Tuesday, December 04, 2007

Brain records the past in stereo

Once again, I'm throwing this up here for later inclusion into a comprehensive article, but if I don't put it up here now, I'll forget... well I'll remember but my facts wont be accurate:

Dr. Penfield and his probe.

This is pilfered directly from Thomas Harris' "I'm OK--You're OK" 1967

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Any hypothesis must depend for it's verification on observable evidence. Until recently there has been little evidence about how the brain functions in cognition, precisely how and which of the 12 billion cells within the brain store memory. How much memory is retained? Can it disappear? Is memory generalized or specific? Why are some memories more available for recall than others?

... During the course of brain surgery, in treating patients suffering from focal epilepsy, Penfield conducted a serise of experiments during which he touched teh temporal cortex of the brain of the patient with a weak electric current transmitted through a galvanic probe. His observations of the responses to these stimulations were accumulated over a period of several years.

damn, time to make the doughnuts again
note to self
we remember stuff in stereo
One- just like a video game, one recording is 'cockpit view' we see the world from OUR eyes, we see our wrists and elbows and the outside world.

the other is birds eye view (God's eye view????)
like Mario brothers, we see not just the outside world, but we see ourselves too.

One is like Star Trek's 'ships log', external recording of said event
the other is 'how we felt, internally, to said 'stimuli'

gotta go to work, sure wish my books sold enough for me to write full time
they will
God wills it
I will it
the Collective Conscious wills it
(who's grandiose??? what're you lookin at me for?)

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