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Aug
12
comment Consumer vs creator, what are the differences?
@cestarian: I am already referring to hardware designers and programmers! yes I know it is conceited and shortsighted, i didn't argue with that but ... there are many populations or social groups (or the majority or the culture, where i come from) that think this way.
Aug
1
comment Consumer vs creator, what are the differences?
@cestarian: this is actually a really good question. Perhaps could be organized better...? Either way, I do get your questions intent and would be interested to know any info on it. From observation, consuming is usually more fun and desirable. Most people would rather have the goodies - cell phones, video games, movies, than work to make them. If one is financially well off, it is easier to just indulge in others work or creativity. For example, where I come from, most people consider engineering beneath them...but drive the nice cars and use the latest technology.
Aug
1
comment Does deep, slow breathing increase mental performance?
@Kyth'Py1k: maybe see if it adds more oxygen to the blood and brain, then see if more oxygen to the blood and brain increase mental performance...? Also, you need to define mental performance; i.e. staying calm in stressful situations vs. creativity levels...
Aug
1
comment What would explain an intense feeling of being extremely present, for no reason?
very interesting...sounds like the only difference is that yours was achieved from the goal of reaching that state vs. random timing.
Aug
1
comment What would explain an intense feeling of being extremely present, for no reason?
I appreciate that ....
Jul
7
comment What would explain an intense feeling of being extremely present, for no reason?
@mrt: please see edit. Thank you.
Jul
4
comment When can we say that machines are conscious?
its all clever programming at this point with a CPU and memory. Perhaps if the machine is made completely out of a living plant or from the brain of a human (who past away)?
Jul
14
comment Body Language: Why do we give each other the grumpy/frowning fake smile?
@olli: Yes, I do it also, and then I say to myself "where did I pick this up from" ?! I started doing it when I entered "adulthood" after college when working in the corporate world. I think I just picked it up from others around me. Maybe it reflects all the stress of the modern days professional man in a complicated contradictory world?
Mar
10
comment What is the cognitive mechanism that creates strong feelings, from environmental organization and appearance?
nice, that does help a lot. However, the first thing that came to mind is that absorption seems to be about getting lost in ones own imagination....is their correlation to getting "lost" in ones environment or being absorbed in the same fashions as in the imagination?
Mar
2
comment What part of the brain locks up when a man is in the presence of an extremely attractive female?
fair enough, any other info would be helpful to steer people away from these analogies.
Feb
13
comment How does cognitive science explain distant intentionality and brain function in recipients?
@nick-stauner: even if the probability is some very small number, can we be sure something like this does not exist in all of humanity?
Feb
13
comment What makes people easily subscribe to pseudoscientific theories?
@forbidden-overseer: some do help and work for people and there are gaps in science. There is an element of art to life that has real outcomes and can not always be organized in thought.
Feb
10
comment What is mindful focused self-awareness from a cognitive science perspective?
@nick-stauner: ok, trying to narrow down.
Feb
10
comment What is mindful focused self-awareness from a cognitive science perspective?
@steven-jeuris: ok, removed.
Feb
9
comment How does cognitive science explain distant intentionality and brain function in recipients?
@nick-stauner: In regards to Daryl Bem "Feeling the Future" this to me is a different claim.
Feb
9
comment How does cognitive science explain distant intentionality and brain function in recipients?
let us continue this discussion in chat
Feb
9
comment How does cognitive science explain distant intentionality and brain function in recipients?
@nick-stauner: ok thanks I will take a look at that one. Also, if there are possibilities of individuals, what evidence proves they can't have an experience that breaks currently know physics. I am trying to look at both sides equally but there may be a gap somewhere...
Feb
9
comment How does cognitive science explain distant intentionality and brain function in recipients?
@nick-stauner: Also, is it possible that it can be a real thing for one persons consciousness (a small percentage) and not available in anothers?
Feb
9
comment How does cognitive science explain distant intentionality and brain function in recipients?
@nick-stauner: thanks for the references, I will need to take a look at each of them in more detail. As for "The direct acknowledgement that biological science can't explain their results", is that really a deal breaker? Also, now how do I explain to myself these experiences that I have had myself?
Feb
9
comment Is it normal for men in long term relationships to want to have sexual relationships with other women?
wonder what types of answers you would get if you asked this question in the 60's and 70's (swingers).