There is something about the human spirit that cannot be approached in purely material terms

by 1389 on July 11, 2013

in 1389 (blog admin), history, medical, music, the human condition, video and film

New Yorker cartoon by Sam Gross: Sign reads 'STOP AND THINK'. One man to another: 'It sort of makes you stop and think, doesn't it.'
This video explores the questions of nostalgia, memory, and personal identity, from a purely scientific/materialistic perspective, without getting close to the real answers. Nonetheless, it is thought-provoking and delivers some fascinating scientific and historical perspectives.

Disclaimer: We at 1389 Blog are no fans of Abraham Lincoln, or his policies, or his war-making. But that is a story for another time.

Why Do We Feel Nostalgia?

Published on May 27, 2013 by Vsauce
James and I talk more about music HERE:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z8zU7PyUrdU
And EXTRAS here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8zzq_AFXxc4

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MUSIC BY:
James May (on piano on screen)
&
Jake Chudnow (not on screen): https://soundcloud.com/jakechudnow

Feel some nostalgia:
http://upchucky.org/TimeMachine.htm
http://www.youtube.com/user/thepeterson

Origin of “nostalgia” links:

http://minnesota.publicradio.org/projects/2010/02/beyond-deployment/ptsd-timeline/index.shtml

http://nihrecord.od.nih.gov/newsletters/2010/12_10_2010/story4.htm

http://www.acrwebsite.org/search/view-conference-proceedings.aspx?Id=7580

“reminiscence bump”: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reminiscence_bump

Lincoln poetry: http://www.potw.org/archive/potw325.html

Lincoln assassination eye-witness [VIDEO]: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I_iq5yzJ-Dk

Lincoln assassination eye-witness [NEWS ARTICLE]: http://bit.ly/TypCh5

Lincoln assassination eye-witness [WIKI]:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Samuel_J._Seymour

Shall We Dance video with Lawrence Parsons:
http://www.sciencenetworks.org/1524/shall-we-dance/

Other music+moving links:
http://www.utsandiego.com/uniontrib/20071115/news_lz1c15brain.html
http://www.news.harvard.edu/gazette/2001/03.22/04-music.html
http://www.nytimes.com/2003/09/16/science/we-got-rhythm-the-mystery-is-how-and-why.html?sec=&spon=&pagewanted=print
http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=experts-dance
http://www.guardian.co.uk/education/2009/dec/15/research-why-people-dance
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Entrainment_%28biomusicology%29

Earworm links:
http://www.exploratorium.edu/music/questions/earworm.html
http://science.howstuffworks.com/life/songs-stuck-in-head.htm

Ironic Process Theory: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ironic_process_theory

False memory paper: http://cdp.sagepub.com/content/14/6/321.short

Longplayer: http://longplayer.org/what/overview.php

Compression wave .gif:
http://dev.physicslab.org/img/a271d8b5-4233-40fe-8623-8c873664996d.gif

Great Alan Watts video animated by Trey Parker and Matt Stone:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JZbThJg6ehU

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