@2many2no That’s titled “Best intro”, but it actually starts after the intro: the video where Jerry Stiller complains they never play “Passage to Bangkok” (hence Stiller’s appearance on the video screen at 3:37)
@2many2no I’ve been watching some ‘reaction’ videos to Rush on YouTube lately. It’s kind of astonishing that there are actual musicians out there doing those videos who aren’t at all familiar with them. As expected, every single one of them seems to be blown away while watching.
There is some interesting research that some people (the percentage was pretty high but I don’t remember it) don’t have a voice in their head to internally (silently) talk to themselves (so not meaning talk out loud, rather “thinking” in words). They think in images or “just know”. As I use words in my head much of the time and occasionally the other two methods, I can’t really imagine only using one of the other “methods”. As an aside they didn’t find anything about differences in how people do this that is related to intelligence or anything, it was just looking at how people think.
There is some recent research that some people who are totally blind can still navigate a room full of objects (no cane or anything) as if they could see the objects even when they couldn’t. Others crashed right into them. These folks weren’t (mostly) even aware they could do this as they didn’t know which rooms they were walking through that had nothing in it and which ones had stuff in the way. I didn’t read the research carefully enough to see what they found about brains and senses when people could do this, but I found it interesting some people could do that even though they were totally blind.
@moonhat I know. I find this kind of stuff fascinating. I love science and especially science having to do with humans. Had I not hated chemistry so much I would have gotten my PhD in genetics rather than what I got it in. Too bad I was a stupid teen with a minimally functioning frontal lobe and just didn’t suffer through the rest of those chemistry classes. One’s frontal lobe doesn’t fully develop until you are 30 and is, amongst other things, responsible for both anticipating consequences of actions but especially anticipating long term consequences of actions to make it more likely you will decide for, in this case, short term suffering.
@Kidsandliz@moonhat I’m fascinated by the kind of research that Oliver Sacks does on the brain and perception; I also wish I could go back and tell my younger self to learn those science topics I avoided in school.
@goldnectar LOL. I tricked a 7 year old to make his back talk comments to adults in his head rather than using his mouth. I convinced him that (besides not getting into trouble as much) he’d have the advantage that the adult would never know he was making those kinds of comments, he’d be able to have last word and be able to get away with it, and then he might find good things come his way for being overtly polite. I also had to coach him that if he wanted to be really sneaky about it he had to have a pleasant expression on his face. No idea how long it lasted as I never asked but my cousin (I babysat her two kids so she could go on her honeymoon) wanted to know what I had done to stop the fighting between him and his grandmother (my aunt).
@goldnectar@Kidsandliz I was in a marriage counseling session when I turned to my spouse and said, “You know, the point in time that I really started getting along better with people was when I stopped saying everything that came into my mind.” A caught a little smile from the therapist, while my spouse went silent for a bit, perhaps practicing that technique for the first time.