Form Constants and the Visual Cortex

A fascinating article evidencing the claim that psychedelics were involved in the creation of early cave-paintings and thus the earliest of humanity’s creative endeavours:

http://countyourculture.com/2011/03/13/form-constants-visual-cortex/

“There are common visual concepts which cut across boundaries of culture and time and reflect what it truly means to be human. Near death experiences are often associated with seeing a “light at the end of a tunnel”. In the Bible, God appeared to Ezekiel as a “wheel within a wheel”. Spirals and concentric circles are commonly found in petrogylphs carved by cultures long dead. Similar visual effects are reported during extreme psychological stress, fever delirium, psychotic episodes, sensory deprivation, and are reliably induced by psychedelic drugs.”

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