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Tricks that the brain plays
- To: Patrick G Konshak
- Subject: Tricks that the brain plays
- From: Robert L. Vaessen
- Date: Sat, 23 Mar 2002 17:13:15 -0700
- Cc: Robert Garrity ,
- In-reply-to: <20020319.134006.-3833535.0.>
On Tuesday, March 19, 2002, at 02:16 , Patrick G Konshak wrote:
Not quite. When you go back you can chose to follow a different
branch of the probability tree. The nodes that you visit are
selected through free will. You chose to turn right or left at a
fork in the road. Time travel would allow you to go back and
select a different node. The nodes that are available to chose
from are limited by a set of physical laws. You can chose to go
right or left at the fork in the road, you cannot chose the node
where your car transforms into a GE Energy Saver refrigerator,
you turn into a salmon, and the road becomes a river. If you
were able to travel backward along the probability path you
could then select a different path on the second go around.
Time travel would have no effect on the nodes themselves. The
Form what I can tell from your model. If you time traveled back you
fixed and unchanging.
would experience the nodes just the same as you did before, there for,
you wouldn't know you traveled back. What would happen is you
trapped in a continues time loop.
I'll keep that in mind. If I publish this correspondence, I'll
make an effort to eliminate the conscience/consciousness
Please stop using conscience as consciousness.
You right I was using it wrong. If you use any of my stuff, change
conscience to consciousness. I tried to stay away from souls,
disembodied consciousness, & life after death. I just don't know.
Thanks for the information. I wasn't aware that no one had ever
recovered from being brain dead. By the way here's a link to an
article which describes the clinical procedures/criteria which
define brain death in the medical community.
The Rest of The Story:
There is two medical definitions for death, One is body death (don't
People who have been clinically dead, and then resuscitated, report
experiences outside of the physical when they recover.
remember the medical term) were your heart and lungs stop. The
brain dead (also I don't remember the medical term) were your
There is medical evidence that people can be resuscitated from body
"death". But there is no medical evidence of anyone ever coming back
from brain death (you can check any records). Once a nerve dies it can
never (as we know it today) be restored. Scientist know which part of
the brain that is responsible for life after death experience, and can
hook you up to a machine to stimulate this part of the brain.
is done to you, you will believe you had an out of body
may say, "how do you know it's not an out of body experience?
interviewed many people who claim to had this birds eye view, but they
were all wrong in describing things in the room that can only be seen
from above. They even place large numbers/large colored dots and stuff
that can only be seen from above, and no one that experience this can
I thought you might want to hear the full store. You don't
here about it
probable because it's not as exciting.
Some Cool Stuff:
Speaking of tricks that the brain plays on us... I once read,
and have no idea where I originally read it; about the
scientific causes of Deja-Vu. I was able to find a web reference
(http://www.innerworlds.50megs.com/dejavu.htm) that restates
what I read in the past. What I read goes basically like this.
First of all lets get a definition out of the way, so that I'm
sure we're all on the same page. Deja-Vu is the feeling that
you are re-experiencing some specific event from the past in the
present. The scientific explanation for this type of feeling
goes something like this... It's caused by a chemical imbalance
in the brain. When events are occurring in the present, our
brain processes the activity in a part of the brain called the
amygdala. Deja-vu occurs when present events are processed in a
part of the brain typically used to recall past memories. The
parahippocampal cortex, which is very closely connected to the
hippocampus. Because the event is processed in the
parahippocampal cortex, it has a past 'flavor' associated with
Scientist have also discovered the part of the brain that makes you
believe in God. They took atheist and stimulated this part of
The atheist start wanting to pray and join a church. Then when
off, they say something like "What was I thinking of." It's
also true in
reverse. A true store of a religious man who had an accident
this part of the brain. He stop going to church and pick up swearing.
Dose this mean our spiritual believes are based on brain chemistry? I
See my last email regarding Lucid Dreaming. Here's a web
reference in case you're interested. (http://www.lucidity.com/)
I remember our first exposure to Lucid Dreaming. We read about
it in Omni magazine. (http://www.omnimag.com/index.html) As a
matter of fact, I think I've found a link to the original
I have never told anyone this before now, but I use to experiment with
conscious dreaming (i.e.: conscious awareness that you are dreaming),
self induced out of body projection, and traffic lights. I had some
limited success which leads me to believe I had the right
formula and was
on the right track. However I gave it up for kids and work.
wish I didn't. Who knows how far I could of gone. Talk about
experiencing so strange stuff. I was thinking of starting over, but I
can explain this some other day.
I would suggest that you rent it. It's about a bunch of medical
students who participate in some very scary medical experiments.
They induce their own deaths, and then resuscitate each other
after increasingly longer periods of time. The movie gets really
freaky as the viewer is taken along on each of the characters
Have you seen the movie 'Flatliners'?
No I haven't.
I own a copy on VHS. You should probably be able to find a copy
at Blockbuster, it was (and remains) a fairly popular movie.