|Pleasure and Pain - Category: Art - Thread ID: 14 |
Guest Films (ID:105)|
|At first glance some the the life drawings doesn't relate to the sharp hard implements that some of the artists display but look closely and the images of the models are both erotic and very real, almost in a medical sense. It is a little discussed fact that a women's relationship with the erotic has to by its nature combine the paradox of pain. I find these pieces very interesting as they relate to the more painful side of women's eroticism, the implements used in child birth and for smear tests that provide terror for us; from the very same place that can provide us with ecstasy.|
However I am disappointed that some of the work on this web site produced by lesbians, so strongly reflects the popular ideal of woman as seen from the surface as glamorous and or obviously either submissive or dominant we are so much more complex than that.
|Posted: 2013-May-15 13:52|
|This interests me:-|
Oxytocin (Oxt) (pron.: /ˌɒksɨˈtoʊsɪn/) is a mammalian neurohypophysial hormone that acts primarily as a neuromodulator in the brain.
Oxytocin plays roles in sexual reproduction, in particular during and after childbirth. It is released in large amounts after distension of the cervix and uterus during labor, facilitating birth, maternal bonding, and, after stimulation of the nipples, breastfeeding. Both childbirth and milk ejection result from positive feedback mechanisms.
Recent studies have begun to investigate oxytocin's role in various behaviors, including orgasm, social recognition, pair bonding, anxiety, and maternal behaviors. For this reason, it is sometimes referred to as the "love hormone". There is some evidence that oxytocin promotes ethnocentric behavior, incorporating the trust and empathy of in-groups with their suspicion and rejection of outsiders. Furthermore, genetic differences in the oxytocin receptor gene (OXTR) have been associated with maladaptive social traits such as aggressive behaviour.
Also, The longitudinal fissure separates the human brain into two distinct cerebral hemispheres, connected by the corpus callosum. The hemispheres exhibit strong, but not complete, bilateral symmetry in both structure and function. For example, structurally, the lateral sulcus generally is longer in the left hemisphere than in the right hemisphere, and functionally, Broca's area and Wernicke's area are present only in the left hemisphere in greater than 95% of the population.
Broad generalizations are often made in popular psychology about one side or the other having characteristic labels, such as "logical" for the left side or "creative" for the right. These labels need to be treated carefully; although a lateral dominance is measurable, both hemispheres contribute to both kinds of processes, and experimental evidence provides little support for correlating the structural differences between the sides with such broadly-defined functional differences.
The extent of any modularity, or specialization of brain function by area, remains under investigation. If a specific region of the brain, or even an entire hemisphere, is either injured or destroyed, its functions can sometimes be assumed by a neighboring region in the ipsilateral hemisphere or a corresponding region in the contralateral hemisphere, depending upon the area damaged and the patient's age. When injury interferes with pathways from one area to another, alternative (indirect) connections may develop to communicate information with detached areas, despite the inefficiencies.
lateral thinking is illogical; vertical thinking is logical idea association, intuition, intuitive reason, meditation, word association-huh all the stuff associated with great art.
Science is so on our side, and rightly informs us that the world as we see it is simplified and things are not so logical when viewed at a quantum level.
The whole idea of women having better left right brain funcion has been conveniently blurred as this is perhaps a bit of an embarrassment in a patriarchal society. Perhaps this is linked to the problems that society currently has in running and organising itself and the subtle undermining of women's powers of lateral thinking for centuries.
|Posted: 2013-May-15 14:15|
Christina Phillips (ID:118)|
|It's happening, and is the reason why people who are both creative and analytical are being employed to solve problems implicating good design and creativity. That is the way we humans need to go - to open ourselves completely embracing both the male and the female in all of us, the creative and the logical entwined. Only when we do this will the human race be able to transcend silly greed and pride and truly bond into the extraordinary social organism it could be..... Monday soapbox .. big grin :) !! Oxytocin for all... a natural bond enhancer?|
|Posted: 2013-May-20 19:41|