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There is wide agreement that spatial memory is dependent on the integrity of the hippocampus, but the importance of the hippocampus for nonspatial tasks, including tasks of object recognition memory is not as clear. We examined the relationship between hippocampal lesion size and both spatial memory and object recognition memory in rats. Spatial memory was impaired after bilateral dorsal
Originally posted by The GUT
If I remember correctly, the pineal gland has photo-receptors. Maybe "real" light excites some form of "illumination" in our mind?
"A rose by any other name would smell as sweet" is a commonly quoted part of a dialogue in William Shakespeare's play Romeo and Juliet, in which Juliet argues that the names of things do not matter, only what things are.
Originally posted by DavidsHope
I have your perfect answer: Things are not always what they seem...............
5 years ago my father came to live with me. He had Alzheimer's disease. I am an RN and thought I understood people very well having studied Psychology, Physiology, and many other sciences.
Dad started having some diarrhea at one point, and I talked to a friend of my wife's who was a dietitian.
She suggested some yogurt for him which worked very well. But do please bear with me as this is indeed a true story which eludes to your post.....please do so.
After getting my fathers bowels in order he began to have normal movements...
Then.................................one day I noticed an odor in the kitchen...........
this has to do with perception............... it really does........
I actually detailed [thoroughly cleaned] the entire house trying to get rid of that odor. Especially in the kitchen where it did seem the strongest. I knew there was no diarrhea ..............
After of perhaps 10 hours of scrubbing the floors, walls, ceiling, and even the fridge. the odor was still there!!!
///// perception. ...................
We kept a large bowl of potatoes on a kitchen island which I had inspected several times. And even moved around....
After an entire day of cleaning, and scrubbing, and looking. I put it all back in place..but the odor was still there!
Then I finally noticed the bowl. Full of potatoes....really..it was...and something that also was brown, and in the perfect shape of a potato but it clearly had an odor...not that of a potato, and it was not a potato but indeed did look like one!.
This is a true story. The potato did look like the real thing, but my dad that lived with me didn't know what it was and had placed it with them thinking that is what it was....so you want to know what the perception of a potato is? Don't eat it just because it is brown. Things are not always what they seem.
I no longer perceive. I verify .... Nothing is as it is perceived.
This actually a true story from 5 years ago...
So...is it an apple or a potato? What is it we truly perceive?edit on 18-10-2012 by DavidsHope because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by Dark Ghost
This reminds me of an interesting discussion I had with somebody a few years back.
Can two people ever confirm with certainty that the colour they are viewing is actually the same colour as seen by the other person? For example, if two people were to look at the same red shirt, they would both claim the shirt is red, but how would either know if the colour they are actually perceiving is the exact same as the other person? Person A's perception of red might be person B's perception of blue. Even if there are different shades of the same colour to test, maybe the "red" that person B is seeing is actually blue in colour or vice versa. There is no actual way to tell.
Originally posted by Darkblade71
reply to post by purplemer
I have not seen this movie and am watching it now,
Originally posted by purplemer
reply to post by adjensen
I do not get what you are getting at.. JZ Knight is a small part of the documentry/film. The picked prominent scientists/ philosophers mathematicians etc.. These where not micky mouse thinkers. Yes it is an interpretation thats the best we can do when looking at something that is defying rational thought..