intro’d to David here – ted 2015:
Can we create new senses for humans:
rather than accessing info we are experiencing it..
what this is really good for – is multi dimensional data – feeling the state of something
his latest tweet when i was looking up his twitter:
“…our thoughts are linked by many a hidden chain; awake but one, and in what myriads rise!” – Alexander Pope
David Eagleman (born David Egelman; April 25, 1971) is an American neuroscientist and writer at Baylor College of Medicine, where he directs the Laboratory for Perception and Action and the Initiative on Neuroscience and Law. He is best known for his published work on time perception, synesthesia, and neurolaw. He is a Guggenheim Fellow, a council member in the World Economic Forum, and a New York Times bestselling author published in 28 languages. He is the writer and presenter of an upcoming six-hour television series,The Brain, slated to air on PBS in October, 2015.
app chip ness – huge to grokking.. ness vs (linear) accessing.. ness
maybe this 6th/7th/whatever sense.. helps us to calm down enough to quit feeling the need to measure stuff..people..
mar 2016 – written by Chris Baraniuk about David’s work – enormous power of unconscious brain:
The non-conscious mind, he says, plays a much deeper role in our everyday decisions and relationships than we might realise.
“The reason you practise sports over and over again is so you get really good at automising your actions,” says Eagleman. “Thinking about them, naturally, slows you down.”
“There is debate in the field about whether consciousness even has efficacy,” says Eagleman. “By the time your conscious mind registers something, is it always just the last guy to get the news, and it doesn’t even matter what it thinks?”
The more we probe the brain’s workings, the more we realise that our conscious minds are really just a summary of what our brains get up to all the time – without “us” having any idea. As Eagleman puts it, “The conscious you, which is the part that flickers to life when you wake up in the morning, is the smallest bit of what’s happening in your head.
2015 (?) – Neuroscience Confirms Your Subconscious Shapes Your Reality
Time, for example, is supposed to be an objective measurement, but we experience it subjectively.
on the traumatic experiences intensifying our input.. so that when we recall.. seems like slow mo..