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by pandaproducts
Tue Oct 26, 2021 11:53 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: New study shows very low doses of LSD reduce broadband oscillatory power (even gamma)
Replies: 4
Views: 169

Re: New study shows very low doses of LSD reduce broadband oscillatory power (even gamma)

But, but, but, experiences are generated by the brain! You hate science, you woo-woo quack!
by pandaproducts
Wed Oct 20, 2021 7:13 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: EEG spikes in humans and rats at end of life and what this means for the supposed 'evidence' for idealism
Replies: 49
Views: 1015

Re: EEG spikes in humans and rats at end of life and what this means for the supposed 'evidence' for idealism

I'm not sure how this makes the neuroscientific evidence against physicalism less problematic. (Terminal lucidity, psychedelic experiences, hypoxic experiences, etc.) But this is already addressed in Greyson's response. First, the 'spike' in brain activity is much weaker than waking state activity ...
by pandaproducts
Wed Oct 20, 2021 1:52 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: EEG spikes in humans and rats at end of life and what this means for the supposed 'evidence' for idealism
Replies: 49
Views: 1015

Re: EEG spikes in humans and rats at end of life and what this means for the supposed 'evidence' for idealism

I'm not sure how this makes the neuroscientific evidence against physicalism less problematic. (Terminal lucidity, psychedelic experiences, hypoxic experiences, etc.) But this is already addressed in Greyson's response. First, the 'spike' in brain activity is much weaker than waking state activity a...
by pandaproducts
Tue Sep 28, 2021 8:43 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Are there any SIMPLE books refuting what Bernardo calls "The materialism of qualities"?
Replies: 55
Views: 1621

Re: Are there any SIMPLE books refuting what Bernardo calls "The materialism of qualities"?

Bernardo seems embarrassingly uninformed about how neuroscience understands vision and other senses work. In the article, he seems to believe that materialism somehow requires that the brain be a passive recorder of the external world like a camera. No.. he's talking about a TYPE of materialism tha...
by pandaproducts
Sun Sep 26, 2021 7:15 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Are there any SIMPLE books refuting what Bernardo calls "The materialism of qualities"?
Replies: 55
Views: 1621

Re: Are there any SIMPLE books refuting what Bernardo calls "The materialism of qualities"?

Bernardo seems embarrassingly uninformed about how neuroscience understands vision and other senses work. In the article, he seems to believe that materialism somehow requires that the brain be a passive recorder of the external world like a camera. No.. he's talking about a TYPE of materialism tha...
by pandaproducts
Tue Aug 31, 2021 1:18 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Susan Blackmore: Scientific Evidence and the Near-Death Experience
Replies: 51
Views: 1520

Re: Susan Blackmore: Scientific Evidence and the Near-Death Experience

One of the things I learned from this interview that I didn't know was about the spike in electrical activity found just before death in humans. I knew this spike had been detected in rats but didn't know it had been detected in humans. I managed to track down the study that Blackmore mentions. In ...
by pandaproducts
Wed Aug 25, 2021 8:24 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Problems with the body being the external image of experiential states
Replies: 39
Views: 1006

Re: Problems with the body being the external image of experiential states

Kastrup says that we only experience what it is like to be the nervous system. That seems to be true upon introspection. So removal of a leg won't change your inner life (apart from how it impacts the nervous system).
by pandaproducts
Tue Aug 17, 2021 5:42 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: A theory that the universe might be a neural network
Replies: 7
Views: 408

Re: A theory that the universe might be a neural network

You can surely see a difference between spotting patterns as a kid and getting a quantitative analysis of structures that concludes that they are identical mathematically published in a peer-reviewed journal? True, but a mathematical analysis is far from being a proof that there is any relation. Th...
by pandaproducts
Thu Aug 05, 2021 9:11 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: A theory that the universe might be a neural network
Replies: 7
Views: 408

Re: A theory that the universe might be a neural network

When you look for analogies you always will find one. When I was kid I was passionate in finding patterns in the clouds resembling animals and people and always found one. But extrapolating from that to reality is not much more than wild speculation. You can surely see a difference between spotting...
by pandaproducts
Thu Jul 22, 2021 6:06 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: If you believe in a personal soul, why?
Replies: 22
Views: 962

Re: If you believe in a personal soul, why?

I do not believe in a FUNDAMENTALLY distinct and separate mind that is a 'soul'. I believe Brahman = Atman. That said, I think there is a hierarchy of dissociation so that when you die you do not immediately return to the universal mind but rather return to being your Higher Self, from which this al...