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The Electric Brain by ahermin The Electric Brain by ahermin
The human brain is squishy; itís wrinkled; itís mysterious. Itís also more electrical than you may realize. All over your body, cells use electricity to communicate and to stimulate muscles, but the brain takes this to another level. If the brain was a battery, and you could tap all the electricity the neurons are generating, youíd have enough power to turn on a flashlight.

Consciousness is the sum of perceptions, which you must put together as a single event. It does not belong only to humans; it belongs to probably all forms of life that have a nervous system. The issue is the level of consciousness. Maybe in the very primitive animals, in which cells did not have a single systemic propertyóin which each cell was a little island, if you wishóthere may not have been consciousness, just primitive sensation, or irritability, and primitive movement. But as soon as cells talked to one another there would be a consensus. This is basically what consciousness is aboutó putting all this relevant stuff there is outside one's head inside, making an image with it, and deciding what to do. In order to make a decision you have to have a consensus.
Some people believe we are something beyond neurons, but of course we are not. We are just the sum total of the activity of neurons. We assume that we have free will and that we make decisions, but we don't. Neurons do. We decide that this sum total driving us is a decision we have made for ourselves. But it is not.
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how can i purchase this image to download to use in a magazine article to go A4 300dpi?
and how much? and how would i pay.
ellixir Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2009  Student Digital Artist
wow, i love the idea. can i borrow it for my certificate design?thanks!
Add-tooth Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2008  Professional General Artist
I love your description, to top it off, it looks like you captured a little universe in the bulb. Its like the whole universe of the mind and soul together.
muffla Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2008  Student Filmographer
I love psychology.
crazyamazinglisa Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2008
This is beautiful!
bapet Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2008
amazing.... u'r mind is fascinating.....

amazing indeed......
Machelangelo Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2008
Amazing! :)
BloodyCoon Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2008
This is just beautiful :heart:
And, wow. Intellligent Oo
fioletta Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2008
A comment to the text coming with the electric brain:
That's why in Buddhism they say, that what you see and feel, your likes and dislikes are all stemming from illusion. Like modern physics says that the chair we are sitting upon does not exist.
With Zen-Meditation you slowly train yourself to perceive the world beyond the functioning of your neurons. Explaining your life from what your neurons put together in your brain is the ignorant, blind, unenlightened way of perceiving the world.
Simply by letting go of your brain-activity again and again and simply concentrate on what is there without creating any personal ideas about it
slowly develops a different approach to life which does contain reality, truth and empathy with all the living creatures in the universe. And then you also start to get some kind of control about what you are doing or refusing to do apart from what your neurons want to decide or put together in your brain, but it happens so very slowly like getting grey hair or such a thing and you will always fall back again and again into normal human behavior again, but it gets less and less.
It takes years of dedicated and regular practise though to only begin to get there, so not many people will. It is quite impossible to explain to the average person anyway, but since from what I've read from you so far (and it is in your pictures visible too), you are understanding things beyond the normal perception, so I just couldn't resist commenting on it...
XgAD Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2008
Wow, the colors are beautiful and the faint reflection is absolutely tops. Makes me think of lightbulbs in a whole different light (pun intended). :)
eztec Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2008
it's so fucking nice, good job!
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