Paramusical Ensemble

This short documentary follows the preparation and performance of Activating Memory by the Paramusical Ensemble comprising of four severely motor-impaired patients and a string quartet at the Royal Hospital for Neuro-disability, London, on 17 July 2015.

We kunnen steeds beter ontcijferen wat ons brein doet en dat levert prachtige nieuwe mogelijkheden op. Niet alleen in de praktische zin maar ook juist op het creatieve en emotionele vlak.

Door: cinema iloobia
Bron: https://vimeo.com/iloobia

Sam Harris – Free Will

By: The Inspiration Journey
Source: http://bit.ly/2aqNa7O

Losing a belief in free will has not made me a fatalist – in fact, it has increased my feelings of freedom. My hopes, fears, and neuroses seem less personal and indelible. There is no telling how much I might change in the future. Just as one wouldn’t draw a lasting conclusion about oneself on the basis of a brief experience of indigestion, one needn’t do so on a basis of how one has thought or behaved for vast stretches of time in the past. A creative change of inputs to the system – learning new skills, forming new relationships, adopting new habits of attention – may radically transform one’s life. Becoming sensitive to the background causes of one’s thoughts and feelings can -paradoxically- allow for greater creative control over one’s life. This understanding reveals you to be a biochemical puppet, of course, but it also allows you to grab hold of one of your strings.

Sam Harris