Over on his Pictoral Theology website, reader Pliny the in Between made a cartoon that, I think, answers Chopra’s Million Dollar Challenge: explain consciousness as a result of brain activity.
Another interesting cartoon would be how the neurons behave when we hear that nonsense quackery coming from Chopra.
The cascade might have been initiated by a molecule of the C2H5-OH ilk
ah, high school chemistry ;)
You waited until high school to learn how to make that particular molecule? (Or at least, to persuade certain microbes to make it for you.)
What did the hippocampus say during its retirement speech?
‘Thanks for the memories’.
Why did the neurotransmitter cross the synaptic cleft?
To get to the other side.
What did the stimulus do to the axon after they were married?
Carried it over the threshold.
OK, I will stop now.
I think that would be a wise idea. L
Stopping would be a no-brainer.
h/t to 5-HT
I’m reminded of the quip — sorry, don’t remember the source, but I’m sure somebody here will — that it’s our brains that tell us that our brains are our most important organs….
It used to be that our brains told us our hearts were the most important organs. They we figured out what brains did.
The dimensions of Chopra’s Cave can be calibrated via a non-local electroencephalogram.
Chopra’s cave? Is that like Plato’s cave, but without the interesting people watching the shadows, but just a vacuous emptiness.
Ok, now for all of us who suck at biochemistry: What are the names of these three molecules?
Robert – Top to bottom: Serotonin, Glutamate, and Dopamine.
My Chopra quote generator quote of the day:
“The secret of the universe depends on species specific belonging”
Had to do another one, “Infinity is in the midst of subtle fulfillment”
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