Self consciousness creates the individual.
This self consciousness or I-thought
Births all separation.
Prior to self consciousness,
There is no individual.
There is no central point of reference.
There is only Being, Awareness, Presence.
This is the natural state,
One of integral perception.
—  The Lost Writings of Wu Hsin

We May Be Programmed to Say ‘No’

We may cave in to peer pressure, marketing and persuasion, but faced with decisions, the default response programmed into our brains is to say “no,” a recent study suggests.

A new computational model based on data from rodent brains shows that “Go” and “No-Go” signals compete in the brain, originating from the nerve cells in the striatum – a part of brain that plays a crucial role in decision making, learning and various motor functions. But, the deck is stacked against the Go neurons, which are expressed in D1 type dopamine receptors, says Arvind Kumar the senior author of the study and a researcher at the Department of Computational Biology at KTH Royal Institute of Technology.

Read more: http://www.laboratoryequipment.com/news/2015/05/we-may-be-programmed-say-no

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decorticate vs decerebrate posturing

wait until the end… medical humor is just weird sometimes.

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“Psychometry”. Illustration I created for Light Grey Art Lab’s exhibition “Guts

“The psyche encompasses the human mind, conscious and unconsciousness. How does our psyche interact with our physiology? This piece explores the disconnect that can happen between our mind and body.

Dissociative disorders are conditions that involve disruptions or breakdowns of memory, awareness, identity, or perception. People with dissociative disorders use dissociation, a defense mechanism, pathologically and involuntarily. Dissociative disorders can range in extremity from alternative personalities, to a disconnected surreal feeling between body and reality.”

All sentient beings must see
Where the sentience has come from.
The Being-Sentience must be,
Before the appearance of sentient beings.
This is the original state.
—  The Lost Writings of Wu Hsin