Human brain recognizes and reacts to race, UTSC researchers discover
By April KemickThe human brain fires differently when dealing with people outside of one’s own race, according to new research out of the University of Toronto Scarborough.
This research, conducted by social neuroscientists at U of T Scarborough, explored the sensitivity of the “mirror-neuron-system” to race and ethnicity. The researchers had study participants view a series of videos while hooked up to electroencephalogram (EEG) machines. The participants–all white–watched simple videos in which men of different races picked up a glass and took a sip of water. They watched white, black, South Asian and East Asian men perform the task.
Typically, when people observe others perform a simple task, their motor cortex region fires similarly to when they are performing the task themselves. However, the UofT research team, led by PhD student Jennifer Gutsell and Assistant Professor Dr. Michael Inzlicht, found that participants’ motor cortex was significantly less likely to fire when they watched the visible minority men perform the simple task. In some cases when participants watched the non-white men performing the task, their brains actually registered as little activity as when they watched a blank screen.
“Previous research shows people are less likely to feel connected to people outside their own ethnic groups, and we wanted to know why,” says Gutsell. “What we found is that there is a basic difference in the way peoples’ brains react to those from other ethnic backgrounds. Observing someone of a different race produced significantly less motor-cortex activity than observing a person of one’s own race. In other words, people were less likely to mentally simulate the actions of other-race than same-race people”
The trend was even more pronounced for participants who scored high on a test measuring subtle racism, says Gutsell.
White people lack empathy for brown people, brain research showsNew research from the University of Toronto-Scarborough shows that white people’s mirror-neuron-system fires much less, if at all, when they watch people of colour performing motor tasks, and I’m not at all surprised. For years, I just assumed that this was true, and that someone just had to do a study to prove it.
After the United States invaded Iraq and massacred tens of thousands of Iraqis, worldwide terrorist recruitment skyrocketed, as well as terrorist attacks targetting the U.S. and coalition countries. Terrorist leaders cited the Iraq invasion and the deaths of Iraqis as the reason for the attacks. However, White Americans did not buy it, believing it to be a smokescreen for some other reason. It must be Islam, they reasoned, as they grasped at straws.
I then realized that the vast majority of White Americans could not empathize with brown people at a very basic level. For most White Americans, the death and violence of thousands of brown bodies was just part of some abstract ethical argument to position oneself as morally superior to the United States. For most White Americans, brown people dying just meant flickers on the television screen about something happening far away. They didn’t feel the overwhelming anger and sadness they would normally feel when someone they know dies without reason. They couldn’t see the full reality of what death means, when the people who die are brown.
I have seen white people complain online that they cannot see the facial expressions of (East) Asian faces. For many white people, East Asians are like emotionless robots who are efficient at machine-like things like number crunching. Some white people argue that while East Asians may be able to play musical instruments beautifully, they play music without soul.
Most white people just don’t see us as humans. When brown people die through violence, or East Asians express joy or sadness through our faces, most white people’s brains just don’t register the human connection between our bodies and their bodies. When we watch movies and TV shows and read books featuring white protagonists, we have to put ourselves into white people’s shoes to understand the stories and feel the emotions of sadness, laughter, and pride. But people of colour are rarely the protagonists in the media that white people watch, so they rarely or never have to imagine themselves as us.
Have you ever had dreams that were so powerful that you can't forget them? I know I have and usually my dreams are a warning for myself and my family. One of the most powerful dreams came to me when I was 18 years of age. I was sleeping on a ship off the coast of Vietnam. This dream showed my throat being cut and I left my body and was floating above my body. I could see myself lying in a puddle of blood that was spurting from neck like a fountain. There was no one around me and I was left alone on the rear of the ship in this dream. As I floated further and further away from my body, I woke up. I was sweating profusely and I told my best friend that we were going to be attacked that night. He looked at me and laughed and said, "how do you know that?" I told him that I had a powerful dream and this was like no other dream that I ever had before. He was skeptical and said, "oh, I'm suppose to believe your dreams too!" I told him to forget I ever told him that because he was a skeptic by nature. But he didn't forget it. He was a talkative person and by noon everyone in our division (on the ship) knew. They were coming up to me laughing and saying things like, "are you the Prophet? Can you tell me my future?" I had to ignore these kinds of comments all day and I promised myself that I wouldn't tell my best friend about anything else. He was a blabbermouth! But that turned out to be good.
That night, while I was standing the midnight watch, on the rear of the ship, we ran into another ship. I had remained fully alert and I kept my 45 automatic pistol ready for firing. There were enemy soldiers climbing onboard our ship with knives in their mouths and general quarters was sounded. All hands were ordered to man their battle stations. I remembered my vision from my dream and I was doing everything to make sure that this dream didn't come true. Afterwards, we took prisoners, and put them in the brig (a temporary place of confinement) onboard the ship. My friend came up to me and said: "Man you predicted this!" All I could say was "I'm glad you told everybody." We didn't lose any lives on the U.S. side. But, it wasn't over yet, because the worse was yet to come.
Later that day, we pulled into a harbor for a survey of the damages. That was a big mistake! The reason I write that is because snipers were waiting for us and soldiers were coming out of the water from all sides of the ship. I was running in an erratic manner so I wouldn't get picked off by a sniper's bullet. I alerted the crew and we became battle station ready again. This time we weren't so lucky and there were casualties.
After all of this occurred and we resolved the problem onboard ship, people began to look at me differently. My ability to see things before they happen spread throughout the ship and MOST people were incredibly nice to me. It was a strange feeling because I was use to people ignoring me.
When we got back to the U.S., I was given several medals (one being a bronze star) for valor. It was a classified mission so I wasn't allowed to discuss the events with anybody. Even today, I don't go into specifics.
Naturally, there are people who will not believe this story, but it is absolutely true! Could you believe that after all I did for this country (by saving many lives), it still betrays a law-abiding citizen like me? It's incredible, BUT TRUE!
"After viewing all the evidence over the past 50 years, there is no doubt we are dealing with a people (aka YURUGU) with a lack of firmness in good judgment. This poor behavior, which is indicative of their moral decline, illustrate their deficient nature. Their monstrous display of violent tendencies is shown to us repeatedly throughout their contact with people all over the world. There is NO CLEAR SIGN these proclivities or inclinations will ever change. Their degenerative minds are a THREAT to all people who wish to live in peace." Prophetically Enlightened Elder Dr. E.
From: September 2016: This is From My Prophetic Dreams that Come True site: Based upon the dream I had this morning, we should see signs of OUR GREAT AWAKENING and the DOWNFALL of WORLDWIDE WHITE SUPREMACY. In this dream I was crawling out of a dark deep hole where I was forced to stay naked for a LONG PERIOD OF TIME. As I was crawling out of it, I saw nothing but Caucasians crawling into it.
Last picture is a fibroid tumor. KEEP EATING MEAT. After all, we all gonna die of something.
"I believe that Modern Medicine's treatments for disease are seldom effective, and that they're often more dangerous than the diseases they're designed to treat."
Our cultural suicide is precipitated by the monstrous culture of inequality in which we EXIST. When we fail to reach goals we have set for ourselves, we internalize our failures to mean that we are unworthy of the goals we have set for ourselves. This feeling of inadequacy has a snow-balling effect and makes us program ourselves as helpless humans dependent upon the controlling white supremacists. What we fail to realize is that we live in a culture of inequality where we are born and bred to feel social inadequate when compared to the dominant EVIL culture we live in. That is why it's so important to be able to define all the injustices that you see and realize the cause of such social inequality. Once you recognize that you live in a culture of conscienceless hypocrites who use religion to pacify your desire for power and cultural achievement, you can began to devise a strategy for complete separation because living with mental midgets have made you and your children DUMBER!
We all know that a DUMB people (who have limited vision) is a powerless people.
Re: My Predictions For The Future The people who created the problem of racism in the world 🌎 cannot fix it. Even though this presentation is on point, many Afrikan scholars have revealed it to us before a long time ago.
"The Relationship between European intercultural behavior and European behavior towards others is that the lack of love (sympathetic relationship) for each other requires an "other" to absorb aggression and to allow a bond of identification to form between the members of the culture. Therefore, while power and racialism may play a apart in the collective behavior of other cultural groups, only Europeans are racist by nature and because of their culture."
[Page 482] Dr. Marimba Ani
Yurugu: An Afrikan Centered Critique Of European Thought & Behavior
"Autopsy done after the war proved that the 1918 flu was not a ‘flu’. It was instead the disease caused by the experimental ‘bacterial meningitis vaccine’ which was given to the people.This disease mimics the symptoms just as flu. A large number of vaccinated soldiers were killed by this experimental vaccine and those who were not vaccinated were not affected."
Re: My Predictions For The Future If You Are An Authentic Enlightened Elder, Your Cosmic Calling is Supported By Ancestral Wisdom and Divinely Guided Intelligence that GOES BEYOND the Realm of Mortal Existence.
Never expect justice from people who can't see the wrongdoings in their existence
Also, Ancestral Spirits, of Divine Kind, Detest the Glorification of their Eternal Enemy! Be AWARE of their tactics to poison your mind in every way imaginable. Yurugu Culture's Ultimate Goal is to DESTROY you and YOUR CHILDREN. #leadership #emotionalintelligence #motivation #wisdom #authentic #intelligence #peace #truth
Re: My Predictions For The Future Amerikkkan culture cannot solve its problems because hypocrites run the insane asylum called the United Snakes. It's up to us to make our world safe. Remember that we are all we got!
Poem entitled "Don't Quit" by Edgar Albert Guest
When things go wrong, as they sometimes will,
when the road you're trudging seems all uphill,
when the funds are low and the debts are high,
and you want to smile but you have to sigh,
when care is pressing you down a bit -
rest if you must, but don't you quit.
Life is queer with its twists and turns.
As everyone of us sometimes learns.
And many a fellow turns about
when he might have won had he stuck it out.
Don't give up though the pace seems slow -
you may succeed with another blow.
Often the goal is nearer than it seems to a faint and faltering man;