Long live the new Encephalon! Edition 47 arrives

According to the 1983 movie Videodrome, the television screen is the retina of the mind’s eye. The latest edition of psychology and neuroscience writing carnival Encephalon is hosted by the Channel N video blog, showing us that the online video screen is equally a window into the psyche.

An article on a rather dubious link between synaesthesia and metaphor is one of my favourites, as is a video of a robot choreographed by input from a sleep EEG.

Sadly, it seems, someone has removed the archive of the Karen Carpenter biopic focusing on her struggle with anorexia, echoing its banning some years earlier. It seems to be working!

After all, there is nothing real outside our perception of reality, is there?

Link to Encephalon 47.

1 thought on “Long live the new Encephalon! Edition 47 arrives”

  1. Thanks, Vaughan! I’m a bit puzzled though, because Superstar is still online, at least on my computer. An international issue maybe? In any case the link to the torrent is still good and will remain so, and I’ve uploaded another streaming copy to a different video site, just to be extra sure it’s available. Must keep it alive!
    “The television screen is the retina of the mind’s eye. Therefore the television screen is part of the physical structure of the brain. Therefore whatever appears on the television screen emerges as raw experience for those who watch it. Therefore television is reality, and reality is less than television.” Hooray for Cronenberg and McLuhan! Videodrome was great.

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