Monday, September 1, 2014

7 NEW Mind Control Experiments Funded by the US Government (With Your Money)

Recently, neuroscientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have discovered that emotional ties to memories are facilitated by brain circuitry and these pathways can be “cut” to remove any ability to feel about what we recall from our past.

Funding for this study was provided by the RIKEN Brain Science Institute (RIKEN), Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI), and the JPB Foundation (JPBF).

Emotional associations to past events can also be “reversed… by manipulating brain cells with optogenetics”; using light to direct neuron activity.

Because memories are stored in many areas of the brain, emotional originate in the amygdala which means that associations to them are “malleable”. 

 

Susumu Tonegawa, lead author of the study and professor of neurobiology at MIT Picower Institute for Learning and Memory (PILM) said:

“In the future, one may be able to develop methods that help people to remember positive memories more strongly than negative ones.”

The research team found that by manipulating brain cells, they could “reverse the emotions attached to memory.”

Tonegawa pointed out:

“The psychiatrist will talk with a patient suffering depression and try to make them recall positive memories they have had in the past. Apparently, this will reduce the effect of the bad memories they have had or the very strong stress they have had.

“But unless you look into the inside of the brain, you can’t tell what’s going on underneath the behavior. When people create memories, they store a great deal of context along with the memory itself. The memory information stored is not only about what happened, but also about the context in which the event occurred.”

Earlier this year, MIT’s PLIM published a study regarding a new drug that can assist sufferers of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in making their unwanted memories disappear.

This discovery is expected to be used in therapies with PTSD patients who cannot overcome difficult emotions. The drug tested is an HDAC2 inhibitor that proved in laboratory experiments to erase traumatic memories in rats.

The team at MIT showed that “re-exposure to a fearful memory opens a window of opportunity during which the memory can be altered, but only if the memory has recently been formed.

If you do something within this window of time, then you have the possibility of modifying the memory or forming a new trace of memory that actually instructs the animal that this is not such a dangerous place.”
 
For the rest of the story: http://humansarefree.com/2014/09/7-new-mind-control-experiments-funded.html

Biophotons: The Human Body Emits, Communicates with, and is Made from Light

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Nothing is more amazing than the highly improbable fact that we exist. We often ignore this fact, oblivious to the reality that instead of something there could be nothing at all, i.e. why is there a universe (poignantly aware of itself through us) and not some void completely unconscious of itself?

Consider that from light, air, water, basic minerals within the crust of the earth, and the at least 3 billion year old information contained within the nucleus of one diploid zygote cell, the human body is formed, and within that body a soul capable of at least trying to comprehend its bodily and spiritual origins.

Given the sheer insanity of our existential condition, and bodily incarnation as a whole, and considering that our earthly existence is partially formed from sunlight and requires the continual consumption of condensed sunlight in the form of food, it may not sound so farfetched that our body emits light.

Indeed, the human body emits biophotons, also known as ultraweak photon emissions (UPE), with a visibility 1,000 times lower than the sensitivity of our naked eye. While not visible to us, these particles of light (or waves, depending on how you are measuring them) are part of the visible electromagnetic spectrum (380-780 nm) and are detectable via sophisticated modern instrumentation.

The Physical and “Mental” Eye Emits Light

The eye itself, which is continually exposed to ambient powerful photons that pass through various ocular tissues, emit spontaneous and visible light-induced ultraweak photon emissions.[3] It has even been hypothesized that visible light induces delayed bioluminescence within the exposed eye tissue, providing an explanation for the origin of the negative afterimage.

These light emissions have also been correlated with cerebral energy metabolism and oxidative stress within the mammalian brain.[5] [6] And yet, biophoton emissions are not necessarily epiphenomenal. B√≥kkon’s hypothesis suggests that photons released from chemical processes within the brain produce biophysical pictures during visual imagery, and a recent study found that when subjects actively imagined light in a very dark environment their intention produced significant increases in ultraweak photo emissions.

This is consistent with an emerging view that biophotons are not solely cellular metabolic by-products, but rather, because biophoton intensity can be considerably higher inside cells than outside, it is possible for the mind to access this energy gradient to create intrinsic biophysical pictures during visual perception and imagery.

For the rest of the story: http://themindunleashed.org/2014/08/biophotons-human-body-emits-communicates-made-light.html

New Twist Added to the Role of Culture in Human Evolution

A radical new take on human evolution adds a large dose of luck to the usual story emphasizing the importance of our forebears' ability to make tools.


We humans are very peculiar primates. We walk upright, precariously balancing our heavy bodies on two short feet. Our heads are oddly swollen, with tiny faces and small jaws tucked below the front of our balloonlike braincases. Perhaps most remarkably, we process information about the world around us in an entirely unprecedented way. As far as anyone can tell, we are the only organisms that mentally deconstruct our surroundings and our internal experiences into a vocabulary of abstract symbols that we juggle in our minds to produce new versions of reality: we can envision what might be, as well as describe what is.

Our predecessors were not so exceptional. The fossil record clearly shows that not much more than seven million years ago, our ancient precursor was an apelike, basically tree-dwelling creature that carried its weight on four limbs and had a large projecting face and powerful jaws hafted in front of a very modest-sized braincase. 

For the rest of the story: http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/new-twist-added-to-the-role-of-culture-in-human-evolution/

The Future of Robot Labor Is the Future of Capitalism


You’ve seen the headlines by now: The robots are coming, and they’re going to take our jobs. The future really doesn’t look so great for the average, human working stiff, since 47 percent of the world’s jobs are set to be automated in the next two decades, according to a recent and much-publicised University of Oxford study.

Some see these developments in apocalyptic terms, with robot workers creating a new underclass of jobless humans, while others see it in a more hopeful light, claiming robots may instead lead us to a future where work isn’t necessary. But fretting over which jobs will be lost and which will be preserved doesn’t do much good.

The thing is, robots entering the workplace isn’t even really about robots. The coming age of robot workers chiefly reflects a tension that’s been around since the first common lands were enclosed by landowners who declared them private property: that between labour and the owners of capital. The future of labour in the robot age has everything to do with capitalism.


The best way to understand how this all works and where it will go is to refer to the writings of the person who understood capitalism best—Karl Marx. In particular, to a little-known journal fragment published in his manuscript The Grundrisse called “The Fragment on Machines.”

For the rest of the story: http://motherboard.vice.com/read/the-future-of-robot-labour-has-everything-to-do-with-capitalism

3 Children Whose Stories Support the Case for Reincarnation

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Past-life recognition in children is being studied extensively by various scientists and psychiatrists around the world to prove the survival of consciousness beyond the physical realm.

Reincarnation research was advanced by Dr. Ian Stevenson in the 1960’s, who interviewed thousands of people who had recollections of past lives. Dr. Stevenson discovered that recollection of past lives by children was much more common than many expected and he developed categories to help screen for cases worthy of further study. Dr. Jim B. Tucker, colleague of the late Dr. Stevenson and an associate psychiatry professor at the University of Virgina Medical Center’s Division of Perceptual Studies, has compiled over 2500 case studies of reincarnation, which document young children recollecting their previous lives.

In addition to recalling memories of past lives, people may also carry over physical characteristics from one body to the next, and Dr. Tucker notes that about 20% of the children with whom he’s worked also recollect the time and space where they were between death and reincarnation into a new life.

The three examples below are some of the most staggering stories that might make you question if the soul and human consciousness continue to survive beyond death and are reincarnated to live many more lives.

For the rest of the story: http://themindunleashed.org/2014/08/3-children-whose-stories-support-case-reincarnation.html

What Is The Earth Worth?

The value of everything we have:



For the rest of the story: http://digg.com/video/what-is-the-earth-worth

Roadmap to Alpha Centauri

Ever since the dawn of the space age, a quixotic subculture of physicists, engineers, and science-fiction writers have devoted their lunch hours and weekends to drawing up plans for starships, propelled by the imperative for humans to crawl out of our Earthly cradle. For most of that time, they focused on the physics. Can we really fly to the stars? Many initially didn’t think so, but now we know it’s possible. Today, the question is: Will we?

Truth is, we already are flying to the stars, without really meaning to. The twin Voyager space probes launched in 1977 have endured long past their original goal of touring the outer planets and have reached the boundaries of the sun’s realm. Voyager 1 is 124 astronomical units (AU) away from the sun—that is, 124 times farther out than Earth—and clocking 3.6 AU per year. Whether it has already exited the solar system depends on your definition of “solar system,” but it is certainly way beyond the planets. Its instruments have witnessed the energetic particles and magnetic fields of the sun give way to those of interstellar space—finding, among other things, what Ralph McNutt, a Voyager team member and planetary scientist, describes as “weird plasma structures” begging to be explored. The mysteries encountered by the Voyagers compel scientists to embark on follow-up missions that venture even deeper into the cosmic woods—out to 200 AU and beyond. But what kind of spacecraft can get us there?

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For the rest of the story: http://nautil.us/issue/3/in-transit/roadmap-to-alpha-centauri
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