Mind-blown: what does it actually feel like?

 Verbal DNA (@doblearcoiris)7 years, 10 months ago

Mind-blown is a popular term, but it seems so abstract to even imagine. Mind blowing, an exploding brain? A concept that is finally understood? I think I have felt it no doubt

How would you describe the state of being “mind-blown” without using the term and what do you think happens in the brain when this happens?

July 20, 2013 at 6:17 pm
Maya (15) (@prethoughts) 7 years, 10 months ago ago

@doblearcoiris, the term “mind-blowing’ has been exagerataed in my opinion.

I think someone will really be mind blown when they try to fathom things like the smallness of the tiniest particles like gluons or electrons or the vastness of the known universe (just a small portion of whats out there)

So I lmao when someone says they’re mind blown at “infinity times infinity” lol because thats not shit but a theory… Lets start thinking about “reality”

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DaFunks (366)M (@Dafunks) 7 years, 10 months ago ago

@doblearcoiris, For me… It is the sound my brain makes when something I can’t comprehend happens. Magic tricks or new concepts do it to me.

I guess things that I did not think were possible.

When i first read about Graphene I was struck dumb.

Close to every time I read NewScientist I am mind blown.

But then again… When I see my daughter learn simple things or do something new… I am mind blown. When my first daughter was born I was so mind blown that I thought I would implode. Seeing something that is 100% dependent on you to survive is a crazy thought. It is even more crazy when this tiny thing looks just like you do… And then when you add all the biological effects into it you just cant cope.

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Verbal DNA (74) (@doblearcoiris) 7 years, 10 months ago ago

@dafunks, @prethoughts,

So would you guys say that being “mind-blown” is how the brain deals with logical stress? Or is it a sort of mini “crash”?

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DaFunks (366)M (@Dafunks) 7 years, 10 months ago ago

@doblearcoiris, I am not sure. I think the word is something that has not been defined yet. It is a bit like Love… No one can tell you what Love is. We all value it different and we have different types of feelings that have the same name.

Mind blown is a personal thing that is overused. I think it is a pop word.

For me? I think it is that moment when I am unable to compute how to understand something that excites me. That moment when my brain just goes “Bluagh. WTF just happened? /REBOOT”

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Maya (15) (@prethoughts) 7 years, 10 months ago ago

@doblearcoiris, logical stress seems logical lol

I see it as a blissful stupidity (a mind blowing thought if you ask me)

the brain is so befuddled at a situation it can no longer rely on itself to make sense of it so its like surrendering.

Think of it as you playing a game of basketball with Lebron James (best player in the world). You have fun doing it but at some point you have to give up because he’s literally out of your league but at the end of the day you were satisfied and understanding of your giving up during the game…

Make sense?

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Verbal DNA (74) (@doblearcoiris) 7 years, 10 months ago ago

@prethoughts,

“the brain is so befuddled at a situation it can no longer rely on itself to make sense of it so its like surrendering.”

This feels true. Our brains our constantly challenging what we experience, trying to make sense of it. I can see how it can be submission.

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Maya (15) (@prethoughts) 7 years, 10 months ago ago

@doblearcoiris, exactly, we all have to experience it at some point. & if you havent, I feel bad because its one hell of an experience if you ask me.

Makes you realize your frivilous place in this universe

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Anonymous (2,833) (@) 7 years, 10 months ago ago

@doblearcoiris,
Awe
Shock
Disbelief
Incredible
Vastness
Abyssal
Colossal paradigms
Paradigm shifting megafuck

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Maya (15) (@prethoughts) 7 years, 10 months ago ago

@ijesuschrist, “Paradigm shifting megafuck” nailed it

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Cody (472) (@versai) 7 years, 10 months ago ago

Break through on DMT and you’ve got a mind fuck. It should both answer all your questions and create even more. It’s a life changing epiphany, a game changer. Your mind isn’t the same afterward.

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