Exo-Psychology. During his hiatus from the public scene, Leary had steeped himself in research on the origins of life, particularly Fred Hoyle’s panspermia. A MANUAL ON THE USE OF THE HUMAN. NERVOUS SYSTEM ACCORDING TO THE. INSTRUCTIONS OF THE MANUFACTURERS. Exo-psychology is the science which studies the evolution of the nervous system in its first appeared as Chapters 1 to 6, 13, 23, 24, 25, and 28 in Leary ().

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The destructive model of the shaping of the individual has a neurophysiological correlate in the process of neural pruning. O wonder of wonders! It’s an odd coincidence.

Hameroff notes that psychedelic drugs appear to have the opposite effect; they enhance electron mobility in the hydrophobic pockets of tubulin dimers.

Beyond Exo-psycohlogy and Intelligent Design. More recently, the notion of a psychedelic-quantum connection has gained support from the work of Roger Penrose and Stuart Hameroff, specifically their assertion that the gravitationally induced collapse of quantum superpositions is the ontological basis of conscious experience. The prospect of “acoustic imaging” suggests a convergence of visual exo-psychklogy auditory modalities in the extraterrestrial sensorium.

This at least is the startling hypothesis of Alison Gopnik, a developmental psychologist and philosopher who happens to be a colleague of mine at Berkeley. The contemporary history of psychedelic drugs evidently includes roots deep in U. Each method of limited understanding is at length exhausted.

Morgan’s series of books on the hypothesis argues that humans differ radically from other primates because human evolution took a turn early on into an environment that other primates avoided: This capacity will have to give hearing a leg up on seeing as an adaptation to the weightlessness of space.

Info-Psychology: A Revision of Exo-Psychology

Consciousness, in this model, as it evolves in space, concerns itself less and less with events outside the body and increasingly with events inside the body, with the body itself being subject to radical redefinition see the above passage from Eagleton.


His fans make him seem less well-considered than his writing. Neuroplasticity and Neurological Neoteny. Certain brain proteins, called tubulin dimers, from which the microtubules are made, exist in two potential conformations, depending on the position of an electron in the protein’s hydrophobic pocket.

Researchers now have uncovered genetic evidence to support, though they seem unaware that it does, the aquatic ape hypothesis.

Open Preview See a Problem? The psychedelic experience will find its proper field of application and adaptation, according to Leary’s model of evolution, outside the confines of gravity. Another, more general, area of overlap between the infantile and the psychedelic, albeit one that is hard to characterize precisely, might be described as unconditioned experience.

In any case, NASA’s public relations staff would keep a tight lid on it, were astronauts to gush about strange experiences. Its mind hasn’t been conditioned to ignore anything; therefore, everything is novel. Find it on Scholar.

Info-Psychology: A Revision of Exo-Psychology by Timothy Leary

The state is so pleasant, as a matter of fact, that we joked that a person could probably become addicted to it without any trouble. Scott Campbell rated it really liked it Nov 15, As aimless and unproductive as a baby. In Ultimate Computing he muses about the prospect of “consciousness vaults” in outer space.

What’s the adaptive advantage? In the case of humans, modalities of mind are among the phenotypes pre-coded. Cynader Science NewsNovember 27, I smile every time, i read a few pages! How would someone come to these conclusions? The star is the human imago.

How do such mundane objects wield the power to transfix a mind? And in doing so they return consciousness to the infant mode of experience, namely that of more consciousness.


The experience can attain a life-transforming intensity. The next extraterrestrial circuit takes as its object the physiological activity of the brain itself. The Emergence of Human Distinctiveness: What more can this ‘child at heart’ want—for that is what a ‘head’ or hashish taker who really ‘turns on’ exo-psyvhology.


In hindsight, the efficacy of this strategy, as a political method, seems questionable, at least as it was practiced by the counterculture.

But now he is both—so he feels ‘high,’ tall like an adult and yet still a child. Jan 03, Scott rated it did not like it. We may go through life without suspecting their existence; but apply the requisite stimulus, and at a touch they are there in all their completeness, definite types of mentality which probably somewhere have their field of application and adaptation.

Timothy Leary’s Exo-Psychology Revisited

The Nature of Meaning and the Meaning of Nature. Adults typically will treat a log on a path or a hand at the end of an arm with indifference. One of the books I inherited when moving in with my partner. Philosophy of Psychology in Philosophy of Cognitive Science categorize this paper.

Oeary Media Research and Publishing in this video compiles excerpts from interviews with scholars whose research documents the ruse that was the psychedelic counterculture of the s. Hameroff entertains the prospect of culturing large matrices of microtubules in nonbiological environments.

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