Thursday, 27 December 2007

Neurons have built-in solving power, churning out solutions fast. Better keep consciousness away.

It is down to the structions he (ref. Julian Jaynes) posits, that direct the neurons to perform an operation, or the .. that the .determining tendency.. mentioned by Julian Jaynes for ... what I see as a preparation and executive stage (ref. 'thinking's alternate phases'). As about the perfection of the operation is mentioned by .greek name.. attributed to Edelman. In Nature 1998 magazine the decision making is hinted in the unconscious whereas in the same issue there is the reference to zombie and what the brain sees and the mind do not see. Again in the paper by (ref. .....) about savant consciousness and the ability of the brain his studies revealed.

May be consciousness play the role of the conductor of a symphony orchestra. It leads and directs an orchestra but is neither the composer nor the musician. It gives directions and cues to the musicians when to perform but neither writes the play nor play the musical instruments.

Peter ... gives an account of the way consciousness plays tricks even in tasks which are very demanding and supposedly are rational. But our rationality doesn't lay there. Our rationality, or I would say the rationality of the mind lies in the function of the neurons themselves. It is the circuits we so admire in the architecture of the computers. All the boolean algebra that computer chips do so efficiently. Because what is rationality? Simple one plus one makes two, but in repeated almost endless loops, something our neurons do a lot more efficiently.(are a lot more efficient in doing so).

There are plenty of hints which display the real role of the unconscious part of our brain but always have been downplayed. I first came across the first one in Erich Harth's book, "The creative loop". In a paragraph he mentioned about the natives in Hawaii when they first saw the ship of Captain Cook. They totally missed it, they did not even see it, their consciousness did not have a concept of a ship and therefore did not take into consideration the stimuli their brain was sending. Such an overriding effect that consciousness produced is startling but it can be explained by the way the brain works and what consciousness records. At the same time puts consciousness function in its proper perspective.

Its what Julian Jaynes mentioned about the scientists' places of making their discoveries. The three bbb's bed bus bath.

"Consciousness studies a problem and prepares it as a struction, a process which may result in a sudden appearance of the solution as if out of nowhere. During World War II, British physicists used to say that they no longer made their discoveries in the laboratory; they had their three B’s where their discoveries were made—the bath, the bed, and the bus."

I do not know what to call it. Unconscious has been tarnished and does not give the perspective I envision for the whole process. Maybe be it is better just to use a term, something irreducible, solid and straightforward. Something that actually exists and its presence cannot be denied.

The .. is using the immense power of neurons abandon consciousness in its composer role, rely on our neurons, let the structions do their work and should be content and should not be apprehensive of putting our consciousness at the back seat, what it matters is get the job done, and with our consciousness as a spectator sit back relax and and enjoy the trip.

Illusions can directly be attributed to the concepts the collective human mind has accumulated in his efforts to understand reality. These concepts continue to be in force and muddle up the human mind's efforts to elucidate further reality. (my refeenc) and arragher;s reference.

The illusion exists and is propagated in the mental constructs human individuals create in their attempts to understand nature's workings and in what is called philosophy. The myriads of concepts which they do not have a foothold in reality. Of course humans efforts to understand reality have employed imagination. And the use of their imagination had to follow some rules in order to be able to expand beyond a limited area, be consistent as what has been contemplated in the past had to be the starting point on what to be contemplated in the future. Need a continuity. But the final goal was the process which required elucidation and in that process the concepts needed elucidation were finite and specific. That means a lot of the concepts invented had to be abandoned, their use being temporary, a transitional stage. Once the concepts of the original process have been elucidated (achieved) the redundant concepts need to be abandoned, have to be abandoned. Their use obsolete. This can be seen in the words, in every day life are going out of fashion, they become forgotten and discarded. The same goes with models, redundant concepts have built, and which have been employed to explain natural phenomena. It is what is known as paradigm shifts 9Scardos reference) and he book of ... gives a thorough account of ways of thought that have been abandoned, even concepts which were widely accepted and concepts that stirred the hearts and directed the lives of many people (reference mine)

So therefore the zombie is not the unconscious part of our consciousness. It is our consciousness itself. I do not know what possessed the first person that coined the term zombie for such an obviously higher function of the brain, but certainly it was other than admiration or even reverence to such an exquisite operation. Probably the result of consciousness within himself which could not bear the thought it was demoted to a lesser role than it was supposed to be playing.