BASIC FRAMEWORK

BASIC FRAMEWORK

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This page presents a list of key educational materials aimed to provide BASIC PRINCIPLES AND DEFINITIONS which serve as the basic framework for developing a more in depth understanding and methodology.

The information is placed on this page on a “work in progress” basis.

 

REALITY

  

 

MIND

The Neural Network

Reference video (for a basic description of neural network structure and its mechanics: starts at 30 seconds into the video):

 

The Human Brain Project & The Blue Brain Project

Reference websites:
https://www.humanbrainproject.eu/en/
https://bluebrain.epfl.ch/

Reference videos (general):

 

Reference videos (specific):
[Attention is focused on the first 4 minutes of the presentation.]

Key Concept:
COMPUTING PERCEPTION OF THE REALITY OF SOMETHING
(such as perception of one’s immediate environment).
[This is better understood when understanding how perception of reality is constructed by the mind – see the section on PERCEPTION.]

You can now read segment DIANETICS UPGRADED on page: Dianetics and Scientology Upgraded.

 

CONSCIOUSNESS

Reference video [attention is focused on the first 6 minutes of the video]:

 

PERCEPTION

This webpage has some very useful terms related to the subject of perception:
https://ebrary.net/2947/management/definition_perception_nature [PDF backup]

Another great resource website:
http://openpsyc.blogspot.com/2014/06/bottom-up-vs-top-down-processing.html

 

Key video on the subject of SENSATION and PATTERN RECOGNITION.

 

Reference video (TOP-DOWN PROCESSING and more):

Critical note on the above video:

In the video Anil uses the term “CONTROLLED HALLUCINATION” to describe the nature of perception, but it is a rather poor choice of words because “hallucination” is a word that is understood to mean false perception – perceiving something that is not there. Formal definition of the world hallucination: “an experience involving the apparent perception of something not present.” [Oxford Dictionary].

“Controlled hallucination” would be an appropriate term to describe a form of vivid, realistic imagination of something, but it is not suitable for the phenomenon of perception. “Controlled imagination” (of something in reality) would have been better, but in order to avoid any possible confusion, the word PICTURIZATION was selected to describe the phenomenon of translating sensory information into something that is “seen” by the mind. [See below slides for a more detailed explanation].

Also, the fact that we TRANSLATE and INTERPRET basic sensory information about some given reality does not mean that perception is like “hallucination.” TRANSLATION of one thing into another can be quite exact and result in a view that is even better than “raw” information.

For example, REPRESENTATION of sound waves – vibrations of particles within a substance (air or water) – in terms of sound, the experience of sound in our consciousness, gives us a great ability to DIFFERENTIATE between different frequencies and volumes of vibrations from which we can extract further information such as rhythm and begin to use sound waves in creative ways for music and language. Just because we TRANSLATE vibrations into the experience of sound, it does not mean that the experience of sound is a kind of “hallucination,” for the word hallucination describes an experience of something that is NOT there which indicates a series MALFUNCTION in the perception mechanism.

The signals in the brain are not “noisy” and “ambiguous.” The brain is NOT “locked up inside the skull” since the brain is not some kind of separate entity with an identity of its own. The brain is an ORGAN that is part of a larger organism that is imbued with intelligence and sensory mechanisms all throughout. The brain definitely knows where the signals are coming from. It doesn’t just look at the signals that somehow end up inside of itself. It knows that it is capturing a signal of light from the eye or of sound from the ear. The brain knows what it is capturing and the processing and interpretation of that information is LOGICAL and PRECISE, not “noisy” and “ambiguous.” Sure, it may not be “exact” in computer sense, but it is exact for the purpose of constructing a WORKABLE MODEL OF REALITY.

In the example where two squares of the same shade of gray look different because there is a shadow that is cast on one of the squares, Anil cites an example of a logic that is used by the mind to process visual information: “So what’s happening here is that the brain is using its prior expectations built deeply into the circuits of the visual cortex that a cast shadow dims the appearance of a surface.”

Lastly, the world “prediction” may not exactly be appropriate to describe the process of logical translation of one thing into another to arrive at something that is seen by the mind. The mind definitely engages in predictions in constructing its view of a given reality, but predictions and expectations is an additional component to logical translations and interpretations of signals. In other words, the concept of “predictions” is not something that describes the totality of the process but rather something that describes one of the factors in the general process.

 

See this video for a much more detailed explanation of what Anil described in general for the general public in the video above.
[Attention is focused on the material covered between 20:09 and 28:26 time marks.]

 

FORMULATED KEY NOTIONS AND PRINCIPLES:

THE FORMULA OF PERCEPTION

Sensation + Picturization + Conceptualization + Logic = PERCEPTION

In order to develop FULL PERCEPTION of something – perception as a form of reflection of the actuality of some given reality in one’s consciousness – there must be an ability to somehow SENSE the reality in question, then to PICTURE exactly what one is sensing, to DEFINE it in more abstract terms [CONCEPTUALIZATION] and then develop an UNDERSTANDING [LOGIC] of its construction and/or the underlying principles behind its operation or functioning. The slides below attempt to provide a more detailed description of the key abilities in the process of perception formation.

You can now read SCIENTOLOGY UPGRADED on page: Dianetics and Scientology Upgraded.

Slide 0

ADDITIONAL CONSIDERATIONS:

March 16, 2020: I have updated the formula to include an important and all encompassing factor of KNOWLEDGE as something that underlies and applies to every other capability, but I’m yet to rework the slides. The updated formula:

(Sensation + Picturization + Conceptualization + Logic) x Knowledge = PERCEPTION

March 21, 2020: Now that I’m thinking about it, I think conceptualization could come before picturization – ability to form a CONCEPT of something would have to precede picturization, because without a way to DEFINE something, to place it into a concept, how would you know WHAT you are creating a picture of? If you have no name, no IDEA of the thing, how would you get an idea to picturize it in order to better understand what it is? So forming a CONCEPTION of something, must come before one can form a MORE DETAILED VIEW.

(Sensation + Conceptualization + Picturization + Logic) x Knowledge = PERCEPTION

… But at the same time, how would you really conceptualize something if you couldn’t form some kind of picture (view) of it beforehand? WHAT are you going to assign a concept to, if you don’t have any picture first – some form of mental vision of the thing that you are conceptualizing? So perhaps the formula should stay as is, with the CIRCULAR RELATIONSHIP arrows just as I have in the slides. The question: did humans learn to PICTURE things first, before they learned to assign concepts to them – did representative art develop before language? Being able to represent – to duplicate the reality of something in one’s space of consciousness…

Maybe instead of “Knowledge,” it should be UNDERSTANDING as “knowledge” seems too general of a word. The better you can understand the way something is, the better you can picture its reality.

Also, instead of using the equal sign ‘=’ I could pick a different sign such as the one used in Linux command line for passing arguments – for indicating that something goes inside of something else. Such as like so: PERCEPTION < Sensation + Picturization + Conceptualization + Logic. In this case, the sign ‘<‘ does not mean “less then” – it means that all these factors on the right GO INTO the function on the left. In this case, perhaps the order should be as follows to indicate the order of processing (you would basically have to read it from right to left): PERCEPTION < Logic + Conceptualization + Picturization + Sensation.

Or in the more usual order: Sensation + Picturization + Conceptualization + Logic > PERCEPTION

Or how about something like this (to surround it with symbols to communicate combination and inclusion):
< Sensation + Picturization + Conceptualization + Logic > PERCEPTION

Or, if we add the factor of REALITY as a source of some information. After all, sensation is applied to something. Reality is a source of information or some signals (such as light or sound waves) that are being contacted through sensation.

PERCEPTION < Logic + Conceptualization + Picturization + Sensation < REALITY

After all, PERCEPTION is the process of constructing a logical view of some given reality, as well as the resulting view itself – the definition of perception.

March 22, 2020: The word Knowledge is a general world that describes existing information, the information that exists such as books, etc that represent recorded knowledge, but are not necessarily the knowledge that is a part of someone’s consciousness. So just indicating “Knowledge” in the formula isn’t exactly fitting (or isn’t exactly appropriate) because the general concept of knowledge includes the knowledge that may be outside of someone’s mind. The world KNOWING or KNOWINGNESS would be more appropriate to describe the KNOWLEDGE ONE CONTAINS. Or it could simply be a phrase CONTAINED KNOWLEDGE, or better yet APPLIED KNOWLEDGE.

 

 

LANGUAGE

Key reference videos:

Language is deeply integrated into the neural network of the mind  (the structure of human consciousness):

 

Some of the best material on language and its influence on human development can be found in a number of documentaries on the subject of human evolution:

The Day We Learned To Think (BBC – Horizon – 2003)
[Key segment: 2:27 – 7:57]

There are also some great key points about language in a 2008 documentary: Clash Of The Cavemen (History Channel). Here is but one example:

 

Another valuable documentary with key points about language is Neanderthals On Trial (NOVA PBS Documentary) [aired January 22, 2002].

This documentary (aired August 31, 2011) Becoming Human (Episode 3) – Last Human Standing contains much more details about discoveries in South Africa.

 

Evolution – The Mind’s Big Bang (PBS Documentary)

One of the key concepts in the above video [time: 23:54 – 25:20] is the creation of a CULTURAL ENTITY as distinctly unique to human species.

Slides:

Key reference book: “The Horse, the Wheel, and Language: How Bronze-Age Riders from the Eurasian Steppes Shaped the Modern World” by David W. Anthony

See English Words with Slavic Roots for more word examples.

Here is a very useful blog – https://borissoff.wordpress.com – of a professor in linguistics with lists of identical or similar root words between Russian and Sanskrit as well as English and Sanskrit and some other comparisons. Russian-Sanskrit VERBS & NOUNS. English-Sanskrit similar words.

DIA in Ukrainian means ACTION which is a more basic concept than “through” taken from Greek. Hence, the word DIANETICS can be more appropriately defined as ACTION OF THE MIND.

Another great reference video is this lecture that illuminates the construct of ancient civilizations as members in a global cultural and economical network which at one point collapsed leading to the collapse of various ancient civilizations in connection to the network. This connects well to the concept of a social neural network and the idea that communication serves as a catalyst for the development of consciousness:

 

MIND-BODY CONNECTION

Much more can be said about this section, especially in pointing out the fact that location of the mind is not just limited to the head – the entire body is an intelligence system. There is a system of minds that are interconnected into one network. Each Chakra area can be associated with a mind as a processing center of information and some form of decision making.

The entire body is also a system of interconnected sensory organs – a system of sensory information collection and processing. These different centers can enter into conflict with each other: such as something that you THINK is the case may be in conflict with something that you FEEL to be the case. You think one thing in your head, but the “gut” is telling you something else. That’s because there is a “mind” in the gut that processes different kinds of sensory information – such as someone’s intention for example, apart from what someone may be saying which may be received and processed by a different part of the overall network of the mind.

The entire body is a system of sensory organs and a system of minds that process different kinds of information and make decisions (as neural networks). Below that you also have cellular intelligence structures and colonies of microorganisms. See more on page: UNDERSTANDING THE MIND.

Apart from perceiving energies of the “physical universe” in the form of light and sound waves, heat… there is also perception of PSYCHIC ENERGIES of other people (and other forms of life) such as perceiving someone’s thoughts, emotions, intentions, etc. The human mind is not limited to just processing the energies of the physical universe. With advances in the perception-ability of psychic energies, tele-pathic and tele-visionary communication can be developed. That is, for example, instead of having to communicate something through verbal language, someone can simply communicate a feeling or a vision into another mind directly.

Also, the ability for visual picturization does not have to be limited to sensory signals coming from the eyes. With so much intelligence and neural networks pervading throughout the entire body, there is really no reason why a human being should be able to see into various areas of one’s body as a specialized, and perhaps much more intelligent form of “x-ray” vision. In fact, when someone is looking into their memories, they are already redirecting their picturization ability toward some other source of sensory information, not coming from the external environment.

 

PRIMARY LOGIC

An appropriate video for the concept.

 

This video is cited here because it draws parallels between the structure of Reality and the structure of Consciousness. However, evaluation of the practice of Transcendental Medication in itself has not been performed within the framework of this project nor there is any immediate plan to do so.

 

ENLIGHTENMENT

This is a very technical video, but it has a very interesting basic implication. It is not necessary to understand all the technical details to understand the basic point of this presentation.

Author’s website: http://www.quantumconsciousness.org/

Key points:

Consciousness is a process in the structure of the universe.

Consciousness preceded life, drove its origin and evolution.

Primitive feelings present in the universe may have prompted the origin of life and driven its evolution… to “feel good.”

6 thoughts on “BASIC FRAMEWORK

  1. On slide MIND_Neural Network_Key Principle Iten 7 of 35

    “When directing action toward something is inhibited, and so does the thought, imagination, perception, and emotion become inhibited in the same direction.”

    This sentence needs to be reworked.

    1. Very good observation! I reworked it to: “Inhibition in one’s ability to direct action toward something, can also lead to inhibition in thought, emotion, imagination and perception in the same direction.” Technically, there may be no need in comma before “can,” but it seems right to create a bit of pause and separation. There’s probably an even better way of phrasing it, but I think it’ll do for now 🙂

  2. On slide MIND_The Human Brain Project_key point item 8 of 35

    On the quote from Henry Markram you present a phrase in quotes inside a quote, i.e. two sets of quotation marks. Orthographically they should be of different type. I think single quotes in side the double quotes is standard.

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