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Post by fireblaze » Wed Dec 27, 2006 6:46 pm

How do we as babies learn to breathe?

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Post by Oscerot » Wed Dec 27, 2006 7:09 pm

That's an interesting question.

The Medulla is responsible for most, if not all, autonomic nerve impulses, and therein actions. I'm really guessing that breathing is an autonomic action, since you cannot actually kill yourself by conciously stopping to breath. The lack of oxygen will make the medulla take over by making the concious part of the brain (the one "you" are) faint. Therein, after fainting, breathing resumes.

I think it works like that. It's an autonomic instinctive action, you don't learn it, you just know it.

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Post by MrMistery » Wed Dec 27, 2006 9:49 pm

on the contrary oscerot, there have been reports of people actually holding their breath until they died, although any respectable science book describes this as impossible.
Budhists monks have been recorded while actually stoping their heart and starting it again solely with the power of their brain.
and of course there is the example of zen meditation: te zen monks can raise their body temperature willingly and actually spend a night in the blazing winter with wet towels on their otherwise naked skin. not only are they perfectly fine in the morning, the towels are then dry and warm.

The misteries of the human body are far from figured out..
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Post by Oscerot » Wed Dec 27, 2006 10:30 pm

Well, I was referring to the average human being.

While it should be theoretically very possible to control every single aspect of your brain and therein body, we remain ignorant to it and therefore my explaination does make sense.

Let's admit, newborn babies aren't zen monks.

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Post by mith » Thu Dec 28, 2006 1:54 am

Oscerot wrote:Let's admit, newborn babies aren't zen monks.


I don't think you should be giving Hollywood any big ideas lol
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Post by MrMistery » Fri Dec 29, 2006 3:27 pm

lool mith..
yeah, i agree your post was textbook good, i just provided some (i think )interesting info
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Post by fireblaze » Fri Jan 05, 2007 2:06 am

Guys could you help me

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Post by Oscerot » Fri Jan 05, 2007 2:59 am

fireblaze wrote:Guys could you help me


We did.

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Post by Dr.Stein » Mon Jan 08, 2007 10:47 am

That's a basic instinct ;)
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Post by Dustfinger » Mon Jan 08, 2007 1:55 pm

[quote="MrMistery"]Budhists monks have been recorded while actually stoping their heart and starting it again solely with the power of their brain.
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Really ? That's unbelievable...is there any respectable source verifying this ?
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Post by MrMistery » Mon Jan 08, 2007 4:58 pm

Well, i saw it on TV. I mean i saw the guy actually do it. You can't be more respectable than that..
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Post by Dustfinger » Tue Jan 09, 2007 10:15 am

Oh well.....You know I really cannot believe it. I don't say I don't belive you, but I want scientific proof. Oh, doesn't matter ....... congrats to these monks if they can really do it.
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