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All things brain...
« on: July 12, 2017, 08:18:49 PM »
After the conversation about attention on the 'What's on your mind thread?' this popped up in my YouTube feed.


I thought it would be more useful to start a brain thread rather than trying to find the original discussion.

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Re: All things brain...
« Reply #1 on: July 12, 2017, 08:41:58 PM »
Interesting distinction with "Covert Attention". That must be on steroids for me. I pick up every conversation in a noisy place without even trying.

Not sure how you can make the same distinction with computers, though. They're either paying attention, or not paying attention. Maybe something quantum computing can tackle...

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Re: All things brain...
« Reply #2 on: July 13, 2017, 02:41:40 AM »
Awesome! :grin:
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Re: All things brain...
« Reply #3 on: July 13, 2017, 02:48:29 AM »
Just to leave to this here:

http://www.happyatheistforum.com/forum/index.php?topic=724.msg354756#msg354756

(discussion on creativity and attention from the What's on your mind thread. 
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Re: All things brain...
« Reply #4 on: July 13, 2017, 12:08:04 PM »
Just to leave to this here:

http://www.happyatheistforum.com/forum/index.php?topic=724.msg354756#msg354756

(discussion on creativity and attention from the What's on your mind thread.

Thank you, I couldn't face trawling through the threads!

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Re: All things brain...
« Reply #5 on: July 15, 2017, 02:07:30 AM »

Came across this short video on Youtube on the debunking of certain "neuromyths", as she calls them.

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Re: All things brain...
« Reply #6 on: July 18, 2017, 10:15:02 PM »

Another new Ted talk on the brain.

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Re: All things brain...
« Reply #7 on: July 21, 2017, 03:48:35 AM »
Thanks for sharing that hallucination with me, Claire ;-)

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Re: All things brain...
« Reply #8 on: July 21, 2017, 01:15:25 PM »
I haven't watched this yet, but it's with the same guy:

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Re: All things brain...
« Reply #9 on: July 21, 2017, 04:49:51 PM »

Another new Ted talk on the brain.

I liked that one where he talks about the methods of prediction go "wrong" and you get visual hallucinations that other's do not see. I get that because of when I went through psychosis, that is exactly how it appeared. The "predictions" I had were not the same as other's in more ways than one.
But, uh...well there it is.
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Re: All things brain...
« Reply #10 on: July 25, 2017, 09:07:32 PM »
The topic of 'left vs. right' came up in Hermes' Puzzle thread, so I thought I'd leave this TED-ed video here (came out just yesterday).

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Re: All things brain...
« Reply #11 on: July 26, 2017, 12:54:34 AM »
The fact that still has to be talked about flips my shit
But, uh...well there it is.
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Re: All things brain...
« Reply #12 on: July 26, 2017, 05:19:19 AM »
Thanks for the video, Arturo, that was very interesting. I was using the terms mainly as convenient labels for two ways to see that puzzle. These shortcuts in terminology can save many words in a discussion, although I probably should have used the quotes: "left" and "right".

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Re: All things brain...
« Reply #13 on: July 26, 2017, 05:30:09 AM »
Woah wait. I think you mean xSilverPhinx
But, uh...well there it is.
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Re: All things brain...
« Reply #14 on: July 26, 2017, 06:55:23 AM »
Well dammit Silver.  I am ambidextrous so I wanted to believe that Both sides of my brain were working in unison such that my brain was better than most.  Oh Well! Live and learn. :grrr: