It's weird to think that we, as humans, do not come anywhere near to understanding the complexity of the one thing that we use to sense and make sense of everything in our world. That thing being our brain. How can we be sure what we "know" is certain when we don't even fully understand the thing that makes us think that?

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Sun, 03/13/2011 - 5:06pm
TannerR Says:

I would really like to understand how memory works...Wow we are really complex

 
 
Wed, 05/04/2011 - 1:41pm
beadie Says:

yea man sooo complex, thats why Im studying psych at uni lol I need answers

 
 
Wed, 05/04/2011 - 11:32pm
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Sun, 06/05/2011 - 11:09pm
beadie Says:
 
 
Wed, 05/04/2011 - 9:25pm

this thought reminds me so much of my philosophy class.we can never really know anything, all we have is our beliefs and our opinions.in a nutshell thats what i think at least

 
 
Wed, 05/04/2011 - 9:29pm

i think about that all the time and one other thing i wonder is that we only use on average osmethin like 5 perent of our brain but theres an actual amount of info ur brain can hold..i wonder what wuld happen if u reached that limit and ur brain just couldnt retain any more info
http://highdeas.com/hd/fucked_up_but_funny

 
 
Wed, 05/04/2011 - 10:08pm
beadie Says:

fortunately that's a myth, all parts of our brain have a function, they just dont all function at the same time. And I dont think it could reach a limit, I remember learning in psych class that our long term memory has an infinite capacity (or at least within our life time).
Thanks for the comment though, and not just posting that link.

 
 
Wed, 05/04/2011 - 10:30pm
Basscore Says:

also i think the brain would like expand upon itself if it hit the limit. Because if we only use 5% of our brains potential then maybe right now our brains are only the way they are because its holding itself in a 5% mode. Related thought is like with what we see. Our eyes only can see a certain spectrum of color. What if theres things everywhere that we cannot see because there some color that as far as we know doesnt exist? Like ghosts and spirits are there but we cant see them because there out of our spectrum.

 
 
Wed, 05/04/2011 - 10:39pm
iamneil7 Says:

we don't use 5% of our brains, we use the whole thing.. that's a myth that doesn't make any sense if you actually think about it..

 
 
Wed, 05/04/2011 - 10:44pm
beadie Says:

yeah you're probably right about the brain expanding upon itself. I doubt any one would ever just not be able to learn anything new, unless they had alzheimers or some shit. And i like the way your thinking ahah high minds think alike - http://highdeas.com/science/And_no_one_could_get_away_with_farting_ever_again (its related i promise lol)

 
 
Fri, 01/13/2012 - 11:39pm
mad_pizza Says:

hollly fuckkk.. that eye color thing. what if different colors all couldn't see the same thing

 
 
Thu, 05/05/2011 - 6:57pm
Elnicko Says:

not all just about memory, there is conscious and unconscious thought (think breathing). I had a theory that since we do only use a portion of our brain for conscious thought that the rest of that is going to things like memory, but not just memory. Things like telling our cells where to go and telling them to do tasks we don't have to think about (healing wounds, organ function, and even digesting food)processing senses is also something our brain is constantly doing. This may already be known, but i haven't studied the human brain very much. Either way this post is a mind fuck.

 
 
Wed, 05/04/2011 - 10:36pm
iamneil7 Says:

in science nothing is certain, the only thing that can be said is the degree of correlation, but correlation isn't reason for causation, so nothing can actually be proven, but obviously extremely high correlations are more valid

 
 
Wed, 05/04/2011 - 10:38pm

this is the result stoners watching matrix, inception, or source code... happy geniuses, who dont get paid like the yale philosophy professer, who is sober when he speaks his own existance, no we are not paid to blow that niggas lectures and quotes out the water with a single sentence from ONE of our smoke sessions. give me and my boys(you guys here and a a few select people i know[of wich mysteryguitarman, emenim, boburnham aka mahnrubop,{whoa that whole cite was a palindrome},mnightshamamalian nen ne ne nuh, and stephen king] a couple billion dollars and 5 zones of dank dank dank dankidy dandelion lion deeds dead grass leaves. and we will make billgates money look like my cars ash tray change, chalie sheens epic partying and droopy eyed armless children look like upstanding citizens from society. and plato, aristotle and socrates will look like morons... please will some poke smoting nfl player read this and hire an agent or lawyer to track us down and pay us t come together and change the world? hell jesus might come and xmen comic books will be like fucking reality. copywrite this mother fuckers

 
 
Wed, 05/04/2011 - 10:45pm
iamneil7 Says:
 
 
Wed, 05/04/2011 - 10:43pm
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Wed, 05/04/2011 - 11:06pm

Let's say: You're thinking about the electrical impulses that go off in your brain... and then you're electrical impulses start going off in your brain because you're thinking about them, but then don't there have to be electrical impulses that have to observe those first electrical impulses to actually create the thought about thinking about the electrical impulses themselves?

Or also if you use a certain area of your brain to think, then is that part of the brain activated when its thinking about itself?

 
 
Wed, 05/04/2011 - 11:17pm
beadie Says:

fuck now my mind just blew up. Ive never actually thought about it quite like that before. sweet comment bro

 
 
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Thu, 05/05/2011 - 12:21am
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Thu, 05/05/2011 - 1:05am