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Omen502   posted:11/5/2011 1:53:48 PM  (Reply)
      I find this extremely fascinating.  Corpus callosum,  nervous fibers connecting the left and the right brain severed byproduces some interesting phenomenon indeed.  I am theorizing that because it is not fatal to the patient it seems to me to mean that these are in fact two seperate brains connected by biological hardwiring.  If this speculation is true...  How did it get this way?  Do brains split over billions of years as a cell during mitosis...  but then if this was the case then how did it reproduce a opposite of itself?  Mitosis is a natural process of cloning one's self...?   o.k.  wait....    So,  I would figure because it is not one whole brain and it obviosly needs it's hard wiring to communicate,  then these are in fact two seperate possibly opposite brain halves.  Could it be possible to have been manipulated by a certain gender or genderless being and for what purpose exactly?  Maybe the brain halves are opposite in respect to gender...  Say like a right half man and right half woman...  or vice-versa?  What would be the accomplishment in this theory?  maybe to connect the two opposite human genders forever?  Now if this is possivble...  I would have to think that there would be maybe some kind of "mental link"  between these two people.  I mean the brains did come from the same place right?  Hmm...   Maybe we are all searching for someone?
gary107   posted:11/5/2011 4:47:26 PM  (Reply)
Alien Hand Syndrome is merely a condition where a person does not appear to have control over the movement and behaviour of a hand.  Like the character in that 1960's movie Strangelove.  It can be caused by early trama or damage to the developing brain.   All the information that come in from your right eye gets processed in the left sphere of the brain and the what comes in from the left eye gets process in the right side of the brain.  This is how we think in 3D.  We are able to see in 3D because of the distance and difference of the information we get from each eye.  If you have AHS just put a cup on the night stand for the hand to manipulate and play with during the night.  Give it something to do.  It has nothing to do with gender, anyone can have the condition.  It has nothing to do with "space" aliens.   It is a human occurance.
gary107   posted:11/5/2011 4:56:52 PM  (Reply)
I have gone into states where I can perceive deeper and at such a rate as to appear not possible, I have typed out involved computer programs with great ease, but this is due to a long life time of never lying.  Folks who never lie can haven faster and better recall than those who do practice such behaviour.  Nothing alien about this activity, just righteousness at work.  Simple to understand. 
Omen502   posted:11/5/2011 5:11:37 PM  (Reply)
       Yes  Gary,  You are correct and I respect your words.  I do have a problem as I question everything that has been taught in our schools and our colledges and this includes science and healthcare.  I know I cannot prove or even have reason to think this to be the reason of occurance but as I stated I am theorizing and there is method to my madness.  I have had experiences in which I have been lead to believe otherwise.  Thank you for the reply Gary.  You are a true gentleman and scholar.
Levinus   posted:11/5/2011 8:45:01 PM  (Reply)
I've taken a LOT of psychology in college.  Let me tell you, the brain is a LOT weirder than being split in two.  Let me see if I can explain that for you, and also list some other wacking things. The first and most important thing to know is the brainstem.  This baby controls pretty much every aspect of "living" that you can think of.  Eating, drinking, reproducing, heart rate, breathing, temperature, sleeping,  you name it.  Its very small too, in comparison.  Our brainstem looks and acts almost exactly like the brainstem of every mammal, bird and lizard.  Basically, the core of the brain is very similar across the animal kingdom. Another important thing to remember is that science knows brain function is...for the most part...localized to specific brain regions.  These regions can jump across the hemispheres and work in unison.  In otherwords, though it may appear to be split in half...like our lungs...it really is one unit.  The occipital lobe is in the very back of your head.  It spans across both hemispheres and controls the interpretation of light hitting your optic nerve.  Your Frontal Lobe, directly behind your forehead, spans across both hemispheres and controls decision making.  Fun Fact:  the front lobe doesn't fully develop until about 21 years of age.  Just about the time when drinking is legal.  Make sense now? So onto the weird stuff.  Memory is Non-localized.  In our brains, memory is holographic.  What does that mean?  It means if I slice off some of your brain with a sword (or scalpel), you won't forget anything.  Weird huh?  Our Temporal Lobe does a lot of memory function.  But again, it is just the "interpretation" of memory.  The actual tidbits of data...the stuff you are storing RIGHT NOW...is....all over.  I could chop off half your head and I still wouldn't nail it.  For some reason...it seems like every part of our brain works with memory.  Another fun fact/study tip.  If you need to learn a fact...the more sensory properties you can give it...the better you'll remember it.  Want to remember the word "definistration" (to toss out a window).  Think of the word over and over again and try to FEEL the sensation of being thrown out a window...the rushing cold air, the drop of your stomach,  the sudden panic,  seeing ground come closer and closer!  Yep.  You'll remember definistration forever. Another weird thing about our brains.  It COMPENSATES for itself.  Like some freaky linux program, it monitors itself.  So if I DO chop apart your brain in one of my evil experiments, your brain KNOWS it.  Then, it also knows what parts.  Then, it starts to modify the remaining parts to compensate for the lost bits.  Imagine me stealing the engine out of your car.  Now imagine your car sprouting solar panels and batteries to make sure it could still move.  Same concept. So why is our brain in two parts?  Think of it from a logical point of view.  You have two arms, two lungs, two legs, two sides of your jaw, two nostrils, two ears, two eyes, two ovaries/testes, two hands, two feet, two nipples (Can you milk me, Greg?), identical matching skeletal muscles, etc.  Generally left side movement is our right hemisphere and vice versa.  Our bodies became more complex and we needed a brain to match.  This duality is everywhere.  Unlike single-celled organisms, we tend to work in halves.  So don't think of it like having two separate brains.  Think of it like a dual-core processor.  Twice the power to do twice the things.  Since you can't run with one leg, or balance with one ear. Check out Phineas Gage.  Also look up a "hemispherectomy".  Aside from losing some motor function in one hand, and sight in one eye, we do fairly well missing half our brain.  It is a rare proceedure, medically speaking, but effective in curing seizures.
Omen502   posted:11/6/2011 8:33:08 AM  (Reply)
Yes Levinus,  nice reply,  I very much respect for your words and know a great deal about this also.  You are right.  These do make sense without making sense.  These things are to me fascinating.  I would love to sit here and say that science knows all and is always right,  but i cannot.  I am feeling things science has yet to show evidence of.  Yes, everything you said was very clearly stated and as far as "science " knows it is fact.  Well,  science also says brain cells die but do not grow back...  I am sorry my friend,  I do not believe this,  nor will i ever.  The brain has the ability as you have said to compensate for everything.  I once had a friend i worked with,  he had a car accident and flew through the window hitting the top of his head at the metal holding the windshield.  It chopped off the top of his head,  brain too.  I mean this guy looked like a real life frankenstien with his head flat like a tabletop....  bandaged.  He was alive,  yet slower.  I am in life struggles right now and cant use my brain properly as i type,  I wil reply more later.  I will say this.  Thank you for this reply it was more than i expected.  and the referrence to "meet the parents"   absolutely love it.  (Robert Deniro is one of my favs)  and last thing I state is this.   Levinus...  Our brains our very remarkable things...  There has got to  be a greater purpose...  and there has got to be a greater creator or or even a maniputlator,  possibly both.  I agree with what you have said.  I think that possibly our brains are two,  connected to make one.  There is a reason I say this,  but am currently in the process of a little experiment.  I will let you know the findings later as things will not be "fluid" if I skip procedures.  Even if our brains are a combination of two...  "There can be only one"
Omen502   posted:11/6/2011 8:42:10 AM  (Reply)

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Omen502  posted:11/6/2011 8:33:08 AM  (Reply)
Yes Levinus,  nice reply,  I very much respect for your words and know a great deal about this also.  You are right.  These do make sense without making sense.  These things are to me fascinating.  I would love to sit here and say that science knows all and is always right,  but i cannot.  I am feeling things science has yet to show evidence of.  Yes, everything you said was very clearly stated and as far as "science " knows it is fact.  Well,  science also says brain cells die but do not grow back...  I am sorry my friend,  I do not believe this,  nor will i ever.  The brain has the ability as you have said to compensate for everything.  I once had a friend i worked with,  he had a car accident and flew through the window hitting the top of his head at the metal holding the windshield.  It chopped off the top of his head,  brain too.  I mean this guy looked like a real life frankenstien with his head flat like a tabletop....  bandaged.  He was alive,  yet slower.  I am in life struggles right now and cant use my brain properly as i type,  I wil reply more later.  I will say this.  Thank you for this reply it was more than i expected.  and the referrence to "meet the parents"   absolutely love it.  (Robert Deniro is one of my favs)  and last thing I state is this.   Levinus...  Our brains our very remarkable things...  There has got to  be a greater purpose...  and there has got to be a greater creator or or even a maniputlator,  possibly both.  I agree with what you have said.  I think that possibly our brains are two,  connected to make one.  There is a reason I say this,  but am currently in the process of a little experiment.  I will let you know the findings later as things will not be "fluid" if I skip procedures.  Even if our brains are a combination of two...  "There can be only one"
     Oh,  and by the way,  to everyone reading this.  I was not theorizing this "AHS" as to explain it...  I am theorizing it because of the medical procedures that are happening with the brain.  This giving rise to new meaning of how the brain functions.  I feel this "mental link" to certain people.  There is a certain mode of communication that is not of words.  Is hard to explain,  but I encourage everyone in thier own mental experiments.  I would love to hear feedback.  I have recently been trying to "meet people"  in my "dreams".  I have faith that one day,  I will be able to do so...
Levinus   posted:11/6/2011 10:13:47 PM  (Reply)
Well, if you could have picked any more uncomfortable topic for scientists... The brain really is a puzzler for the most seasoned neurologist.  Strictly speaking, you shouldn't exist.  Yeah, really.  Our brain can map out memories and do basic life functions.  But where is the you in there?  Science still can't really pinpoint where the "self" comes into play. As for limited brain cells, I'm sorry to say you are wrong.  I'm also pleased to say you are right.  As a whole, we typically do NOT regenerate our neurons.  They are so specific, and connections so precise that even a regenerated one would have a hard time being a good substitute for the original.  However, we DO regenerate in our hippocampus.  A psychologist named Elizabeth Gould did a study backed by Princeton that found this to be true.  Our hippocampus is a sort of memory/emotion super-center.  Basically where we process how we feel, how we remember those feelings, and how we extrapolate them for later use. But the rest of them are in limited supply.  But don't freak out.  It is alarming, sure.  But we have billions of those guys, and we run at our typically 10% efficiency.  In theory, if you shrunk your brain by 90%, you'd still be doing fine.  I do admire your fervor and awe of the brain system.  It truly is a spectacle, and we barely know anything about it. So what is this greater purpose you speak of?  Extra abilities?  Higher intuition?  the flawless memory?
Omen502   posted:11/7/2011 8:12:15 AM  (Reply)

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Levinus  posted:11/6/2011 10:13:47 PM  (Reply)
Well, if you could have picked any more uncomfortable topic for scientists... The brain really is a puzzler for the most seasoned neurologist.  Strictly speaking, you shouldn't exist.  Yeah, really.  Our brain can map out memories and do basic life functions.  But where is the you in there?  Science still can't really pinpoint where the "self" comes into play. As for limited brain cells, I'm sorry to say you are wrong.  I'm also pleased to say you are right.  As a whole, we typically do NOT regenerate our neurons.  They are so specific, and connections so precise that even a regenerated one would have a hard time being a good substitute for the original.  However, we DO regenerate in our hippocampus.  A psychologist named Elizabeth Gould did a study backed by Princeton that found this to be true.  Our hippocampus is a sort of memory/emotion super-center.  Basically where we process how we feel, how we remember those feelings, and how we extrapolate them for later use. But the rest of them are in limited supply.  But don't freak out.  It is alarming, sure.  But we have billions of those guys, and we run at our typically 10% efficiency.  In theory, if you shrunk your brain by 90%, you'd still be doing fine.  I do admire your fervor and awe of the brain system.  It truly is a spectacle, and we barely know anything about it. So what is this greater purpose you speak of?  Extra abilities?  Higher intuition?  the flawless memory?
     O.k.,  Levinus,  I think maybe I wasn't using my "brain" as much as I should have been when making this post,  for I already have known the facts you state.  Maybe it is due to my longing for knowledge yet unexplained or I guess I could attribute this to the fact that I feel sometimes I only have 3 braincells left and they are all fighting for control.  Regardless... yes,  there is a compensation in which the brain makes that is so interesting of a topic that it will now be included as one of my critieria from research from this point.  What I have learned about this function is that the recompensating of the brain is like the rewiring or relinking of certain motor skills or fr functions including memories.  The brain is forever compensating.  An interesting paragraph I have read in Stephen Hawking's book "The Grand Design" explains how if you are flipped upside down the brain eventually will recorrect and picture right side up...  and vice-versa.    I can not find the excerpt from this book so I will include a link to explain the functions I speak of.  I do not necessarily agree with everything that is said.  If the left side of the brain is what controls motor functions,  then is it possible for a person to have a hemispherectomy and still have enough of the brain and it's function for it to recorrect this.  This I am sure is a very traumatic experience for the brain.  This topic has also resurfaced a thought about the Triune brain I will also leave the link at the bottom.  I am feeling now Levinus,  after listening to you ,  I must read a bit more as I feel inefficient in my words.  I think we all should dedicate a little of our time to the learning of our brain's functions and the experimental mind exercises I have spoke of.  I http://www.idw.org/html/chapter_61.htmlhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Triune_brain
link1625   posted:11/7/2011 6:57:38 PM  (Reply)
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Omen502   posted:11/7/2011 7:38:09 PM  (Reply)

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link1625  posted:11/7/2011 6:57:38 PM  (Reply)
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