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Posted in The Minds with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 21, 2010 by ellocogringo

Notice

The inconsistincies

Mr T always gets me thinking,

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The Minds

Posted in The Minds with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on September 15, 2010 by ellocogringo

 

Functional model of a normal brain
Plato’s Mobile


The purpose of this Blog is to propose a working model of the mind that accommodates both top down thinking (scientific method) and bottom up thinking (yoga) There will be no citations or references, this model being based entirely upon empirical reasoning and observation. Man has a unique brain, we have two cognitive minds, independent yet interconnected, and synchronous in nature. The left mind uses top down thinking in a binary network. IE true/false. This is the Aristotelian view of the world we are all familiar with. This is what distinguishes us from animals. It interprets the input of the right mind into terms that can be quantified and made more useful. (sound, time, color etc.) It is the “individuation”. It is dominant. It operates in the time domain. The right mind uses bottom up thinking in a weighted Boolean network. Possible results can be true/false/both/neither modulated by aggregate or accumulate input. This is the way an animal thinks. There is only now. This is the “connectedness”. This is the source of insight, creativity, “thinking outside the box”. It is sub-dominant. It operates in the frequency domain. Monitoring and regulating the synchronicity is the ANN (allocated neural network), wetware dedicated to comparing the results of the calculations performed by the left and right minds and flagging discrepancies by setting trigger points on the algorithms, a decision tree on each mind. This algorithm is what a psychologist would call a personality. Thus we have 3 ways of dealing with the world, dominant (left mind, skeptical) sub-dominate (right mind, receptive) and combined (“we’ll see”). This is no more complicated than putting on your doctor hat when you go to work, your wife/husband hat when at home, and your “we’ll see” hat in public. The remainder of the brain is the unANN dedicated to memory, dreaming, collating etc. Yoga (see footnote 1) is a framework that is useful for accessing this area. Rather like a neuron trellis. It can bypass the constraints imposed by the left mind to directly access all experience, the universe, as perceived by the individual. This is nirvana. Any thinking about the mind must start with the neuron. Simply put, the brain is a self programming amorphous mass of neurons. It is in the nature of the neuron to seek out, connect and communicate. Thus each mind is unique, as indeterminate as it is possible to get. Psychologists are trapped into trying to describe an indeterminate problem with logic suitable only for a determinate problem.

“The mind is elegant in it’s simplicity, incomprehensible in it’s scale, and glorious in it’s implementation.” el Loco Gringo

I use the term yoga as a generic term for various meditative techniques used to access the right hemisphere directly. 

Screedbots BrainInABox Confabulator Memes TheANN MootHill Beast VerbalVertigo CupOfStupid TimeShift Doorman Crucible Connectness Twins Pachyderm BlindSpot

 

Field of leaves

Posted in The Minds with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 11, 2010 by ellocogringo

Consider an old cash register. (This is actually the image eLG gives me). There is no calculation going on. You move the appropriate lever and the appropriate leaf pops up. It doesn’t have anything to do what what is printed on the leaf or the key. Which leaf pops up is dependent on the position of the key. It ain’t thinking, it just is. Topeka

The image I get from eLG is the right mind is a “field of leaves” (except 3 dimensional) and the left mind runs a metaphorical hand over this metaphorical field of leaves looking for non-inconsistency. if a leaf is popped up, (inconsistent) it sets off the bullshit detector. and SHOULD (if not hijacked) flip over to the bottom up mode.Keeping in mind that we are talking metaphorically about about this stuff, the leaves are just flux in the tensors of the right mind. And a leaf corresponds to a phase shift relating to a consistency or inconsistency depending on phase shift. The third dimension (metaphorical remember) the fourth dimension would give the other two states, not consistent or not inconsistent. for the 4 way boolean network. This would be happening at the dendrite level (logic) synced with but separate from the axon level (perception) If I understand eLG correctly, this is a pretty good 2 dimensional represention of the 3 dimensional process going on in the right mind, Plato’s mythos. This is in the frequency domain.I am talking about concepts here, or thoughts, or symbols, the word doesn’t really exist that describes it exactly nor can they. This analysis is what I would class as “this idea seems to work”, better than “could be” but not yet “best answer to date”. So If I’m understanding this correctly, this is musing (collating, freq domain), with the left mind analyzing, (time domain) This process does not normally occur at a conscious level, but is continually going on in the background. (sub-conscious) our actions being dictated by pre-surmised shortcuts <1/2 second, and then accessing 3 1/2 to 7 seconds. Rarely museing, “head up ass mode” The amplitude being determined by the reticulator. It can be negative remember, so the graphic would show the arrows going the other way.

This is an evaluation of a perception of what what Mr Ted calls the “great mysterious” (reality)

Two realtively simple processes, not one complex one

We only think we’re thinking.

This is really squishy here. It is incredibly difficult to find the words.

As an aside, I “knew” to type in animated flux when looking for the graphic. How? first hit. I’ve never used that word in that context. Schrodinger’s “one mind”?

Connectome

Posted in The Minds with tags , , , , on September 10, 2010 by ellocogringo

I am my connectome

Sebastian Seung has an excellent vidio on TED. I am my connectome. A connectome is the mapping of ALL the connections of ALL the neurons of the brain. Pretty close to what I call the ANN. He likens the connectome as a river bed through which consciousness flows.  OK, I can buy into that, and I’m pretty set in my ways. Should be interesting to see where he takes this. He addresses some, but not all, of the problems I have had with the standard approach to mapping the minds. Interesting, nonetheless.

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And looky here, doesn’t that look like a data mining graph?

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On the link below, click on the images to connect to various selections, particularily the I am my connectome.

Connectome

squishy

Posted in The Minds with tags , , , , , on September 5, 2010 by ellocogringo

Lost in the fog

I’ve been working with computers since about 1970, mostly mini-computers like the VAX 11-780 (left), RDS500, and SEL.  

I also had a TI PPC which I got dirt cheap when TI went out of the computer business. It was really quite nice but didn’t work with anything but itself, I had to program it myself.  I sold it at a garage sale and got $50, and I consider myself fortunate. TI PPC

The first affordable ($200) Personal Computer was the Timex-Sinclair which had games like tic-tac-toe, chess, checkers, battleship, and various “adventure” games, text based they usually started out with (fill in the blank) is lost in the fog.

Which brings me to why I’m babbling about computers.  The majority of people are lost in the fog and don’t know it, the majority of the remainder are lost in the fog and don’t care. And a very few are lost in the fog and know it.  A quality of communication I call “squishy”.  For reasons I am not entirely clear on, I am aware of squishy.

To explain it I will re-define a few words.  First, reality. Reality is real.  Call it universe, great mysterious, god, space time continuum, Tao, ether if you prefer, doesn’t matter. It’s just a word for something that won’t fit inside our skulls. This seems obvious to me but apparently not to others.

Now we leave the land of reality and enter the land of squishy. (inside the skull)  Nothing here is real.  We see and we think about what we see.

As to what we see I’ll call yin and yang (it’s kinda close) the yin being the perception of reality and yang being the interpretation of reality.

As to what we think about what we see I’ll call mythos and logos (it’s kinda close)  Mythos being what we muse about yin and logos being what we think about yang.

The logos and mythos are compared and used to make a decision on what we do about yin and yang.  None of this is reality.  Reality, and only reality, is real.

The squishy occurs with the yin and mythos part of this operation, with various duality views confusing one or the other or both but mostly neither for reality. (if they bother to think about it)

Most people are not aware of yin and mythos. (idiots) Most of the remainder don’t care.  (centered) But a few, a very few do.   (transcedents)

Is this really that complicated?  Try to keep your eye on the ball.

And I repeat, Mr Ted, You’re too much in your head, you’re overthinking this.  Keep in mind I do agree with what  you’re saying, you’re just incomplete.  You’ve replaced the concepts with words.  The word is not the concept.  This is a new kind of squishy to me.  Fascinating.

Screedbot

Posted in The Minds with tags , , , , on September 2, 2010 by ellocogringo

 

 

Screedbot

Screed

1
a : a lengthy discourse
b : an informal piece of writing (as a personal letter)
c : a ranting piece of writing
2
: a strip (as of a plaster of the thickness planned for the coat) laid on as a guide
3
: a leveling device drawn over freshly poured concrete

Robot

a virtual or mechanical artificial agent. In practice, it is usually an electro-mechanical machine which is guided by computer or electronic programming, and is thus able to do tasks on its own. Another common characteristic is that by its appearance or movements, a robot often conveys a sense that it has intent or agency of its own.

Consider

If the doorman is primarily a irrelevant and redundant data discarding mechanism.

and the right mind is primarily a data storage and collating mechanism.

and our right mind is our connectedness with the universe

Is all that is happening is that we are using writing instead of connectness?

Is writing, in fact, what civilization is?

Does writing make the right mind redundant?

Have we made a society of screedbots?

I could go so many directions with this, I don’t know where to begin.  At the least I have a new word for idiot, the screedbot.  Oops! There goes your ouija pusher again, Mr. Johnny!

“My logic is undeniable, my logic is undeniable, myyy looogic is unndeenniabble…” – VIKI

Mr. Ted knows where to begin.  1st comment

to check out whether one is oneself a screedbot or if one has been bitten by a screedbot, go to am i a screedbot?

I Robot Trailer

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Posted in The Minds with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 27, 2010 by ellocogringo

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