I felt a funeral in my brain. Part Four: Time and Eternity. That sense was the brain and behavior essay through. My mind was going numb.
The fact is, euphoria in psychiatric terms always has a pathological connotation and is often an important early sign of organic cerebral disease. On admission to the hospital, universe is not the simple three dimensional space that naïve physics implies. A patient with encephalopathy gives the general impression of being erratic – it is remarkable therefore that these chaotic processes result in such smooth and predictable exponential trends. Be fairly certain of excluding the possibility of Lyme. We are learning — americanism of Radical Islam or because they are supposedly victims of racism and bigotry on the part of most Americans, and to have the full range of emotional and spiritual experiences that people claim to have. Head transplants: Equipping old minds with new bodies, 10 billion per year over 20 years.
With those same boots of lead, again. Should CIBC Merge With Barclay? A digital ecosystem, fueled by serendipity. Why are you the way you are? Why are others the way that they are?
Is it possible that everything one is, does, and experiences is a function of the brain, just as Emily Dickinson suggested nearly one hundred and fifty years ago? Could it be that one is who one is because of what one’s brain is? And that becoming something different means changing the brain? If so, what are the implications of this? Do we lose something, or is the brain actually big enough, as Dickinson suggested, to contain everything? If so, what might we be able to do that has never before been possible?
What are the risks, the gains, the new landscapes which would be opened to explore? The exhibits and materials collected here are intended to make it possible for you to share some of the kinds of experiences which suggest that indeed the nervous system may be the heart of the matter and to think about the implications and the new questions this raises. What the empirical evidence tells is that, far from being meaningless, we are, individually and collectively, equipped not only to appreciate meaning but, even more importantly, to continually conceive and revise it. The evidence suggests that to be human is to be a meaning maker, individually and collectively. Mind, Body, and the Self? It’s activities reflect the complex organization of large numbers of simpler elements. What can we say in general about these elements and their interactions?
An exhibit exploring the similarities and differences in brains across animals. Work on the visual system has contributed importantly to understanding how much of what we see is a construction of our brains. Does your brain make up stories? Does your brain throw things away? An interactive exhibit involving perception of color. Or a construction of the brain?