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February 23, 2018

CATEGORY: Show Me the Physics! Video Contest (2014) [back]
TOPIC: On The Origin Of Experience, The Shaping Of Sense And The Complex World by Steven Ericsson-Zenith [refresh]
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Steven Ericsson-Zenith wrote on Aug. 22, 2014 @ 17:54 GMT
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25 years of biophysics imagery and information concerning the nature of senses and experience. How are we to incorporate the notion of experience into the physical sciences and how do we reason about experience mathematically?

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This is a Stanford University EE380 Lecture by Dr. Steven Ericsson-Zenith of the Institute for Advanced Science & Engineering.

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Steven Ericsson-Zenith wrote on Aug. 26, 2014 @ 19:13 GMT
If you plan to comment it is always wiser, in my view, to review the entire video. The proposal is not abstract and nor is it invisible. According to the model the universe is finite but eternal. Infinity for me is a process. In this model it is the nonlocality and dynamics of flexible closed structure, the cells and membranes of the organism, that characterize particular senses and, eventually the mind.

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Jonathan J. Dickau wrote on Sep. 12, 2014 @ 03:57 GMT
Excellent lecture!

You do a good job of showing how to stay open minded, and explaining how the nature of physical reality shapes our perceptions. I admittedly did not watch the whole thing yet, but what I heard and saw was entirely congruent and cogent.

All the Best,


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Steven Ericsson-Zenith replied on Sep. 12, 2014 @ 20:23 GMT
Dear Jonathan,

Your comments are appreciated.



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Michael muteru wrote on Sep. 13, 2014 @ 12:07 GMT
dear Dr steven

couldnt be much more- finite but eternal.very charismatic just voted for yours.I too have a simple video hope you find time to view ,vote and review its about how the universe can be represented using simple geometry and the trick our brains play on us to perceive what we call reality.the video link is

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Jonathan J. Dickau wrote on Sep. 26, 2014 @ 00:50 GMT
I am hoping you will have time to rate and comment on my video..

Can the Mandelbrot Set help us understand the Cosmos?



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