From: Eleanor White <ewraven1.nul> Date: Fri, 11 May 2012 21:16:29 -0400 Archived: Sat, 12 May 2012 09:14:29 -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. Mmmm... I'm not sure that is an absolute that applies in every case. People can barely notice things, but people, even filled with emotion, can take time to look carefully at something and do some analysis. I've had emotion but at the same time, became very observant and analytical too. In the first case, perhaps it is likely for perception to go wrong, but in the second case, no. So before a statement can be made that perception is unreliable, one has to take into account whether the observation was a fleeting glance, or a situation where the observer deliberately took the time to look carefully and attempt to analyze what was being seen. I recall a demo where a small dot of light appeared on a wall maybe 15 feet from a group of observers, in a totally darkened room. The instructor asked us to speak out when we saw the light move, and indicate the direction of motion. A few "saw" some motion, but most of us did not, and as it turned out, the light had never moved. I really think the idea that perception can't be depended on is not grounded in reality for many real-life situations. Eleanor White 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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