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uh huh... so you have seen movies right?
originally posted by: cooperton
originally posted by: Mrgone
What makes you think that someone couldn't make this up? You've seen movies, right? They get pretty elaborate.
My point was: God, reportedly, showed this man His plan, and it just so happened that the area of the brain responsible for future planning (prefrontal cortex) was highly activated. The neuroanatomy matches the man's revelation. Not to mention the study (link) found an emission of gamma waves on the EEG - gamma waves are also correlated with intense spiritual revelation.
It all matches too well to be a hoax, not to mention the study (link) was peer-reviewed and published.
originally posted by: mbkennel
a reply to: cooperton
Here's my new hypothesis.
Consider other hallucinations and delusions, like auditory and visual and emotional, say in schizophrenics.
These are parts of the person's own brain (auditory cortex) firing and going off improperly, but most importantly losing the "Oh, that's myself thinking" part of the information channel in the neuroscience.
So the schizophrenics hear voices that say things as if they came from other outside beings, and they really deeply feel this is external down to their bones.
Now, in the present case, it's the "planning" section of the brain which lights up with "god". Why? What happens when the "plan" part of the brain goes off spontaneously and it loses the "that is coming from me inside" tag? You get a deep feeling of Something with a Big Plan is active, i.e. a God. What else is all about that?
It's schizophrenia/seizure of the planning section of the brain.
originally posted by: BigBrotherDarkness
a reply to: mbkennel
Well I have a question for you, does the sound come to the ear or does the ear go to the sound? Bare in mind both the consciousness of ear when the mind is focusing on hearing is a wave and a sound itself is also wave... where is the disconnect or filter to ignore such waves, is it the mind consciousness focusing on another sensory consciousness wave? is the mind consciousness to intune with the waves of sound to the point that it can connect but not control the connection to these other waves? Or is some mental waves of others so strong internally that it overwhelms some peoples ability to filter them against ones own?
and it is sad also of course for the phenomina to be so poorly understood.
originally posted by: Cornczech
I have epilepsy and I can see things before and after having a seizure.
originally posted by: blueman12
Putting hullicinations aside, why would God personally talk to this man? Could it just an entity trying to control this man's life?
If God is slightly real. He would probably be a sociopathetic entity with uncompassionate agendas. If god involves itself with your or someone else; those good feelings could be the entitys way of persuading you.