Terence McKenna's Final Interview

"Science is essentially prophecy." - Alan Watts

"Believe it or not,

there is an objective reality.

The ability to perceive it is a skill."

Bruce McDonald

Baba O'Riley

"There is a lurking fear that

some things are not meant 'to be known,'

that some inquiries are too dangerous

for human beings to make

Carl Sagan

Embodied vs Traditional Cognition

If the boundaries of the self shift with those of the mind out from skull to body, or even from body to world, as the self-follows-mind view implies, then accepting embodied or extended cognition will have interesting implications concerning autonomy, sociality, personal identity, and responsibility.

Humans are "infovores."

We crave info like drugs, junk food, and cash.

The human eye fixates three times a second, drawn to novelty.

Without new information to assimilate, humans experience boredom.

Endogenous opioid peptide neurotransmitters are being activated.

The effect of these endogenous opioids is pleasurable.

The same neural receptors are involved in the high from opiate drugs, such as Heroin™, OxyContin® or opium.

In the past opioids were believed to exist primarily in the spinal cord and lower brain centers as they reduce the sensation of pain.

Opioid receptors have been discovered in a region of the cerebral cortex, outer brain layer largely responsible for perception, cognition and emotion.

In areas initially receiving visual or auditory information, opioids are sparse.

In "association areas," where sensory information triggers memory and taps into previous stored knowledge, there is a high density of opioid receptors.

So the more a new piece of information tickles the part of the brain that interprets the situation or conversation, the bigger the opioid hit.

Staring at a blank wall will produce few mental associations.

Gazing at something that leads to a novel interpretation spurs higher levels of associative activity in opioid-dense areas.

We are thrilled when new insights tap into what we have previously learned.

Once we learn this truth we seek ways to feed our endogenous opioid desires.

The first time we experience a new perspective - a scene, a movie, a literary passage, a new experience - there's a high level of activity in which a few neurons are strongly activated by connections to memories and knowledge.

When we "return to reality," connections to memories and knowledge have now been made, the strongly activated neurons produce less opioids reducing overall activity and pleasure now that we have absorbed the information.

This agrees with the theory of the Hedonistic Thermostat and what any introspective person already knows - old information and repeated experiences do not give us that endogenous opioid hit that we so desire.

It explains the altered realities of heavy opium users Thomas De Quincey, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, William Blair, HP Lovecraft, Edgar Alan Poe, ...

Human consciousness is selective;
it concentrates on some things and ignores others.

Ideas and beliefs are essentially plans for
organizing and structuring experience of the world.

William James

"If we do not focus our attention on something, we will not remember it." - Torkel Klingberg

As foundational cultural knowledge along with shared concepts of reality recede into the past increasing contact with contradictory beliefs occurs.

Individuals that can process and present detailed factual information in an unbiased holistic manner are critical to a proper understanding of events.

Knowledge guides are needed to thread the labyrinth of too much data.

To gain attention public-affairs content must make sense of the flood of information that inundates us all but first must grab our attention.

Attention can be thought of as a combination of three cognitive networks - observation, orientation, and execution:

Observation requires a state of wakefulness necessary to attend to info flow.

Orientation is the process by which we respond to stimuli.

Execution involves the conscious control of sensory stimulation to direct and maintain focus - not allowing the conscious thought stream to be distracted.

Web pages specifically exploit our biological orienting responses.

A culturally induced form of attention-deficit disorder with competing inputs prevent us from assimilating information.

Public affairs content must get "eyeballs to stick" to "deliver the message."


Expectations help shape babies' brains

New Studies Refute Claims Cannabis
Exposure Is Harmful To The Developing Brain

Effects of Smoking Marijuana on Brain Perfusion and Cognition

Cannabis use during pregnancy: Thicker prefrontal cortex

"The human brain develops largely after we are born.

The brain of a human infant is so feeble that human babies are helpless.

Human infants cannot walk, visual perception is rudimentary, cognitive abilities and the ability to communicate by speech does not develop fully until the completion of adolescence.

Our brains are the product of the environment in which we are nurtured through the first two decades of life.

Our experience during childhood and adolescence determines the wiring of our brain so powerfully that even processing of sensory information is determined by our childhood environment.

Whether we can hear eight notes in a musical scale or 12, or whether we find symmetry in art beautiful or boring, or whether we can hear the difference in sound of the English letter "R" vs. "L", depends entirely upon whether our brains wired up during childhood in Western culture or Asian culture.

The neural circuitry underlying those sensory perceptions is directed by what we experienced in early life, and these circuits cannot be rewired easily in the adult brain." - Douglas Fields, neurobiologist

At 7 months, brain activity points to social intelligence

What It Takes To Change Brain Patterns After Age 25

Verbal abuse from peers is associated with elevated psychiatric symptoms and corpus callosum abnormalities.

The main cause is stress hormones, changes in inhibitory neurotransmitters, and environmental experience affecting the formation of myelin electrical insulation on nerve fibers, the same thing vaccines do.

The most sensitive period for verbal abuse from peers in impairing brain development was exposure during the middle school years.

During this period lifelong connections are developing in the adult brain.

Wiring of the adult brain is dependent on environmental experience.

Complexity of the noumenon is beyond the ability to describe in words.

Layered connections are beyond the ability of bicameral minds.

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