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Originally posted by pause4thought
So are people just lumps of meat? (Some may be more lumps of fat, given.)
Originally posted by TeddiRevolution
reply to post by Jean Paul Zodeaux
For some reason, your words seem much more wise with your avatar's picture staring at me. I like it.
Man is just a lump of MEAT
If we were more than a current sustained by meat we could do awesome things like turn off sound, vision or smell and turn it back on whenever we feel like it. Wouldn't it be great to exist in your fantasy like being in a movie and going back to this meat world at will?
Biofeedback is the process of becoming aware of various physiological functions using instruments that provide information on the activity of those same systems, with a goal of being able to manipulate them at will. Processes that can be controlled include brainwaves, muscle tone, skin conductance, heart rate and pain perception. Biofeedback may be used to improve health or performance, and the physiological changes often occur in conjunction with changes to thoughts, emotions, and behavior. Eventually, these changes can be maintained without the use of extra equipment...
Plants actively forage for food resources by actively changing their architecture, physiology and phenotype. When patches rich in resources are located by growing roots or shoots and occupation of resource receptors reaches crucial levels, decisions are made to proliferate enormous proliferation, which greatly increases the surface area for absorption of energy, minerals and water. In this way, decisions are made continuously as plants grow, placing roots, shoots, and leaves in optimal positions according to the abundance of perceived resources.
Leaves are placed and positioned by petioles to minimize self shading; the pulvinus then rotates the lamina to face the optimal direction of light. If light is newly blocked on one side, the plant resiliently turns to another. If branches are overgrown, decisions are made based on the threshold of carbohydrate return, to seal the connecting vascular system and beneficially redirect the use of scarce root resources to the rest of the plant.