Where do thoughts come from ?

Discussion in 'Parapsychology' started by Mark Turner, Jul 18, 2019.

  1. HawkI Registered Senior Member

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    External!? So Mind body connection huh!? Well in that case, the DC comic book Universe's, The Watch Men's very own, Dr. Manhattan, is a very realistic character. Awesome, and of course, you could be right, who on Earth am I to judge?
     
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  3. Write4U Valued Senior Member

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    Consider that a picture is made up from billions of color pixels. I believe this is how the brain functions. the neural network constructs a composite of neural information bits which are experienced as a holographic image inside the brain. This is how we can experience a lifesize image inside an average adult brain volume of 1260 cubic centimeters (cm3) for men and 1130 cm3 for women. This is quite remarkable, when you think of it.

    The physical brain inside your skull can only make "best guesses" of what it receives second hand from your sensory inputs. But it seems to have an enormous memory storage capacity, from which it can draw and fill in details that may not necessarily be observable by the senses in real time, but are available in the memory, which is made up from sets of microtubules. When these undergo "catastrophic disintegration" Alzheimers loss of memory is the result.
    https://neurosciencenews.com/memory-loss-reversal-alzheimers-immunotherapy-1894/
    (see also Alternative Theories sub-forum)

    This is how writers can write a book , describing in detail the imagined scenery and external conditions necessary for development of the plot.
     
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  5. C C Consular Corps - "the backbone of diplomacy" Valued Senior Member

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    Even in a life of monotonous routine, perceptual events and sensations do not perfectly repeat themselves every day. That content gets converted to descriptive thought or understanding, and can additionally stimulate personal, creative imagination. No boundaries have been provided for "new" as to whether it can apply to variations of the familiar (common) or must pertain only to the radically novel (rare).
     
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  7. Write4U Valued Senior Member

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    Anil Seth demonstrates a beautiful example of the brains flexibility and ability to incorporate new information or to make sense from prior nonsense.

    One phenomenon is not "I believe it, when I see it", but "I see it, when I believe it".

    If that curious statement intrigues you, do watch the Anil Seth video in my thread; "Is consciousness to be found ........" in the Alternative Theories thread.
     
  8. Write4U Valued Senior Member

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    On second thought, it's perfectly appropriate to post it here as well. It actually answers the OP question, if one takes the time to actually concider the "proofs"presented in the lecture.
     

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