From: Don Ledger <dledger.nul> Date: Thu, 10 May 2012 13:31:47 -0300 Archived: Thu, 10 May 2012 14:07:42 -0400 Subject: Re: Reality? - "Mental Processes Shut Down Without >From: Ray Dickenson <r.dickenson.nul> >To: UFO UpDates - Toronto <post.nul> >Date: Thu, 10 May 2012 11:02:50 +0100 >Subject: Reality? - "Mental Processes Shut Down Without Our Knowledge" >www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/05/120508173511.htm >[Quotation Begins] >Emotion Can Shut Down High-Level Mental Processes Without Our >Knowledge, in Our Native Language >ScienceDaily (May 8, 2012) - Psychologists at Bangor University >believe that they have glimpsed for the first time, a process >that takes place deep within our unconscious brain, where primal >reactions interact with higher mental processes. Writing in the >Journal of Neuroscience, they identify a reaction to negative >language inputs which shuts down unconscious processing. >[more at page] >So why would the brain block access to the native language at an >unconscious level? >Professor Guillaume Thierry explains: "We think this is a >protective mechanism. We know that in trauma for example, people >behave very differently. Surface conscious processes are >modulated by a deeper emotional system in the brain. Perhaps >this brain mechanism spontaneously minimises negative impact of >disturbing emotional content on our thinking, to prevent causing >anxiety or mental discomfort." >He continues: "We were extremely surprised by our finding. We >were expecting to find modulation between the different words- >and perhaps a heightened reaction to the emotional word - but >what we found was the exact opposite to what we expected - a >cancellation of the response to the negative words." >The psychologists made this discovery by asking English-speaking >Chinese people whether word pairs were related in meaning. Some >of the word pairs were related in their Chinese translations. >Although not consciously acknowledging a relation, measurements >of electrical activity in the brain revealed that the bilingual >participants were unconsciously translating the words. However, >uncannily, this activity was not observed when the English words >had a negative meaning. >[Quotation Ends] >Hello List, >I think the opposite happens with visual `object recognition' - >for obvious survival reasons. >Maybe already mentioned that, back in northern Europe after some >years in the tropics, was still 'seeing' mosquitos - perfect in >every detail - out of the corner of my eye when in fact the >offendors were probably gnats or small flies. In addition have >also occasionally `seen' a resting snake (for a half-coiled rope >or cable), which I understand is fairly common among ex-pats. Fascinating stuff, Ray. You on the right List? Ropes for snakes, gnats for mosquitos perfect in detail as seen from the corner of the eye. Are the rest of us - except KK - supposed to read something into these revelations? If so you've never been in the field have you? Don Ledger Listen to 'Strange Days... Indeed' - The PodCast At: http://www.virtuallystrange.net/ufo/sdi/program/ These contents above are copyright of the author and UFO UpDates - Toronto. They may not be reproduced without the express permission of both parties and are intended for educational use only.
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