Bobby McFerrin hacks your brain with music | Video on TED.com
Brain Mind and Behavior: Defining the Mind « K21st – Essential 21st Century Knowledge Take a look into our current understanding of the function of the human brain and some of the important diseases that cause nervous system dysfunction. On this edition, Dr. Sophia Vinogradov of the San Francisco Veterans Affairs Medical Center explores the mixing of visual perception, emotion, and memory...
The implication of the mythic images is that deities are symbolic...– Joseph Campbell (via quantumpossibility)
Reason is always a region carved out of the irrational—not sheltered from the...– Gilles Deleuze (via roseknows) (via pareidoliac) (via deleuzenotes)
Human intellect will shift from the ability to retain knowledge towards the...– Sam Michel, founder Chinwag, community for digital media practitioners in the United Kingdom Does Google Make Us Smarter? The World Says Resoundingly, “Yes” (See Why Below) (via wildcat2030)
Speech is conveniently located midway between thought and action, where it often...– John Andrew Holmes (submitted by: verymuch) (via quote-book) (via davidahood) (via wildcat2030)
Real freedom lies in wildness, not in civilization.– Charles Lindbergh (via nihilnoetia)
After all, the world’s bravest and most important ideas are often forged away...– Clive Thompson. In Praise of Obscurity. (via nerdgasms)(via roomthily)(via notational) (via tobia) (via rhea137)
To see is to forget the name of the thing that one sees.– Paul Valéry (via lapetitebaobab) (via rhea137)
A good traveler has no fixed plans, and is not intent on arriving.– ~Lao Tzu (via jenijenjen) (via adventuresintravel) (via pareidoliac) (via wildcat2030)
I know the voice of depression Still calls to you. I know those habits that...– ~Hafiz~ Cast All Your Votes For Dancing (from I Heard God Laughing - Renderings of Hafiz by Daniel Ladinsky) (via coyopa) (via pbburton)
We must not forget that when radium was discovered no one knew that it would...– Marie Curie (via scienceisbeauty) Art for art’s sake, Science for science’s sake. That’s how it must be done. ~ I was just discussing with a friend the difference between creating for an assignment or client versus for oneself. We both have trouble concentrating on the former; the hold that...
A morphogenetic field (a subset of morphic field) is a hypothetical biological (and potentially social) field that contains the information necessary to shape the exact form of a living thing, as part of its epigenetics, and may also shape its behaviour and coordination with other beings (see also morphogenesis). This hypothesis is not accepted by the scientific community, who consider it...
We navigate our way into the future like someone driving who uses only the rear...– Marshal mcluhan
IBM develops promising contender for cheaper solar... →
To perceive means to immobilize… we seize, in the act of perception, something...– Henri L. Bergson (via quantumpossibility)
Everyone takes the limits of his own vision for the limits of the world.– Schopenhauer (via rhea137) (via wildcat2030)
Well, the human impulse to remember is the fact that biologically we forget....– Viktor Mayer-Schonberger, author of ‘Delete: The Virtue of Forgetting in the Digital Age’. (via wildcat2030)
Poets may be delightful creatures in the meadow or the garret, but they are...– Rollo May, The Courage To Create (via wildcat2030)
Jamais Cascio on tools for a better world | Video on TED.com We all want to make the world better — but how? Jamais Cascio looks at some specific tools and techniques that can make a difference. It’s a fascinating talk that might just inspire you to act.
British activists have launched a major campaign to push Gordon Brown’s government into adopting a “Robin Hood Tax” on financial transactions—a tiny tax that could raise hundreds of billions for public services and for tackling poverty and climate change. The campaigners unveiled a brilliant little sketch featuring British actor Bill Nighy as a squirming banker. (via Should We Tax the Banks?)
Hacking the Earth (without voiding the warranty) A talk given by IEET Senior Fellow Jamais Cascio last week at the State of Green Business Forum
In this panel discussion moderated by Robert Kane Pappas, director of To Age or Not to Age, distinguished panelists debate the future of anti-aging research. Panelists include: Dr. Robert Butler, Gerontologist, Psychiatrist & Pulitzer-Prize Winner, President and CEO of the International Longevity Center; Dr. Aubrey de Grey, Biomedical Gerontologist, Chief Science Officer, SENS Foundation; and...
There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a...– Albert Einstein (via nihilnoetia)
Jamie Oliver’s TED Prize wish: Teach every child about food | Video on TED.com Sharing powerful stories from his anti-obesity project in Huntington, W. Va., TED Prize winner Jamie Oliver makes the case for an all-out assault on our ignorance of food.
Have patience with everything unresolved in your heart and try to love the...– Rainer Maria Rilke (via oceanofmind) (via pbburton)
Kurt Gödel:Despite their remoteness from sense experience, we do have something...– Kurt Gödel: ‘What is Cantor’s Continuum Problem?’ (via fuckyeahphilosophy) (via wildcat2030)
The attainment of enlightenment from ego’s point of view is extreme death.– Chogyam Trungpa (via rhea137)
Humility is not thinking less of yourself but thinking of yourself less.– C.S. Lewis (via kendalllouise) (via thanksforstanding)
If I had not created my whole world, I would certainly have died in other...– Anais Nin (via bridgettelizabeth) (via nihilnoetia)