Originally posted by jkrog08
The information was in the form of a letter which we quote here: "I spent the weekend with a 'recent' Edwards AFB workman and his wife -- 'recent' because they are both repeat contactees and have become 'unmanageable' as the AFB management puts it. He was fired for blasting a Spybee with spray paint -- which I find funny and as classic as the graffiti on New York subway cars. "'You did it on purpose,' they told him, and they knew of course, because the Spybees are telepathic (i.e. capable of 'tuning in' to Extremely Low Frequency or 'ELF' electro-encephalographic neuro-brain waves? - Branton) as well as camera equipt.
Scientists have discovered a circuit in our brain that lets us predict when someone is about to lie to us.
Humans have the ability to imagine what others are thinking and learn from their social habits - giving them clues as to when something is amiss.
The findings could also help explain why some people become paranoid.
Brain scans have shown that there is a part of the human brain that is able to judge when someone is about to lie
Scientists from Oxford University scanned volunteers' brains while they chose one to two boxes to win points.
The participants were sent advice on which box to choose from a second player who was sometimes dishonest.
When the volunteers suspected they were being lied to, activity levels in the dorsomedial prefrontal cortex (DPFC), an area near the front of the brain, rose dramatically.
If a volunteer thought the player was telling the truth the brain activity remained low.
If their suspicions were proved wrong, the brain activity changed, suggesting the volunteers needed to rethink their opinion of the second player.
The activity was predicting how trustworthy the advice would be, then reacting to the results of that prediction.
Failures of this system could explain why those with schizophrenia are often paranoid.
Research team leader Matthew Rushworth, of Oxford University, said: 'We are trying to find a specific circuit of the brain that performs social learning.
His work was presented at a Cell Press Lablinks conference in London earlier this month.
Chris Frith, of University College London, who was not involved in the research, said: 'People with schizophrenia show false prediction errors which leads them to think their predictions are wrong. This leads to distrust and paranoia.'
Matthew Rushworth is mapping the circuit of the brain he has discovered using an MRI scan which tracks the movement of water through the brain.
A so-called 'theory of mind' is what lets us gauge how other people might be reacting or feeling and then helps them make decisions based on that information.
Scientists believe that people with some forms of autism, particularly Aspergers' Syndrome may be missing this inbuilt 'theory of mind'.
Originally posted by SystemResistor
Any race that monitors and controlls "emotions" are degenerative, that is, they disagree with thier natural evolutionary design. Furthermore, they have a "biological machine" view of consciousness, that is, they do not have a link to the consciousness that created matter in the first place.edit on 22-12-2010 by SystemResistor because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by gconran
reply to post by jkrog08
I say we find enough ATSers to get together and do a field trip. All these accounts of one or two people that 'disappear' would probably be alleviated with a solid team of people exploring and recording, along with folks on the surface recording and transmitting data.
I went to Cushman, AK a few years ago to investigate (not 'discredit,' as that would imply bias) Blowing Cave and see for myself whether the stories that had been told to a trusting old man named Marcoux were true. My phone & email exchanges with the original source of that information led me to believe that the story told to Marcoux was a falsehood, though I have no conclusive proof. The factors that brought me to this conclusion were:
1) the story was never consistent -- key details changed as was convenient;
2) the originator of the story was extremely reticent, for reasons unknown, and ultimately told me that his "friends" destroyed the entrance and sealed it up with a "special ground-rock paste" to blend in with the rest of the cavern so no one could ever find it.
I do not know why this guy would have done this to a nice, gullible old man but he did. With all due respect to the folks in this forum, [...], you will find a lot of freaks run in this crowd and perhaps are just mentally unbalanced, as it seems may have been the case here.
As for trying to find other entrances, I have kept tabs on a few possibilities but they are extremely hard to track down (to the original source, to obtain clear details); the main choice is to visit the alleged entrance and see for yourself. Then, let us know how you fared, if you would. I am still open to hearing from anyone about any inner-earth entrances of which they may have knowledge.