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Just excellent discussion, folks! A little woo at times, but I'll check oout little atoms.

Several years ago, in the Year of Windows 95, I jammed up a friend's computer by sending him a large animated gif embedded in a discussion by Dr William Calvin www.williamcalvin.com showing how a thought might be perceived in a half mm of the upper surface of the hexagonal cells making up the neocortex by analyzing the interactions of the firings of the cells.

I believe the trick had something to do with the hexagonal geometry and how the cells fired every other one, skipping over their neighbors and generating strange patterns. Like most humans, I'm a sucker for patterns.

Calvin was also speculating at the time about possible quantum effects in wave patterns of the nano size tubular spikes on the nerve fibers.

I'll see if I can find it again.

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by ormondotvos (ormond.otvosnospamgmialcon) on Tue Aug 30th, 2011 at 02:20:11 AM EST
Yep. I looked for "quantum microtubules hexagon william calvin" and then switched to images and found this: about 5/8 of the way down

http://williamcalvin.com/1990s/1998JConscStudies.htm

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by ormondotvos (ormond.otvosnospamgmialcon) on Tue Aug 30th, 2011 at 02:38:10 AM EST
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Synchronicity. Calvin asked me to give feedback after reading an early draft of one of his books.

"Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage." - Ana´s Nin
by Crazy Horse on Wed Aug 31st, 2011 at 02:51:31 PM EST
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ormondotvos:
Just excellent discussion, folks! A little woo at times, but I'll check oout little atoms.

Several years ago, in the Year of Windows 95, I jammed up a friend's computer

haha, you jammed a few circuits chez moi too. apologies for the woo, if it's i you're referring too. iwas trying to hold back ;)

wonderful thread, vintage ET, thanks again O! too bad sven's too busy to play this time...

ps the little atoms p/cast i referred to has some great stories of supposedly batty scientists, and the efforts to 'normalise' scientists after ww2, when people were starting to think that more atom bombs and holocaust experiments were what we had to get used to.

something for you in there too CH!

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by melo (melometa4(at)gmail.com) on Wed Aug 31st, 2011 at 05:16:40 AM EST
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Grazie Melo.

"Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage." - Ana´s Nin
by Crazy Horse on Wed Aug 31st, 2011 at 03:00:47 PM EST
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