Improve your memory and concentration


Brain CoralAre you finding it hard to concentrate? With everything that is going on in our world right now it’s nothing strange. Our brains are constantly bombarded by huge amounts of information to  process. Normally we can take this, but adding stress, maybe a little ADHD, bad eating habits, too much coffee and so on, we upset the brain’s normal functions, and deprive it of what it needs to work. After having studied the brain for over 7 years as a cognitive scientist, I’ve learned a bit about the neurological background to ADHD, memory loss and other mental problems associated with failing or low-performing memory

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What the bleep do we know!?


mv5bmja0nzqzotywm15bml5banbnxkftztcwodu1otizmq_v1_sx306_sy400_This is a movie about reality, the brain, the mind, science, psychology, religion, the universe. What the bleep do we know.

Reality is filtered through our senses, our understanding of reality his highly subjective and limited to what we can perceive. The brain creates our reality for us. We tend to think that what we can see and feel is everything there is. A very self-centered, limited and uninformed opinion.

Having studied the brain, neurology,cognitive psychology and intelligence for the past 7 years I have achieved an understanding of what the mind is. Simplified the mind is a machine that interprets sense-information and tries to create a coherent informational structure for us to act according to. It gives us no garantee that this way of interpreting reality is the only way, or that the information the senses can receive is the only information out there.

People tend not to think about this, or choose not to see it.

This is a 16 part video, I was unable to find it on YouTube in one whole part. The parts are added in a playlist, but it seems that you have to manually click the next part for it to start. Go to this megavideo link to see it in one piece

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The Illusion of Reality – Matter and antimatter


In this BBC video the Professor Jim Al-Khalili explores how studying the atom forced us to rethink the nature of reality itself. He discovers that there might be parallel universes in which different versions of us exist, finds out that empty space isn’t empty at all, and investigates the differences in our perception of the world in the universe and the reality

If my embedded video isnt showing… here’s the link:

http://video.google.com/googleplayer.swf?docid=-1406370011028154810

I find this very interesting indeed!

Edit: A fellow blogger has written an interesting article about this from a buddhist standpoint. Recommended reading 🙂 http://soraj.wordpress.com/2008/05/09/matter-antimatter-universe-multiverses/

Out of body experience explained. Not!


Reality by Eran

“The experiments, described in Science, provide a scientific explanation for a phenomenon experienced by one in 10 people. Using virtual reality goggles, researchers managed to fool the brain into believing the body was located elsewhere. The visual hoax plus the sensation of their real bodies being touched made volunteers sense that they had moved beyond their physical bodies.”

This is what it says on Cognews regarding the new experiments on the out of body phenomenon.

This is what I have to say about this:

“provide a scientific explanation for a phenomenon experienced by one in 10 people.” No it does not provide an explanation for the NDE phenomenon.

It does however show that the feeling of where one’s body is, can be altered using virtual reality and haptics. Nothing new. This experiment is not that dissimilar to a simple 3rd person computer game. Combined with said haptics that would immerse the player even more. This is, again, well known to anyone working with VR. The whole point with VR is to immerse the player into a world where the body is not. We do this by providing the senses with artificial cues. Eyes with visual cues, auditory system with sound, and we are starting to use haptics (touch) to also fool the body’s sense of touch. These inputs are all made by some sort och gadget. VR-goggles, haptic gloves, headphones. Just like in the experiment.

“Scientists have long suspected that the clue to these extraordinary, and sometimes life-changing, experiences lies in disrupting our normal illusion of being a self behind our eyes, and replacing it with a new viewpoint from above or behind.” news.bbc.co.uk

The question is, how is that possible? This is a virtual reality and immersion experiment, it can not explain the extrasensory perception phenomenon of NDE. In a real out of body phenomenon you don’t wear VR goggles and have a camera in the roof pointing down at your body, to feed your eyes with the altered viewpoint. How is it possible to have another viewpoint unless something somehow connected to your awareness changes physical position? This experiment tells us nothing about that.

The NDE and VR implications of this experiment are seriously exaggerated, and people seem to not understand what it actually tells us.

A good example of how important it is to explain an experiment and findings in an easy way for the public, to avoid misunderstandings.

More on NDE (Near Death Experience) here

And more on VR (Virtual Reality) here

Also check a fellow Blogger’s input on this!

Philosophy of mind, featured article at Wikipedia.


Everyone with some decent brainpower should have figured out that it’s not easy to figure out what the mind is about.

Philosophers try, Psychologists try, neurologists try, Cognitive Scientists(or perhaps we should be called Cognologists, or Cognitivists… or Mindlers, like the upcoming cognitive sience news portal…) try, heck even I try to get an answer to those questions “What is the mind?”, “What is Reality?”

Some languages, like swedish for example hasn’t even got a name for it. “Mind” doesn’t exist so to speak, it’s either “brain” or “sense”(as in senses, vision, touch et.c.). The mind, and consiousness is a strange property, some call it an emergent property. (I’m sure you can read all about that at wikipedia)

Just a heads up, go to the wikipedia article of the day and put things into perspective for a while.