The advantage of a bad memory is that, several times over, one enjoys the same good things for the first time
Nietzsche Human all too Human, 580
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The last topic I wanted to discuss with you is brain damage and diseases
Oh, of course, we have him! Everyone knows him now because of the movie “Memento”.
I liked that movie because it is surprisingly accurate 😊
Can I quote you on that? 😊
Sure, most blockbusters deal with memory loss in totally implausible ways, so … 👍
We actually have him in the article for multiple reasons.
Obviously: like Leborgne, he too suffered from epileptic seizures, and his memory loss was due to the operation to “cure” them
Indeed! We go into detail about why splitting the brain in half sometimes works
Yeah, it isn’t really a “cure” though 😏
That’s what we try to point out, but it is similar to brain cancer: better to cut it out
I see your point, the lesser evil, but it is frustrating
Not actually being able to heal it, only to treat it with such coarse interventions
The next article actually is about the future and the brain
Meaning new medical technologies?
Yes and no … 😉
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We could, just as is the case with the electrocardiogram for pathologies of the heart, find an objective research method for pathological changes in the activities of the central nervous system, which would be of the greatest significance for diagnostics
Gentlemen, we can rebuild him. We have the technology. We have the capability to make the world’s first bionic man. Steve Austin will be that man. Better than he was before. Better…stronger…faster!
New discoveries, new technologies, new social arrangements in the external world erupt into our lives in the form of increased turnover rates.
They set the stage for that potentially devastating social illness—future shock.
Rather than speak of a group mind, it may thus be more appropriate to consider a beehive as a special kind of singular mind, albeit one that is spatially distributed over many (insect) bodies.
Our common-sense conception of psychological phenomena constitutes a radically false theory, a theory so fundamentally defective that both the principles and the ontology of that theory will eventually be displaced, rather than smoothly reduced, by completed neuroscience.