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bladerunner060
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11/7/2014 2:55:55 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
Regardless of your disposition, I found this interesting and thought others might too:

http://io9.com...
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Enji
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11/7/2014 3:25:55 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 11/7/2014 2:55:55 PM, bladerunner060 wrote:
Regardless of your disposition, I found this interesting and thought others might too:

http://io9.com...

Scientists have found a way to interact with supernatural beings and you still deny that they exist. You're blind to reality, Mr. Bladerunner60.
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Otokage
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11/7/2014 4:59:05 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
That's so cool. I want the experiment recorded so I can watch the reactions of the subjects lol
UndeniableReality
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11/15/2014 1:43:49 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 11/7/2014 3:25:55 PM, Enji wrote:
At 11/7/2014 2:55:55 PM, bladerunner060 wrote:
Regardless of your disposition, I found this interesting and thought others might too:

http://io9.com...

Scientists have found a way to interact with supernatural beings and you still deny that they exist. You're blind to reality, Mr. Bladerunner60.
=)

Actually, they found a way to make people see things that aren't there by stimulating parts of their brain. We can make them see, smell, feel, hear, do, other things by stimulating their brain effectively as well. Otherwise, you would be arguing that every time we stimulate a person's brain and they experience something, that experience reflects something that definitely exists externally to the observer in reality as well. Those parts of the brain are activated as you consciously experience those things in the real world.

It's not that you 'turn on' a part of someone's brain and they 'see' a new aspect of reality, it's that inducing neural activity in the brain induces hallucinatory conscious experience.

In the case of the article, the scientists were exploiting the mechanics of neural computation to induce perceptual illusions. You can, for example, make someone feel literally like the room is spinning or the ground is shaking.
Enji
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11/15/2014 11:34:13 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 11/15/2014 1:43:49 PM, UndeniableReality wrote:
At 11/7/2014 3:25:55 PM, Enji wrote:
At 11/7/2014 2:55:55 PM, bladerunner060 wrote:
Regardless of your disposition, I found this interesting and thought others might too:

http://io9.com...

Scientists have found a way to interact with supernatural beings and you still deny that they exist. You're blind to reality, Mr. Bladerunner60.
=)

Actually, they found a way to make people see things that aren't there by stimulating parts of their brain. We can make them see, smell, feel, hear, do, other things by stimulating their brain effectively as well. Otherwise, you would be arguing that every time we stimulate a person's brain and they experience something, that experience reflects something that definitely exists externally to the observer in reality as well. Those parts of the brain are activated as you consciously experience those things in the real world.

It's not that you 'turn on' a part of someone's brain and they 'see' a new aspect of reality, it's that inducing neural activity in the brain induces hallucinatory conscious experience.

In the case of the article, the scientists were exploiting the mechanics of neural computation to induce perceptual illusions. You can, for example, make someone feel literally like the room is spinning or the ground is shaking.

In the future I'll be sure to turn on DDO's sarcasm font.
UndeniableReality
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11/16/2014 12:39:15 AM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 11/15/2014 11:34:13 PM, Enji wrote:
At 11/15/2014 1:43:49 PM, UndeniableReality wrote:
At 11/7/2014 3:25:55 PM, Enji wrote:
At 11/7/2014 2:55:55 PM, bladerunner060 wrote:
Regardless of your disposition, I found this interesting and thought others might too:

http://io9.com...

Scientists have found a way to interact with supernatural beings and you still deny that they exist. You're blind to reality, Mr. Bladerunner60.
=)

Actually, they found a way to make people see things that aren't there by stimulating parts of their brain. We can make them see, smell, feel, hear, do, other things by stimulating their brain effectively as well. Otherwise, you would be arguing that every time we stimulate a person's brain and they experience something, that experience reflects something that definitely exists externally to the observer in reality as well. Those parts of the brain are activated as you consciously experience those things in the real world.

It's not that you 'turn on' a part of someone's brain and they 'see' a new aspect of reality, it's that inducing neural activity in the brain induces hallucinatory conscious experience.

In the case of the article, the scientists were exploiting the mechanics of neural computation to induce perceptual illusions. You can, for example, make someone feel literally like the room is spinning or the ground is shaking.

In the future I'll be sure to turn on DDO's sarcasm font.

I think I read the first sentence and jumped the gun. My bad =P