Archive for July, 2009
A little monthly dose of Terence is tasty and healthy.
According to this study human relation to time is measured in horizontal space.
Participants wore prismatic glasses that either shifted their vision to the left or to the right. Those who’s vision was skewed right developed an expanded estimation of time while those who wore glasses skewed left shrank time.
Of course this study is only for Westerners who’s sense of scale always goes from left to right. Will it still be true for speakers of Arabic or Hebrew. And what about up to down languages?
A high concept film on crossed senses. Have a taste.
Dr. Stuart Hammeroff studies computer-like structures called microtubules inside neurons and other cells that could process information related to consciousness.
A video animation of how microtubules work.
A gallery of diagrams and minutiae of how microtubules work.
Blasted Mechanism is either a futuristic, Portuguese, experimental-fusion band or is in fact a group of humans who have come back in time to speed up evolution for the rest of us. Either way – there’s nothing like this.
Check out their augmented reality website.
“The Day I Died” is a BBC documentary on Near Death Experiences.
Interviews with people who have been clinically dead are interspersed with clinical evidence from neuroscientists and surgeons. Of the most interest is the story of a woman who’s brain surgery necessitated that her brain and heart be stopped for an hour in order to clear an aneurysm. Although technically dead the woman bore witness to her surgery and was brought back to life – all while throughly monitored by vital stat machines. Operating room evidence shows that the mind can exist without a technically living brain or body.
Japanese scientists have employed single-photon sensitive cameras to study the very weak emission of light that humans produce over the course of their daily biorhythm.
Immediately as the Moon began it’s descent from it’s eclipse of the Sun today, a large star tetrahedron became visible as the rays of the Sun shot back towards Earth.
Watch the eclipse in this video and be sure to pay special attention at minute 2:16 to see the star tetrahedron.