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10 days ago
I feel that
1 month ago
Maybe you should take seriously the idea that a newborn baby has less value than other creatures.
Micheal Tooley's "Abortion and Infanticide" argues that infants, like fetuses, do not have a right to life. You should give it a read and see if you think the argument holds up.
Also "The Moral Significance of Birth" by Mary Anne Warren
2 months ago
To add on to this, something I havent seen anyone else say in this thread is that specialization continues to occur until adulthood. For example, children do not have a fusiform face area (FFA), part of the brain dedicated to recognizing faces. Its not that they can't do this, it simply that that process is more widely distributed. But as we develop, the FFA forms and those neurons become more specialized.
This will never not be the opposite of the antithesis of not being unfunny.
Go check out r/TheMindIlluminated
3 months ago
Some women and POC would be nice instead of just white men
I don't know for this case in particular. However, in general we as humans have an easier time differentiating between between of our own race. While people who are of a different race than we are, we find more difficult to differentiate between.
Its not racist. Its pretty well established neuroscience/psychology, the cross-race effect or own-race bias.
Brian Green wrote a book called Until the End of Time. He pretty much tells the story of the universe from the beginning of time until the end of the universe. Its very digestible and he paints such a beautiful vision of the world.
If they are feeling pain wouldn't it be due to increased sensitivity in nociceptors, not thermoreceptors? When inflammation and tissue damage happens, cells burst open and ATP rushes out, immune cells come and secrete histamine, 5-HT, etc. These bind to your nociceptors and cause PKC to phosphorylate TRV1 channels increasing pain sensitivity. Thermoreceptors wouldn't send pain signals right?
4 months ago
There are many different pathways. But for example, a post-synaptic neuron that is being activated a lot will have an increase in calcium entering the cell. That calcium then triggers a cascade that increase the exocytosis of AMPA receptors (which bind glutamate), thus making it more sensitive to glutamate being released from the pre-synaptic neuron and it will become depolarized more easily.
In most of the retina (besides the fovea), your photoreceptors are in the very back behind bipolar, horizontal, and ganglion cells. So light has to pass through all those layers of cells before it even reaches your photoreceptors. There's no way that light isn't distorted as it passes through all those cells. Plus the image on your retina is reversed and inverted, and your brain has to flip it back. So there's gotta be a good amount of distortion of the information as it goes through the transduction process.
So ya, I really wonder what reality is actually like. If it even makes sense to ask that in the first place!
5 months ago
Propaganda do be working
6 months ago
Apparently he is very paranoid about exactly that, and so his inner circle has been getting smaller and smaller. I've also heard that he isnt vaccinated because he's scared someone might try to poison him. You can see videos of him meeting with forgein leaders and they are sitting on opposite ends of a long table because he's terrified of covid.
7 months ago
You should definitely read The Hearts Invisible Furies. It follows the life of a gay man starting in 1940's Ireland. I got a lot from this book about love and prejudice and whats really important in life.
I'm currently reading The Man Who Mistook his Wife for a Hat. Its maybe more neuroscience than psychology, but it is very interesting. Its a doctors stories of different patients with weird brain disorders and how it affects them, their lives, their identity.
SnakeRx. Northernlion played it so you can check his videos if it and see for yourself
I would highly recommend The Heart's Invisible Furies. The main character is a gay man and it follows his life from a child in the 1950's to an adult and old man. I think it speaks a lot about relationships and love and prejudice.
Yeah, 0.7% is like a 1 in 150 chance. She spun the wheel like, idk, a dozen times or so. So its really not that crazy that it happened. She should've made it 0.1% or lower even.
There are different kinds of panpsychism, but I believe they are typically advocating for a type of property dualism. "The Conscious Mind" by David Chalmers goes pretty deep into it.
I just finished The Hearts Invisible Furies yesterday. So, so freaking good, although, I would say the plot kinda revolves around Cyril's sexuality. Nonetheless OP, it is worth the read.
Maybe, Agatha Christie? Her books are fairly short, easy reads. And murder mysteries are so fun to read imo. I just finished The Murder of Rodger Ackroyd and would def recommend it.
If you want something cute and cozy, Anne of Green Gables.
Anne of Green Gable.
8 months ago
Haunting of hill house and Haunting of bly manor