|vEDik LIFESTYLE HAS NO BEGINNING AND NO END...AS vED HAS NO BEGINNING AND NO END....vED IS ETERNAL AND IS THE SCIENCES OF CREATION AND LIFE.....|
Posted by Vishva News Reporter on July 30, 2005
of Technology, Boston, USA takes on
the world's energy crisis
Sanskrit Prayers Part of World Famous
BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS, USA, June 13, 2005:
Amid chants of Sanskrit prayers, some 2,300 students of
the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) received their graduate and
undergraduate degrees in Cambridge.
|Swami Tyagananda, the institution's Hindu chaplain,
offered an invocation in sanskrit, which means the language of the Gods, to
reflect the large international crowd's spirit of unity and goodwill. "May
we come together for a common purpose - common be our prayer, common our
goal," Tyagananda, told the institution's 139th commencement exercise.
"May the one and the same divine reality
lead us. May we be granted clear understanding and the courage to pursue the
goals of social justice, nonviolence, harmony and peace," he said.
MIT has 2,724 international students registered for the
current academic year, with a bulk of them from India and China. Among the
international students, 45 percent of the students and 41 percent of the
scholars are from Asia.
The institution has a vibrant Vedanta Society, which even
holds a satsang and discourses every Tuesday including guided meditation,
study and discussion. Even though the program is primarily designed for the
MIT community, students from other campuses also attend.
|From the vED
library of SHRii Champaklal Dajibhai
In the life and creation
sciences of vED it states that
the 4 senses of seeing, hearing, touching, tasting and smelling are called
GNaanEnDRRiyo and are 5 of the 24
tt`vo which makes a living body
to function as per its ordained designs for ordained functions of the
species to which the living body belongs to. To understand how the 5 senses
works one has to ask vED to
reveal what in vED is called the
process of tt`v-aARth-GNaan
meaning to have the revelation of the TRUE KNOWLEDGE OF WHAT EACH tt`v
REALLY IS beyond what is perceived with our current scientific
knowledge....and the journey to know this TRUTH starts with knowing
one's own aat`maa (soul) which is
the all-powering entity of all the unctions in one's body as well as that
which powers all one can do and can not do....
|MIT Boston, USA is a world renowned institution of
learning and it is a its bhaag`y (sacred fortune) that as per the above news
item that vEDik prayers were used at its graduation ceremony this year.
And as posted on the next page MIT has succeeded in
breaking the mathematical codes and formula which may give its scientists
success in finding the physical phenomenal of seeing by the body of a living
being...But then if MIT does not study vED
how it is going to find the mathematical codes and formulae of THAT ONE
aat`maa which makes the seeing possible.....Please click on the line outside
this box to read about this research at MIT.....
Brain scientists offer insight
July 20, 2005: MIT BOSTON, USA:
When you see a flower, neurons deep inside your brain respond
to the flower's color, shape and distance from your eyes, somehow working
together to create the flower's image in your mind.
The question for neuroscientists is, how do they do that?
It is known that neurons in the brain are clustered together according to
their ability to detect different properties--such as the vertical edge of
an object or the horizontal edge, or whether the object is being seen by the
left eye or the right.
Recently, neuroscientists at the Picower Center for Learning and Memory at
MIT explored how these neuron clusters overlap to communicate visual
information. They reported their findings in the July 21 issue of Neuron.
The evidence suggests that multitasking may be fundamental to the way the
"Since every part of the cortex has neurons that are involved in multiple
tasks, there is every reason to think that this is a deep principle of brain
organization," said Mriganka Sur, the Sherman Fairchild Professor of
Neuroscience and head of MIT's Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences.
In the visual cortex, neighboring neurons detect objects in neighboring
regions of space, creating an image or map of the visual scene. Neurons are
clustered according to their ability to detect different properties, but
they need to overlap so each combination of features can be represented by
the cortex. If the clusters did not overlap with each other the correct way,
then we would have "blind spots" for certain feature combinations. For
example, in certain regions of the visual scene we might detect vertical
edges with only the left eye, or horizontal edges with only the right eye.
|A Finnish mathematician tackled this problem in 1982,
when he came up with mathematical formulas that showed how the clusters
could pull off this overlapping feat.
This study by Sur, postdoctoral associate Hongbo Yu, graduate student
Brandon J. Farley, and visiting scientist Dezhe Z. Jin tests the predictions
of mathematician Teuvo Kohonen. It does so by factoring in a quirky aspect
of some species' cortical map: It's distorted.
In some species' brains, a square region of the visual image is represented
by a square region of the cortex. But in other species, the visual cortex is
distorted, causing a square region in the visual image to be represented by
a rectangular region of cortex. The Neuron study shows that the distortion
in the mapping of the visual scene onto the cortex has an influence on
clustering that Kohonen's formulas predicted. The shape of the clusters of
neurons representing similar orientations and eyes also are distorted in
such a way that each feature combination can still be detected in each part
What's more, the visual cortex's solution to accommodating several
parameters probably holds true for other brain regions. Take hearing, for
instance. "Hearing, like seeing, has multiple parameters: location of a
sound in space, frequency and relative activation of the two ears," Farley
said. "Maybe mapping multiple dimensions this way is a general strategy the
brain uses when it faces this problem."
This work was supported by the National Institutes of Health
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