@jposhaughnessy
Jim OShaughnessy
a month ago
“We feel that consciousness is behind our willed actions, when in fact, there is a lot of neuroscience to suggest that it’s actually the reverse. It’s at the end. That all this processing happens, a decision gets made, and we’re kind of the last to know.” ~ @annakaharris
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@IAmAdamRobinson
Adam Robinson
a month ago
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@IAmAdamRobinson
Adam Robinson
a month ago
@jposhaughnessy @annakaharris I look forward to diving into Annaka's Brief Guide to Consciousness. How BRAVE of her to enter that philosophical MMA ring with consciousness, which has vexed, daunted, and confounded the greatest thinkers, philosophers, and scientists throughout history!
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@clairebelmont
Claire Belmont
a month ago
@jposhaughnessy @annakaharris “As much as 90% of the vagus nerve that connects our guts and brains is sensory … for every one motor nerve fibero that relays commands from the brain to the gut, nine sensory nerves send information about the state of the viscera to the brain” …
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@clairebelmont
Claire Belmont
a month ago
@jposhaughnessy @annakaharris … “These signals virtually influence the entire brain, and subliminal “decisions” are made that profoundly influence our actions.” - Peter Levine
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@gravityisfake
gravityisfake
a month ago
@jposhaughnessy @ScottAdamsSays @annakaharris That statement makes the assumption that consciousness means “being aware of our actions”. Consciousness not only precedes action, it precedes thought as well.
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@palvestegui
Pablo Alvestegui
a month ago
@jposhaughnessy @ScottAdamsSays @annakaharris Are you saying that you're not responsible for your own actions?
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@neilvanrijn
FSD - Fully Sentient Device
a month ago
@palvestegui @jposhaughnessy @ScottAdamsSays @annakaharris Much of what we do is not only not well considered, it's not considered at all. We still operate in large part on low end brain systems that we can't even affect conciously. We can conciously plan and make decisions using the higher end systems, buteven those have low end bias.
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@the_real_keeth
Keeth
a month ago
@jposhaughnessy @annakaharris 'Today, a young man on acid realized that all matter is merely energy condensed to a slow vibration. That we are all one consciousness experiencing itself subjectively. There is no such thing as death, life is only a dream and we're the imagination of ourselves' . . .
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@the_real_keeth
Keeth
a month ago
@jposhaughnessy @annakaharris ‘Here's Tom with the weather.’
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@NinaKim1234
Nina Kim
a month ago
@jposhaughnessy @ScottAdamsSays @annakaharris I'm the only one that chooses poorly. I was brainwashed this way.
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