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EXCERPTS >|< Conditioned Reflexes and Behavior (c1930)

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A series of GIFs excerpted from Conditioned reflexes and behavior. This black & white, silent film attempts to show the difference between conditioned and unconditioned responses in animals and humans.

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Una serie di GIF estratte da Conditioned reflexes and behavior. Questo film muto in bianco e nero cerca di mostrare le differenze tra i riflessi condizionati e incondizionati negli animali e negli umani.

Vi invitiamo a vedere il video originale QUI

EXCERPTS by OKKULT MOTION PICTURES: a collection of gifs excerpted from open source/unknown/rare/controversial moving images. A digital humanities project for the diffusion of open knowledge.



Native Americans are known for their symbols. Different tribes use different symbols that hold special meaning particular to each of them. http://bit.ly/13ZlCOS

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Healing and faith have always played a role in the lives of the faithful. They are interwoven in the fabric of social history. How we regard illness and healing, and how we cope with them have captured our imagination throughout the ages. The expression of our relationship with illness is wonderfully illustrated in the ex-voto, a devotional painting giving thanks to a saint or deity for a miraculous healing or a blessing. The faithful have always used prayer to invoke the aid of saints as a means to heal the sick and end one’s suffering. These devotional paintings are an individual’s expression of thanks for the intercession of the divine in a crisis, a snapshot in time of illness and healing. They offer a rare opportunity to view health, healing, and illness through the hearts and minds of the ordinary person. From its beginnings in 15th century Italy through its spread to the New World in the 16th century, ex-votos have played a role in the daily lives of the faithful especially in Mexico. They continued to be a popular expression of faith and healing into the late 18th and early 19th centuries, the most prolific period of ex-voto production. Although the ex-voto experienced a decline in the 20th century, the faithful still continue to commission artists to create them today. Most remain a personalized expression of thanks for a healing or a restoration of health, but their purpose has expanded to include the commemoration of a special event or to address a concern in an individual’s life. Ex-votos continue to be a reflection of a tradition where faith and healing play a vital role in daily life.

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