Hollywood – Consciousness Expanding Movies – Magnetic Man.

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Hollywood – Consciousness Expanding Movies – Magnetic Man.

If you search Google you will find many pictures and videos with real people who have an ability to lift objects off the floor.
They are able to transport them through the air in a vertical as well as horizontal position simply by applying the objects to their forehead or to the palms of their hands without grasping them.
Because there is very little research thus far, regarding the subject, involvement of media and especially Hollywood movie producers would be extremely desirable, in the telling of the story of the “Magnetic Man”.

Hollywood has the profound effect on expanding the horizons as well as the conscience of millions of people, and it holds the power to spark an interest in this very little recognized phenomenon.

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Neuroscience and Consciousness.

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Wikipedia source

Neuroscience is the scientific study of the nervous system. Traditionally, neuroscience is recognized as a branch of biology. However, it is currently an interdisciplinary science that collaborates with other fields such as chemistry, cognitive science, computer science, engineering, linguistics, mathematics, medicine (including neurology), genetics, and allied disciplines including philosophy, physics, and psychology. It also exerts influence on other fields, such as neuroeducation, neuroethics, and neurolaw. The term neurobiology is often used interchangeably with the term neuroscience, although the former refers specifically to the biology of the nervous system, whereas the latter refers to the entire science of the nervous system, including elements of psychology as well as the purely physical sciences.

The scope of neuroscience has broadened to include different approaches used to study the molecular, cellular, developmental, structural, functional, evolutionary, computational, and medical aspects of the nervous system. The techniques used by neuroscientists have also expanded enormously, from molecular and cellular studies of individual nerve cells to imaging of sensory and motor tasks in the brain. Recent theoretical advances in neuroscience have also been aided by the study of neural networks.

As a result of the increasing number of scientists who study the nervous system, several prominent neuroscience organizations have been formed to provide a forum to all neuroscientists and educators. For example, the International Brain Research Organization was founded in 1960, the International Society for Neurochemistry in 1963, the European Brain and Behaviour Society in 1968, and the Society for Neuroscience in 1969.
Consciousness is the state or quality of awareness, or, of being aware of an external object or something within oneself. It has been defined as: sentience, awareness, subjectivity, the ability to experience or to feel, wakefulness, having a sense of selfhood, and the executive control system of the mind. Despite the difficulty in definition, many philosophers believe that there is a broadly shared underlying intuition about what consciousness is. As Max Velmans and Susan Schneider wrote in The Blackwell Companion to Consciousness: “Anything that we are aware of at a given moment forms part of our consciousness, making conscious experience at once the most familiar and most mysterious aspect of our lives.”

Western philosophers, since the time of Descartes and Locke, have struggled to comprehend the nature of consciousness and pin down its essential properties. Issues of concern in the philosophy of consciousness include whether the concept is fundamentally coherent; whether consciousness can ever be explained mechanistically; whether non-human consciousness exists and if so how can it be recognized; how consciousness relates to language; whether consciousness can be understood in a way that does not require a dualistic distinction between mental and physical states or properties; and whether it may ever be possible for computing machines like computers or robots to be conscious, a topic studied in the field of artificial intelligence.

Thanks to recent developments in technology, consciousness has become a significant topic of research in psychology, neuropsychology and neuroscience within the past few decades. The primary focus is on understanding what it means biologically and psychologically for information to be present in consciousness—that is, on determining the neural and psychological correlates of consciousness. The majority of experimental studies assess consciousness by asking human subjects for a verbal report of their experiences (e.g., “tell me if you notice anything when I do this”). Issues of interest include phenomena such as subliminal perception, blindsight, denial of impairment, and altered states of consciousness produced by alcohol and other drugs, or spiritual or meditative techniques.

In medicine, consciousness is assessed by observing a patient’s arousal and responsiveness, and can be seen as a continuum of states ranging from full alertness and comprehension, through disorientation, delirium, loss of meaningful communication, and finally loss of movement in response to painful stimuli. Issues of practical concern include how the presence of consciousness can be assessed in severely ill, comatose, or anesthetized people, and how to treat conditions in which consciousness is impaired or disrupted.

Inside and Outside, Perceptions of Duality. René Descartes Immanuel Kant and Albert Einstein. A short history,

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René Descartes the famous French philosopher and mathematician was born 31 March 1596 is known as the father of analytic geometry who discovered infinitesimal calculus and was a key figure in the scientific revolution, a true genius, he also experimented with human emotions and the concept of duality. Coincidentally he was stationed in 1619 in Neuburg an der Donau the very same location of the refugee camp where I was incarcerated in 1987- 89 and where I did my “out of body” and “altered consciousness” experiments. While he was there he carried out many experiments and actually created the background and much of the work that contributed to his well-known book “Meditations on First Philosophy”.

Many readers will be familiar with René Descartes is because of his famous quotation “Cogito ergo sum” – ” I think therefore I am”.

I will only refer to a very small portion of this man’s prodigious work, that part which has some bearing on the subject of this book and that is his studies and theories regarding “body and soul” known as Cartesian Dualism” which are covered in detail in two of his published works “Passions of the Soul” and “The Description of the Human Body”.

Previous to Cartesian Theories any interaction between mind or soul to the body was perceived to be only a one-way relationship that is the mind influences the body and not the reverse.

Descartes is proposed the following:

MIND ( SOUL ) >–< BODY

During the next century the famous German philosopher Immanuel Kant who

wrote “Critique of Pure Reason” proposed the controversial idea that human thoughts should not be influenced by external forces for example by the monarchy or the church. He believed there can be “existences or entities” beyond human sensory perception impossible to scientifically prove or disprove but he believed they can exist.

Kant attempted to blend together reason and experience in order to progress beyond the limitations of traditional philosophy and metaphysics.

He stated:

“It always remains a scandal of philosophy and universal human reason that the existence of things outside us … should have to be assumed merely on faith, and that if it occurs to anyone to doubt it, we should be unable to answer him with a satisfactory proof”

As well the well-known scientist Albert Einstein said:

“A human being is part of the whole called by us universe, a part limited in time and space. We experience ourselves, our thoughts and feelings as something separate from the rest. A kind of optical delusion of consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from the prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty. The true value of a human being is determined by the measure and the sense in which they have obtained liberation from the self. We shall require a substantially new manner of thinking if humanity is to survive.”

With regard to my particular gifts, there are no contemporary scientific theories reasons etc. that can explain how I do what I am able to do nevertheless I am able to do it and I can do it repeatedly because there are no theories and there is no known mechanism does that mean it is impossible to do? Obviously not “the proof indeed is in the pudding”

My idea of what or who human beings are is the following, we’re like a small part of a watch, say a second hand cog wheel turning around inside a whole complex of parts. We possess not a comprehensive view, but a myopic one in that all we realize is we are moving around and around and we don’t have any idea that we are only a very very small part of the whole watch, we don’t see the watch it all!.