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Scientists in recent years have theorized that our appreciation of art is an evolutionary adaptation, an instinctual trait that helps us survive. That is why we receive a pleasurable reward from viewing art. That pleasure can be artificially enhanced, a new study finds, by stimulating the area of the brain that regulates emotion. 

Insights from this study might be used to help people with Alzheimer’s disease who are stricken with the inability to experience pleasure. It also represents a meaningful advance in a field that is concerned with the fundamental nature of creativity and emotions. 

In the study, published in Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience, researchers in Italy used electrodes to stimulate the left dorsolateral prefrontal cortex (DLPFC), and found that as a result subjects responded more favorably to “classic” works of art. There was no measurable difference in the subjects’ responses to abstract paintings, perhaps because a different brain region is responsible for processing that type of information.



"Is this a language that is within my mind all the time? and when in altered states of consciousness my awareness is witness to it, or is this something that only arises because of the psychedelic catalyst? If this is something biochemical in nature, and inside my mind, what is the structure I’m seeing? Is it architectural in content, or is it allegorical? What is the nature of the intelligence behind its organization? Could they be related to Cymatic wave patterns, how vibratory fields give rise to form?"

"The reason why computers haven’t been able to do this, despite their evidently superior processing capabilities, is that they’re still far from being capable of having human-like spatial reasoning. Interestingly enough, Foldit records the players’ actions and processes them in an algorithm which will eventually help the AI behind the game to someday be able to compile successful structures on its own."

New science from Trinity College, Dublin shows that time is perceived differently according to processing rates and metabolism.

…the reason why brains attribute the property of awareness to itself, is because the brain is essentially constructing a model to monitor the fact that it is paying attention to that object. So attention is a physically real data-handling method and awareness is the brain’s cartoon sketch that’s used to keep track of what it’s doing. That it can use to keep track of what it’s doing.

Sorry Religions, Human Consciousness Is Just a Consequence of Evolution

By Krishna Andavolu

Vice Magazine

(via xjmlm)

PBS NOVA: Replacing Body Parts

If scientists can now use bio-rubber to replace body parts one by one, even through the use of a 3-D printer, then what is life, really?

The Queen replies, “It’s a poor sort of memory that only works backwards.”

This device turns plants into sensory computer touch pads, capable of playing music or flipping through pages in a calender. An idea: Reverse engineer it to measure those electrical impulses (frequencies/harmonics/vibrations) that are apparent in various plant functions.

"Fabien Maman, a musician and acupuncturist, devised the Tama-Do Academy based on his extensive research that showed that human blood cells respond to sound frequencies by changing color and shape. His findings demonstrate sick or rogue cells can be healed or harmonized with sound.”

Cyborg synesthesia for all

(via Neil Harbisson: I listen to color)

Welch and Warren (1980) asserted that multisensory processes followed a modality appropriateness hypothesis, in which due to visual dominance of spatial tasks, also known as visual capture, one will always depend on vision over audition or tactition to solve spatial problems. Thus, auditory stimuli can not at all influence ones perception of the location of a visual stimulus. Concurrently, audition was considered dominant toward temporal tasks.

However, more recent studies have generated results that contradict this hypothesis. Alais and Burr (2004), found that following progressive degradation in the quality of a visual stimulus, participants’ perception of spatial location was determined progressively more by a simultaneous auditory cue. reached a similar finding. However, they also progressively changed the temporal uncertainty of the auditory cue; eventually concluding that it is the uncertainty of individual modalities that determine to what extent information from each modality is considered when forming a percept. This conclusion is similar in some respects to the ‘inverse effectiveness rule’. The extent to which multisensory integration occurs may vary according to the ambiguity of the relevant stimuli.

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