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Why when experiencing life dos the brain function with certain brain waves? How does it select those types of waves, what is the process behind this? I heard it's chemical response? In a healthy brain scan, they know what to look for...these waves light up on a scan like Christmas day.

Could a brain function using different waves for different activities than our average human brain selects? Are these waves truly ideal, for experiences, for reality, for these activities they are tied to? Must it be that way?

Is the brain ultimately a receptor for the layers of reality that it filters? How accurate is it, is it all entirely objective? Is it the only form of experience, reading these layers? Is it true observation, do we make a true, indisputable connection to reality?

Do these waves make a true connection to "reality" are their similar receiving waves outside of our human bodies? What is the universe made up of? Are we connected? Is it a issue of dimension?...??
Do our bodies, minds, brains, make waves that are actually on the same level as the objective plains of reality, existence?


These brain waves, are only from a impartially working, developed brain. The true brain power, the true evolution, creation of brain isn't truly present.Ultimately, we may not be connected to a truer, more comprehensive form of reality.
YA response said:
Brain "waves" are a name given to phenomena that are observed when measuring the brain via electroencephalographs and similar technology. The overall rise and fall of electrical potentials in localized areas. Because they're easily observed, they are useful in correlating brain states and brain function. But you shouldn't confuse them with how the brain works.

Similarly, an experienced mechanic could use the sound an engine makes to diagnose how it is operating. But we wouldn't ascribe the sound waves with any sort of utility to the engine. You could say that brain waves are indications of an overall pattern of activity within the brain.

The activity pattern is driven primarily through neural activity. That activity is signalling by discharge of an electrichemical potential in the neurons and by neurotransmitters. The activity at this scale is much faster and more fine-grained than simple chemical responses. But hormones and other chemicals do produce system-wide changes in activity as well.

So I might read your question as "could a brain function using different overall patterns for activities than our average human brain does". My opinion is yes and no.

Yes, it's entirely conceivable that a brain could exist that uses radically different techniques to process and use information that our brains do. In such a sense, the brain waves would be very different.

But at the same time, such a brain is not going to pop into existence in a human. Just like all the engines that Ford puts in cars work just about the same way, all human brains appear to have certain overall processing techniques that are very conservative (even if we don't understand the details of how the processing works).
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  • coolsome;468175 said:
    :eek::eek: Your experimenting on a dog? Its not hurting the dog or anything right?
    The dog is a willing subject.
  • What exactly are you doing to a dog?
  • Irishmile;468194 said:
    What exactly are you doing to a dog?

    Your a mod 2 now!?
  • Yeah... they needed more because the boards are growing pretty fast....
  • Irishmile;468197 said:
    Yeah... they needed more because the boards are growing pretty fast....

    Congratulations :D
  • To illustrate how perception may be wrong, especially concerning the 3rd dimension. Current theoretical postulates have put forth the idea that the third dimension we perceive as depth is an illusion created from a 2 dimensional existence that essentially bends. While we operate in three dimensions because that's how we perceive it, it may not be fundamentally correct to think of existence as being such.
  • Irishmile;468194 said:
    What exactly are you doing to a dog?
    Simple, harmless, brain wave entertainment fun.
    DAISHI;468204 said:
    To illustrate how perception may be wrong, especially concerning the 3rd dimension. Current theoretical postulates have put forth the idea that the third dimension we perceive as depth is an illusion created from a 2 dimensional existence that essentially bends. While we operate in three dimensions because that's how we perceive it, it may not be fundamentally correct to think of existence as being such.
    How is it that you know so much?
  • doodo!;468205 said:
    Simple, harmless, brain wave entertainment fun.

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    That just raises further questions!
  • How do you know you are effecting the dog? What if you are just thinking how you think a dog would think?

    Also... how do you know the dog is a willing participant?

    AND if successful aren't you afraid you will take a liking to chasing cars?
  • Irishmile;468213 said:
    How do you know you are effecting the dog? What if you are just thinking how you think a dog would think?

    Also... how do you know the dog is a willing participant?

    AND if successful aren't you afraid you will take a liking to chasing cars?
    Oh, no. I'm experimenting with his brain waves, trying to influence different "centers and faculties" of his brain.
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