God's Bathroom Mirrors
Parallel universes are now a mathematical probability, and concepts like quantum overlap, digital delay, and dejavu are becoming, more and more, the curious object of our attention.
While concrescense and novelty are knitting the global flow of digital information tighter and tighter, we often experiece personal moments of digital delay or overlap. We typically call these experiences synchronicities, head trips, or dejavus. Regardless of what we call them, these experiences are unmistakeable. It feels, suddenly, like we're standing in a double mirrored bathroom, sharing in one unified space and time, in one very particular ontology, one that has always been happening and always will be happening--like an absurd reverb of truer identity.
New research suggests that these moments are caused because of mirror neurons in the brain. Mirror neurons have been the recent subject of neurological and psychological research and may explain the way in which human beings learn and share in physical behavior and possibly pathology. The idea is that small neurons in our brain fire identically in observing as in performing.
At the most basic level, this informs our understanding of how we learn. At advanced levels research with mirror neurons might inform complex understandings of neurological disorders in small children, disorders like autism. And at the most grandiose, the mirror neurons are helpful in explaining why it is that we all experience mystical moments of synchronicity: there is a shared space of union between observer and observed, self and other.Tweet