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The Extended Mind: Recent Experimental Evidence

Hits: 6517 | Rating: (1.9) | Category: Science | Added by: madduck
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Willowwatch
Female, 30-39, Midwest US
 735 Posts
Friday, March 30, 2012 4:13:00 PM
that's so 2008

madduck
Female, 50-59, Europe
 5171 Posts
Sunday, March 25, 2012 1:38:41 AM
As far as I can work out consciousness is a by product, and I know there have been some odd ideas ( bi-cammeral mind?) about how it works. I love the idea that someone is taking the stance that they need to see if there is a phenomena or not, then trying to work it out but this seems a little flakey. Not that there might not be something in it, just not quite sure he has found the answer.

mcboozerilla
Male, 30-39, Europe
 649 Posts
Saturday, March 24, 2012 6:31:02 PM
I thought it was really interesting, and no, I'm not in a coma, nor did I fall asleep during it.

Unfortunately, Professor Chris French couldn't duplicate his results. This is his skeptic friend he mentions a few times during the lecture.

Also, the only experiment results I could find on his web site were from 2003 to 2005 and not even for the telephone test.

None of this seems to pan out, though it would be cool if it did. I know dogs know when people are coming home.

robosnitz
Male, 40-49, Eastern US
 2752 Posts
Saturday, March 24, 2012 4:08:30 PM
This isn't for smart nerds and geeky scientists, it's for people in comas.

robosnitz
Male, 40-49, Eastern US
 2752 Posts
Saturday, March 24, 2012 4:06:58 PM
I skipped to the end and it was just as riveting as the beginning. Snorefest.

keith2
Male, 18-29, Midwest US
 2540 Posts
Saturday, March 24, 2012 2:25:44 PM
Wow I started watching this 3 hours ago and this gave me the best nap I've had in awhile.

uatme
Male, 18-29, Canada
 987 Posts
Saturday, March 24, 2012 1:31:08 PM
more believable than not

Fatninja01
Male, 18-29, Australia
 24476 Posts
Saturday, March 24, 2012 1:09:57 PM
Recent as us 2 4 years ago... makes sense

birdz
Female, 18-29, Western US
 77 Posts
Saturday, March 24, 2012 12:11:48 PM
@madduck
Not defending his ideas or anything, but he's published papers and things and discusses his experimental methods a lot later in the video. http://www.sheldrake.org/homepage.html is his website if you'd like to look around.

CaptainPabst
Male, 18-29, Western US
 1253 Posts
Saturday, March 24, 2012 12:03:29 PM
The idea is simple but goes against everything you have been told about your mind: The brain does not create the consciousness, it receives it like a radio.

madduck
Female, 50-59, Europe
 5171 Posts
Saturday, March 24, 2012 11:44:50 AM
Quackor- educated cambridge ( and oxford) educated whatevers are frequently idiots. It certainly sounds odd, I would like to see his evidence- and at least he assumes he is looking for a natural phenomenon.

Quackor
Male, 18-29, S. America
 2864 Posts
Saturday, March 24, 2012 11:35:08 AM
Wow, amazing controversial theory, I mean i could never have thought an educated cambridge biologist could be a complete idiot

FAKEBACON
Male, 18-29, Canada
 592 Posts
Saturday, March 24, 2012 11:28:57 AM
I thought the point of this site was to relieve boredom? Correct me if I'm wrong.

FAKEBACON
Male, 18-29, Canada
 592 Posts
Saturday, March 24, 2012 11:26:56 AM
TEDtalks rip off?

madduck
Female, 50-59, Europe
 5171 Posts
Wednesday, March 21, 2012 9:37:27 AM
Link: The Extended Mind: Recent Experimental Evidence [Rate Link] - A very interesting lecture, but it's for the smart nerds and science geeks only. Everyone else to the boobie post below.


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