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5 Things You Didn't Know about the Brain

Here's some stuff about the brain that was relatively new to me. Maybe these five facts will be new to you too. Read More

Whoa. #5 freaks me out!

Whoa. #5 freaks me out!

I don't blame you!

Yes, robot love seems far-fetched, but we do a lot of things now that would have seemed outrageous a couple generations ago. Teens thumbing texts while talking to their parents? And that's nothing, obviously, to what people do and get away with. There are documentaries about blow-up dolls that will curl your hair. This is just a bit more ... metallic... yet with more lifelike programming.

Not saying I'd want a robot lover. Seems like a real "why bother" to me. Then again, I wouldn't want to have a love affair with a life prisoner, and women do that too. Or those poor people who lived their whole lives in an iron lung?

Cerebro y Mente

No me agradó la síntesis presentada, primero, y fundamental, hay diferentes sistemas no-cerebrales competitivos en el aprendizaje y la ejecusión, la memoria, por ejemplo, se repasa en el sueño para su operatoria diurna, evitando sistemas competitivos de respuesta. Como este fenómeno hay varios otros. Los olvidos si son significativos, pero es necesario distinguir los niveles metafórico y literal. Más de lo que se publica es necesario para una visión integrativa, por ejemplo, con fenómenos parapsicologicos, y cómo se distinguien del acondicionamiento anticipatorio supersticioso. El cerebro es una maquina sofisticada y tal vez subrealista, pero la mente no es una máquina, sino un haz de experiencias no reductibles al análisis lógico empirico, y tiene que ver con "ondas de probabilidad". Hay algo en la poesía que la misma poesia no sabe decir.

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Susan K. Perry, Ph.D., is a social psychologist and author. Her current focus is on the creative aspects of rationality and atheism.


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