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Dreaming, Wakefulness A Thin Line

In Behavior on December 22, 2013 at 17:44

Recently I saw a Film, ’1408′

Sleep parameters.

Biological State of Sleep

It deals with a study of dreams and waking state.

One can no call the film as belong to the genre of Horror,Thriller.

I would classify it as an exploratory film on the frontiers of the Human State .

A non believer in Ghosts and Religion in general checks into a known haunted Hotel Room despite advised to the contrary.

Within a few minutes he experiences things that are not normal and he is terrified his reasoning power notwithstanding.

He meets up with his Father and daughter and is tormented between his beliefs and what he is experiencing.

He comes out of this situation though he has been told it was not possible,only find he had not come out of it.

He comes out again and his estranged wife who as skeptical about his experiences starts to believe when she hears the voice of her daughter in the Recording hr husband had made while in the Hotel Room.

The film ends with a distinct feeling to the watcher of the fIlm even this last sequence might be a Draem or a sleeping State.

This post is not about the Film but about the Human Sates of,

Waking,

Dreaming,

Deep Sleep and

Beyond.

Researchers into Sleep classify Sleep into

1.REM Rapid Eye Movement-initial state of the Sleep.

2.Dreaming and

3 Deep Sleep.

Alpha and Beta waves are prominently detected for I and 2 respectively and Delta wave is found in the Deep Sleep State.

This is all the maximum explanation Science could provide biologically on Sleeping?Slumber apart from making loud noises about the Brain needing rest, the body recharging during sleep.

Psychologists as usual try everything under the sun for explaining away Sleep.

Sigmund Freud says it is the repressed desires expressing themselves , Jung states it is the Human personality asserting itself in Sleep.

Behaviorist say, well, it is Behavior!

But the main question has not been answered.

What happens during Sleep and what is dreaming and deep sleep?

Buddhist  Schools speak of the Etheric body, Astral Body

The Astral body leaves and experiences as befits individual Karma and returns.

The Vedas. especially Advaita classifies Sleep State into Four.

1.Jagrat-Wakefulness, the state we are normally in.

2.Swapna-The Dreaming State.

3.Sushupti-The Deep dreamless state and

4.Thuriya-Beyond Deep Sleep ans a step towards Self Realization.

The Self lies beyond.

Adi Sankara explains that these states are the manifestations of Consciousness,,Universal Consciousness , not individual Consciousness.

A Yogi and a seeker of Truth goes beyond this fourth State.

This is what Lord Krishna means in the Second Chapter of The Bhagavad Gita when he says ,

Yogi keeps awake while the whole world is asleep and sleeps when every one is awake.

Come to think of it we can not be sure whether I am awake writing this Post or this is a part of a Dream I am going through.

The Film Matrix series and of late th Film Inception was based on similar lines,though they based it on SpaceTime and Co-ordinates.

Some dreams are so vividly real we wake up shaking .

Rene Descartes the Great Rationalist( Philosophical term , not to be confused with the self-styled rationalist jokers like Karunanidhi and Kamal Hassan) proves the Existence of God the External World and Mind.

While describing the process of enquiry he says he can not trust his senses for they are not always right.

He can not trust others’ words as the truth for he does not know whether they can be relied upon.

As he goes on in this vein he exclaims,

” Am I awake or Dreaming, May be It Real world I was experiencing when I was dreaming and this world might be a Dream.

True the thin line between Dream and Wakefulness is blurred.

I do not know.

The Fil 1408 Trailer.

How A Frog Fights Rain

In animal behavior on July 26, 2013 at 10:19

We pride that we are the most intelligent beings on the Earth.

Look how a Frog turns a leaf into an umbrella to shelter it from Rains!

Frog with Leaf Umbrella.

Penkdix Palme, a 27-year-old photographer from Indonesia, found this intelligent little tree frog in his neighbor’s garden, SWNS reported. Palme, who took up photography just six months ago, said the frog stayed under its leaf-umbrella for an entire 30 minutes.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com

 

6Frog With Leaf Umbrella.

Frog With Leaf Umbrella.

Source,Huffingtonpost.

 

A Sperm Driven Machine. Man

In Behavior on July 16, 2013 at 11:27

Human Sperm.

Human Sperm.

All of us are fundamentally animals and are driven by Nature to propagate the Species.

In short we are a Sperm Driven Machine, looking at from the Biological perspective.

Of course we are not simply this.

But what are the Facts?

The sticky concoction called semen holds more than just sperm(those DNA-carrying swimmers that make a mad dash for the nearest egg). In fact, semen is a combination of sperm and fluids produced by accessory glands surrounding the penis. Its non-sperm ingredients include a mix of fructose, molecules made from fatty acids called prostaglandins, and proteins that nourish sperm and help them swim, according to the National Institutes of Health.

Additional fluids from the prostate and bulbourethral glands are slightly alkaline, or basic, reducing the acidity of any urine residue in the urethra, neutralizing the acidic environment of the vagina, and lubricating the tip of the penis for intercourse.

And turns out, what a man eats affects the quality of this semen, with a study published in 2012 in the journal Human Reproduction finding that guys who consumed more of the fat often found in fish (called omega-3s) had better-formed sperm than those who ate less of the fishy fat.

And while semen carries those critical egg fertilizers, some women are allergic to it, reacting to it with genital itching, burning and swelling. In severe cases, women may experience hives or swelling elsewhere on the body, and even difficulty breathing. A study described in 2011 at the annual meeting of the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology in Philadelphia suggested a possible cure: frequent sex. -

 http://www.livescience.com/22415-facts-male-body.html#sthash.qdTqmD6T.dpuf

 

Grandparents Choose Grandchildren’s Sex

In Behavior, Parenting on July 12, 2013 at 08:21

Mammals Choose Grandchildren's Sex

Ilnar Salakhiev/AP – For a lioness, the safest bet would be to have a girl cub, according to a new study that says mammals have the ability to select the gender of their offspring for the benefit of their species. With sons, a lioness could end up with zero grandcubs or hit the genetic jackpot.

The bond between the Grandparent and Grand children is unique.

While certain naughty behaviour from sons and daughters were frowned upon, are overlooked in the case of Grandparents.

It is well-known that Grandchildren bond better with their Grand parents.

They have more liberty with their grandparents,share their intimate details with them, which the would not share with even their parents.

I have seen that Grandchildren ,in general, share physiological emotional and mental characteristics f Grand parents.

Tamil language calls he Grandchildren as ‘peran’, ‘The one who establishes Grandparents’ name.(பேரன்)

Now it transpires that Mammals choose the Sex of their grand children, a Study reveals!

Story:

Mammals appear to have the ability to select the gender of their offspring for the benefit of their species, according to a new study that followed three generations of more than 2,300 animals from the San Diego Zoo.

It is not a conscious choice, but in some way, a female’s biology has the capability to assess her health, the quality of her mate, and her environment to determine which sex to go with, according to study author and Stanford evolutionary biologist Joseph P. Garner.

For a lioness, for example, the safest bet would be to have a girl. Even if her daughter isn’t the strongest or highest-ranking female, she will most likely have at least the average number of cubs.

Sons, on the other hand, are a high-risk but potentially high-reward bet. Most male lions don’t reproduce because they are beat out by the few alpha males that father the vast majority of cubs. With sons, she could end up with zero grandcubs, or hit the genetic jackpot.”

There are also indications in the study as to why the initial Human Society was Matrilinear , the preference for female offspring instead of male.

Source:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/mammals-pick-offsprings-sex-to-maximize-number-of-grandchildren-study-shows/2013/07/10/553b1a5a-e969-11e2-8f22-de4bd2a2bd39_story.html

Who Is More Mature, Men Or Women

In Behavior on June 12, 2013 at 10:56

A Study has revealed that Men mature  later than Women.

The term Maturity is relative and is subjective.

Men and Women ,Maturity

Maturity

Maturity is measured differently from one Ethnic Group to another.

Taking relative parameters to arrive at a conclusion, to me, seems incorrect.

Story:

UK comic series called Wendell & Vinnie, which features a 30-year-old bachelor who suddenly becomes the legal guardian of his mature 12-year-old nephew.

“As a man, especially one who works for a children’s channel, the question if men ever reach maturity is one I am well accustomed to,” Tim Patterson, Nickelodeon’s programming director, said.

The study confirmed the suspicions that men mature later than women. In fact, men were almost twice as likely to describe themselves as immature than women were, and one in four men believe they are actively immature. Three out of ten women ended a relationship because they lost patience with their man’s immaturity.

The male and female perceptions of themselves and each other were alarming. Eight out of ten women believe that men will “never stop being childish.” Women defined the childish acts that bother them most as, passing gas, burping, eating fast food in the last hours of the night, and playing videogames.

Women were twice as likely to experience the feeling that they were the grownup one in their current relationship. Forty-six percent of the female participants studied have had a relationship in which they felt they had to mother their male counterpart. Women claimed they actually had to tell their man to, “act his age” on an average of 14 times a year, more than once a month.

Besides maturity, women yearned for communication. One quarter of women wished their partners would talk about themselves and what they felt more often. Women also felt they were the ones that made all the important decisions in their relationships.

The study also exposed ” Men’s Top 30 Maturity Failings — As Experienced By Women” The top ten are listed as the following:

  1. Finding their own passing of gas and burps amusing
  2. Eating fast food at 2:00 AM
  3. Playing videogames
  4. Driving too fast
  5. Finding rude words amusing
  6. Driving with loud music
  7. Playing practical jokes
  8. Trying to beat children at games and sports
  9. Staying silent during an argument
  10. Not being able to cook simple meals

http://www.medicaldaily.com/articles/16427/20130611/men-mature-after-women-11-years-british-study.htm#zPrupxcf1AhOTKRW.99

Related:

Women, generally, are good decision makers.

Their decision-making is instinctive.
Sometimes they deliberate over the’gut feeling ‘ and take a Deliberate decision:only then the decision goes awry.
Women are wise spenders, not withstanding th jibes at their perceived preferences to Dress and jewelry.
They normally are more empathetic than men.
Their problem solving skills are intuitive.
They are mentally tougher than men.
They ,at times, place themselves and their families over any thing else.
These are the traits I have observed and there are always exceptions.

http://ramanan50.wordpress.com/2011/04/06/essential-skills-women-better-than-men/

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