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'Recursive thought' and other mind farts
#1  July 03, 2009, 07:06:17 pm
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For recursvie thougt I mean when you start thinking about something and this something makes you think about the feeling you reacted to it, then this feeling makes you think about that something and the cycle continues.
Does this kind of experience happen to you too?



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#2  July 03, 2009, 07:11:31 pm
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I've had this when in depression, usually on a break up from a long relationship.

Otherwise, it's pretty normal to associate a feeling to a situation and viceversa, it's just how the memory/brain works, since all of those feelings are being stored in the same system :P
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#3  July 03, 2009, 07:19:22 pm
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since all of those feelings are being stored in the same system
well, that's like saying that the brain is the source of all feelings and any state of mind comes from there or have I misread your sentence?
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#4  July 03, 2009, 07:23:41 pm
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That's correct. Unless you're gonna question that, I don't see the point of stating the obvious.
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#5  July 03, 2009, 07:43:21 pm
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I don't see the point of stating the obvious.
Well yes, anything's obvious for a cold rationalist.
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#6  July 03, 2009, 07:50:51 pm
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I bet you store all your memories of "feelings" on the RIGHT VENTRICLE of your heart, side by side with some cholesterol :)
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#7  July 03, 2009, 07:54:04 pm
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tell that to a neurologist.
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#8  July 03, 2009, 07:57:42 pm
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I bet you store all your memories of "feelings" on the RIGHT VENTRICLE of your heart, side by side with some cholesterol :)
I eat no meat shit to have cholesterol. I ask myself in which side of the brain you put your meat-consumer guilt though.  :)
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#9  July 04, 2009, 01:16:36 pm
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Recursive thought?? If you manage to do that a thousand times, please tell me whether anything special happens.


well, that's like saying that the brain is the source of all feelings and any state of mind comes from there

I shall never tire of underlining a concise little fact which these superstitious people are loath to admit -- namely, that a thought comes when it wants, not when I want . . .
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Beyond Good and Evil (1886)
ch. I: Prejudices of Philosophers


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#10  July 04, 2009, 04:56:57 pm
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It happens to me when I'm worried...like when my girlfriend is being late or if my cat would run away.

You might have obsessive compulsive disorder....just sayin
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#11  July 04, 2009, 05:51:26 pm
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Recursive thought?? If you manage to do that a thousand times, please tell me whether anything special happens.
I'd probably enslave humanity into my nightmare or make clones of myself! Then I'd probably try to kill God. "AM I GOOD ENOUGH NOW, MY LORD?" :laugh:

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the book you quoted looks interesting, especially this sentence
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How could he know these things without knowing them?
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#12  July 04, 2009, 06:29:22 pm
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Recursive thought?? If you manage to do that a thousand times, please tell me whether anything special happens.
his brain will go through all kinds of chain reactions, nuclear decompositions, and states of matter at once
then he becomes the human n/0 bomb
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#13  July 04, 2009, 11:34:14 pm
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I thought that's how the brain works.  And why I believe the future is already told, just unlived.


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#14  July 05, 2009, 01:12:56 am
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I thought that's how the brain works
that's what I meant at some point
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#15  July 05, 2009, 03:26:36 am
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I thought that's how the brain works.  And why I believe the future is already told, just unlived.
for some reason reminds me of that book i (past tense of read) some years ago, written by an aviation engineer trying to prove that time flows backwards also, or more precisely, while in dreams you could "remember" the (yours, of course) future . . .
it also dealt with 'train of thoughts' stuff and, well 'Recursive thought'; gotta search it


BTW the book was all technical and rather boring, or maybe it as just my young mind
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i would love to read that book
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#17  July 05, 2009, 03:39:10 am
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For recursvie thougt I mean when you start thinking about something and this something makes you think about the feeling you reacted to it, then this feeling makes you think about that something and the cycle continues.
Does this kind of experience happen to you too?

This my dear friend is called a reverie. It is the condition of being lost in thought. You get involved and somehow "overwhelmed" by the idea/thought until it keeps you "spinning" in this spiral with no apparent escape/exit/explanation. Hence, the "recursive" feeling.

  For it to happen you have to be in a "trance-like" state of mind usually achieved through a mind-booster/enhancer (Marihuana, Absinthe, organic/synthetic psychedelic substances, etc.). Let's take the first booster for this example.

  As some of you may know, the thricomes' appearence is what determines the plants' "magic factor's" ripeness. the more crystalline these are, the closer to that "pick me up/euphoric let's go" effect you'll get. The more cloudy they become, the closer to that "trance/out of this world" experience you'll have. So, you absorb the blurry thricomes of the sacred plant thru sweet smoke and you think of how your day started. This would be more than enough to start the threaded chaos.

  WHEN is it the time for you to go back to this ""reality/plane of consciousness" is entirely up to you... or not. It all depends on how good you control your mind and thus, yourself. I've seen some people come back and as soon as people stop talking to them and they lose focus the go back in. Sometimes is subconsciously. Sometimes it's just the drug what don't let them close the portal.

  This state of mind is also achieved through meditation. Although most people use a mind-booster in conjunction with meditation that's not necessarily the only way. An extreme sobriety streak will do. You just need to focus on how your day started or any other idea and ... there you go. It's always better if you do it in a space where no visual/sound will interfere with your concentration. I strongly recomend NOT TO try to put your mind in blank, a DÆMON could (WILL) take it over.

  But yeah, that happens to me all the time, sometimes it helps, and sometimes it just makes things worse. THIS IS NOT the same as "day-dreaming". Just try to make good use of this hidden feature in your brain in order to take full advantage of your mind.

Hope you grow stronger and for better.

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#18  July 05, 2009, 05:36:43 am
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#19  July 05, 2009, 12:02:53 pm
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ahah i have experience mind blank before ,(i licked a dripping candle wax) (taste awful)
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