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Seems that you are asking: I am really interested just in the way the brain creates new electrical potentials, "just on his own." and whether [sic] the brain would 'stop working', implying that there no longer is any neural activity due to the lack of external impulses. If you were to theoretically disconnect the brain from all sensory input, ...


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Short answer Sensations are different from thoughts and are separated in the spatial and temporal domain. The distinction between thoughts and perceptions, however, is less well defined, but can still be dealt with experimentally. Background A description of sensation is as follows: The physical process during which our sensory organs [...] respond to ...


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A study by Rainer et al. (2011) has shown that words are skipped and apparently filled in mentally quite often (in the order of 8 to 30% of times). Two important factors that increased skipping rates were the length of the word and the predictability of the word due to contextual constraints. Both cases apply on the word 'the', because it is short and ...


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Physics Perhaps you are asking, "Where would the energy, or the electrical potential, come from?" Short answer: Sugar. Or, at the cellular level, ATP. Point is -- nerve impulses from the senses are [probably] not the brain's main source of energy. Internal Stimulation The five senses provide external stimulation to the brain. But that stimulation takes ...


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At least three things play a role here: Camouflage: the panda looks like the snowman in shape and coloring. Further, the ears of the panda are the buttons of the snowmen behind, i.e. the panda partly merges with the 'background' snowmen; Clutter: there are simply many, many snowmen; Distracters: The colored hats and other attributes are more salient and ...



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