this is a very interesting gif I just learned about. The point of this video is that the same brain that generates empathy and sympathy also generates the same brain that produces fear and anger.
This is a very interesting article regarding the brain’s relationship to empathy. Empathy is just one of the many things that I find fascinating about the brain. I’m not the first person to discover this; the article goes through a whole bunch of research on this topic.
Basically, our brains are wired to take in information and react in ways that are best for us. The problem is that we can’t always control our reactions to things. When our emotions are triggered, it can cause us to do things that are harmful to ourselves or others. For example, our fear of spiders can cause us to run away from a creepy crawl or to eat a spider. On the other hand, a happy memory can cause us to smile and laugh.
The thing is that the same thing can happen in reverse. It’s called the “fight or flight” response. When our emotions are triggered and our body is on alert, then our brain decides to release a chemical called epinephrine. This can cause us to “fight” or “flight”. The latter is a quick burst of movement, but it’s very short-lived because epinephrine has no effect on our heart.
The fight or flight response is a very short-lived response. The longer you are in the fight or flight reaction, the longer you are in the fight or flight response. Our brain then creates a new chemical in our brain that triggers a different response. For some reason, when we’re on a fight or flight response, we’re so excited we might as well run for the hills.
The fight or flight response is what we experience when we’re in a very heightened, intense state of adrenaline. When we’re running for our lives in a real-life fight or flight situation, it’s all we think about. It goes through our whole being and we can’t help but go into a fight or flight response.
When we went to the grocery store the other day, I happened to catch a very interesting little picture on my cell phone. The caption read: “This is my son, his favorite food is a bag of chips!” It was a very interesting little gif. I wonder if this is the same type of neural response that causes a person to start a fight or flight response when they’re on a plane.
Yeah that is how our brains think. The more we think about something, the more we have to react to it. If we think about something long enough, we will start to react to it. If we think about something too long or long enough, it could be something that we’ll start to fight about. In the case of our cell phone photo we started to think about it, but we didn’t have to. It was something that was going to happen anyway.
So, while we are on the subject of airplane imagery, let’s talk about airplane imagery. When we are in the air, we are in an altered state, and everything we do, everything we see, is filtered through our brain. Some of this is due to the airplane’s motion, but a lot of it is due to the lighting, the sounds, and the way we look at things. This is also why it is impossible to make out a person in a plane.
You see, because we are in the altered state of being in the air, we don’t really see the person(s) in the picture. So, if they are there, we can’t really see them until we get closer. And because we can’t really see them, we have to make our way through the visual field as we go. This is exactly why I can’t figure out how you can see a person in a picture of a plane.