Aside

I decided to focus on this article.

Criticism of the methodology: my biggest criticism of this study is the sample size–1o is not that large of a sample size. Also, the study only used regular users of the drug.

fMRI-This article is a great example of the effectiveness of technology! Technology, like fMRI are useful for understanding correlations between the brain and behavior. Tech has enabled us to examine the overlapping and non-overlapping order of brain activation. This has been invaluable in supporting and constructing a view what psychological tasks are interlinked. Because of the fMRI, we are starting to understand consistencies and inconsistencies in human behavior in relation to consistencies and inconsistencies in brain activation. Also, we are able to experiment with alternative psychological models of behavior. There have been remarkable accomplishments because of the data from fMRI…and the technology is less than 20 years. We’ve also learned some weird stuff–like this.  That being said, are there any disadvantages to technology like this?

Is a drug the what we need to treat (ayahuasca’s potential for treating addiction, depression or conditions such as post-traumatic stress disorder.)

What is it like to have drug induced hallucinations? Is it scary? I know it must depend, but, still.

How are Schizophrenic hallucinations different from drug hallucinations in the brain?

How long have people been using drugs? How did humans discover drugs? Or have drugs and drug use been with us since before we were sentient?

Is it possible to accurately remember a hallucination (I mean to the extent that it is possible to accurately remember anything)? Is memory altered by our altered mental state?

How objectively can we see reality if our brain can be so easily tricked?

How can you tell the difference between what’s real and what’s not?

Is it possible to self induce hallucinations? Is that whole idea counter-intuitive, like proving sanity by questions said sanity (I think I’m crazy, so I must not be crazy)?

II. A REMIXED, AUGMENTED VIDEO based on Ben Beaton’s video: “The Key to Media’s Hidden Codes”. For this we’ll be using Mozilla Popcornmaker. Watch and do the interactive tutorial, then import the Beaton video in and start going.

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A New Key To Media’s Hidden Codes:

Augmented Reality

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