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Originally posted by Arkady
reply to post by Acid_Burn2009
Absolutely love your sig. I might need to get that on a bumper sticker.
Originally posted by kozmo
One more for you...
Neo: Right now we are inside a computer?
Morpheus: Is it so hard to believe? Your clothes are different [...] your hair has changed. Your appearance now is what we call "residual self image". It is the mental projection of your digital self.
Neo: This isn't real?
Morpheus: What is real? How do you define real? If you are talking about what you can feel, what you can smell, taste and see, then real is simply electrical signals interpreted by your brain.
I really couldn't make it any more simple than that.
Originally posted by Azrael Falls
If the Matrix is real, things are tangible because your brain tells you it is. Like phantom pain in a missing limb, hypocondriacts developing actual smptoms of a illness they don't have, or false pregencies. This is also how placebos work, we believe the pill will work so it does. Our brains are very powerful, but we only use about 10% of it consciously. Neo's only limitation is his mind, if he can't believe he can do something he cant.
Where Did the 10% Myth Begin?
ein The 10% statement may have been started with a misquote of Albert Einstein or the misinterpretation of the work of Pierre Flourens in the 1800s. It may have been William James who wrote in 1908: "We are making use of only a small part of our possible mental and physical resources" (from The Energies of Men, p. 12). surgeon Perhaps it was the work of Karl Lashley in the 1920s and 1930s that started it. Lashley removed large areas of the cerebral cortex in rats and found that these animals could still relearn specific tasks. We now know that destruction of even small areas of the human brain can have devastating effects on behavior. That is one reason why neurosurgeons must carefully map the brain before removing brain tissue during operations for epilepsy or brain tumors: they want to make sure that essential areas of the brain are not damaged.