Saturday, June 9, 2007

Psychedelics and Synpatic Plasticity

This goes in the direction of my thesis that psychedelics can induce temporary plasticity allowing for a neural remapping, thus allowing to go beyond stuck habits and prejudices.

Adapted from the Maps forum

One interesting study analyzed LSD effects. It was found was that it stimulated expression in genes related to "synaptic plasticity" - that is, the brain's ability to rewire itself, metaphorically speaking - and genes related to memory consolidation. This suggests that LSD experiences do indeed encourage learning on very powerful and basic levels.

See the article here

Video Log

Audio-Visual Performance Xperiments : Part A Audio-visual jockey from ikar on Vimeo.

Teratone Vision Audio-Video workshop @ trip bubble lab.

::AV Mixing
Edirol V4 Video Mixer + Gemini DJ Audio Mixer
Alternate solo configuration with AV Mixer Demo

::AV Vinyl Timeline Control, Pitch & Scratch
Technics MkII Turntables + MsPinky IWS

::AV FX's
Legacy kaos pad with linked Audio & Video mapping

VJ Ikar + VJ Soyouth
Sony & Dell Dualcore laptops, Edirol & M-Audio Asio Soundcards, Novation Remote25 Controller

Expect some upgrade in the months to come ;-)

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