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  1. haidut

    The (remarkable) Intelligence Of Plants

    I made a few posts in the past about the altruism of plants, as well as their apparent consciousness (affected by anesthesia) despite the fact that they do not have a nervous system. The article below describes additional experiments demonstrating that plants are apparently capable of a number...
  2. haidut

    The Brain Is Not A Computer - Does Not Process/store Information, Memories, Knowledge

    A really great article that not only makes a major argument against the success of AI as implemented in digital computers, but also calls into question the mainstream approach to neuroscience. Even neuroscience currently views the brain as little more than "wetware" - a biological CPU...
  3. haidut

    Is Matter Conscious?

    I stumbled upon this article just 2 weeks after I posted a very similar one on the topic of Universal consciousness. It seems that mainstream science is becoming aware of the dead-end approach it has been pursuing in many disciplines (especially physics and biology) and is looking for a way out...
  4. haidut

    Is The Universe A Conscious Mind?

    We have discussed several times in the past the nature of consciousness and the role matter plays in that phenomenon. The topic is something that has been fascinating scientists and philosophers for millenia bt unfortunately, over the last 100 years a very crude, mechanistic and frankly false...
  5. haidut

    The Placebo Effect Is Real And Depends On Human Kindness And Dopamine

    Many forum users have read Peat's writings that the rapport of a patient with their doctor predicts the outcome of their treatment much better than any "objectively" proven drug effectiveness. More importantly, establishing a sense of mutual respect, unconditional acceptance on behalf of the...
  6. P

    Chicken Soup Really Is Good For The Soul: "comfort Food" Fulfills The Need To Belong

    Chicken soup really is good for the soul: "comfort food" fulfills the need to belong. - PubMed - NCBI Theories of social surrogacy and embodied cognition assume that cognitive associations with nonhuman stimuli can be affectively charged. In the current research, we examined whether the...
  7. haidut

    RP Email Advice Comment: Consciousness Is Electronic / Dreaming

    Thank you very much, this helps a lot clarify Peat's views. Given that the organism is pretty much confirmed as an electronic process, then the electric universe theory is simply the extension of that process to the all of space/time and as such probably just as valid. The part I find very...
  8. L

    Mitochondria Affect Stress Responses

    Mitochondria affect stress responses Cell's powerhouse plays role in mind-body interactions, with long-term health effects Wallace postulates that the current study indicates that an important reason for our limited progress in understanding the genetic and biologic basis of psychology is our...
  9. D

    Our Minds - Strongest/Weakest "Organ" In Our Body?

    There isn't much, if any talk here at RPF, of how our minds play a role, or influence our physiological processes. Yeh, read stress mentioned here and there. This vitamin... that one...It get's really complicated. I've asked before about emotional well-being but no responses. Which is having...
  10. Bluebell

    Anyone Else Experiencing A Change In State Of Mind?

    I'm feeling like my state of mind or personality has been changing recently, since Peat & improving thyroid. What I've noticed is I seem to be more talkative, louder, talk faster, eat faster, have more motivation, think quicker and feel more resilient. For example if around passive aggression...
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