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  1. Last 7 days
    1. To lose yourself: a voluptuous surrender, lost in your arms, lost to the world, utterly immersed in what is present so that its surroundings fade away.
    2. Scientists too, as J. Robert Oppenheimer once remarked, “live always at the ‘edge of mystery’ — the boundary of the unknown.”
    3. Love, wisdom, grace, inspiration — how do you go about finding these things that are in some ways about extending the boundaries of the self into unknown territory, about becoming someone else?
    4. “How will you go about finding that thing the nature of which is totally unknown to you?”
    5. Indeed, this act of orienting ourselves — to the moment, to the world, to our own selves — is perhaps the most elusive art of all, and our attempts to master it often leave us fumbling, frustrated, discombobulated. And yet therein lies our greatest capacity for growth and self-transcendence.
  2. Jan 2021
    1. The psychophysiological method uses physiological signals, such as facial electromyography (EMG), electrodermal activity (EDA), and electrocardiography (ECG) for investigating different psychological processes
    1. However, there is still a gap in research efforts moving from laboratory studies to real-world settings. A small number of research has verified when a physiological response is a reaction to an extrinsic stimulus of the participant’s environment in real-world settings.
    1. EMOTIV products are intended to be used for research applications and personal use only. Our products are not sold as Medical Devices as defined in EU directive 93/42/EEC.
    2. Likewise, privacy is an important issue in BCI ethics since the captured neural signals can be used to gain access to a user’s private information. Ethicists have raised concerns about how BCI data is stored and protected.
    1. This study used the EEG Software EEGer Training System (EEG Software, 2013) to provide coherence-guided EEG biofeedback training to participants.
    2. The analysis model used for this coherence measure has several steps in operation. The first step is called “PSync” (phase synchrony) in the EEGer filter documentation.

      calculating [[coherence]]

    3. Additional findings have shown that EEG based neurofeedback can reduce symptoms associated with autism spectrum disorder (ASD)

      potential for [[autism]] treatment

    4. Four Channel Multivariate Coherence Training: Development and Evidence in Support of a New Form of Neurofeedback

      tags:: [[neurofeedback]], [[coherence]], [[neuroscience]] [[EEG]] #[[to read]]

    1. Gravitational waves are 'ripples' in space-time caused by some of the most violent and energetic processes in the Universe.
    1. As an opening move, I’d suggest that we could reconceptualize intelligence as NaQ (neuroacoustic quotient), or ‘the capacity to cleanly switch between different complex neuroacoustic profiles.’

      also seems more neutral and embracing the differences in [[neurodiversity]] / individual thinking vs relentless optimizing for a certain KPI (like for IQs) #[[to write]]

    2. Ontological holy war is about degrading the other side’s ability to think complex and/or adversarial thoughts, by desecrating and warping the meanings of their words, fragmenting the ‘key signature’ of their connectome harmonics.

      bringing people down as non-[[epistemic peers]] // form of [[narcissism]] that silos a more fluid perspective to a certain and immutable point of view / truth

    3. The theme I find most interesting here is ontology as a system of relations between felt senses, and metaphysics as the relation between this network of felt-senses and the world.

      synchronicity and harmonization between inner body systems #[[integrated systems]]

    4. At any rate, if CSHW can be used to build a good quantitative model of human-human interactions, it might also be possible to replicate these dynamics in human-computer interactions. This could take a weak form, such as building computer systems with a similar-enough interactional syntax to humans that some people could reach entrainment with it; affective computing done right.

      [[Aligning Recommender Systems]]

    5. I’m increasingly suspecting that many psychiatric illnesses will leave a semi-unique fingerprint on someone’s connectome harmonics.
    6. The “clinical phenomenologist” of the year 2050 might look into your brain harmonics, and try to find the shortest paths to nearby state-spaces with less chronic dissonance, fishing for high-consonance attractors with large basins to shoot for. The qualia expert would go on to provide you various options that may improve all sorts of metrics, including valence, the most important of them all. If you ask, your phenomenologist can give you trials for fully reversible treatments. You sample them in your own time, of course, and test them for a day or two before deciding whether to use these moods for longer.

      reminds me of [[do androids dream of electric sheep]] [[empathy box]]

    1. Continuing the thread on Social Annealing, I think we can push into sociology with the Neural Annealing model too; to understand a society, we need to understand how and when annealing happens in that society. To gauge the wisdom of a society, look at how its decision-makers anneal; to gauge the cultural direction of a society, look at how its young people anneal. To understand the strongest social bonds of a society, look at the contexts in which group annealing happens.

      love the concept of [[social-annealing-on-demand]] -- how much does this tend towards [[hedonism]] though? #[[to write]]

    2. This shades into novel types of therapeutic approaches: perhaps we could simply pump energy into lower-frequency bands (perhaps harmonic stimulation centered at ~3-6hz) to kickstart emotional integration.

      [[micro-tonal therapy]] that uses empathy as resonance

    3. But there can also be a buildup of tension as one gathers information that is incompatible with one’s key signature, which gets progressively more difficult to maintain, and can lead to the sort of intensity of experience that drives an annealing-like process when the key signature flips.

      cue [[Godel Escher Bach]]'s [[Little Harmonic Labyrinth]]: ends in a pseudo-tonic that never returns back to original [[tonic]]. results in tension dangling from continual musical modulation without resolution

      similar to [[linguistic]] structures as well - unconsciously keeping track of constructions and hierarchies within sentences

    4. Brains – especially younger ones, since they’re changing so much – really do need to anneal regularly to pay down their ‘technical debt’, and if they don’t, they grow brittle and neurotic. (Technical debt in the brain builds up as we twist our existing brain networks to accommodate new facts; this debt is ‘paid down’ when we enter high-energy states and let new brain networks which fit these constraints self-organize)

      psychedelics help brains pay down 'technical debt' during stress states: optimized growth during [[punctuated equilibrium]]

      meditation and somatic processes serves as an emphasis on the [[lateral prefrontal cortical circuit]], anti-correlated with ruminative aspects of depression

    5. In these cases there seems to be some sort of adaptive gating mechanism that disables the typical energy sinks in order to allow entropic disintegration->search->annealing to happen.

      at what cadence (if there is any threshold) can the brain reach high-energy states while not being overwhelmed?

  3. Dec 2020
  4. www.spewil.com www.spewil.com
    1. Organize SWC PhD Bootcamp (September 2019)

      whoa this is cool

  5. Nov 2020
    1. This would make the web a model example of extended cognition, an idea first proposed by the philosophers Andy Clark and David Chalmers in 1998 to apply to human thought.

      how far does the human mind extend cognition? via lists / computers / bodies?

      is this different from outsourcing cognition? how much of our subconscious mind operates from a body or even external device (phone) standpoint?

      can we structure it in a way that is beneficial to our immediate and long-term goals? #question

    2. Spiders appear to offload cognitive tasks to their webs, making them one of a number of species with a mind that isn’t fully confined within the head.

      I wonder whether or not humans offload cognitive tasks to their bodies / through somatic memory

    1. There is also no mention or even hint of a deity who speaks directly to the people. It just seems taken for granted that these are the terms.

      In some ways, this is more powerful than a deity

  6. Oct 2020
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