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Saturday, November 11, 2017

Do you know you are a multidimensional being? Your body isn't big enough to contain you.

In recently published research produced by a team from the Blue Brain Project, neuroscientists applied a classic branch of math called algebraic topology in a whole new way to peer into the brain, discovering it contains groups of neurons.

Each neuron group, according to size, forms its own high-dimensional geometric object. "We found a world that we had never imagined," says lead researcher, neuroscientist Henry Markram from the EPFL institute in Switzerland. "There are tens of millions of these objects even in a small speck of the brain, up through seven dimensions. In some networks, we even found structures with up to eleven dimensions."

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What consciousness is and where it resides is still only theory to date. In the September 2017 issue of NeuroQuantology, a peer-reviewed journal of neuroscience and quantum physics published a groundbreaking paper that could accelerate science's understanding of consciousness:

Our brain is not a "stand alone" information processing organ: it acts as a central part of our integral nervous system with recurrent information exchange with the entire organism and the cosmos. In this study, the brain is conceived to be embedded in a holographic structured field that interacts with resonant sensitive structures in the various cell types in our body.

Essentially, Dr. Dirk K.F. Meijer, a professor at the University of Groningen in the Netherlands, hypothesizes that consciousness resides in a field surrounding the brain in another dimension. The entire body is a conduit and a collaborator with consciousness as a feedback loop.

If you enjoy science, just reading the abstract will leave you breathless and thrilled to see science is catching up with what the indigenous, sages, and mystics have known for thousands of years.

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No wonder my death ray doesn't work. It's set for the wrong number of dimensions.

#1 | Posted by HeliumRat at 2017-11-11 06:11 PM | Reply

Ayahuasca? DMT? Anyone? Anyone?

#2 | Posted by rstybeach11 at 2017-11-11 06:16 PM | Reply

Okay, it works now. Thanks Whizzo, that was a very helpful article.

#3 | Posted by HeliumRat at 2017-11-11 08:51 PM | Reply

This ‘article' appears to be a summary of (at least) two papers. The first is about multi-dimensional modeling of neural networks; that is, finding simpler equivalent topographies of neural interconnections by transforming them to different spacial representations. This is cool math and may lead to useful ai techniques, like Fourier transforms allow processing of signals in the frequency domain. However the second article about consciousness fields external to the brain is complete fluff.

#4 | Posted by Snowfake at 2017-11-12 09:24 AM | Reply

However the second article about consciousness fields external to the brain is complete fluff.

#4 | Posted by Snowfake at 2017-11-12

Threatening idea, isn't it?

#5 | Posted by Zed at 2017-11-12 11:32 AM | Reply

#4 SNOWFAKE

When I read it I found it to be an interesting read. The science of it all is mostly over my head, but it made me think outside of myself. (see what I did there?) The second half of the read is 'theory'. Kind of like the 'Theory of Evolution'. So, theory doesn't always equal fluff.
Anyway, reading it got me thinking about our consciousness and being.
If our consciousness doesn't reside within us, could that explain Auras that some claim to see around people? Does our external consciousness act as our soul, living on after our body expires?
Assuming that our consciousness would live on in space and/or other dimensions, does that explain spirituality that people feel. Do we just drift off into the collective soul of the Universe when we die? Become Stardust? Do we keep our own individual souls or are we blended into the great 'I Am'? Religion says we must follow certain doctrines to have eternal life. What if eternal life is written into our being by the Universe? An all paths lead to the same door thing.
When we procreate, do the cells and neurons created in the womb just get consciousness from the soul stream, our does it grow bit by bit as the body grows? When we raise children, do we just nurture an existing soul that was implanted into the being, or do we create a new mix of consciousness from our child rearing efforts? Do the people that live, or have lived, all have the same number of dimensions to their being? Like, Einstein and Da Vinci maybe had 33 dimensions to their consciousness and most of us schlups have only 11. And then we all know those poor bastards that only have seven. And most people only use 3. Maybe our efforts to explore our consciousness benefit the Universe somehow?
Did aliens (I use this term for lack of a better name) implant this external consciousness into our being to connect us to the time/space/dimension that they exist in? If they are multidimensional that could explain why we only catch fleeting glimpses of them. So when our body croaks, maybe we transport to other dimensions and become part of the alien forces? Or maybe we inhabit the body of a Conehead child being born on Remulak? Or maybe we are sent to a 'Long time ago in a galaxy far far away'.
Anyway, enough of this, like I said, it got me thinking.

#6 | Posted by Whizzo at 2017-11-12 11:46 AM | Reply

#3 | HELIUMRAT
You're welcome, feel free to use the Whizzo moniker as part of the brand name when you market and/or use it. I kind of like "The Whizzo Waster".

#7 | Posted by Whizzo at 2017-11-12 11:47 AM | Reply

There may also be quantum aspects to consciousness....

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#8 | Posted by Corky at 2017-11-12 12:31 PM | Reply

#8
Missed that one. Thanks.

#9 | Posted by Whizzo at 2017-11-12 12:51 PM | Reply

#6 sure, it's a fun read, but just like science fiction is. It's just conjecture with a loose basis on scientific lingo to sound like it's authentic. Especially when it is paired with a real research paper, like the link did, it seems rather dishonest.
I like your ideas, and it is great to imagine such versions of the universe verse. But to me, the whole consciousness-outside-our-physical-body thing, is a nice thought, but there's no emperical evidence as far as I can tell to back it up whatsoever. It's a pseudo-science based on a desire for immortality, or denial of the simple concept of death. It's kinda the same thought process that leads to religion.
But, hey, you never know (once the motto of the NY state lotto).

#10 | Posted by Snowfake at 2017-11-12 02:00 PM | Reply

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Literally nothing in the actual paper suggests consciousness resides outside our physical bodies.

#11 | Posted by snoofy at 2017-11-12 02:10 PM | Reply

#11 -about 1/2 way down the posed link, it moves on from the multidimentional neural stuff and refers to ‘paper' that is a different link to www.neuroquantology.com . And that is where they get the idea ‘that consciousness resides in a field surrounding the brain in another dimension.'

#12 | Posted by Snowfake at 2017-11-12 03:00 PM | Reply

#6 Disbelieve that you are an external recording device uploading to the ancient gods amusement. Designed to visuallize and differentiate for ease of access and at only half the cost of most lesser-evolved interface!

#13 | Posted by redlightrobot at 2017-11-13 05:56 AM | Reply

#7 feel free to use the Whizzo moniker as part of the brand name when you market and/or use it. I kind of like "The Whizzo Waster".

I am so there. You are a marketing genius.

#14 | Posted by HeliumRat at 2017-11-13 06:09 AM | Reply

Ayahuasca? DMT? Anyone? Anyone?

#2 | Posted by rstybeach11 at 2017-11-11 06:16 PMFlag: (Choose)FunnyNewsworthyOffensiveAbusive

Bueller? Bueller?

#15 | Posted by lfthndthrds at 2017-11-13 08:24 AM | Reply

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