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Synesthesia TED talk

Well, the talk is not just about synesthesia (starts on 17th minute), but it was very interesting anyway. Basically, it appears that we can mix any kind of senses together and it’s quite normal. Maybe, it is the mechanism of how we, humans, can come up with unique ideas all the time.


I’m no neurologist, so, obviously, I’m not qualified to make diagnoses. Nonetheless, back when I was a kid I started noticing that nobody else experienced a strange thing I felt. I could feel what other people feel when I looked at them. So, I could sense the mood, if a person feels pain, I could […]

Chasing the ecstasy

I like sitcoms. They are positive and conveniently-packed (20-minute episodes). But I keep noticing the disturbing tendency. Sitcoms are getting more and more “exaggerated”, more and more “grotesque”. I had this weird feeling that the very thing that makes them funny (exaggerated characters and reactions), also makes them too simple, too superficial. And recently I […]

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    nirvana [nɪə'vɑːnə] - a transcendent state in which there is neither suffering, desire, nor sense of self, and the subject is released from the effects of karma. It represents the final goal of Buddhism