Ramachandran, the Temporal Lobes and God – Part 1

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Neurologist Ramachandran talking about temporal lobe epilepsy and god. Part 1. www.everythingispointless.com

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McGuffin56 says:

The big question is , do these experiences mean anything?, are they revelations? ; or is it just nonsensical brain activity?????.

SSJ3Ulcer says:

Looking for part 3…at the end of this documentary Ramachandran raises an interesting question: something to the effect of should this person be cured, or not?

SSJ3Ulcer says:

I have been looking EVERYWHERE for this clip! Holy shit! Thank you for uploading!

KatrinaMess says:

Aww shit. I don’t have grand mal seizures but I’ve had what the epileptic describes. Sometimes I get stuck in visions for days that run concurrent with just getting on with life, but dual realities are exhausting. There is not enough steak and orange juice in existence to feed my brain it’s so depleted after.
WTF is that?

JACK GOODELL says:

but you understood it. did you not ? finding flaw with everything that do fit my English is not so good .but i can admit to it. 

dumpsky says:

since you write ALL CAPS (big letters), YOU are the one screaming. since your writings don’t make sense, YOU are the purveyor of total nonsense. also, it doesn’t matter how many hours of “psychology” you studied as long as you don’t comprehend it. again: find one person who can make sense of your “GOD CODE”- comment. maybe your english is not so good, but that’s ok. but writing what you write and then to think that anybody can make sense of it is just opposite of intelligent. sorry.

JACK GOODELL says:

. you’re just screaming out nonsense. sorry. i have study over 2000hr of psychology and what the Buddhist say about the mind but somehow you blame or something .

dumpsky says:

if you find one person only (besides yourself) who’s able to make ANY sense of your “all-caps-zero-punctuation-total-mess-of-a-comment”, then and only then we would have an approximation of a basis to discuss. you’re just screaming out nonsense. sorry.

JACK GOODELL says:

to think of people of smart or dumb is a from of prejudiced or ego trip . . or when some one does not understand what is being said. go;s against their beliefs they attack the person. get help or get help . yes you are smart . I agree. your mind said .the I agree. then there one big mind fuck .what people don’t like something they attack it that just hate and ego.

dumpsky says:

all caps makes bad grammar look even more retarded. sorry.

gninja92 says:

well maybe not everyone receives these things. some ppl do and some dont.

icchiism says:

diss Dr. Ramachandran is like dissing Einstein or Newton in physics. Only less intelligent stupid idiots would try to discredit this man.. good luck with that 🙂

NeuroNameth says:

@ Dicktator – VS Ramachandran is one of the most widely respected neuroscientists in the world. He pioneered the mirror box which has helped alleviate pain for amputees. His research changed the field of neuroscience and neurology forever. He is not just a “Dr” and he is not crazy. You have epilepsy in your temporal lobes, you dont experience this. What those two statements do not mean is that this isnt a real consequence of temporal lobe epilepsy.

evilyig says:

This doctor is not a theist, in fact his findings suggest the religious experience is nothing but a quirk of the brain. And not all temporal lobe epileptics have the same experience. Stop being so rigid.

tuigleven says:

I dont think you watched the video verry well, they never say god excists. Further more Ramachandran is one of the most respect neurologists in the world.

stgz13 says:

i have TLE but dont have these kind of symptoms all that happens to me is déjà vu and olfactory hallucinations

Dicktator24 says:

I also have temporal lobe epilepsy and i can tell you, that you dont feel anything like that because you never remeber what happened (friends can tell you and its nothing spiritual) . This indian doctor is just as crazy as his patient ! The best doctors for epilepsy will tell you the same!! Just poor how some people try to prove the existence of god, god was invented by humans to explain what they were not able to explain. Grow up !

skingbinsane says:

Exactly…. amanita is a etheogen like datura, ayuscha (sp?), peyote,belladona etc. makes you see gods, angels, demons, heaven hell etc.

gunz543 says:

I agree.. it appears that we have an individual who’s mind is involuntarily triggering the chemicals that allows him to experience an ascension, if you will, without adequately having acquired certain degrees of knowledge or mastership over the lower self.

albanians2unite says:

fuck god we wann it real

ReviewCam says:

I just noticed that the doctor is a neurologist and not a psychiatrist. What I wouldn’t do to have a neurologist who was this understanding and compassionate. What I wouldn’t give:(

AntinuclearAntibody says:

i love this movie. I haven’t seen it since abnormal psych 6 years ago

Disturbed928 says:

i have temporal lobe epilepsy and i felt just like this. its such a weird feeling


skingbinsane says:

I’m not following your line of reasoning. Please take more time to think about what you are saying. Conceiving things in your mind doesn’t mean you are a genius. If you can reproduce these visions onto canvas then maybe you are a gifted artist. If you are unable to do so then you are just a dreamer…. I suggest laying off the mind altering substances. LSD, Peyote etc produce the same visions you mention. Its created by your brain either by manipulation with drugs or damage

skingbinsane says:

The brain creates it

avalonspawn says:

They are. That is the point of the study… That portion of the brain is searching for meaning whether it is found in religion, science, etc. The seizures are causing an instant “ok, found it” moment that the brain cannot interpret because it is too much information to fast and it overloads the senses AND it is all being marked as top priority information… so yes, you could not create any art that would be too much for the brain to interpret like that.

MahaVakyas says:

funny you forgot the most important and advanced religion Hinduism. VS is Hindu. Christianity/Islam/Judaism are absolute garbage.

MusiClymax says:

his perception of god has been influenced by current active religions…

samann95014 says:

oh man, i had same experience when i overdosed fly agaric (amanita mushroom) once. it was soooo real hell & heaven.

JACK GOODELL says:

DO YOU KNOW THE GOD CODE? THE COVER UP OF ALL GOVERNMENT AND ALL RELIGION HIDE IT THERE IS NOTHING TO BELIEVE IN BASE ON REALITY AND PURE LOVE TRUE CHRISTAN WOULD CONTROL THE WORLD IF 5 SINS ADD TO THE BIBLE 1 TAKEN OUT FEW STRONG TEACHING OF TRUTH AND BOUT DARK LAWS TO WATCH OUT FOR NO MAN WOULD BE TRICKED , VERY FEWS THING OF THE WORLD ARE BELIEFS THING OF GOD IS REALITY WITH NO BELIEFS AND MUCH LOVE THING HAVE BEEN TAKEN OUT OF THE BIBLE AND ADD THAT SHOULD NOT THERE .

johnwolfe says:

ramachandran should tackle shrooms

Erobeashema Tabernacle says:

You Tube “August 2009 Mind Experiment: Transcendence; Seeing everything as infinite oneness.” And tell me what you think.

antsid24 says:

John is 100% right in everything he says and thinks

zencat999 says:

for more about the real reason for religion
go watch this.
Why We Believe in Gods – Andy Thomson – American Atheists 09

zencat999 says:

@tatliborek @tatliborek he needs medical help for a disease you fool! thats NOT enlightenment.
you would keep this kid having violent debilitating seizures just to satisfy some warped idea of some kind of superstitious non sense?
THAT would be insanely immoral.
is that the kind of god(s) you follow?
go watch this and then go think about your delusion.
Why We Believe in Gods – Andy Thomson – American Atheists 09

zencat999 says:

@tatliborek @tatliborek he needs medical help for a disease you fool! thats NOT enlightenment.
you would keep this kid having violent debilitating seizures just to satisfy some warped idea of some kind of superstitious non sense?
THAT would be insanely immoral.
is that the kind of god(s) you follow?
go watch this and then go think about your delusion.
Why We Believe in Gods – Andy Thomson – American Atheists 09

amaxamon says:

Perhaps there is an element of this in the origins of some religions but the phenomena is far more complex than that.

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