*Random Notes: rTMS in Boulder?! Mindstorm Youtube vid Psi Chi CU
How to go to grad school & other presentations Me - We are less entrained than animals
maybe the creation of/listening to of music is a surrogate for our entrainment, to keep us sane or harken back to an older form-shaping influence? Gustav Becker (spelling? The clockmaker?)
did pendulum movement, math equations, logarithmic scale b/w physical and mental world
proved that the world is spiritual (
“you can convert them to each other”
- he was a mystic of sorts). Richard Corey
Twilight Zone. Creative people produce variation & pick the best of it! Artists are passionate, obsessive and bold. Galton influenced Freud. He was like Athanasius Kircher, a nutty polymath with just as many bad ideas as good ones.
Memes came from Dawkin’s books –i.e. the ‘religious gene’ could be a meme. The meme idea has “not worked out well” in cognitive psych. (Nevertheless Berta, viral memes in culture are a very rea
l phenomena). BF Skinner made a language-generating machine and people would hear words from the nonsense
generated by it; this is the basis for EVP’s in the parapsychology world, supposedly.
Clones don't share MT DNA like identical twins, there are concordant and discordant traits. The ventricles are larger in schizophrenia. Boxers get large ventricles from brain damage - dementia pugilistica.
iPad has higher resolution than eyes on the ‘Retina Display’ ??!!!
Broca-Sulzer effect/curve. Hig
h fidelity = turn up the volume & won’t hear background noise.
REM intrusion = sleep paralysis, including breathing difficulty. ‘Grey ghost’ of Vietnam, ‘old hag’, etc.
seeing auras, déjà vu, etc. A seizure is in the brain only = rhythmic brain activity. Convulsions are technically in the rest of the body. Sub-convulsive temporal seizures = psychic phenomena, alien abductions, auto-scoping. The Memory Book
techniques The Ancient Greeks read forwards, then backwards the next lin
e, then forwards again (for efficiency’s sake)
The retina develops out of the brain
embryologically and evolutionarily.
“Mary Merry Marry”
test for American dialects. 256 shades of grey between black and white. A large correlation in social science is 0.5.
Prototype theory = a cognitive formation of a Platonic Ideal. I.e. your ideal of the ‘most beautiful woman’
can stay with you as a prototype that informs future events and encounters. Tethitoscope (?)
flashes words on a screen for milliseconds & tests your recognition, memory ability. 80% of the prison population are bad readers but good artists & musicians. (?) Human factors engineering..
“Take 5” Beatnik song
“matters of fact” = actually what t
he person thinks they know Random numbers are the most difficult thing to remember Our textbook written by Matlin is written in the first-person active voice (we, our etc.) instead of third person passive voice, which is boring to read & harder to pay attention to.