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What is the Meaning of Life? Give it your best shot.

We've all stared at the stars and wondered this question. In terms of finding an answer, I'm no closer than anyone else, but maybe collectively we can work something out. Douglas Adams fans, limit yourself to one post about 42. :)

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  • Sep 4 2013: Not my intention to spam :)

    Admittedly, my previous post may come off a little pseudo, appealing to a more metaphysical synopses. So I've decided to provide some relevant links to articles that may serve to further reiterate my theory of the "Meaning Of Life"

    Human Brains Are Hardwired for Empathy, Friendship
    Aug. 22, 2013
    http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/08/130822085804.htm

    Language and Tool-Making Skills Evolved at the Same Time
    Sep. 3, 2013
    http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/09/130903102003.htm

    Brain Wiring Quiets the Voice Inside Your Head
    Sep. 3, 2013
    http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/09/130903194055.htm

    "In this study, Mooney used a technology created by Fan Wang, Ph.D., associate professor of cell biology at Duke, to trace all of the inputs into the auditory cortex -- the sound-interpreting region of the brain. Though the researchers found that a number of different areas of the brain fed into the auditory cortex, they were most interested in one region called the secondary motor cortex, or M2, because it is responsible for sending motor signals directly into the brain stem and the spinal cord.
    "That suggests these neurons are providing a copy of the motor command directly to the auditory system," said David M. Schneider, Ph.D., co-lead author of the study and a postdoctoral fellow in Mooney's lab. "In other words,they send a signal that says ‘move,’ but they also send a signal to the auditory system saying 'I am going to move.'"

    Other interestin relevant links(crossmodal perception and multisensory integration in support of 'unifying measures, and gaining meaning from observations)':

    Bach to the Blues, Our Emotions Match Music to Colors
    http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/05/130516151256.htm

    Learning and Memory May Play a Central Role in Synesthesia: Link to Childhood Toys Containing Magnetic Colored Letters
    http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/01/130123144220.htm

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Synesthesia

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