Jan 09, 2005, 10:36 AM
w4y do some people 4ave a s4allow mindset?
Jan 09, 2005, 10:53 AM
only because others have deeper ones.....
By the way ... what is a mindset?
[n] a habitual or characteristic mental attitude that determines how you will interpret and respond to situations
Synonyms: mentality, mind-set, outlook
See Also: attitude, mental attitude
Jan 10, 2005, 12:15 PM
so your mindset is how people interpret and respond to situations, so then why do people chose to interpret and respond to situations in more shallow terms than others? is it because they don't have the capability to respond to them deeply, or is because they don't want to?
Jan 10, 2005, 12:39 PM
Maybe they don't have the capability to want to. Like cats, maybe.
Jan 11, 2005, 06:57 PM
and why would you say that cats don't think deep thoughts?
Jan 12, 2005, 12:12 PM
Cats have never been known for the intellectual abilities.
Jan 13, 2005, 12:01 PM
well then what is your basis of intellect?
Jan 13, 2005, 04:11 PM
From Stanislaus Dehaene:
I believe (but cannot prove) that we vastly underestimate the differences that set the human brain apart from the brains of other primates.
Certainly, no one can deny that there are important similarities in the overall layout of the human brain and, say, the macaque monkey brain. Our primary sensory and motor cortices are organized in similar ways. Even in higher brain areas, homologies can be found. In the parietal lobe, using brain-imaging methods, my lab has observed plausible human counterparts to several areas of the macaque brain, involved in eye movement, hand gestures, and even number processing.
Yet I fear that those early successes in drawing human-monkey homologies tend to mask other massive differences. If we compare the primary visual areas of macaques and humans, there is already a two-fold difference in surface area, but in parietal and frontal areas, a twenty-to fifty-fold increase is found. Even such a massive distortion may not suffice to "align" the macaque and human brain. Many of us suspect that, in regions such as the prefrontal and inferior parietal cortices, the changes are so dramatic that they may amount to the addition of new brain areas.
At a more microscopic level, it is already known that there is a new type of neuron which is found in the anterior cingulate region of humans and great apes, but not in other primates. These "spindle cells" send connections throughout the cortex, and thus contribute to a massive increase in long-distance connectivity in the human brain. Indeed, the change in relative white matter volume is perhaps what is most dramatic about the human brain.
Jan 14, 2005, 06:23 AM
(t4e two letters between f and i are disabled on my computer so im usin9 4 and 9 to repace t4em...)
so, maybe 4umans 4ave more developed brains t4an most ot4er animals. maybe t4at w4y we 4ave mana9ed to f**k up t4e natural order of t4in9s so muc4
Jan 14, 2005, 11:29 AM
People have free will too.
Jan 14, 2005, 12:04 PM
people have free will but we're born into a system. we are forced to rely upon the system for survival and interactions. the system is made of people. if we destroy the system we destroy people. if we step away from the system we step away from the people in it. and since the system is so many people strong it impossible to reverse it in a lifetime, the most we can do is take tiny steps to change it while still relying on the parts that are not changed.
Aug 06, 2008, 08:13 PM
(In the spirit of a cat)Ignorance.
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