terça-feira, 30 de dezembro de 2014
Dia V: «Five Golden Rings»... e acreditar
Anel espiralado da Idade do Bronze Inicial (Museu Nacional de Arqueologia)
Petrus Christus, St. Eligius as a goldsmith showing a ring to the engaged couple (1449, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Nova Iorque)
On the fifth day of Christmas
my true love sent to me:
Five Golden Rings
Four Calling Birds
Three French Hens
Two Turtle Doves
and a Partridge in a Pear Tree
William Turner, Undine Giving the Ring to Massaniello, Fisherman of Naples (1846, Tate Gallery, Londres)
Robert Mangold, Ring A (Yellow) (2010)
«Disbelief gets processed by the limbic system's cingulate cortex and the anterior insula the same parts of the brain that report visceral sensations like pain and disgust.
This not only explains why we hate liars but why we as human beings long for something to believe in.
Whether it be Santa Claus or a scientific fact like gravity, our brains reward us emotionally when we believe.
To believe is to feel good.
To feel comforted.
But how can we trust our own belief systems when our brains are giving them emotional kickbacks? By balancing it all with critical thinking, by questioning everything, and by always, always being open to the possibilities.»
Perception - link (os "negritos" são da minha autoria)