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The Holographic Brain: an interview

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posted on Oct, 17 2009 @ 09:44 PM
A very interesting - and intelligible - interview with Karl Pribram, by Jeffrey Mishlove. If you ask me, it should be required reading.

The Holographic Brain


N.B. Those who are interested in thus subject might also like to discuss about "Quantum amnesia" or speculate about the possibility of brain wiring creating "false" memories.

[edit on 17-10-2009 by Vanitas]

posted on Oct, 17 2009 @ 10:45 PM
Interesting article indeed. The last portion of the interview really caught my eye:

MISHLOVE: What can we say, in wrapping the program up, given all these aspects of the mind-brain system that you've described, how does that relate to, say, the ultimate or the farther reaches of human potential?

PRIBRAM: Well, I think in the twenty-first century we're going to be able to do an awful lot that we weren't able to do up to now, simply because science will be admitted to the spiritual aspects of mankind, and vice versa -- what has been segregated for at least three hundred years, since Galileo, where the spiritual aspects, in Western culture at least, have been sort of relegated over here. People have split this, you know. We build buildings, and we do surgery, and do all of these things. Then we have a spiritual aspect to ourselves; we go do that somewhere else. Whereas now I think these things will come together, and it will be perfectly all right for what we today call "faith healers" to come and help with reduction of pain and to ease all kinds of things. So it'll be a different world. I wouldn't even be surprised if preventative therapies could be instituted, that deal with controls of ourselves, so we aren't as prone to get cancers and so on.

(From the OP's source article)

posted on Oct, 18 2009 @ 02:29 AM
Very interesting article indeed.

posted on Oct, 18 2009 @ 11:00 AM
I am glad you two appreciate it.

And yes, that part caught my eye, too. It shows rather well the open-mindedness and the all-inclusive scope of research, not neglecting (or even scoffing at) various observed phenomena that are so far unexplained, that is the mark of a true scientist.

[edit on 18-10-2009 by Vanitas]

posted on Oct, 22 2009 @ 03:54 PM
I love the way he described science/scientists :
You see, the beauty of science is that it's basically based on sharing. Now, the more carefully and clearly I can define something -- and the reason we want to quantify is not because we're interested in quantities, but because then you can communicate and share much more clearly than if you can't have quantities. So all of science is based on the notion of sharing, and we need to define things. If some Buddhist tells me, "I've just had a high experience," or "I've just seen the light," and I don't know what the hell he's talking about, then I can't share that. But if he gets me to have the same experience, that begins to be science. And if I can make definitions so I can describe to you what is going on -- let's say the pineal is secreting some substance that makes you suddenly flash, or something of that kind -- then we have some way of sharing this experience, which goes deeper than when we're sort of just stunned by somebody saying, "Yes, I've seen the light." I mean, that may be just metaphorical, or it may actually be that they did produce a reaction akin to stimulation of the visual system. And so on and so forth.

posted on Oct, 22 2009 @ 04:41 PM
Holographic projection works best as a Wizard of Oz style description of media projection for the crystal children. The old style acoustic holographic equipment used different sound frequencies to drive the crystal modulators.

As the all mighty Oz of the Main Stream Media works the keyboard a multifaceted projection is displayed. It does provide some allegorical understanding of resonance in the public consciousness. Concepts like perspective are reinforced by the constructive and destructive interference patterns that actually occur in holographic resonance.

posted on Oct, 22 2009 @ 08:02 PM
reply to post by fromunclexcommunicate

Whatever works for you.

And I am definitely NOT being flippant about it. What I mean is, all imagery (including scientific models) is highly symbolic visualisation - and the more personal it is, the better is going to work for that person.

[edit on 22-10-2009 by Vanitas]

posted on Oct, 22 2009 @ 08:10 PM
reply to post by SmokeyDawn

I love that passage.
It demonstrates how science can be - and inevitably is - poetic, when it takes its objects and its own role (to know) seriously...

posted on Oct, 23 2009 @ 12:53 PM
I just found a message in another thread, with links to two exceptionally interesting articles about the mind and its role in dimensional perception.

Even though they are not strictly related to the subject of this thread, I believe nobody interested in this subject would want to miss them, especially (but not exclusively) the first article:

Timewarp: how your brain creates the fourth dimension

posted on Oct, 23 2009 @ 09:15 PM
reply to post by Vanitas

I remember this show, I never missed Thinking Aloud with Jeffery Mishlove, also was lucky to meet him a number of times when I lived in the Bay would be great if those shows were repeated, they are timeless.

Would also like to see reruns of the Joseph Campbell series on PBS

[edit on 23-10-2009 by Aquarius1]

posted on Oct, 23 2009 @ 09:31 PM
reply to post by Aquarius1

Maybe they could be found on YouTube.
(I don't visit it, so I wouldn't know. ;-))

It wouldn't surprise me if they were.

[edit on 23-10-2009 by Vanitas]

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