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"Many gifted individuals - especially those at the highest levels of ability - seem to have an ability to function as specialized and highly sensitive receptacles for incoming stimuli. Human Geiger counters, so to speak.
They see, hear, sense, feel, think, imagine all to a degree that is often completely invisible to others. With these intensely tuned perceptions, they can then create, innovate, perform, and astound. They can also deeply suffer.
Dr. Kazimierz Dabrowski, in his seminal work on personality development entitled The Theory of Positive Disintegration, included within it the first discussion of his observations that would from then be referred to as overexcitabilities (literally translated as superstimulatabilities). These overexcitabilities (or OE’s), when explained simply, are the corporeal sensations - both psychologically and neurologically - experienced by gifted individuals in their interactions with their external environments."
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This NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope image captures the remnants of a long-dead star. These rippling wisps of ionized gas, named DEM L316A, are located some 160,000 light-years away within one of the Milky Way’s closest galactic neighbors — the Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC).
The explosion that formed DEM L316A was an example of an especially energetic and bright variety of supernova, known as a Type Ia. Such supernova events are thought to occur when a white dwarf star steals more material than it can handle from a nearby companion, and becomes unbalanced. The result is a spectacular release of energy in the form of a bright, violent explosion, which ejects the star’s outer layers into the surrounding space at immense speeds. As this expelled gas travels through the interstellar material, it heats up and ionizes it, producing the faint glow that Hubble’s Wide Field Camera 3 has captured here.
The LMC orbits the Milky Way as a satellite galaxy and is the fourth largest in our group of galaxies, the Local Group. DEM L316A is not the only supernova remnant in the LMC; Hubble came across another one in 2010 with SNR 0509, and in 2013 it snapped SNR 0519.
Image credit: ESA (European Space Agency)/Hubble & NASA, Y. Chu
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As a child I was fascinated by matters of Cosmology and Astrophysics. I used to go as a pre-teen in bookstores and browse through graduate levels physics and astrophysics reference manuals. My father used to call me the "book of why" as when I was 5 and 6 I would ask the "why" of things he couldn't even answer. I am a dreamer and an imagination machine. I have enhanced observational, sensory and analytic acuity. I like lights, colors, gadgets, widgets, sound, music, noises, controls and cockpits. I have been fiddling with PCs since they were created.
My life took various contorted paths in my late teens and twenties, eventually concentrating my career toward information technologies.
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