> well Duncan mentions ability to read thoughts remotesly & Binney states
Quite honestly, yes, Binney is one of my heroes and I did enjoy the first minutes of the talk, but I couldn’t/didn’t listen to it all. In passing I did notice he was talking about those kinds of “neurological signature” passwords “you don’t even have to know”, but that doesn’t mean at all that you are reading, … someone’s mind.
Duncan is the kind of guy that apparently likes to toss around such nonsensical sound bites without ever explaining or proving anything whatsoever. I would like to watch him talking like that to scientists 😉 and hey he could “easily” snatch a million bucks:
Again, very obviously he is not doing what scientists would understand as science, he is not a dedicated hobbyist, if he is a prankster (as those “Just For Laughs” ones) he should at least make at the start and end very clear that those are just pranks.
If I were some cynical dog I would just ignore all that kind of cr@p, but many (most?) Tis are tormented by and have even committed suicide because of those types of anxieties. In fact, this is one of their goals; make people believe they can read, write into, transfer emotions and thoughts into, “hijack” … your mind. Most importantly, as Gandhi said the only way to move forward is by treading on the truth.
At times I wonder to which extent it is you not being able to get my “the emperor has no clothes!” cries or I myself not getting yours: “oh, who care about his ‘no clothes’ if it helps me rid some cognitive, emotional dissonance …”
I love you guys. It is annoying to me to see you wasting your mind believing in such utter nonsense. I am sorry if I have prickled the protective bubbles in which you have enclosed yourself. The truth (yes, the same one that will set you free) doesn’t need to hide or parapet itself in “clothes”, obfuscations, half-@ssed pretensions and mannerisms.
Also, yes I am calling his bluff, but I am not “attacking” Duncan. Obviously, people saying that have no idea what sciences and technologies are all about. No one belonging to such cultures would take anyone’s word for it as well as they may attempt to dress it. Those “old” “nullius in verba”, “omnia probate”, “sapere aude” are still as present and fresh as ever.
Once again, as I routinely do, please, when we send information to each other be more specific. I always include the offset in minutes and seconds into the video referring to the point I am making. To me this is a basic matter of respect. Contrary to what Tatcher would say, there is such a thing as “US”. We, as a community, of somewhat like-minded individuals sharing ideas will be stronger if we respect, are nice to each other. Yes, it takes a few more minutes doing that, but you will save a lot of time to everybody else.
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// __ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Otto_Loewi
Before Loewi’s experiments, it was unclear whether signalling across the synapse was bioelectrical or chemical. Loewi’s famous experiment, published in 1921, largely answered this question. According to Loewi, the idea for his key experiment came to him in his sleep. He dissected out of frogs two beating hearts: one with the vagus nerve which controls heart rate attached, the other heart on its own. Both hearts were bathed in a saline solution (i.e. Ringer’s solution). By electrically stimulating the vagus nerve, Loewi made the first heart beat slower. Then, Loewi took some of the liquid bathing the first heart and applied it to the second heart. The application of the liquid made the second heart also beat slower, proving that some soluble chemical released by the vagus nerve was controlling the heart rate. He called the unknown chemical Vagusstoff. It was later found that this chemical corresponded to Acetylcholine (Kandel, et al. 2000).
// __ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Synapse
There are two fundamentally different types of synapses:
* In a chemical synapse, electrical activity in the presynaptic neuron is converted (via the activation of voltage-gated calcium channels) into the release of a chemical called a neurotransmitter that binds to receptors located in the plasma membrane of the postsynaptic cell. The neurotransmitter may initiate an electrical response or a secondary messenger pathway that may either excite or inhibit the postsynaptic neuron. Chemical synapses can be classified according to the neurotransmitter released: glutamatergic (often excitatory), GABAergic (often inhibitory), cholinergic (e.g. vertebrate neuromuscular junction), and adrenergic (releasing norepinephrine). Because of the complexity of receptor signal transduction, chemical synapses can have complex effects on the postsynaptic cell.
* In an electrical synapse, the presynaptic and postsynaptic cell membranes are connected by special channels called gap junctions or synaptic cleft that are capable of passing an electric current, causing voltage changes in the presynaptic cell to induce voltage changes in the postsynaptic cell. The main advantage of an electrical synapse is the rapid transfer of signals from one cell to the next.
Synaptic communication is distinct from an ephaptic coupling, in which communication between neurons occurs via indirect electric fields.
// __ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Membrane_potential
Virtually all eukaryotic cells (including cells from animals, plants, and fungi) maintain a non-zero transmembrane potential, usually with a negative voltage in the cell interior as compared to the cell exterior ranging from –40 mV to –80 mV. The membrane potential has two basic functions.
* First, it allows a cell to function as a battery, providing power to operate a variety of “molecular devices” embedded in the membrane.
* Second, in electrically excitable cells such as neurons and muscle cells, it is used for transmitting signals between different parts of a cell. Signals are generated by opening or closing of ion channels at one point in the membrane, producing a local change in the membrane potential. This change in the electric field can be quickly affected by either adjacent or more distant ion channels in the membrane. Those ion channels can then open or close as a result of the potential change, reproducing the signal.