words, and even then only by one of the three statistical approaches the researchers used.

    When Boyd and Pennebaker broke the play down into acts and analyzed the texts across acts, they found a more nuanced picture. For the first three acts, the analyses continued to identify Shakespeare as the likely author; for the fourth and fifth acts, the measures varied between Shakespeare and Fletcher. Again, Theobald’s influence on the text appeared to be very minor.

    “Honestly, I was surprised to see such a strong signal for Shakespeare showing through in the results,” says Boyd. “Going into the research without any real background knowledge, I had just kind of assumed that it was going to be a pretty cut and dry case of a fake Shakespeare play, which would have been really interesting in and of itself.”

    By using measures that tapped into the author’s psychological profile, Boyd and Pennebaker were able to see that the author of Double Falsehood was likely sociable and fairly well educated — findings that don’t jibe with accounts of Theobald as well educated but also rigid and abrasive.

    Together, these findings clearly show that exploring the psychological dimensions of a literary work can offer even deeper insight in the process of textual analysis.

    “I’ve always held huge admiration for scholars who grapple with literature — there is a great deal of detective work that goes into figuring out who the authors really are ‘deep down,’ their motivations, their lives, and how these factors are embedded within their work,” says Boyd. “We demonstrate with our current work that an incredible amount of this information can be extracted automatically from language.”

    The research was supported by grants from the Army Research Institute (W5J9CQ12C0043) and the National Science Foundation (IIS-1344257)."

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    I think our mind or some segment of our reality has much more than the blank slate or Lockean Tabula Rasa when we begin life. I do still see a psychological experiential element of this line of thinking, but genetics or other factors of nature seem now to be trumping nurture in that old argument. There is some thought from a person who recognizes the importance of words and yet maybe misses the importance of research in all avenues of life. His name is George Saunders and his stuff does not seem to be coming through when I try to copy it. So off to the web I went and we get a lot more than what was sent to me - maybe a whole book.

    I read what passes for his thought, in context as you can in his book which is available for free. His discourse is not even Mc Luhan level or close to it - from half a century ago. Yes, media has become the message and merit or thinking is not evident in our society. His word use is about equal to mine when I am cranking out volumes. Nothing spectacular for sure. Maybe I should learn from this and start crafting articles rather than dumping information.

    The degree of manipulation you know about is directly related to the amount of what you think about. Thinking is not a skill you learn in school and presumably your parents were too busy to teach you even if they knew what was going on - which would make them very unusual. In fact what you think about - the thinking process itself is by-passed and less than the importance given to it in our educational environment, I say by design.

    There is no black and white boogeyman but both sides of every issue are managed and considered with resultant contingencies generated when necessary. The politicians are not all that capable of deciding what is needed and they listen to the bureaucrats who are supported and trained by think tanks or outgrowths of the Rhodes Round Tables and banker's monies.

    That does not mean it is wrong and I agree with Professor Quigley and other whistleblowers who say the institutions they expose do a lot of necessary things. Unfortunately the rage of stupidity by so-called 'truthers' and Tea party cretins is all 'in vogue' and being 'liked' through eubonics and social media. Shrub and Trump are the result.

    It may be better today, or it might not be. When Eckart heralded a new Messiah and Armand Hammer was teaching Al Gore about how to manage Russia, things got pretty bad. They were just as bad in Canada under the Family Compact in a century before that as The Gangs of New York created Tammany Hall. There is always room for a Thule Society or a Leni Riefenstahl as long as people have no Critical Thinking skills and allow those who do (Like Socrates) to be eliminated.
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    What used to be used in "brain research" or in Black Ops mind control and god helmetry (Del Gado, Persinger etc.) is now used in therapy with a smaller 'cap' to aid the mapping process to TRAIN your brain. I actually would not mind having it done by someone I could trust. This seems more like biofeedback and that is a good teaching aid.

    "A QEEG brain map (or 'Q' for short) enables us to see your unique pattern of mental strengths and weaknesses - areas of the brain where there is too little or too much activity, and areas that are not coordinating their activity the best they could.

    Once we can see the reason for your struggles on a brain level, we can create a neurofeedback training programme to resolve it.

    We use QEEG's both for our initial assessment and to track your progress over your neurofeedback sessions. It involves nothing more than wearing a sensor cap so we can listen to what your brain is doing.

    Originally designed for brain research, we use QEEG LoRETA Z-Score Neurormetric Brain Mapping. It is a mouthful that describes itself.

    QEEG LoRETA Z-Score Neurometric Brain Mapping

    EEG (electroencephalograph)

    Common brain imaging techniqes such as MRIs , CAT scans and x-rays are built to measure brain structure. An EEG measures brain activity.

    An EEG uses surface sensors to detect the brain’s electrical patterns (known as brainwaves). It is these electrical patterns, the brain's activity, that is important to us. An EEG tells us what your brain is doing, moment to moment.

    Getting an EEG is non-invasive and painless. Much like a heart monitor which only records your heart rate, the sensors only record the electrical activity of the brain; it is not invasive in any way.

    QEEG (Quantitative electroencephalograph)

    The QEEG brain map neurometric readings give us vital information to help identify areas of over or under-activity to train, and to precisely chart your progress.

    By seeing which areas have abnormal activity, we can predict what type of symptoms you may be experiencing as a result. For example, if specific brain areas involved in attention are functioning poorly and you have difficulty paying attention, we know exactly where to train to help you regulate more efficiently.

    A QEEG can identify not only brainwaves, their amplitude, location and whether these patterns are typical or anomalous, but also Coherence (quality of communication between regions), and Phase (thinking speed). These are all crucial patterns involved in optimum mental functioning.

    LoRETA (low resolution brain electromagnetic tomography)

    Using the same equipment approved for academic research, LoRETA allows us to identify (and ultimately train) brainwave patterns from deep brain structures, using a standard sensor cap with advanced source-correlation software.

    Being able, for the first time, to both identify and train these deeper structures in the brain is a major leap forward in brain mapping, and is what enables 3D neurofeedback. The ability to train entire brain networks as a unit significantly reduces the number of sessions required to see results.

    Z-Score Neurometrics

    We compare these surface and deep brainwave readings to a research reference database, called a Z-score (Neuroguide, FDA research standard). Your clinician will use this information as an aid to determine which areas to train in order to best meet your goals.

    And that is QEEG LoRETA Z-Score Neurometric Brain Mapping.

    Is Brain Mapping reliable?

    Brain mapping was introduced more than 30 years ago as a means to measure and diagnose brain function. It has become a primary tool in neuroscience. QEEG’s are used in research centres all over the world to study ADHD, autism spectrum disorder, depression and bipolar disorder, PTSD, anxiety disorders, learning disabilities, and emotional conditions of every sort."
    Last edited by R_Baird; 04-20-2016 at 04:42 AM.

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