From: Chris Lofting (email@example.com)
Date: Tue 16 May 2006 - 16:44:46 GMT
Just to pre-empt some questions...
The WHAT/WHERE aka differentiate/integrate dichotomy 'encoded' into the
brain is covered in such sets of refs as:
Rogers, L.J. & Andrew, R. J., (eds)(2002)"Comparative Vertebrate
Lateralisation" Cambridge UP
Hugdahl, K., & Davidson, R., (eds)(2003)"The Asymmetrical Brain" MITP
And a lot of others;-)
Zoom-in and the left/right differences are reflected in relationships
BETWEEN lobes in each hemisphere and WITHIN a lobe (e.g. front temporal vs
back temporal etc) as they are in pathways from sensory areas to association
Keep zooming and you get to the neuron, axon(PULSE)/dendrites(WAVE) and the
synchronisation dynamics of inhibit/excite to the cell soma as well as
neuromodulator densities in the synaptic gaps influencing emotional
Instincts get encoded into dendrite areas etc (and so post synaptic) and
allow for context to PUSH the life form and so conserve energy.
The overall focus is on a 'fractal' pattern where there is hierarchy all the
way 'up' with each level reflecting the expression of the neuron but with
more bandwidth etc allowing for more robust contexts to deal with increased
control/regulation of information and interaction with the context.
Reduce all of the behaviours to their general form and the 'fractal' is the
self-referencing of the asymmetric dichotomy of differentiating/integrating.
With the self-referencing out pop basic categories we use in interpreting
reality of wholes, parts, static relationships, dynamic relationships.
These GENERAL qualities/categories get customised - e.g. from Mathematics we
have can map the basic QUALITIES of the types of numbers:
Whole - whole numbers (prime/composites)
Parts - rational numbers
Static relationships (share space with another/other) - irrational numbers
Dynamic relationships (Share time with another/others - morphic/cyclic
change - imaginary numbers)
These basic categories are derivable from the basic dynamics of the
neurology. WE then create specialisations, e.g. mathematics and use them as
sources of analogy/metaphor to flesh-out some other specialisation.
Our basic sense of meaning, the 'feelings' we get are derived from the
self-referencing and linked to each specialisation through sets of unique
labels - same categories, different contexts, different labels.
The feelings will seed the basic, generic, set of memes and so we reflect
the neurology in our thinking where context favours pushing...
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