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  1. Michael 345 New year. PRESENT is 69 years old Valued Senior Member

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    Nice one

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  3. geordief Valued Senior Member

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    Sounds a bit like an enema vehicle.
     
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  5. Write4U Valued Senior Member

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    Sedition.
    https://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/18/2384
     
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    Plethora : Noun : A large or excessive amount of something.
     
  8. Write4U Valued Senior Member

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    Onomatopoeia?

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  11. Michael 345 New year. PRESENT is 69 years old Valued Senior Member

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    Hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia

    The medical term for the fear of long words

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  12. Michael 345 New year. PRESENT is 69 years old Valued Senior Member

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    Made up a new word

    Chatting about telepathy and I made my observation that each brain has its own pathway for any particular thought

    Hence to transfer a thought the other brain would need the same brainprint to correctly translate

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  13. Write4U Valued Senior Member

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    Perhaps; thought processes may not necessarily be linear but could be 3 D and the processing is accomplished by "quorum sensing", a form of group treshold sensing and dynamic response function. i.e. bioluminescence.

    Word: Quorum Sensing
     
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  14. RainbowSingularity Valued Senior Member

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    who was posting about mirror neurons ?
    sounds kinda sensibly similar.
     
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  15. Michael 345 New year. PRESENT is 69 years old Valued Senior Member

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    Sure I would agree thinking (total brain activity) would be 3D

    My thought was more to isolating a single thought, with numerous single thoughts, representing the ridges of a finger print

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  16. Write4U Valued Senior Member

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    I'm sure each person has their own unique processing structure based on time and experience.

    We often share similar experiences but from a slightly different perspective, creating a uniquely specific process from that individuals perspective.

    However, from what I understand, there are shared regions in the brain which are present in all humans and would be activated only under specific conditions; pain, pleasure, curiosity, etc?
    Empathy......

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  17. Michael 345 New year. PRESENT is 69 years old Valued Senior Member

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    I agree shared regions but I am drilling down deeper to a single thought

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  18. Write4U Valued Senior Member

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    I read that a single thought may require activity in as much as 100,000 neurons in the brain.

    This is why I find the quorum sensing ability so appealing. It appears to be a chemistry-driven dynamic communication function among vast numbers of bacteria or neurons, and most importantly, with both intra-species (self) and inter-species (others) communicaton abilities!

    The problem with a single neuron or bacterium is that they are much too small to have a noticeable impact on the whole. But when groups of neurons or bacteria fire simultaneously we get an expression of a specific pattern, i.e. bio-luminescence.

    Consider a movie screen. Projecting a single photon is unnoticeable. Project billions of photons on the screen simultaneously and we have a picture. Project billions of photons in a chronology and we have a moving picture.....

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    Anil Seth suggests that our brain makes "best guesses" based on the electro-chemical responses inside the neural network of the brain. When our communal best guesses agree (quorum sensing), we call it reality.

    If communication and cooperation between large numbers of bacteria can create light, can communication and cooperation of large numbers of neurons create an internal holographic image? Seems perfectly doable to me.......

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  19. Michael 345 New year. PRESENT is 69 years old Valued Senior Member

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    No wonder my 3 neuron brain Huey Dewey and Lewie struggles

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  20. Write4U Valued Senior Member

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    Your Huey, Dewey and Lewie have about 3 trillion combined and networked microtubules which process the biological languages and trigger genetic biological expressions, both beneficial and virulent.

    How many pixels in that picture, at what definition, refresh rate? And that's purely electronic.

    What astounds me is the variety and speeds at which a host of communication languages can be performed by the natural biological neural networks.

    The things that are going on and inside of us at every moment of our existence is almost unbelievable. The numbers are truly astronomical. Our bodies are oceans of living and interacting bio-organisms of all kinds as long as they are able to process and communicate biochemical messages which are "countable" by others..........

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  21. Michael 345 New year. PRESENT is 69 years old Valued Senior Member

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    Ummmm and I considered each to be a single neuron

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  22. Write4U Valued Senior Member

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    I don't know, but I doubt it. Seems to me that inside our brain pictures form from sets of associated memories. This sometimes allow for deja vu when you are in a strange place but recognize an familiar object. Your brain will try to reconstruct its memory and you get the feeling you've been there before. It would seem to me that this would take many, many neurons, depending on the shape, size, substance of the observed objects.

    Bonnie Bassler specifically mentions that it takes many individuals to affect a noticeable change. Hence the importance of the discovery of "quorum sensing" where many individuals act in unison and are able to execute their instructions en masse.
    http://www.human-memory.net/brain.html

    It literally blows the mind, contemplating what goes on inside the brain.........

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  23. sideshowbob Sorry, wrong number. Valued Senior Member

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    Since this is the Word a Day topic in the Linguistics forum, you probably shouldn't use "literally" non-literally.
     

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