Uploaded on Mar 14, 2008
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Music by: Junk Magic (me on guitar and post)
Video by: Christian Miller AKA Twilite Minotaur
The video was inspired in part by the work of V.S. Ramachandran, Henry Markram, Jerry Edelman, Christof Koch, Douglas Hofstadter, and David Chalmers, among others.
Synesthesia (from the Greek roots syn, meaning "together," and aisthesis, or "perception") is a condition in which otherwise normal people experience the blending of senses. For example, a synesthete might see "3" as blue, "4" as yellow, "5" as red, or see certain colors when hearing musical tones.
Synesthesia is believed to be by some to be key to understanding metaphor, creativity, abstract thought, and other high-level brain functions, including the emergence of language itself ("booba" "kiki").
"Imagination is more important than knowledge" -- Albert Einstein
"Numbers are abstract and your brain has not evolved to cope with numbers and sequence and numerical concepts. Space is very primitive, your Devonian fish-like ancestors had to represent space. So what you do, in a sort of Lakoffian way, is here is some abstract idea you can't deal with, so you have to map it onto space and say, "1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10," and that's how you cope with numbers because computation in an abstract mathematical space is simply not possible. If there is some error in that mapping, something convulted happening, then you get this convoluted number line."
-- V. S. Ramachandran
"We do not see the world. The world we see is the world we build. What we do is we use any clue that our senses can provide us to build a virtual analog model of the world -- an electromagnetic dendritic object -- as accurate as possible so that we don't make mistakes and bump into things."
-- Henry Markram, director of the Blue Brain project
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