Phantom science…

A world-famous psychological experiment used to help explain the brain’s understanding of the body, as well as scores of clinical disorders, has been dismissed as not fit-for-purpose in a new academic paper from the University of Sussex.

The Rubber Hand Illusion, where synchronous brush strokes on a participant’s concealed hand and a visible fake hand can give the impression of illusory sensations of touch and of ownership of the fake hand, has been cited in thousands of articles. Yet, in a new research paper Dr Peter Lush, demonstrates that the control conditions typically used in the experiment do not do they job they need to do. (1)

Suggestion effect.


We are hypnotized by reality.

And we fail to see.

That what we admire as real.

Is an illusion.

Sleepy people.

Believing in science.

Science which has a way to putting people to sleep.

And as Wittgenstein said, we need to wake up again.

To admire the wanders…

And realize that we are not the ones hypnotized.

But we are the ones who hypnotized the world!

The moon will rise now. And you will see clearer. That the most obscure question you ever had was so simple.

Is it night?

Or is it day?

Author: skakos

Spiros Kakos is a thinker located in Greece. He has been Chief Editor of Harmonia Philosophica since its inception. In the past he has worked as a senior technical advisor for many years. In his free time he develops software solutions and contributes to the open source community. He has also worked as a phD researcher in the Advanced Materials sector related to the PCB industry. He likes reading and writting, not only philosophy but also in general. He believes that science and religion are two sides of the same coin and is profoundly interested in Religion and Science philosophy. His philosophical work is mainly concentrated on an effort to free thinking of "logic" and reconcile all philosophical opinions under the umbrella of the "One" that Parmenides - one of the first thinkers - visualized. The "Harmonia Philosophica" articles program is the tool that will accomplish that. Life's purpose is to be defeated by greater things. And the most important things in life are illogical. We must fight the dogmatic belief in "logic" if we are to stay humans... Credo quia absurdum!

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