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During science camp at a community college in San Diego six years ago, Holmes focused on temporal illusion, a distortion in perception that he described as “an illusion that allows you to change the past,” according to a video of a presentation released yesterday by ABC News. Source
1. What we think can be real (at least partly) determines a judgement that something is illusory.
2. What we think can be experienced also (at least partly) determines a judgement that something is illusory. Source
Early descriptions of schizophrenia stress disturbances in self-processing , and some posit that altered sense of self is central to both positive and negative symptomatology . Anomalous self-awareness is evident in passivity phenomena, in which the patient does not experience himself as the agent of his actions, instead attributing them to an external source. Disturbances in self-processing in schizophrenia have been discussed in the psychoanalytic tradition , but do not easily lend themselves to empirical study. Source
The salience hypothesis of psychosis rests on a simple but profound observation that subtle alterations in the way that we perceive and experience stimuli have important consequences for how important these stimuli become for us, how much they draw our attention, how they embed themselves in our memory and, ultimately, how they shape our beliefs. We put forward the idea that a classical memory illusion – the Deese–Roediger–McDermott (DRM) effect – offers a useful way of exploring processes related to such aberrant belief formation. The illusion occurs when, as a consequence of its relationship to previous stimuli, a stimulus that has not previously been presented is falsely remembered. Such illusory familiarity is thought to be generated by the surprising fluency with which the stimulus is processed. In this respect, the illusion relates directly to the salience hypothesis and may share common cognitive underpinnings with aberrations of perception and attribution that are found in psychosis. In this paper, we explore the theoretical importance of this experimentally-induced illusion in relation to the salience model of psychosis. We present data showing that, in healthy volunteers, the illusion relates directly to self reported anomalies of experience and magical thinking. We discuss this finding in terms of the salience hypothesis and of a broader Bayesian framework of perception and cognition which emphasizes the salience both of predictable and unpredictable experiences. Source
Could this act of utter violence against his fellow Americans have been a mere scientific experiment conjured up by who the media afterwards called " the Joker " ? The temporal illusion somehow relates to the awereness of time or the balance between real time and spirtual time. I am no neuro scientist like James Holmes was studying to become so I can only speculate on the grand meaning of what a temporal illusion is. I believe that an example of a temporal illusion is seen in the case of the tree that falls in the forest and whether or not it makes a noise. Source
It is in the interest of political power to keep people from seeing the horrors of today. Whatever is happening in the now can be settled in the future — a little more power granted government, and the future is safe. We do not really care about the thousands of dead American soldiers on foreign soil as long as we have our eyes fixed on the possibility of a future terrorist attack. We don't really care about our rights going down the drain if we have our minds on possible horrors in the future. What are dead soldiers and rights anyway, if we believe someone we know could be killed or harmed in the future — especially if dead soldiers and annulled rights might establish control of the future? Source
James Holmes, the suspect responsible for the worst mass shooting in U.S. history, has begun a legal journey that will include an extensive psychiatric evaluation and may include a plea that he is not criminally responsible for his acts--an "insanity" plea. As a forensic psychiatrist, I have participated in many such evaluations and then rendered expert testimony about killers in court. Read more: www.foxnews.com... Source