twitch.tv/unsane FYI i now stream on Twitch every day at twitch.tv/unsane. Going for 370 days in a row this year. Mainly streaming Poker, Race for the Galaxy, some Path of Exile and some Agricola. Follow, come say hi, etc.! :)
Military studies have shown that someone subjected to this temperature would die after 18 seconds, though they could survive for up to nine seconds without suffering lasting damage. So in an emergency it may make sense to run through a fire, rather than flee it: at a speed of five metres per second, you could pass through 45 metres of flames before your life would be in danger.
Passengers, rather than drivers. People who react, rather than act. People who destroy, rather than create. People who consume, rather than produce. People who are static, rather than dynamic. People who think the future is out of our control, rather than that we create the future. People who don't appreciate the immensity and the priviledge of existing, i.e. the present. People who think that history is this far away separate thing, rather than so very recent and integral to their existence and reality.
What we think and give attention to become reality.
In neuroscience, the default mode network (DMN), (also default network, or default state network), is a network of interacting brain regions known to have activity highly correlated with each other and distinct from other networks in the brain.
The default mode network is most commonly shown to be active when a person is not focused on the outside world and the brain is at wakeful rest, such as during daydreaming and mind-wandering. But it is also active when the individual is thinking about others, thinking about themselves, remembering the past, and planning for the future. The network activates "by default" when a person is not involved in a task. Though the DMN was originally noticed to be deactivated in certain goal-oriented tasks and is sometimes referred to as the task-negative network, it can be active in other goal-oriented tasks such as social working memory or autobiographical tasks. The DMN has been shown to be negatively correlated with other networks in the brain such as attention networks. Thinking about others also could include guessing their thoughts, emotions, and psychological motivations.
Evidence has pointed to disruptions in the DMN with people with Alzheimer’s and autism spectrum disorder.
On ASMR (Tingles) My uneducated suspicion is that most if not all people can in fact experience ASMR. But it requires a few things:
1) It is subtle - you have to slow down, be very attentive and in the moment. Not easy for many, especially for boring or cheesy looking videos where "nothing is happening" both in the video, and to the viewer. You need patience.
2) You have to find the right trigger and ASMRtist for you. There are so many triggers and so many ASMRtists. Most triggers don't work all that well, for most people. Potentially even most ASMRtists might not work for most people. For me Dmitri is the only one i watch, but he gives me incredibly powerful ASMR. Had i never found him i might never have had ASMR trigger.
3) You typically need to be using nice big headphones, at least for your first time, which isn't always clearly explained nor intuitive nor obvious.