Saturday, December 15, 2007

Principia Discordia - the act of seeing order which does not really exist.

Apophenia - the experience of seeing patterns or connections in random or meaningless data. "unmotivated seeing of connections accompanied by a specific experience of an abnormal meaningfulness."

Pareidolia - a psychological phenomenon involving a vague and random stimulus (often an image or sound) being perceived as significant.

Meme - an information pattern, held in an individual's memory, which is capable of being copied to another individual's memory.

Discodianism/ "The Principia Discordia"
http://www.cs.cmu.edu/~tilt/principia/body.html

Neurotheology
http://www.public.asu.edu/~atmxw/neuro.html

2 comments:

wolfman said...

wow these words are fantastic! where did you come across all this awesome stuff?

Liv said...

google, wikipedia, etc. i just started by looking up altered states of consciousness and went from there.