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Study shows how Burning Manís unique culture alters your emotional regulation
http://www.psypost.org ^ | August 6, 2013 | Eric W. Dolan

Posted on 08/08/2013 3:43:27 PM PDT by redreno

No need for psychedelic substances: The cultural milieu at the week-long annual art festival known as Burning Man is enough to alter your mind.

Research published in the scientific journal Frontiers in Emotion Science in July found that an individual’s social and cultural environment influenced how they controlled their emotional responses

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TOPICS: Arts/Photography; Health/Medicine; Music/Entertainment; Outdoors
KEYWORDS: brc2013; burner; burningman; hippies; nevada; playa; theplacesyoullgo

1 posted on 08/08/2013 3:43:27 PM PDT by redreno
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To: redreno

It’s just Hippie Kulture.


2 posted on 08/08/2013 3:46:47 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: redreno

I bet there’s a lot of sex going on at this thing.


3 posted on 08/08/2013 3:48:09 PM PDT by PGR88
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To: redreno

what is the carbon footprint of Burning Man? They burn a stick figure of a man there, spewing pollutants into the atmosphere. And they leave lots of trash behind. How are they being good liberals and good caretakers of mother earth, by staging this festival????


4 posted on 08/08/2013 3:53:33 PM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: Dilbert San Diego

There’s no trash left behind, it isn’t one of those Rainbow Family gatherings. Pack it in, pack it out.


5 posted on 08/08/2013 3:55:31 PM PDT by Mr. Blond
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To: Dilbert San Diego

Are they libs or just hedonists?

At 650 bucks a ticket, there have to be some capitalists involved too LOL


6 posted on 08/08/2013 3:56:57 PM PDT by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
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To: Dilbert San Diego

They actually leave NO trash behind, AFAIK, they have been real anal retentive about making the place spotless so the BLM/forestry folks don’t get an excuse to can it.

I believe that their good stewardship is what was behind their allowed numbers to be increased this year.


7 posted on 08/08/2013 4:19:36 PM PDT by Axenolith (Government blows, and that which governs least, blows least...)
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To: redreno

Psychedelic substances? At Burning Man? Who knew?


8 posted on 08/08/2013 4:24:44 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: Mr. Blond
Why is it that liberals have such an insatiable need to control everything and everyone?

I'd say Burning Man's days are numbered.

It was probably great, when few people knew about it.

But, when it gets to the point where you have a bunch of pencil-necked geeks with clipboards showing up to study people,
it's probably over.

9 posted on 08/08/2013 4:26:53 PM PDT by Pajamajan (Pray for our nation. Thank the Lord for everything you have. Don't wait. Do it today.)
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To: Dilbert San Diego
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I couldn't help it !!

Burning man and Stick figure.

10 posted on 08/08/2013 4:40:43 PM PDT by Zeneta (No eternal reward will forgive us now for wasting the dawn.)
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To: Paladin2

naked hippie culture.


11 posted on 08/08/2013 5:08:58 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: Pajamajan

Been at the Utah location since 1990. Been articles about it for years. From what I have read it is something I would avoid like the plague.


12 posted on 08/08/2013 5:12:24 PM PDT by xp38
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To: Secret Agent Man

Compared to Islam and National Socialist (’rat) Kulture, it’s not a risk to those who don’t “imbibe”.


13 posted on 08/08/2013 5:13:29 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: xp38
"it is something I would avoid like the plague"

It's not my cup of tea either. But, my point is, why do liberals have to have "a study" of this?

They can't leave anyone alone to do their own thing. They just have to be all up in everyone's business.

From what I've read, the whole point of having this thing in the desert, is so participants can be away from society, and do whatever they want to do.

I have no problem with it, so long as they don't hurt anyone, and clean up after themselves.

But no, here come the lab coats ready to conduct a psychological study.

And why are they having a study?

They are having a study because they want to make sure that they can control absolutely everyone.

Every single last person must be controlled-Even a bunch of dope-smoki'n pseudo-hippies, partying out in the desert.
( Who probably just love our current radical leftist-marxist government, and have no clue what it's really about.)

14 posted on 08/08/2013 6:05:05 PM PDT by Pajamajan (Pray for our nation. Thank the Lord for everything you have. Don't wait. Do it today.)
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To: Pajamajan

I’ve only been once, about to go to my second. But yes, I have the feeling its days are numbered, just because of critical mass. It’s too popular, too expensive, crowded with RV’s, somehow commercial despite no commerce allowed onsite. I think the Wasteland Weekend offers more of the “controlled chaos” that BM used to.


15 posted on 08/08/2013 6:07:14 PM PDT by Mr. Blond
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To: nascarnation

I’ve been DJing at Burning Man for years..it is mostly libs but I have run into a few conservatives like myself out there. The camp I stay with is run by the founder of Monster.com, so yes there is big money out there...I have met the google founders there as well.

It really is a unique event unlike anything else in the world.


16 posted on 08/08/2013 6:15:44 PM PDT by BootsOfEscaping
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To: Mr. Blond; BootsOfEscaping

Out of curiosity, does it bother you guys that there are going to be psychologists there watching you?


17 posted on 08/08/2013 6:23:11 PM PDT by Pajamajan (Pray for our nation. Thank the Lord for everything you have. Don't wait. Do it today.)
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To: BootsOfEscaping

Met a photographer last year who turned out to be a supply side Econ professor. Had a nice convo over lunch with his wife. Lots of wannabe hippies indeed, but more artists and mad scientists, which is more the point. Where do you spin?


18 posted on 08/08/2013 6:27:20 PM PDT by Mr. Blond
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To: redreno

I spose the fools doing the study got paid, probably from tax money.

It’s obvious if you hang out in the sewer you start thinking like a sewer rat. No need for scientific studies. Mob mentality, too.


19 posted on 08/08/2013 6:28:37 PM PDT by little jeremiah (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. CSLewis)
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To: Pajamajan

No more than I worry about the heavy law enforcement presence watching me. I doubt they’ll learn much just by observing, they’ll probably need volunteers to complete surveys. The event already has a voluntary census of attendees, I imagine it would be something like that.


20 posted on 08/08/2013 6:30:52 PM PDT by Mr. Blond
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To: Mr. Blond

I spin @ Root Society. There are all walks of life at Burning Man, I have met people from all over the world with the wildest stories to tell. Its always interesting.

My fav thing about BM is the art cars. Where else can you see a giant rubber duck/dance club with laser eyes driving across the desert?! lol


21 posted on 08/08/2013 6:32:51 PM PDT by BootsOfEscaping
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To: Mr. Blond

did you know back in the day before it became a huge event that they used to have a live fire drive by shooting range at Burning Man? That isn’t very liberal is it? lol


22 posted on 08/08/2013 6:45:16 PM PDT by BootsOfEscaping
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To: BootsOfEscaping

So I’ve heard. Can’t risk hitting an RV now.


23 posted on 08/08/2013 6:52:12 PM PDT by Mr. Blond
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To: Secret Agent Man

Aging grayhaired ponytail Woodstock counterculture relics.


24 posted on 08/08/2013 7:28:43 PM PDT by elcid1970 ("The Second Amendment is more important than Islam.")
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To: Dilbert San Diego

No trash is left. Burners bring all their own water and food and they pack out all their waste. The “burning” part of the event is trivial as far as air quality impacts are concerned. A tremendous amount of the power needed on site is derived from wind and solar. The rest is batteries that are removed.

I know some burners and would like to attend myself someday even though certain aspects of the event don’t interest me. You create your own experience there.

If art is your thing, that’s what you get, if sex and drugs are your thing, that’s what you get.


25 posted on 08/10/2013 8:08:30 PM PDT by Gingersnap
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To: redreno


26 posted on 10/18/2013 3:50:30 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (You can't invade the mainland US There'd be a rifle behind every blade of grass.)
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