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Originally posted by tetra50
reply to post by AboveBoard
Fascinating explanation, and the best way of looking at it as far as FL. I've enjoyed your comments, for my part, and certainly meant no criticism of them. That really is the question, in a sense, and you've nailed it. It's what I tried to address coming from a slightly different point of view than you: the walls or boundaries and how we perceive and share around them.......
I understand completely your explanation about autism, and would say your son is very lucky to have you as his mother.
Why do people accept and act on certain kinds of information while dismissing others? Why are some narrative themes successful at building support for terrorism? What role can narratives play in causing—and helping to treat—Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)? These questions deal with the role narratives play in human psychology and sociology, and their answers have strategic implications for defense missions.
DARPA launched the Narrative Networks program to understand how narratives influence human cognition and behavior, and apply those findings in international security contexts. The program aims to address the factors that contribute to radicalization, violent social mobilization, insurgency, and terrorism among foreign populations, and to support conflict prevention and resolution, effective communication and innovative PTSD treatments.
Narratives may consolidate memory, shape emotions, cue heuristics and biases in judgment, and influence group distinctions. To determine their influence on cognitive functions requires a working theory of narratives, an understanding of what role they play in security contexts, and an examination of how to systematically analyze narratives and their psychological and neurobiological impact.
Narrative Networks has three parallel tracks of research and development:
Develop quantitative analytic tools to study narratives and their effects on human behavior in security contexts;
Analyze the neurobiological impact of narratives on hormones and neurotransmitters, reward processing, and emotion-cognition interaction; and
Develop models and simulations of narrative influence in social and environmental contexts, develop sensors to determine their impact on individuals and groups, and suggest doctrinal modifications
The Narrative Group investigates storytelling and the human mind, exploring how people experience, interpret and narrate the events in their lives. We pursue creative research at the intersection of computer science, psychology, and communications. Our projects range from basic science research to advanced prototype development.
Project: Neurobiology of Narrative Framing
Narratives often include appeals to strong, sacred values in order to evoke an emotional response in the reader. Does the structure of value-laden narratives vary across cultures? Do these difference matter in cross-cultural communication?
To investigate these questions, we are conducting a large-scale analysis of personal narratives in American, Iranian, and Chinese weblogs, coupled with cross-cultural behavioral and neuroimaging studies of the reaction that readers have to narratives framed using sacred values.
This DARPA-funded effort is a collaboration with the USC Brain and Creativity Institute.
(PhysOrg.com) -- Sometimes you just don’t know whether to laugh, cry or be alarmed when hearing about what the boys in secretive back rooms are doing in the name of antiterrorism, or homeland security, or whatever else they wish to call it. This time it seems, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), the semi-secret agency charged with coming up with new and cool ways to protect the citizens of the United States from foreign bad guys, wants to hire someone to figure out how vulnerable some people are to “narratives” (oral stories, speeches, propaganda, books, etc. that cause people to think) and then, supplant such messages with “better” messages to head off the path that for such people might lead them to becoming a terrorist…
…At first blush, such a program would appear to be scary as all get out; after all, if our government gets its hands on technology that could reprogram people who have come to feel things the government doesn’t like, it seems like a really good way to control them, including its own population...
…On the other hand, the folks at DARPA seem to think that new advances in technology might have changed the game a little bit. New types of brain scans can, for example, can actually show a brain being changed due to a received message. And new highly sophisticated electronic sensing devices are able to pick up even the slightest nuances in facial expressions. If the two technologies could be brought together, the thinking goes, perhaps people could be scanned without their knowledge and found to be either vulnerable to messaging or already changed in some way by messaging from a suspect source.
In such case, they could be targeted for specialized messaging that has been shown through research to be effective in overriding what has occurred in their unknowing noggins.
Each phase is supposed to go for 18 months though there doesn’t appear to be any component of the project that calls for publicly publishing results found or describing product deliveries after completion.
reply to post by The GUT
Very good information, Gut, and I agree with your assessments, as usual. I don't think anyone who knows the posting history of many of us involved here don't know that many of us have discussed DARPA's collection and study of individual narratives in other threads.
The only "smoking gun," I found in terms of Darpa and FL, was the bit I posted several pages ago about DARPA's involvement with Nodespace, and then FL using it in their research. And I am wary of the agency and their research, vis a vis information you just posted.
If you can read my mind, just as my modem allows my computer to talk to other computers, then it's a two way street. I've said this enough now on other threads, I'm sure people are sick of hearing it from me. However, it is a warning I think profound enough I will keep repeating it.....not that that will get me anywhere.
Tetra50edit on 30-8-2013 by tetra50 because: (no reason given)
Curiouser and Curiouser
The latest FL video now contains a warning about being designed for OBE (Out of Body Experience?) experiments!
Originally posted by guardian0111
i emailed Darpa asking for some info into that site. Just because it's our tax dollars going towards it (maybe...?)
I know those members are native to different countries, but this is MERICA, dammit! I want to know where my $ is going.
Ishin-denshin: What the Mind Thinks, the Heart Transmits
They lie side by side, brow to brow. He kisses her cheek, tastes salt.
“Are you all right?”
She nods, “I was thinking about how there is less than an inch of skin and bone separating our brains. And *that* made me think of telepathy, and it made me a little teary. I’m not sure why. What would it be like if our minds could touch?”
He pulls back, locks eyes. “Literally? It would be sticky, and painful, and then we would die.”
She laughs, and he kisses her between her eyes and strokes her hair. She sighs.
It is exactly what she wanted him to do.
If you could have direct, non-verbal contact with the mind of another human being, would you do it? Would you fear being cracked open like an oyster, all your quintessence and grit sucked from you; or would you long to allow the shell of selfhood to dissolve, let the flow of your vital substance merge into a greater current? Would you prefer for that communion to be selective or total?
Telepathy is a recent concept, having few historical precedents outside of isolated references in obscure Buddhist texts. It first entered the popular mind in the late 18th century, tied to the concept of “animal magnetism”, an invisible force that travelled in waves from the sender to the object. Therefore, in its earliest form, telepathy was intimately linked with remote influence and control.
Current theories of telepathy haven’t departed much from the original explanation, with everything from quantum entanglement to EMF to morphic resonance standing in for Mesmer’s idea. There have been countless experiments conducted by private and state entities, and although there have been some tantalizing results, a definitive proof of the phenomenon remains elusive.
R&D is underway with the goal of developing an implant that would enable a human to transmit a pre-verbal signal- the impression of the word before it forms in your mind- directly to the brain of another human. Transhumanist telepathy.
However, the best and most consistent evidence comes from couples. The level of attunement that two lovers can attain may facilitate extrasensory transmission of information- sometimes across long distances. If this is so, it tells us two things:
1. Every human brain may have this untapped, undeveloped capacity.
2. We are terrified of the depth of that contact; of the implied peril to our sense of self, the risk of complete exposure and subsequent rejection.
Love, with its properties of understanding, acceptance, and above all, the willingness to meld with the loved one could account for the higher degree of mind-reading between couples. The desire for a shared self may be the only impetus strong enough to embolden us to stand naked before one another, mind to mind.
New research demonstrates that triggering an out-of-body experience (OBE) could be as simple as getting a person to watch a video of themselves with their heartbeat projected onto it. According to the study, it's easy to trick the mind into thinking it belongs to an external body and manipulate a person's self-consciousness by externalizing the body's internal rhythms.
Objectives: This study examined whether a group of participants trained in achieving high states of heart rate variability coherence (HRVC) could facilitate higher levels of HRVC in an untrained subject in close proximity.
Design: Fifteen adult volunteers were trained to increase their HRVC. In a series of 148 10-minute trials using six different experimental protocols, three of the trained participants were placed together with one of 25 additional volunteers to test whether the three could collectively facilitate higher levels of HRVC in the fourth.
Results: The HRVC of the untrained subject was found to be higher in approximately half of all matched comparisons and was highest in cases where all four participants focused on achieving increased HRVC. A probit analysis revealed a statistical relationship between participants’ comfort with each other and trial success. Greater levels of inter-group comfort were seen to be positively linked to increases in HRVC. Evidence of heart rhythm synchronization between group members was revealed through several methods, including correlation analysis, coherence analysis, wavelet coherence analysis, and Granger causality tests. Higher levels of HRVC were found to be correlated with higher levels of heart rate synchronization between participants.
Conclusions: These results suggest that a coherent energy field can be generated and/or enhanced by the intentions of small groups of participants trained to send coherence-facilitating intentions to a target receiver. This field is made more coherent with greater levels of comfort between group members. The evidence of heart rhythm synchronization across participants supports the possibility of heart-to-heart bio-communications.