The Autistic Spectrum Disorder in both hard and soft-science.

Here are some of my latest findings regarding the hard-science characteristics on how autism spectrum disorder is organized.
First of all, two brains must be compared. A normally-functioning brain and an autistic brain. Now, from looking at these two brains, they may look the same to you, until we go deep into the structures. Take note of these anatomical terms.
Amygdala, part of the limbic system, which controls hormone balances responsible for sensational emotions.
Neurotransmitter: A bond connecting neurons between synapses so that information can be carried between the gap with this bridge.
Hormone: Chemicals produced by several glands in the body that are sent into the bloodstream. Depending on the hormone, they can reach the brain.
Cerebrum: The top portion of the brain, which contains the hemispheres divided into lobes. Take note of the blood brain barrier.
Cerebellum: Coordinates movements mapped by the cerebrum, and is also responsible for voluntary and involuntary functions. It helps in balance and coordinate certain auditory responses such as startle reflexes, music rhythms, etc. It is located in between the cerebrum and brain stem.
Brain stem: Most primitive part of the brain. Medulla Oblongata controls breathing, swallowing, and experts believe primitive instincts are stored here.
Pituitary gland: Master gland, acts as a traffic light and directs all other glands to produce the hormones after receiving input from the cerebrum and cerebellum in voluntary function.
Homeostasis: Provides positive and negative feedback loops that are both voluntary and involuntary. Integrated by internal functions of the brain or other organ.
Gene: A set of instructions carried out in the development of organs to provide them a foundation to build.
Mutation: A string of code that disrupts the development of such organs and continues carrying out the instructions. This can occur due to many internal or external factors.
Now that we covered the primary terms, I will go into how our brain works, although you may find this in one of my earlier posts. If I come across a new term that I haven’t listed in the list above, I will explain what that means before continuing. Note that this is for informational and educational purposes. I am not a professional of any kind, though I would like to be some day. My point here is to raise more awareness about how people should understand these differences, and why it has become such a problem in our society.
Let’s start out with how our brain works in general. Here is a resource which can hopefully explain more: http://www.amazon.com/The-Autistic-Brain-Thinking-Spectrum/dp/0547636458.
Our brain is wired in very different ways for each individual. Even twins have slightly different brain structures, mainly because it was due to nurture. Our brain is capable of doing multiple things at once, though how it does it is what changes across one individual to another. Some people are left-brainers, right-brainers, bridge-brained, male, female, etc. I am sure you can think of many more. Behaviour can be divided into two main categories. voluntary and involuntary. This means, in cases of voluntary behaviour, is that you have control over it. Your mind is in sync with your cerebrum, telling the cerebellum to tell your body to do this and that. But what you output must be due to input in order for that to happen. Otherwise that would be known as a reflex, which would be considered involuntary. We have two nervous system types, central and peripheral, afferent and efferent. Or, you can think of this as sympathetic (fight or flight), or parasympathetic (rest and repair). These work in conjunction with hormones provided by internal or external stimuli. Our brain has different lobes, with matching mates on the other hemisphere that conduct certain things, such as visual, auditory, tactile, motor, language, thinking, etc. When we go into the brain, after breaking through the three layers, you will find ridges and bump-like structures all around the brain. You will also find a line right down the middle and at the top that divides the hemispheres. When we take the two halves apart, you will see several connections that bond the two, chief among them is the corpus callosum. Going deeper, you will see areas that are responsible for external and internal pain, internal clock, the main switchboard of the brain, areas that control blood pressure, body temperature, and things we don’t think about.
Now let’s see what happens when we open up an autistic brain. You will notice a difference right away, and this may vary on the severety of the disorder, for there are many mental disorders out there, many due to lack of hormone and neurotransmitter production. When you open up the autistic brain, you would most likely find an enlarged amygdola, which might explain why the brain gets overwhelmed with sensory overload. This is also in conjunction with an enlarged cerebellum. This makes a person repeat an action over and over and not even realise it. The temporal lobe, responsible for auditory and language coordination also show some abnormal patterns. This might explain why some people may not follow conversations, and, in general, may have problems in other areas along the spectrum. This is different than dyslexia, which is a totally different disorder. It is classified more as a learning disability since it only affects the occipital and or temporal lobes. Another interesting abnormality is the parietal lobe, the area responsible for tactile and motor function. In many autistic people, they experience involuntary skin receptor stimulation, as if an invisible knife were stabing, or invisible ants were crawling. When you lightly touch the skin of an autistic person, to them it is going to feel like a hard blow. Impulse control is kept somewhere in the limbic system and or frontal lobe, and this might explain why autistic people may have different impulses than neurotypicals. In a famous news story you will be able to learn a whole lot more about this ground-breaking discovery: http://carlysvoice.com/.
One of the most interesting things that fascinate me is how we communicate. If you go back to an earlier post in which I discussed the three methods for communication, based on the learning model and many other forms of language, some oral motor conditions prevent the movement of vital vowel and or consonant manipulators. This is why autistic people with this condition use alternative forms of communication. I do my best to find away to imagine to be someone else, and with the technology of the future, I hope that it will be possible. At this time, it is not known if intelligence and memory is affected in a person with ASD. This might be due to short-lasting neuron cells that die faster than they are supposed to, or they do not develop properly during the synaptic exuberance and synaptic pruning phases. If I am not mistaken, long-term memory occurs when neurones carry their messages to a wide number of neurones, which contain that information for future retrieval. But if these neurones died and were not replaced as fast as they should, then that person may forget certain things. Our brain is still one big mystery, but we are slowly coming to know more about it every day. More research would have to be conducted on attention and memory spams.
Many of our work is primarily focused on the obvious. That is: how to take care of our children with such problems. Truth is, how can we if we don’t know what’s going on inside their head? Many of us only focus on the soft-science characteristics of the problem, rather than get down to the real stuff. When I say soft-science, I am referring to the psychology, the social interaction, etc that is associated with such a disorder. A disorder need not be hard-science-based. A disorder is simply something that is not normal or not working the way something should, and yes, some disorders can be purposefully induced. These things that a person is not born with can become easily rewired into their brains, otherwise known as nurture’s neuroplasticity. One common type of misinterpreted behaviours is obsession with interests that cannot be pursued, or repetitive actions. Just because a person may have such doesn’t mean they have autistic tendencies. It might just be something they managed to get their brains wired to and can easily be reversed.
Now, here’s an interesting topic. What are seisures? A seisure is similar to what I described in regards to false stimulation in the receptors of the skin. But this is a lot more complicated. In a seisure, certain regions of the brain have abnormal currents passing through bad channels. Think of it as a short-circuit. A chemical reaction gone totally wrong. A seisure can vary immensely from person to person. It is simply a rapid firing or misfiring of neurones. But, usually the characteristics are fairly the same. The brain goes into lockdown, usually a person feels stimulation in the visual, auditory, and tactile areas of the brain. Some people may move about in an involuntary fashion, coordinated by stimulation in the cerebrum and cerebellum. Then they usually go unconscious for a while. Medication usually triggers chemical reactions inside the brain that are supposed to even out these abnormalities in hope that such short-circuits are not happening. In severe cases, the entire half of one hemisphere is removed. This makes it so that a person might end up being paralysed on the crossed side, but their personalities and or identities may not change. Or, the corpus callosum can be severed and the two hemispheres would now be independent of each other. This is another mystery that we are slowly solving. Also, seisures can be triggered by sudden external stimuli.
Now, one final proposal. Would it not be nice if we could find a way to reprogramme the pituitary gland by modifying a gene? We could do this instead of having to administer tons of chemicals that are human-made. Many of such chemicals have good or bad side-effects. So, what I would like to find out is how we can use the body as a host for treatment of any number of things. Also, since autism currently has no known medical cause, there is equally no cure. However, some parents are convinced that using bleach might fix the problem. https://www.nbcnews.com/tech/internet/moms-go-undercover-fight-fake-autism-cures-private-facebook-groups-n1007871?cid=sm_npd_nn_tw_ma&fbclid=IwAR0_UaZV5SN4-ShxFMqeaE4yxAlJhL2P-rWu7vLN9jhYapTPZUGmN50L0tk If the results were successful, perhaps we could isolate whatever was in the chemical solution and administer it as a bacterium or virus.

Quarter Summary, part 2

So, how will this affect one’s social construction, behaviour, and motivation? Will it give them sensational perception, such as perfect pitch, the ability to know how much one is turning, etc? What will be the future of this person’s life? Would we disrupt society if we used H+ technology to have genetically-engineered people all have easy-going personalities and open minds? Maybe balance out the selfishness in the world and introduce new humans with selfless personalities? The surefire problem is that most people do things without looking into the future to see how things would turn out. Our country was founded before people determined how it would end up. We started this country in debt, and it is not likely that we would ever get out of it, unless we filed for bankrupcy. A lot of people are closed-minded, especially here in our Western world, which is why we have many conflicts. What if we could raise awareness about being more open-minded?
Although this is all referred to the psychology of not just the fact of what we are, but what we do, the actual anatomical, physiological, and biological characteristics may play a role in the reconstruction of gender-building. However, nature only provides us with two reproductive structures with the exception of intersex, males and females. People can choose to look androgynus, and this should not be confused with any of the other identities, for it has its own set of rules. Thanks to modern science and technology, however, we are learning how to rebuild these structures to fit the personality of the new gender reconstruction. still, there are still some things to consider, genes, cosmetology, etc. The lengthening and shortening of different bodily parts will also have to be considered. However, some people are fine with how they appear, but do not desire to pursue such high levels of manipulation. Sometimes it just depends on luck and flaws.
Recent research has shown that when in a calm environment, men and women, and those in between, are not from different planets. They mostly have alike personalities. The only reason why they act different at times is because of conforming with their fellow members when outside of the relationship, and partly due to attractions. This is why we have the term “cheating” when describing a partner seeing another fellow without them knowing about it. Things like that should not be taken too hard. If same-sex marriage became too much of an issue, what about looking into same-gender marriage, but different sex marriage? What about cross-gendered relationships, would those work? I find this very interesting.
Now, another study I want to conduct is how either sex change or gender change affects the development of one’s basic learning. You see, according to popular belief, it is said that one group tend to learn faster at an early age. Certainly there must be a reason as to why this is so. Is it because of some anatomical difference in the brain, or is it through some other factor that is not related to anatomy and physiology? I would like to learn all of this history and how it evolved.
The next thing I would like to consider is curvature in the body. We all know that we like to show off certain areas of our body to others so as to attract appearance. Suppose one lacked this? It should not matter. We should primarily consider the person’s temperament, and then use that personality to create the image of the person, regardless of any body deformity or difference. We can focus on the person’s appearance as a secondary characteristic rather than a primary. Some of these things you may find answers to by reading the previous post, but I outlined them again to give the reader a reminder. Sometimes you may find repetitive sentences or passages. It is like in a piece of music, the chorus or refrain repeats to refresh the reader’s mind. Also, it would help if you researched person-first language in the healthcare field.
Thank you for taking part in our work. My hope is that some day we will be able to change the world for the better. We will be able to do everything George Carlin thought we would never do. He accused us of wanting to save our planet just for ourselves and a place to live in, and that we want to save animals for ourselves only. He may have been too harsh, but I do agree with some, if not most, of what he says. I hope we will find a way to think outside the box and stillwork for each other, not on each other, and for our future generation.. People are already finding ways to make meat out of animals without killing them using stem cells. This is good news for vegetarians. I am going to close this post with one final suggestion.
Here are some laws that I thought of proposing for H-plus to follow and to make sure we are within human rights. These laws would govern H +, just like the laws of robotics would.
All practices involved must follow all moral and ethical guidelines and must not be inhuman. Example: Cloning humans for benefitial purposes.
Humans should not at any time force another human to undergo a practice without full explanation of whatever that would be. Instead, they can persuade and convince other humans to educate them based on the first law.
All practices must have been approved by governments around the world, after experimentation with non-human species has shown promise. Clinical trials can ensure that another human would risk their life to the practice in hope of enhancing their experience.
Since humans are believed to have the highest consciousness above all other animals on Earth, we must think of ourselves as humans, as if we were working for each other, not on ourselves. This includes, obsession with practices, selfishness, selflessness, and respect.
Finally, all laws provided by nature must be obeyed to support the above laws.
Variations: This last law may be something that may vary depending on many factors.
All practices involving artificial and or synthetic substances are strongly discouraged. Instead, we recommend finding natural and renewable resources to improve another human’s integrity. This includes, using technology as an expanssion, not as part of the human body.
At this time H+ should consider establishing branches of religions and supersticions that would enhance their practices more efficiently. Humans should not exaggerate or fall under any popular science fiction belief, or that boredom should be avoided. In a 1964 prediction about 2014, humans would become bored because machines would be taking over. We would miss the sounds of nature we would only get to hear when out in the open.
Remember: Everything posted always has exceptions, anybody can contradict them, I may forget something, and everything I said is to the best of my educated knowledge.

Quarter Summary, part 1

This post originally appeared on Sunday, 8 September 2013.
Hello, everyone. Since I started last Month I decided to wrap up this quarter with a few things I have covered last week, possibly include resources, cover new information, etc. There may not be any posts until next year. If there are posts, they will be most likely videos, photos, links, etc. I will also consider upgrading to turn this into an actual website, so anyone wishing to help out, I’d really appreciate that.
Let’s begin with what I have been focusing on for the last month and a half. My posts mainly focused on self-identity, intervention, conflicts, solutions, acceptance, future outlook, etc. But I know there is a lot more to cover over a life time. I can’t cover every field of life to study. It’s like organising otree’s branches from bottom to top. That would take forever. So I usually try to find the main areas that pique my interest and curiosity the most, and I would use that to expand my knowledge and cover a little of everything.
so, let’s go over some things that I thought I’d cover this week. While many people, regardless of where and who they are in this world, everyone is going to have two or more sides. Usually this can be seen as a political spectrum. Life is like one big number line. People tend to fall within extreme categories in whatever it is that is being discussed. Like, when we talk about the causes of sexual orientation, one person may say, it’s biologically influenced. Another person would argue that and would say, no, it’s induced and it gets wired into their brain like nueorplasticity. Another person may say it’s both, or another person would say it is neither and would ignore it and move on. So, I’m one of those persons who wants to take two sides and find a workaround to reconcile the two opinions and move on.
Many people born with a disability choose not to pursue drastic measures to recover them because their disability not only affects a person’s soma, but their psyche as well; it’s just a part of their identity. So, I have made it an incentive for a person to consider joining H+ and contributing to research about what it is like to acquire the new ability for the first time in a long time. Plus, they would have to be willing to have self-discipline and the willing to put up with rehabilitation to pull through. It is many of these traits people lack, that, and their religious supersticions that make them not want to pursue such measures. And, there it is again. Why can we not find a way to come to an agreement? What if we found a way to simulate or give them the sensations, the memories of what it is like to do this and that, without having to perform surgery? We would have to use mind-uploading and memory implantation technology for that to be successful.
I’ve been researching on hearing, both acoustic and synthetic-wise, and what I learned was quite surprising. Many blind hearing-impaired people have no problem tracking directions in modern audio games when using earbuds, but when it comes to real life, and they are wearing simple digital aids, they can’t seem to determine the direction of where traffic is moving, a very important barrier to be able to overcome to gain access to the world. More research is being done to see how microphones pick up sound, how the noise is processed, etc. This is really advanced for me to investigate, but it gave me something to look into in the future, perhaps when I get surround sound equipment. Many of the organisations are focusing more on blindness or deafness as if they were separate, not as if they were combined, like the Hellen Keller National Institute. And, speaking of Hellen Keller, I was thinking about deaf-blind people before her, people who could have been famous but weren’t because they lacked the courage and or attention and motivation they needed to pull through to the end. Sure, people like Homer were respected in ancient cultures, but they weren’t famous. So it makes it sound like Hellen was the only famous deaf-blind person in the world. People like she were thought to be the cause of the devil and were shunned and or thrown away for experimentation. I have never been attracted to any blindness organisation because they are too professional and hardly take the opportunity to help those in need. Plus, there is a lot of internalised ableism that is exacerbated when a blind person has a secondary disability.
Let me go over cellular memory, for I have been meaning to do so. Basically, there hasn’t been any serious study to figure out whether or not recipients resemble their donors after receiving a heart transplant, as that is usually what happens. My unproven theory is that since major organs are hooked to the peripheral nervous system, there is a way for stray neurones from the brain to work their way into the organ. When that organ is transplanted, those old neurones would be distributed in the new nervous system and the brain would interpret them. It is like taking a memory card from one device to another. Or, it could just be related to chimeric processes, chemical messengers, and gene expressions of the donor organ. Those would show that their primary effects would be on emotion, rather than memory. I was wondering if these types of triggers were more to do with environmental factors, and more long-term, rather than short-term. And finally, is intelligence and gender linked? Is knowledge innate? I have read a few books about people with supernatural intelligent brains.
Having an unexplained amount of high intelligence may result in isolation from other pupils because of their consistency in correcting others, even if it is not their fault.
It has yet to be understood how paranormal or supernatural things can be when one can pick up a piece of paper and decipher the shapes into a set of words. This is now under investigation, for we would like to understand the genetics involved in this task, what genes are affected, and what parts of the brain are changed, as well as the socialism the person would be exposed to.
In our society, we classify persons based on intelligence level, but that is just because we lack an understanding on their brain power.
As well as focusing on the scientific aspect of this study, psychological testing is also critical for us to understand the factors that made this difference and how it will affect them later in life. A gene is simply a set of instructions given to tell the organelles to follow these rules. When a mutation occurs, usually by internal or external factors, that instruction is ignored or mixed with another, and the string would simply continue, leaving a mutated organelle in place. There are names for these, many of which I refrain from using, chiefly due to not knowing them, but also because I don’t want to bore the reader with the scientific jargon without first understanding it. These genes simply tell the brain how fast neurones should communicate, how long these cells can last, how much hormones to produce, what kinds of hormones, how much blood flow should each side get, and much more to fit in here. Usually a person with such intelligence has a major area of focus that interests them, and naturally, they also lack certain maturities in certain areas.
Maybe I can use those simulators to simulate high intelligence and low intelligence, fast processing and low processing, and the storing of memories, which is also going to be important. Holding onto memories is easy for some, hard for others. We would like to figure out how this works in greater detail.
Let us begin with the learning and capacities. Let us talk about how the brain works. The majority of people think of our brain as a computer that manages our body both voluntary and involuntary. We can think about it, or we need not think about it at all. In the classical organisation of the brain, it is known as a sensory machine, although modern science is finding it to be called a task machine because one sence can activate multiple areas of the brain.
Having said that, let us talk about capacity. In the way we learn the most basic thing their is to learn, life’s most important or least important lessons to the most abstract thought of art, learning is very important in one’s child development. What I am looking into is the storing of these memories. Is it possible that neurones and neurotransmitters cary memory in the brain? And yet, science still finds the brain to be a big mystery, but we are slowly solving it every day. If we know how memories are stored, then we can learn about how sometimes, when you least expect it, those cells stored with memories can be distributed amongst your body’s systems. This might better help us develop deep neural networking algorithms for light-guided memory storage and recall.
Now, let us discuss processing. How long does it take for bits of these memories to combine together to produce a new memory? Solving easy or hard math problems, using logic, spelling words, syntax, diction, etc etc. The time it takes for the process to begin and for it to end may vary on brain wave speed. I am hoping to do some studying on how fast neuron cells travel within the brain to see if we can find ways to speed these up, or slow them down.
Next, we will discuss genes. We all know that things can be passed on and on. The question is, what can be passed on and on, and how is this so? What areas of the body are changed when a gene is modified? Most of this will directly affect mitosis, or cell division. We might be able to produce intelligent people in our society and have them replace those of lower intelligence.

Memorable Experiences, Part 2

Now, here is another memory about a plane experience I barely remember several years ago. You see, the first time I was on a plane was when I was only two years old. As you will know, people hardly remember sounds and textures at such a young age. But since 1996, I have been fascinated about flying. I asked my mother about planes, and she told me that I have been on one. Truth is, I could not remember it. So in the year 2009, I was so excited to go to a place in the United States via boeing aircraft that I could not wait.
How it all began: On Thursday, February 26th, 2009, I was filling out the application to the camp over in Maryland. I sent it in and received a call in April, letting me know that I was accepted. In June I got my itinerary in the mail, and I had it copied down so I would be able to check in at the airport. Do you realise that by going to Baltimore, my chances on going on a plane sky-rocketed? Think about it.
How often does one have a chance to take flight? Not that many, unless
one lived in wealth and luxury. However, thanks to this opportunity, I had the most memorable experience in my life. I would have had to wait a long time before I boarded a plane, although my enthusiasm would have awaited beside me, waiting to break free.
How I had to cope with the impatience was worst of all. I had to convince
myself to be patient and calm. I convinced myself that the whole trip was
cancelled, and that I would have to wait for another year. I had to cope
with this strategy more and more frequent as the date was soon to arrive. Sometimes people do it to delay their gratification. At the same time I was dealing with this, I had to remind myself that it would all happen. It is like one side of me convinced me that there won’t be any trip until next year, while the other side had to put up with things that reminded me that the trip was coming up, closer and closer. I actually felt more excited than nervous about flying.
Finally, two days before I was set to depart, I underwent several hygienic procedures. There was one thing I forgot to do, though, and that was to boost my immunity. When I came back, I was sick for two weeks.
Another thing I should mention was that someone I hung out with frequently was also going to the same place. The only problem was that he has been on a lot more planes than I have, so I was trying to get information from people like my mother and that person. They all gave me vague answers, for they weren’t that good in putting things in words. One of them was one of those people who did not want to spoil surprises, and you know how that is among relatives. They are tricky, and we tend to compete. Truth is, no matter how descriptive you are, how can you really experience the vestibular, auditory, visual and tactile sensations without any kind of stimuli?
I am going to go back in time to some bits and pieces of when I was little. This was when I felt like I was dreaming, even though some of the things felt real. The first thing I remember was me riding in a truck. I heard Mexican music, and I had a notion that I was sitting on my dad’s lap. How I knew it was my dad and not my mum was very surprising. I just grew up with this vague feeling that it was he. The next thing I remember was a feeling of being carried, with my head tilted forty-five degrees to the ground. I heard low hissing sounds, and then I remember being seated and a table placed in front of me. I was then staring up at the ceiling and I saw a light that made me think of enchantment. From that point everything went dark and silent. I did remember feeling as if a piece of wood were being placed underneath me, and the two-x-twelve inch piece of wood was rising and falling, and I heard harmonic drones. I remember them so clearly. They would sound like F4-F#4 and Bb2 all at once. I don’t remember anything after that. It was like time went by, and I was fast asleep. It is one of those mysteries of the brain. We don’t start being aware full-time until we are about three or four.
So, using all of these hidden and locked memories of the past, I was able to unlock each memory through different methods. I learned that I might have been able to see all the colours when I was little, but I never memorised them. I once had a dream prior to the day I was to depart for Maryland. You know that when you are excited about something, you tend to have dreams about it? That is how it was for me. Except that this dream was different. In this dream I was at a school, and I was being drawn to an elevator. I went in, found the button to tell the elevator to go. After a moment I felt the elevator rumble to life. I was expecting it to go up or down, but instead, the thing moved to the left. It’s that feeling you get when you are riding in an electric locomotive. I could hear the air swish by as the elevator kicked up speed. After a few seconds, I felt it rise, and I could no longer feel myself moving sideways. I was now rising straight towards the sky. After a few minutes, the elevator stopped rising, and all I could feel and hear was the hiss of air and the rumble of the motor as the elevator was operating. I was wondering why it had stopped. I didn’t know that the elevator was moving, but because we were in air, which is smooth, and because humans can’t register constant velocity, I was feeling as if I were hovering. This is what I related to my relative a week before I departed, as I had the dream two weeks prior to that day. So I felt the lift slowly go down, and then, because my plane experience was incomplete, the elevator simply started to move sideways again, without me feeling the jolt as the thing landed. It stopped, and the doors opened. I was now at the airport in Maryland. The ride felt like it only lasted ten minutes. So I believe that my brain must have conjured these hidden sensations and put them in my dream before I actually went on the plane. That is why I felt this familiar feeling when I took off for the first time in real life, at least the first time that I could remember, anyway.
So, on the night I was set to depart, I wanted to make sure everything went smoothly. I packed last-minute things, went to bed early, and for the last few days I began to adapt to the new time zone so I would be ready. After I awoke and was headed to the airport in a taxi, I remember glancing up at the sky at four or five in the morning. It was in late July of 2009, so dawn hasn’t broken yet. But at the same time, I remember seeing that same light, the light of enchantment. Now that I learned how to see light again, I imagine it was golden. I knew inside I felt radiant because I was finally getting something I had always wanted. I had to deal with impatience not only from me, but from my family members who were hurridly trying to get us on the flight. I wish it wasn’t like that. Oh well. As soon as I went through security for the second time, for I have been through security a few months before that at a courthouse, I got to meet more students who were going, and then, at that precise moment, our flight was boarding. So I said my good-byes, went into the jet bridge, which I only heard about but wasn’t really familiar with, and walked into the jet. At that time I was not really expecting anything, so I just had the sky cap help me. When we were seated in first class, seat
B5, I asked the person I was with for last-minute instructions, but he didn’t say much, except for what needed to be told. I won’t go much into the details after what happened, but believe me, when I heard the engines turn on, felt the plane taxiing, and finally taking off were the most exciting moments in my life, and it was all worth it. I found the landing to be quite intense, since I couldn’t predict how hard the plane was going to hit the ground, nor would I know how high or low I was. All I had were audible cues to let me know what was going on. After that first flight, I began to experience subjective vertigo. It is that type of vection people call sea legs. Your vestibular sense undergoes unusual stimulations, and some of those still get falsely stimulated, even in a stationary environment. I once went on the airport escalators, and when I came home, my behind was vibrating on its own.
After I returned back from my trip and whilst recovering, I began to reflect over the last few weeks, going over the events and thinking about them. I learned right then and there that I was never given enough advanced notice to get ready for my first flight. I had to put up with a lot of stress in the end. What if I could somehow give first-timers an experience they would never forget, something that was well-detailed and used a lot of imagery? An idea started forming in my mind. What if I could do such a thing. I would be able to describe things no one else, or very few people, could do. So, in mid-August I began to work on a documentation that entails the trip in the simplest manner one can understand. I began to make more updates as I started to fly more frequently, making more notes as I kept on researching. Eventually, I ended up making lots of revisions until I came out with the final product, and I will let you all take a look at it.
Note: As of January 2019, this is now available as an eBook that you can download. Just name your price. Click here to read Your First Flight, by Ulysses Harmony Garcia.
And now, I will conclude this entry with what you can expect for the things that I will cover next week. As a science person, I am looking at how PETA is dealing with animals. I may cover a bit of cellular memory then. And again, I may have forgotten to add something long after I published this, and if so, I will add that in the beginning of each post.

Memorable Experiences, part 1

Welcome back, everyone. It is September, which means back-to-school for those of you who are still enrolled in K12, or attending a post-secondary educational institution. It is also going to be a month with Friday the 13th in it, so if you are supersticious, brace yourselves. I will quickly go over some interesting things I found this week. I won’t take long, though, because I want to concentrate on a different topic.
In the LGBTQ2SIA community, people in Native American cultures want to decolonise our patriarchal society so that everyone is treated equally and with respect. There was a conference held at Portland State University, in Oregon that depicted some of these characteristics. Also, do men and women, and those in between, find alpha or beta people attractive? Attraction is a very complicated thing because so many things occur within our heads and much of it relies on vision. Remember, attraction is not about yourself (that’s identity), but about others. Gay couples tend to get along better and have less conflicts than straight couples. I used to visit this web site which is no longer existant, but it was called I Love Bacteria. The reason why words are becoming more perjorative is because our founders did not realise how much of a change in our language and culture would occur after our country was born as an independent nation. Sure, they knew technology was going to change. That’s why the courts are flexible. But, freedom of speech and freedom of religion were based on another time and place. So, as more minority and disability groups formed, they started to set rules for THEMSELVES only and not for others so as to screen them out, call them freaks, you name it. Remember that, just like the rest of society, they are diverse, so we might consider finding a balance so we can better live in harmony. REMEMBER, WE ARE NOT ROBOTS!
And with that, let’s get started. So, I would like to start out by describing one of my most memorable events in which I experienced euphoria and Déjà vu. But first, I am going to describe what I believe happens in the most common type of synaesthesia found in blind people, light and sound, touch and sound, smell and sound, sound and taste, musical keys and shapes, and much more that are unique. If you were born deaf-blind, you may not be able to perceive some of these, especially those that involve sound.
As far as we know, synaesthesia is either caused by genes, or an unusual chemical reaction, or both. If it was through a gene, the knowledge of being able to transceive something would be there, but you would need to learn how to use it to be able to express it. It is just like rolling your tongue. You have to learn how to do it before you know for sure you have that gene. Some people, like me have listened to music when we were still inside, but it all has run together. So, whenever we look at the sky we automatically hear hums, drones, jingles, etc that fall in a cadence that resolves into an emotional key. Later, when the person develops absolute pitch and learns how to label each note, they can recall those memories and start putting labels to the things they remembered hearing. I found out, based on a YouTube video I recently found in which the drones and the notes were exactly the same whenever I was out in the rain, looking up at the sky during daylight hours.

Here are some more relaxing sounds for your listening pleasures. This one is one of my favourites because I tried to simulate what a typical day might look like.


You will find four items that you might find very useful to you.
This happened as early as I can remember, and when I came across it, I experienced that familiar feeling that I heard the drones before, and it reminds me of blue, now that I used the scientific mapping to find that out. So I think this is a tendency to pass through some subconscious memory, which may also be called the collective memory. A person does not necessarily need to know all the music theory terms to make artistic music. Some people just do it and not realise it has meaning. This is just like when a writer is able to write fluently by observing others and mimicing other people’s writing styles and never learn the technical background behind it.
If we teach our children how to label colours by pointing out that each frequency of light is a name that red is red, blue is blue, and so on. Who says this is so? Why can red not be green and blue be purple? Same thing with music. Who says A-440 is a? Why can it not be A-320 or A-415.3? The thing is that animals primarily use vision as their main source of information, including humans. What if we taught future children to establish a multisensory experience, like the colour-music notation? Currently,children are being taught to name colours, name animal and vocal sounds, and some of them g dragged into the arts of music. But,what if we taught them the rainbow piano association to listen to all the different types of colours? It would not only be beneficial for blind people, but it would also benefit everyone else, as well. They can learn how to walk in the dark, feel for objects, read and write in Braille, and much more. An inverse I noticed was that children tend to be afraid of certain noises and they would be afraid of seeing distorted shapes. The same thing can apply to darkkness and silence. Some children are afraid of the silence because silence is a noise, as well as darkness, though it may not be immediately obvious.
One thing I noticed that was quite interesting is how hearing works in several situations. I have two differing levels of hearin loss (one in each ear) so I use amplification devices that increases the sound intensity of things around me. What is more fascinating is how humans talk above loud noise. I discovered that I could sometimes hear people without the need for amplification because to them, the background noise is so loud that they need to be overheard, but for me, the background noise is of no problem. So this makes it easy for me to hear the other human. Another thing some blind people also tend to do is precisely record how tall or short something is. Like, how to locate a light switch. I remember waiting for someone. I was sitting on a bench and the person left to get me something. After a few minutes, I felt the ground give and a slight disturbance of air, so I immediately put up my hands at the position I estimated the person’s hands were going to be. They asked me how I knew they were coming. Truth is, I used my tactile senses to detect changes in air flow and vibration. Plus the fact that I was expecting their return, I set my senses on high alert without realising that I have done it.
Whenever I imagine myself in windy weather conditions
with a light drizzle in the air. It is during the dusk and dawn hours when some or no light is present. I would like my future generation to experience what I went through. Maybe it will. Maybe because I wired my brain in such a way that I rewrote the genes that will be passed down to my descendants. I put together some pieces of art called “Meditative Brain Wave Entrainment Session” and “Experience Various Weather Conditions”. It shows my observation on the light and sound phenomenon. You see, sound and light have a lot in common, in terms of frequencies in wavelengths. This concept is very abstract that it can only be thought of in one’s mind. But if we take time away from the latest fashions, and start to really get yourself into it, you would be surprised that this process is referred to as meditation because it will sync your brain waves. Get all the thoughts that are unimportant out of your mind, and imagine nature. By imagining this way, it is a helpful sleep tool in my opinion.
My observation started to take into focus back in 2002. This sudden thought occurred to me that if I heard music, I could imagine some basic forms of light, such as darkness, semidarkness, and brightness. These three I could do by humming the music I really had in mind. Then, as I delved into this idea further throughout my life, I realised it had a stupefying, hypnotic effect that would leave one transfixed for a while. My readers may agree or disagree with this idea, but either way, this is why I enjoy working with music. I considered looking into therapy because it does soothe the soul and body.
I ran into several conflicts with this observation. I did not want to reveal this idea to anybody because people would think I was being strange or nuts. On the contrary, it is a good thing I have this idea. It turned out that I was not alone, for one day, I was reading a twitter post that shared a similar perspective, and when I asked the poster about it, the latter replied that they were putting together the northern light phenomenon, an observation that is based on light-to-sound conversion. You have to picture the northern light, and then try to picture how sound would fit the seeing of the light in one’s head. Unfortunately, for people who have never seen light, it will be nearly impossible to describe what light looks like. How do we know when we see light if we never seen it? Same with sound. How do we know what sound actually feels like? Sound is the only form that requires a medium, and it is felt by the body’s senses. Smell, taste and vision have their own chemoreceptors, and cannot be felt or heard. Smell does require aroma particles that buoy in space. However, you have to breathe the air in order to smell it. These two last interact together: sound and feel.
There is just so much that I believe. Life to me has purpose. If I waste my time on tomsooleries, then I would not have accomplished what I wanted to do on this planet. Some of you may have a different view on life, but to me, life goes on. Our universe will never stop existing, although the matter will re-construct. Nature made ways to make cells into various shapes and substances to form creatures. How this happened we know not, but it is certain that after this happened, we started to evolve into many characteristics. It is believed that humans will some day have the option to become immortal.
Enough lecture and enough on my philosophy. I would like to propose a new experiment in which a brain’s visual processing nerves are surgically moved into the auditory region to see if the signals from the visual cortex end up being interpreted by the auditory cortex, and vice versa.

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