#1 By: Maggie Koerth-Baker, August 6th, 2013 12:34
#2 By: miasm, August 6th, 2013 15:47
Absolutely fascinated with this stuff. Especially the personal experience of the perceptions of this kind.
You see the danger at some ultimate level of perception that literally is doing the action to amend the stream of perceptions.
Now, that may be more of description of 'the zone' or a flow state or something but in daily life I can think of no other type of unpractised experience that hitches your perceptions to that deep/'close to the temporal locality of events' mode.
This stuff makes for great reading...
The subthalamic nucleus is a small lens-shaped nucleus in the brain where it is, from a functional point of view, part of the basal ganglia system. In terms of anatomy, it is the major part of subthalamus. As suggested by its name, the subthalamic nucleus is located ventral to the thalamus. It is also dorsal to the substantia nigra and medial to the internal capsule. It was first described by Jules Bernard Luys in 1865, and the term corpus Luysi or Luys' body is still sometimes used. The princip...
edit: I had to go ahead and add this quote:
The function of the STN is unknown, but current theories place it as a component of the basal ganglia control system that may perform action selection. STN dysfunction has also been shown to increase impulsivity in individuals presented with two equally rewarding stimuli
#3 By: Jardine, August 6th, 2013 21:25
Don't touch that hot stove!
Don't tell me what to do!
#4 By: obscurica, August 7th, 2013 00:29
Reminds me of the great Yiddish curse:
"May you stub your toe and grab a hot stove for support"
#5 By: Maggie Koerth-Baker, August 11th, 2013 12:34
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