By Shaun Gallagher, Bruce Janz, Lauren Reinerman, Jörg Trempler, Patricia Bockelman
This ebook offers a examine of some of the emotions of awe and sweetness skilled through astronauts in the course of house flight. It summarizes the result of experimental, interdisciplinary reports that hire equipment from neuroscience, psychology, phenomenology and simulation know-how, and it argues for a non-reductionist method of cognitive technology.
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Html). Hermeneutical Explorations 31 The first example is taken from the astronaut Greg Chamitoff’s in-flight journal. Incredible! I just noticed we were approaching London around midnight GMT. I decided to turn off all the lights and set myself up for some hopeful night shots. What an amazing, spectacular, incredible, mind blowing view! So for a moment I just stared at the incredible display of life below me. From there we flew across the rest of Europe in a few minutes and I was just overwhelmed with the beauty of our civilization as it was, splattered across the dark landscape.
1 (A) Blue Marble 2012. The image is taken from the VIIRS instrument aboard NASA’s Earth-observing satellite – Suomi NPP. It’s a composite image that uses a number of swaths of the Earth’s surface taken on January 4, 2012. (B) Modified image used as the basis for one part of the simulation. generated the experiences in question. Weightlessness is an issue at the beginning of the space journey and is addressed in a pragmatic fashion with the main concern about movement and being able to control action.
Participants completed the SSQ on the computer monitor following each condition. The experimental design was intended to enable investigation of experiencers of AWCH compared to non-experiencers of AWCH by maximizing the opportunity to induce those experiences with different space views that map to those reported by astronauts. 5 Physiological measures Each participant was connected to electroencephalography (EEG), functional near-infrared spectroscopy (fNIR), and electrocardiogram (ECG) equipment.
A Neurophenomenology of Awe and Wonder: Towards a Non-Reductionist Cognitive Science by Shaun Gallagher, Bruce Janz, Lauren Reinerman, Jörg Trempler, Patricia Bockelman