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The textbook rewrite: The brain can, if it must, directly use sound to see and light to hear.
The study was published last week in the journal BMC Neuroscience...
...Researchers trained monkeys to locate a light flashed on a screen. When the light was very bright, they easily found it; when it was dim, it took a long time. But if a dim light made a brief sound, the monkeys found it in no time - too quickly, in fact, than can be explained by the old theories.
Originally posted by sirnex
reply to post by iiinvision
One further point, drug use does not make you see a 'real' underlying world out there. Drug use screws your brain up and if done to an extreme, can screw it up permanently or kill you. If you think even for one second that your experience on the drug has 'opened' your eyes and everyone else is just stupid, then you are making nothing more than excuses to justify your habits to yourself. If that helps you sleep better at night, then so be it, but do not for one minute think you have a better understanding than I do because you decided to screw your head up. It's not cool and it isn't funny and you come off as a moron; there are kids on this site and the last thing they need to see is some druggy telling them how cool it is and how it will open their eyes. Your pathetic and sick. Get help man. Seriously.
nobody said anything about me having a better understanding than you. That is something conjured up in your own brain.
before I continue, let me specify that psychedelics are not necessarily the same as hardcore drugs. Most psychedelics are already found naturally occuring all over the world.
It seems that you have succumbed to what authoritative people have dictated to you throughout your life. Maybe someone in your family was a drug addict, I don't know.
Further more the word ''drug'' is very connotative and if you further wish to discuss, take the emotional content out of what you are talking about.
You say that drug use screws up your brain. I say that you are only half right, and half only because there are a multitude of different types of drugs in the world. meaning not all drugs are the same.
That being said, psychedelics are a class all their own. Taken to the extreme, Im sure acid can fry your brain, but acid is man made. There are many other naturally occuring psychedelics that don't involve much human synthesis.
If you have never done psychedelics, than your opinion is like that of a blind man condemning a picasso painting in this case. You have never been there and you have never experienced it, so there fore you spew propaganda and what your parents and authoritative figures throughout your life told you.
Only in the last century have drugs been condemned in the way that they are now.
also your term druggie implies that I do drugs all the time which is misleading. You also obfuscated what I said a few times throughout your response. I don't do drugs, but occaisionally, a few times a year I consume psychedelic drugs legally on different reservations throughout the united states.
Hearing light and seeing sound are not all that common but there are a wide variety of types of synthesia and what the researchers reported those monkies can do is not unknown to quite a few people from personal experience be it being born that way or induced otherwise