Originally Posted by cdn2wheeler
I recall seeing a lecture some time ago by professor Michael Persinger
who's studied exactly this phenomena. He used small magnets placed in a sort of helmet arrangement that went on a subject's head. The magnets somehow stimulated the temporal lobes in the brain, causing all sort of oddball effects; a feeling of dissociation, false memories, the whole "going to the light and meeting dead relatives" process that's often described as a near-death experience and a host of other peculiarities, even delusions of alien abduction
. More info here
Didn't have time to read any of the articles here (yet), but it reminds me something of computer science. There is a method to make computers imagine stuff. This happen in digital neuronic networks, via destroying digital neurons-which makes the computers make up stuff that wasn't there before. So, if destruction leads to creation, what could distortion lead us to?