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Vastra Dhauti
Vastra Dhauti
Leonardo da Vinci: L’Uomo Vitruviano
Leonardo da Vinci: L’Uomo Vitruviano
The neurochemistry of altruism
The neurochemistry of altruism
Einstein and the Quantum:  The Quest of the Valiant Swabian
Einstein and the Quantum: The Quest of the Valiant Swabian
Psilocybin Research
Psilocybin Research
Yoga nidrâ
Yoga nidrâ
The Möbius Band: A peculiar geometrical figure
The Möbius Band: A peculiar geometrical figure
The effects of ego-depletion on belief-bias
The effects of ego-depletion on belief-bias
Evaluation of statistical null-hypotheses in a Bayesian framework: A ROPE & HDI-based decision algorithm
Evaluation of statistical null-hypotheses in a Bayesian framework: A ROPE & HDI-based decision algorithm
An embodied cognition perspective on quantum logic
An embodied cognition perspective on quantum logic
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Vastra Dhauti
Vastra Dhauti
Leonardo da Vinci: L’Uomo Vitruviano
Leonardo da Vinci: L’Uomo Vitruviano
The neurochemistry of altruism
The neurochemistry of altruism
Einstein and the Quantum:  The Quest of the Valiant Swabian
Einstein and the Quantum:  The Quest of the Valiant Swabian
Psilocybin Research
Psilocybin Research
Yoga nidrâ
Yoga nidrâ
The Möbius Band: A peculiar geometrical figure
The Möbius Band: A peculiar geometrical figure
The effects of ego-depletion on belief-bias
The effects of ego-depletion on belief-bias
Evaluation of statistical null-hypotheses in a Bayesian framework: A ROPE & HDI-based decision algorithm
Evaluation of statistical null-hypotheses in a Bayesian framework: A ROPE & HDI-based decision algorithm
An embodied cognition perspective on quantum logic
An embodied cognition perspective on quantum logic
Vastra Dhauti

A strip of wet cloth, four angulas wide (3") and fifteen hands (1¼ metres) in length, is stoutly swallowed and, then taken out, as instructed by the guru. This is known as dhauti.
~ Hatha Yoga Pradipika 2.24

Escherichia coli, one of the many species of bacteria present in the human gut.

Vastra is Sanskrit for "cloth" and dhauti means "washing". It is a yogic technique designed to cleanse the inner body, specifically the GI tract. It is one of several types of purifying dhauti methods in which a long strip of cotton cloth is ingested and then pulled out to cleans and detoxify the intestines. Given the fact that our environments contain countless (chemical) toxins which are responsible for various "pathologies of civilisation"  it is important to explore and practice methods to detoxify (...)

Vastra Dhauti
Leonardo da Vinci: L’Uomo Vitruviano

Keywords: Somatic geometry, proportionality, symmetry, and embodied cognition

The Vitruvian Man (Italian: Le proporzioni del corpo umano secondo Vitruvio, which is translated to "The proportions of the human body according to Vitruvius"), or simply L'Uomo Vitruviano, is a drawing made by the Italian polymath Leonardo da Vinci around 1490.

According to Leonardo's preview in the accompanying text, written in mirror writing, it was made as a study of the proportions of the (male) human body as described in Vitruvius' De architectura 3.1.2–3, which reads:
For the human body is so designed by nature that the face, from the chin to the top of the forehead and the lowest roots of the hair, is a tenth part of the whole height; the open hand from the wrist to the tip of the middle finger is (...)

Leonardo da Vinci: L’Uomo Vitruviano
The neurochemistry of altruism

A cognitive neuroscience perspective on the interpersonal dimension of psilocybin
Abstract
Psilocybin (O-phosphoryl-4-hydroxy-N,N-dimethyltryptamine) is an indole alkaloid  which is present in more than 150 fungi species, some of which are endemic to the UK (e.g., ). Its molecular structure closely resembles serotonin (5-hydroxytryptamine, 5-HT). In humans, psilocybin is rapidly dephosphorylated to psilocin (4-N,N-dimethyltryptamine) which functions as a non-selective partial 5-HT receptor agonist (it shows particularly high binding affinity for the 5-HT1A and 5-HT2A receptor subtypes; Nichols, 2004). A landmark study conducted at Johns Hopkins University by MacLean, Johnson & Griffiths (2011) experimentally demonstrated that a single high-dose of psilocybin can induce long-lasting (...)

The neurochemistry of altruism
Einstein and the Quantum: The Quest of the Valiant Swabian

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Einstein and the Quantum:  The Quest of the Valiant Swabian
Yoga nidrâ

becomes the bed of the lotus-naveled Vishnu when at the termination of every Yuga that deity of immeasurable power enjoys yoga-nidra, the deep sleep under the spell of spiritual meditation.
— Mahabharata, Book 1, section XXI
Yoga nidrâ (Sanskrit: योग निद्रा) also known as "yogic sleep" is a specific state of consciousness (usually induced by a guided meditation) which can be described as a a state between waking and sleeping. is an appropriate asana for yoga nidra.

 

Parker, S., Bharati, S. V., & Fernandez, M.. (2013). Defining yoga-nidra: traditional accounts, physiological research, and future directions.. International Journal of Yoga Therapy, 23(1), 11–6. Retrieved from http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24016819

“The term yoga-nidra has been used in many empirical (...)

Yoga nidrâ
The Möbius Band: A peculiar geometrical figure

Visit: http://moebius-band.ga

Code for generating an interactive Möbius band in R (using OpenGL)
library(rgl) # (Murdoch, 2001)
library(plot3D) # (Soetaert, 2014)
# Define parameters
R <- 3
u <- seq(0, 2 * pi, length.out = 100)
v <- seq(-1, 1, length.out = 100)
m <- mesh(u, v)
u <- m$x
v <- m$y
# Möbius strip parametric equations
x <- (R + v/2 * cos(u /2)) * cos(u)
y <- (R + v/2 * cos(u /2)) * sin(u)
# Visualise in 3-dimensional Euclidean space
bg3d(color = "white")
surface3d(x, y, z, color= "red")

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The Möbius Band: A peculiar geometrical figure
Evaluation of statistical null-hypotheses in a Bayesian framework: A ROPE & HDI-based decision algorithm

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Evaluation of statistical null-hypotheses in a Bayesian framework: A ROPE &#038; HDI-based decision algorithm
An embodied cognition perspective on quantum logic

“The words of language, as they are written or spoken, do not seem to play any role in my mechanism of thought. The psychical entities which seem to serve as elements in thought are certain signs and more or less clear images which can be “voluntarily” reproduced and combined. The above mentioned elements are, in my case, of visual and some of muscular type.”

(Einstein quoted in Hadamard, 1996, The mathematician's mind: The psychology of invention in the mathematical field. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press (original work published 1945), as cited in Diezmann, C. M., & Watters, J. J. (2000). Identifying and supporting spatial intelligence in young children. Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood. 1(3), 299-313).

How do people think about things they cannot see, (...)

An embodied cognition perspective on quantum logic
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