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  • Mind Power: A Manifesto

    01/28/2016 12:44:49 PM PST · by TBP · 6 replies ^ | January 2016 | Mitch Horowitz
    From time to time I hear from old friends, and sometimes from strangers, wondering why I occupy myself with what they regard as “woo-woo” stuff – that is, New Thought and positive-mind traditions. They are right about my commitments. Since the 2014 publication of my One Simple Idea, a history and analysis of positive-mind metaphysics, I have grown more dedicated to exploring the use and viability of the core mind-power thesis, which is: thoughts are causative. My aim is not to disembark from “serious” esoteric traditions (more on that in a moment); nor is it to discontinue my work as...
  • Is consciousness {Freedom] an illusion?

    01/27/2015 4:30:19 AM PST · by Reverend Saltine · 9 replies
    Jon Rappoport's Blog ^ | January 26, 2015 | Jon Rappoport
    Cutting through disinformation about consciousness is vital, because neuroscience is moving toward a mind-controlled society, based on the idea that individual awareness is an illusion, and stimulus-response is the key to shaping a new Collective of synchronized happy brains.
  • The Psychodynamics of the Radical Liberal Mind

    01/24/2015 1:00:48 PM PST · by DeweyCA · 27 replies ^ | 2-11-2007 | Lyle H. Rossiter, Jr, MD
    The first step toward an in-depth understanding of adult behavior is to comprehend its origins in childhood. Whether adaptive or maladaptive, the enduring patterns of thinking, emoting, behaving and relating that define adult personality begin in the early years of life. In fact, our earliest experiences with caretakers and others, acting on inherited temperament factors, strongly determine our later personality traits, including those expressed in political values and beliefs. The dispositions of the liberal mind are no exception: his hopes and fears, beliefs and passions, values and morals are in great measure the legacy of his childhood from birth through...
  • The mind-bending effects of feeling two hearts

    12/29/2014 12:53:13 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 1 replies
    BBC ^ | 5 December 2014 | David Robson
    Our top 12 stories of 2014. #9: When a man was fitted with a new heart, his mind changed in unusual ways. Why? The answer reveals a surprising truth about all our bodies, says David Robson. Every second or so, Carlos would feel a small bump hitting his tummy. It was the beating of his second heart. The small mechanical pump was meant to relieve the burden of his failing cardiac muscles, but Carlos (not his real name) disliked the sensation. The beat of the machine seemed to replace his pulse, a sensation that warped his body image: as the...
  • The Soul, It's Burdens, and the Path to Restoration (Part 2) PODCAST

    11/24/2014 3:46:52 PM PST · by Making_Sense [Rob W. Case]
    SOUNDCLOUD ^ | Rob W. Case
    Do you feel lost? Does your mind reside within a state of chaos, confusion, disorder, and does it perhaps carry with it an anxiety over what the future may hold? In part 2 of our series on the soul, we will explore, and expose, some of the darkness that resides within us due to living in a fallen world. We will add discernment to the darkness as the path to restoration will require a connection and a decision by you. Find out how, on this edition of Making Sense with Rob Case. To access this podcast, please click HERE or...
  • Life After Death: 'Near-Death Experience' Study Shows Awareness Continues After Brain Shutdown

    10/07/2014 7:42:12 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 39 replies
    IB Times ^ | 10/07/2014 | Lydia Smith
    Researchers conducting the largest ever study into near-death experiences have discovered that awareness may continue even after the brain has shut down, revealing more about what happens when we die. Scientists at the University of Southampton studied more than 2,000 people who suffered cardiac arrests at 15 hospitals across Britain, Austria and the United States. Around 40% of patients who survived described "awareness" during the time before their hearts were restarted, when they were clinically dead. One 57-year-old man, a social worker from Southampton, described the noise of the machines and what the medical staff were doing during this time....
  • The Soul, Its Burdens, & The Path to Restoration (Part 1)PODCAST

    10/01/2014 1:48:11 PM PDT · by Making_Sense [Rob W. Case] · 1 replies ^ | October 1, 2014 | Rob W. Case
    What do you think of when you hear the word soul? What exactly is it? What does it consist of? Why is it important? In this edition of Making Sense with Rob Case, we will explore the entity of the soul, study its working components, and consider how these components work in the backdrop of how we think, act, feel, and thrive in the world around us. Where does God fit in with all of this? Find out on this edition of "Making Sense with Rob Case." To access the podcast, click HERE, or click on the above link.
  • Scientists may have found the consciousness on and off switch

    07/08/2014 7:51:50 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 15 replies ^ | July 8, 8:47 AM | Robert Lawson, Tech Times |
    The journal Epilepsy and Behavior published the findings of the accidental discovery. The evidence was found when scientists were studying an epilepsy patient. They used electrodes deep within a patient's brain to try to determine where her seizures were coming from. ... The scientists stimulated an area of the brain called the claustrum, an area of the brain that had never been stimulated. Once stimulated, the woman, who was reading, stopped responding to all visual and audible cues, as if she were a robot that had been shut down. The team was able to recreate the scenario several times to...
  • The Bible: From Standpoint to Application (PODCAST)

    04/01/2014 5:55:52 PM PDT · by Making_Sense [Rob W. Case]
    MakingSense.Podbean ^ | April 1, 2014 | Rob W. Case
    As you come to this program, you reside within a certain frame of mind. Your outlook, experience, and analysis of life has, along with what has influenced you over the course of your lifetime, shaped your frame of mind. But what if you are confronted with the concept of God? How do you respond? What constitutes each response, and if you accept him, what can come in applying His word to your life? Find out this and much more as you listen to this edition of Making Sense with Rob Case.
  • Nobel Conference 49: The Universe at Its Limits (LIVE)

    10/01/2013 8:59:47 AM PDT · by LibWhacker
    YouTube ^ | 10/1/13
  • Nudging and Core Curriculum: Obama's Mind Control Begins

    07/31/2013 10:48:09 AM PDT · by EinNYC · 13 replies
    Fox News ^ | 7/30/2013 | Maxim Lott
    The federal government is hiring what it calls a "Behavioral Insights Team" that will look for ways to subtly influence people's behavior, according to a document describing the program obtained by Critics warn there could be unintended consequences to such policies, while supporters say the team could make government and society more efficient.
  • Brain, Interrupted

    05/11/2013 2:29:58 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 11 replies ^ | Tue, May 7, 2013 6:17 PM EDT | By Bob Sullivan and Hugh Thompson
    ... Does the mere possibility that a phone call or e-mail will soon arrive drain your brain power? And does distraction matter do interruptions make us dumber? Quite a bit, according to new research by Carnegie Mellon Universitys Human-Computer Interaction Lab. Theres a lot of debate among brain researchers about the impact of gadgets on our brains. Most discussion has focused on the deleterious effect of multitasking. Early results show what most of us know implicitly: if you do two things at once, both efforts suffer. In fact, multitasking is a misnomer. In most situations, the person juggling e-mail,...
  • The Two-Track Mind (blinded by stroke, yet still sees)

    03/27/2013 11:28:10 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 7 replies ^ | March 2013
    The Two-Track Mind In the spring of 1988, a woman named Dee Fletcher collapsed into a coma from carbon monoxide poisoning. She awoke in the hospital some time later, having been saved by her partner who arrived home just in time. But when she awoke, she was unable to see.The doctors diagnosed her with cortical blindness, suggesting that her brains primary visual center had been damaged. However, over the next few days, Dee started to see some thingsflashes of red and green in the flowers beside her bed, of blue and white in the sky outside.Dees mother flew in to...
  • The Collectivist Mind Game, Part 1: Demonizing the Non-Compliant

    01/22/2013 8:40:46 AM PST · by Nachum · 3 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 1/22/13 | Oleg Atbashian
    In the libertarian sci-fi classic, "The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress," Robert A. Heinlein describes a successful revolution of the individualistic, free-market-oriented residents of the Moon against the Earth's tyrannical big government. The ins and outs of agitating and organizing the masses to fight the oppressive Authority feel just as realistic as the finer points of everyday life in the underground Lunar cities of the future. The proposed revolutionary scenario could even serve as a workable model for similar real-life endeavors, if only the renowned futurist author hadn't neglected to factor in the immanent function of any oppressive regime: systemic...
  • Just an ordinary, daily word, yet a word that mystically reaches for the stars

    05/10/2012 3:16:11 PM PDT · by NYer · 5 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | May 9, 2012 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Every now and then a word just catches your ear, and several times in a day it jumps out at you and you’re tempted to say: “There it is again!”Yesterday it was the word “consider”, an ordinary, daily word. Or is it? Why did it strike me so? With my knowledge of Latin, it occurred to me that “consider” has something to do with the stars, for the Latin word sidera means “stars” or “heavenly bodies.” How interesting, I have use the word for the better part of 50 years and that had never crossed my mind. But as sometimes...
  • Hey, Libertarians: If you won't be my friend, could you please be my enemy?

    04/19/2012 12:17:33 PM PDT · by Greg Swann · 13 replies ^ | April 8, 2012 | Greg Swann
    I swear to god, for the first time in my life I cannot seem to make an enemy on the internet! As a matter of strategy, this is what Man Alive! seeks: To disintermediate the ruling class. Disintermediation means cutting out the middle-man, and, by teaching you a new way of thinking about human nature and about your own unique self, the book puts you in charge of your own philosophical affairs. You no longer have to turn to so-called "thought leaders" -- most of whom are frauds anyway -- for answers -- which answers are almost always contrary to...
  • From Man Alive! - "The love of Splendor is the life divine."

    04/19/2012 12:34:52 PM PDT · by Greg Swann · 21 replies ^ | April 8, 2012 | Greg Swann
    From: Man Alive! A survival manual for the human mind. by Greg Swann Chapter 12. The love of Splendor is the life divine. We see the world we’re looking for. I see a world full of children. I see the adults around me, of course, and the houses and cars and trees and birds and animals. I love everything in existence, natural and man-made, and I take in everything the world brings to me. But I focus on the children. I love babies when they’re barely old enough to smile at the world. And I love toddlers, just learning to...
  • From Man Alive! - "Indomitable you."

    04/18/2012 9:48:24 AM PDT · by Greg Swann · 2 replies ^ | April 8, 2012 | Greg Swann
    From: Man Alive! A survival manual for the human mind. by Greg Swann Chapter 11. Indomitable you. If you have been paying attention to the slow-motion train wreck going on among the allegedly capitalist nation-states and their undeniably socialist central banks, you will have heard terms like “crony-capitalism” or “entitlement mentality.” Perhaps the pundits you have read have been honest enough to use a more comprehensive coinage – such as “moochers.” All of these ugly phenomena, and many others, are manifestations of a practice economists call “rent-seeking.” That term is used to mean market or legislative manipulations by which someone...
  • From Man Alive! - "A mindful catalog of mindlessness."

    04/17/2012 10:06:06 AM PDT · by Greg Swann · 4 replies ^ | April 8, 2012 | Greg Swann
    From: Man Alive! A survival manual for the human mind. by Greg Swann Chapter 10. A mindful catalog of mindlessness. I told you how you came to be a self, but how did you go about failing so completely, so consistently, to be a defective, bungled and botched not-self? You worked at it, that’s how. It really is a testament to your fundamental goodness that you have tried so hard, for all of your life, to conform to ideas of moral virtue that no one can live down to fully and yet still manage to remain alive as a human...
  • From Man Alive! - "The high cost of mindlessness."

    04/16/2012 9:48:22 AM PDT · by Greg Swann ^ | April 8, 2012 | Greg Swann
    From: Man Alive! A survival manual for the human mind. by Greg Swann Chapter 9. The high cost of mindlessness. When you are not thinking carefully, you are not not-thinking. If you are not asleep and not unconscious, you are always thinking – always sustaining an uninterruptible mental “dialogue” with yourself in Fathertongue. But if you are not thinking carefully – thinking mindfully – then you are thinking carelessly – mindlessly. Most of the academic nonsense I have mocked in this book consists of a scrupulous cataloging of the processes and consequences of human mindlessness – which is misrepresented by...
  • From Man Alive! - "The integrity of art."

    04/15/2012 11:23:32 AM PDT · by Greg Swann ^ | April 8, 2012 | Greg Swann
    From: Man Alive! A survival manual for the human mind. by Greg Swann Chapter 8. The integrity of art. The universe is internally self-consistent. This is what we mean when we say it “makes sense” – the laws of nature are comprehensible to us because they are all consistent with each other, all superficially differentiated manifestations of the law of identity. This is actually a matter of controversy right now in theoretical physics, where the self-consistency of the universe and humanity’s seemingly uncanny adaptation to it are held to be evidence – in the mother of all We-Now-Know-We-Know-Nothing theories –...
  • Psalm

    04/15/2012 9:06:09 AM PDT · by Greg Swann · 1 replies ^ | April 8, 2012 | Greg Swann
    Art is demanding, and that's good. But art is petulant and importunate and presumptuous to a fault. Art is that damned nuisance of a snoopy neighbor who keeps knocking, knocking, knocking on your cellar door. Art goes straight for the places you forbid yourself to think about and rummages through your most terrifying secrets like a burglar tearing through your underwear drawer. Good art makes you hate it as you devour it, shun it as you immerse yourself in it. Good art makes you restless and jagged and ragged and inspired. Good art makes you shiver. Great art makes you...
  • From Man Alive! - "A calculus of morality on a first-grade number line."

    04/14/2012 9:50:23 AM PDT · by Greg Swann · 6 replies ^ | April 8, 2012 | Greg Swann
    From: Man Alive! A survival manual for the human mind. by Greg Swann Chapter 7. A calculus of morality on a first-grade number line. Spirit your mind back to your first-grade classroom. Can you see that number line tacked up above the blackboard? In the middle is the number zero – one of the most important inventions in mathematics, incidentally. To the right are the positive integers – 1, 2, 3 – up to 10 or 25 or 100. To the left are the negative integers – and take a moment to salute the incomparable genius of subjunctivity who first...
  • From Man Alive! - "The greatest love of all."

    04/12/2012 9:14:01 AM PDT · by Greg Swann · 3 replies ^ | April 8, 2012 | Greg Swann
    From: Man Alive! A survival manual for the human mind. by Greg Swann Chapter 5. The greatest love of all. When the subject of love and sex come up, our friends in the lab coats have a field day. For one thing, gibbons and other critters pair-bond for life, so they’re “just like us.” And for another, when you’re in the thrall of your best-beloved, your brain is all but drowning in pheromones and oxytocin and a mad obsession to rut yourself raw, so you’re no different from a house-cat in heat. Everything they have to say about you omits...
  • From Man Alive! - "A survival manual for the human mind."

    04/11/2012 9:40:58 AM PDT · by Greg Swann · 3 replies ^ | April 8, 2012 | Greg Swann
    From: Man Alive! A survival manual for the human mind. by Greg Swann Chapter 4. The greatest invention in the history of humanity. That chapter heading is really just a tease. What’s the most important invention ever devised by the mind of man? Fathertongue, of course. All other inventions flow from it. Without it, we are badly-adapted hairless apes, ultimately doomed to an ignominious extinction. With it, human beings danced on the Moon. In the last chapter, I raised the idea of your being stranded on a desert island. That’s a hugely unlikely scenario, but it’s interesting to think about...
  • From Man Alive! - "The nature of your nature."

    04/09/2012 8:35:14 AM PDT · by Greg Swann · 5 replies ^ | April 8, 2012 | Greg Swann
    From: Man Alive! A survival manual for the human mind. by Greg Swann Chapter 2. The nature of your nature. Everything I have to say about anything starts with carrying the claim back to the object. The essence of philosophical error, deliberate or not, is creative solipsism: “The nature of the thing under discussion is what I need it to be to make my argument work out.” This is useless, of course, since no amount of creative map-making will turn a mountain into a valley. The map is not the territory. If we want to make useful, cogent arguments about...
  • New 'thinking cap' technologies that control weaponry 'a step closer'

    03/02/2012 12:49:11 AM PST · by U-238 · 7 replies · 35+ views
    The Telegraph ^ | 3/1/2012 | The Telegraph
    Researchers believe that new "thinking caps", could help provide super-human strength, highly enhanced concentration or thought-controlled weaponry. A British ethics group is investigating the ethical dilemmas posed by inventions that interfere with the brain's inner workings. The Nuffield Council on Bioethics (NCB) has launched a consultation on the risks posed by such new technologies, the global market for which it says is worth $8bn (5bn) and "growing fast. With the prospect of future conflicts between armies controlling weapons with their minds, the Council, an independent body, is wanting to identify what issues that come with blurring the lines between humans...
  • Does a Full-Time Homemaker Swap Her Mind for a Mop?

    11/15/2011 11:54:18 AM PST · by ReformationFan · 49 replies
    Jewish World Review ^ | 11-15-11 | Dennis Prager
    I periodically write and regularly broadcast about male-female issues because I want to help men and women, especially husbands and wives, get along better. But I have developed a secondary reason: to elicit left-wing reactions. They reveal an enormous amount about how the left thinks. For example, one of the biggest left-wing websites (Daily Kos) wrote that "Dennis Prager advocates marital rape." Why? Because I wrote a column in which I suggested that if a woman loves her husband, and if he is a loving and good man, she might not want to be guided solely by "mood" in deciding...
  • Never mind immigration what about Britain's emigration crisis?

    04/14/2011 11:28:26 PM PDT · by Nachum · 12 replies
    Telegraph UK ^ | 4/14/11 | Daniel Knowles
    David Cameron wants to reduce net migration to the tens of thousands. To achieve it, he is talking up the Governments plans to cut immigration, setting off all sorts of political spats. But, even as the Prime Minister speaks, his government is actually closing in on the target. Not because immigration is falling, of course, but because emigration is increasing. Not for the first time in our history, we are witnessing an exodus of Brits. And they are increasingly the people we can least afford to lose. Over 1,000 people leave this country every day. Of that number, around 40...
  • Make Up Your Mind

    03/07/2011 1:00:17 PM PST · by hawkins · 8 replies
    That Christian Website ^ | 03/07/2011 | Erik Smith
    Have you ever been to a place, maybe a buffet-style restaurant or a potluck supper, where they had so many good, tasty things to eat that it was truly difficult to decide what to put on your plate? The fried chicken looks good but then you spy across the table some yummy looking meatloaf and, oh, there is a bowl of mashed potatoes next to a casserole dish filled with your favorite macaroni and cheese. You ask yourself: Will there be enough room on my plate? (Or we ask: Will there be enough room in my stomach for dessert? They...
  • General ordering probe into report of mind tricks (another 'WTF' moment, mind control?)

    02/24/2011 10:05:09 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 22 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 2/24/11 | Pauline Jelinek and Deb Riechmann - ap
    WASHINGTON The top U.S. commander in Afghanistan is calling for an investigation into charges that an army unit trained in psychological operations was improperly ordered to manipulate American senators to get more money and troops for the war. A senator allegedly targeted said Thursday that he's confident there will be a review of the facts, but played down the idea that he was manipulated.
  • Reducing Crime To Genes

    02/13/2011 2:03:08 PM PST · by SeanG200 · 4 replies
    Religio-Political Talk (RPT) ^ | 2-13-2011 | Papa Giorgio
    There are multiple links in my one post, so if you wish to go directly to them here they are: ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- I piece together these recent and past videos and stories (one is an article from National Review from 2008 scanned in -- not in the links above) that deal with evolutionary psychology and genes being the source of (fallaciously of course) all human behavior. In other words, no choice of free will. I will add an excerpt below. Enjoy the massive amounts of info!!
  • Air Force Seeks Neuroweapons To Enhance US Airmen's Minds and Confuse Foes

    11/03/2010 9:30:21 PM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 15 replies
    Popular Science ^ | 11/3/2010 | Rebecca Boyle
    Intelligent advanced aircraft is one thing, but if the Air Force wants to be in prime warfighting condition, its pilots had better come with advanced weaponry, too. That’s why the Air Force wants neuroweapons that can enhance airmen’s performance, while degrading the mental states of their foes. The Air Force Research Laboratory’s 711th Human Performance Wing just updated a call for proposals that examine “Advances in Bioscience for Airmen Performance,” according to Wired's Danger Room. The initial announcement came out last November, but no one has yet come up with new stimulants that help airmen focus, or models that fuse...
  • The MIND of Christ...Spiritual Truth Revealed from the Bible

    09/17/2010 8:19:42 PM PDT · by bibletruth · 5 replies
    2010 | bibletruth
    What is the MIND of Christ....Is it Spiritual...Or is it of man's thinking. Was the Mind of Christ revealed to Peter, or to Paul? Learn these Truths as revealed from Christ as delivered to Paul in the Bible
  • Emotional Brain Training

    08/18/2010 11:26:41 PM PDT · by Kevmo · 2 replies · 1+ views
    EBT ^ | February 2010 | Lauren Mellin
    Has anyone heard of this approach to conquering anxiety, depression, perhaps even substance abuse? I'm thinking of buying the book "Wired for Joy" or getting the DVD. History of EBT Beginning 30 years ago, we began to develop a method based on this underlying premise as a faculty member at the University of California, San Francisco. The first method was part of an interdisciplinary adolescent health-training program of national leaders in adolescent health directed by Charles E. Irwin, Jr. Later, in the Department of Family and Community medicine then directed by Jonathan Rodnick, with the research collaboration of Mary...
  • Music is Universal!

    Bobby McFerrin ("Don't Worry, Be Happy" dude) does an impromptu experiment with the audience at World Science Festival 2009. The panelists are amazed...
  • Time to revisit the question: 'What if Obama is out of his mind?'

    03/04/2010 10:20:30 AM PST · by Nachum · 77 replies · 2,365+ views
    American Thinker ^ | 3/4/10 | Tony Gallardo
    In an Esquire on-line article on June 10, 2009, Charles P. Pierce asked "What if Obama's out of his mind?" In one paragraph, he led off with: "Listen to him. He's talking in what seems to be a glossolalic deluge of issues. One plan a week, each thrown out there while we're still digesting the previous one. He's moving too fast for us to keep up with him. He's talking a private language, to himself, like crazy people do....." At the time, relatively early in the administration, it was tempting to think that Obama may be a little overzealous in...
  • Socialist Brain of a Liberal Democrat (Its True!)

    11/28/2009 10:06:11 PM PST · by greatdefender · 3 replies · 648+ views

    08/19/2009 11:44:29 PM PDT · by Jedediah · 364+ views
    The Joshua Chronicles ^ | Jesus the author and finisher
    My shaking of the heavens and the earth is in conjunction ( balance ) with my children's hearts in the heavenlies and those yet earth bound for truly a day in my courts is where I would have all my creation come and abide with me for my word is not ( non ) sense for as My Word I am seeking those that would worship me in spirit and in truth . So come " Abide " for truly I AM here waiting for you and this place IS " The mind of Christ " Your Zion on earth...
  • Biophysical Warfare - The Mind Has No Firewalls

    06/30/2009 9:34:26 PM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 18 replies · 745+ views
    The Memory Hole ^ | 6/30/2009 | Timothy L. Thomas
    The human body, much like a computer, contains myriad data processors. They include, but are not limited to, the chemical-electrical activity of the brain, heart, and peripheral nervous system, the signals sent from the cortex region of the brain to other parts of our body, the tiny hair cells in the inner ear that process auditory signals, and the light-sensitive retina and cornea of the eye that process visual activity.[2] We are on the threshold of an era in which these data processors of the human body may be manipulated or debilitated. Examples of unplanned attacks on the body's data-processing...
  • Inside the baby mind

    04/26/2009 9:46:51 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 14 replies · 637+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | 4/26/09 | Jonah Lehrer
    It's unfocused, random, and extremely good at what it does. How we can learn from a baby's brain.WHAT IS IT like to be a baby? For centuries, this question would have seemed absurd: behind that adorable facade was a mostly empty head. A baby, after all, is missing most of the capabilities that define the human mind, such as language and the ability to reason. Rene Descartes argued that the young child was entirely bound by sensation, hopelessly trapped in the confusing rush of the here and now. A newborn, in this sense, is just a lump of need, a...
  • WAR Of the Worlds

    04/01/2009 12:11:59 PM PDT · by prheffler · 24 replies · 727+ views
    my brian ^ | awhile ago | me
    Why havent we conducted a rapid response to all those who oppose global American hegemony? Why havent we given ultimatums and timetables to, say countries like China, Iran, Cuba and so forth? Why must we continually engage in all this waste of time and resources? Is it: 1.) The American public who elects the officials do not have the will or desire? 2.) The educational systems and media have not properly molded the minds of our citizens? 3.) There is too much money to make from the current complex? 4.) There is no political will due to fear and apathy?...
  • The Brain: A Mindless Obsession?

    01/01/2009 2:53:19 PM PST · by Dysart · 18 replies · 1,126+ views
    The Wlison Center ^ | Winter 2008 | Charles Barber
    A team of American researchers attracted national attention last year when they announced results of a study that, they said, reveal key factors that will influence how swing voters cast their ballots in the upcoming presidential election. The researchers didnt gain these miraculous insights by polling their subjects. They scanned their brains. Theirs was just the latest in a lengthening skein of studies that use new brain-scan technology to plumb the mysteries of the American political mind. But politics is just the beginning. Its hard to pick up a newspaper without reading some newly minted neuroscientific explanation for complex human...
  • Emotiv Launches Neurotechnology Development Platform

    11/23/2008 4:05:38 PM PST · by Flavius · 2 replies · 233+ views
    emotiv systems ^ | 11/20/08 | emotiv systems
    Emotiv Systems, the pioneer in brain computer interface technology, today announced that it is opening its Application Programming Interface (API) and providing a range of development tools to enable developers to integrate neurotechnology into a wide range of applications. The initiative will spur the adoption of brain computer interface technology in video gaming and other industries, enabling consumers to experience an entirely new form of human-machine interaction.
  • The Army's Totally Serious Mind-Control Project

    09/17/2008 10:24:50 AM PDT · by BGHater · 10 replies · 423+ views
    Time ^ | 14 Sep 2008 | Mark Thompson
    Soldiers barking orders at each other is so 20th Century. That's why the U.S. Army has just awarded a $4 million contract to begin developing "thought helmets" that would harness silent brain waves for secure communication among troops. Ultimately, the Army hopes the project will "lead to direct mental control of military systems by thought alone." If this sounds insane, it would have been as recently as a few years ago. But improvements in computing power and a better understanding of how the brain works have scientists busy hunting for the distinctive neural fingerprints that flash through a brain when...
  • Scientists: 115-Year-Old's Brain Worked Perfectly

    06/13/2008 3:39:47 PM PDT · by blam · 12 replies · 195+ views
    Physorg ^ | 6-13-2008 | ANRICA DEB
    Scientists: 115-year-old's brain worked perfectly By ANRICA DEB , Associated Press WriterJune 13, 2008 Hendrikje van Andel-Schipper, who died at age 115 in 2005, is seen in this May 26, 2004 photo at de Westerkim, home for the elderly, in Hoogeveen, Netherlands. Scientists say that Henrikje van Andel-Schipper's mind was probably as good as it seemed: a post-mortem analysis of her brain revealed few signs of Alzheimer's or other diseases commonly associated with a decline in mental ability in old age. "This is the first (extremely old) brain that did not have these problems," Professor Gert Holstege of Groningen University...
  • Mind reading by MRI scan raises 'mental privacy' issue

    06/09/2008 9:32:18 AM PDT · by BGHater · 12 replies · 178+ views
    Telegraph ^ | 09 June 2008 | Roger Highfield
    Employers, the military and intelligence services may soon be using computerised mind-reading techniques and there is a need for a public debate about "mental privacy," a leading neuroscientist said yesterday. At the Cheltenham Science Festival, backed by The Daily Telegraph, Prof Geraint Rees of University College London said that, although hospital patients and experimental volunteers are protected, there is a need for debate about, for example, whether employers could use mind reading methods to decode brain activity to screen job applicants. Another possibility raised by studies of how the brain encodes memories and other information is that these methods could...
  • Brain Blanket Boosts Mind Control

    02/15/2008 2:19:22 PM PST · by blam · 11 replies · 131+ views
    New Scientist ^ | 2-15-2008 | Tom Simonite
    Brain blanket boosts mind control 18:00 15 February 2008 news service Tom Simonite With a sheet of electrodes placed over the brain, people can quickly learn to move a cursor around a computer screen using their thoughts. Early trials suggest that this new procedure could overtake more established brain-computer interfaces (BCIs). The two established techniques involve inserting electrodes into the brain or attaching them onto the scalp. These approaches have let people control robotic limbs, steer wheelchairs, type messages and walk in virtual worlds using thought alone. BCIs will one day transform the lives of people with disabilities and...
  • Paralysed man's mind is 'read'

    11/17/2007 3:35:04 PM PST · by BGHater · 25 replies · 203+ views
    BBC ^ | 15 Nov 2007 | BBC
    Electrodes were planted in the part of the brain which controls speech Scientists say they may be on the brink of translating into words the thoughts of a man who can no longer speak, after a pioneering experiment. Electrodes have been implanted in the brain of Eric Ramsay, who has been "locked in" - conscious but paralysed - since a car crash eight years ago. These have been recording pulses in areas of the brain involved in speech. Now, New Scientist magazine reports, they are to use the signals he generates to drive speech software. Although the data is...
  • Thought Police: How Brain Scans Could Invade Your Private Life (Machines Read Your Mind)

    11/07/2007 6:30:31 PM PST · by Recovering_Democrat · 28 replies · 75+ views
    Popular Mechanics ^ | November 2007 | Jeff Wise
    Frank Tong is peering into another mans mind...On the other side of a plate-glass window, an undergraduate lies immobile, his legs protruding from a functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) scanner. A display unit above the young mans eyes flashes a picture of a pigeon or a penguinat this point Tong doesnt know which.... On Tongs screens a series of images appear: black-and-white cross sections of the living brain...Tong extracts the data from the scanner, takes it back to his lab and runs it through his processing software. After several hours he has a prediction: The test subject was looking...