When we talk mathematics, we may be discussing a secondary language built on the primary language of the nervous system.— John Von Neumann
Almighty Nervous System quotations
The meaning of life is that it is to be lived, and it is not to be traded and conceptualized and squeezed into a pattern of systems.
It's instinctive in a certain kind of painting.
..It's like a nervous system. It's not described, it's happening. The feeling is going on with the task. The line is the feeling, from a soft thing, a dreamy thing, to something hard, something arid, something lonely, something ending, something beginning.
For me there is something primitively soothing about this music, and it went straight to my nervous system, making me feel ten feet tall.
Our entire biological system, the brain and the earth itself, work on the same frequencies.
The computer is the most extraordinary of man's technological clothing;
it's an extension of our central nervous system. Beside it, the wheel is a mere hula-hoop.
Advertising is poison gas. It should bring tears to your eyes, unhinge your nervous system and knock you out.
Look to the nervous system as the key to maximum health.
Someone asked me the other day if I believe in conspiracies. Well, sure. Here's one. It is called political system. It is nothing if not a giant conspiracy to rob, trick and subjugate the population.
The juvenile sea squirt wanders through the sea searching for a suitable rock or hunk of coral to cling to and make its home for life. For this task, it has a rudimentary nervous system. When it finds its spot and takes root, it doesn't need its brain anymore so it eats it!
There is no fixed physical reality, no single perception of the world, just numerous ways of interpreting world views as dictated by one's nervous system and the specific environment of our planetary existence.
O tequila, savage water of sorcery, what confusion and mischief your sly, rebellious drops do generate
I must create a system, or be enslaved by another mans; I will not reason
Your nervous system cannot tell the difference between an imagined experience and a 'real' experience. In either case, it reacts automatically to information which you give to it from your forebrain. Your nervous system reacts appropriately to what you THINK or IMAGINE to be 'true.
When it comes to having a central nervous system, and the ability to feel pain, hunger, and thirst, a rat is a pig is a dog is a boy.
LSD, wisely used by professionals, could reprogram enough nervous systems to accelerate consciousness and intelligence before we laid ourselves and our planet waste."To use your head you have to go out of your mind" "You are a God, act like one"
Burnout is nature's way of telling you, you've been going through the motions your soul has departed; you're a zombie, a member of the walking dead, a sleepwalker. False optimism is like administrating stimulants to an exhausted nervous system.
Our environmental problems originate in the hubris of imagining ourselves as the central nervous system or the brain of nature. We're not the brain, we are a cancer on nature.
Chess is a very tough game, and psychologically a tough game.
And of course chess needs a lot of qualities, human qualities. And so you must have very strong nervous system and then you must be well prepared, you must be able to work a lot.
Physiology seeks to derive the processes in our own nervous system from general physical forces, without considering whether these processes are or are not accompanied by processes of consciousness.
Microsoft is now talking about the digital nervous system.
.. I guess I would be nervous if my system was built on their technology too.
The mission of DNA is to evolve nervous systems able to escape from the doomed planet and contact manifestations of the same amino-acid seeding that have evolved in other solar systems. The mission is the message--to escape and come home.
I know very well that many scientists consider dowsing as they do astrology, as a type of ancient superstition. According to my conviction this is, unjustified. The dowsing rod is a simple instrument which shows the uncanny reaction of the human nervous system to certain factors which are unknown to us at this time.
In a person who is open to experience each stimulus is freely relayed through the nervous system, without being distorted by any process of defensiveness.
Of course, the drug does not produce the transcendent experience.
It merely acts as a chemical key — it opens the mind, frees the nervous system of its ordinary patterns and structures.
We look for the Secret - the Philosopher's Stone, the Elixir of the Wise, Supreme Enlightenment, 'God' or whatever...and all the time it is carrying us about...It is the human nervous system itself.
Your worst enemy, he reflected, was your nervous system.
At any moment the tension inside you was liable to translate itself into some visible symptom.
The great thing, then, in all education, is to make our nervous system our ally instead of our enemy.
The human brain is generally regarded as a complex web of adaptations built into the nervous system, even though no one knows how.
The key is the Internet. The United States is by far the most advanced country in this new digital culture, so we have to be there. The Internet is the heart of this new civilization, and telecommunications are the nervous system, or circulatory system.
Basically there are two types of animals: animals, and animals that have no brains; they are called plants. They don't need a nervous system because they don't move actively, they don't pull up their roots and run in a forest fire! Anything that moves actively requires a nervous system; otherwise it would come to a quick death.
Your nervous system cannot tell the difference between an imagined experience and a ‘real’ experience.
I really think that the planet is growing a new nervous system.
I mean, when you think of Facebook as the third largest nation in the world, that's so unprecedented, so amazing. Think of how many people are texting and twittering. The planet has created a nervous system for massive, rapid connectivity.
The electric age ... established a global network that has much the character of our central nervous system.
The nervous system of any age or nation is its creative workers, its artists.
And if that nervous system is profoundly disturbed by its environment, the work it produces will inescapably reflect the disturbances, sometimes obliquely and sometimes with violent directness.
It is this potential for plasticity of the relatively stereotyped units of the nervous system that endows each of us with our individuality.
The muscles used to make a smile actually send a biochemical message to our nervous system that it is safe to relax the flight of freeze response.
The nervous system and the automatic machine are fundamentally alike in that they are devices, which make decisions on the basis of decisions they made in the past.
Every nervous system creates its own "reality," minute by minute - we live inside a "bubble" of neural abstractions which we identify with reality. You can make this neurological fact into conscious experience, and you will never be bored or depressed again.