Friday, June 19, 2009

Intriguing Link to Yale Study on Brain Energy...

Neural imaging tracks on 1% of  the brain's energy flow or activity. What's the rest of the picture?  World Science lists a recent Yale study -- "Brain energy use proposed as key to understanding consciousness".  

Related to the ordered water/respiration  trial theory, the so-called coded ordered water model  of consciousness that is emerging  here,  our respiration reactions  are steadily  creating some 10^20 odd water molecules per second body-wide, with a large fraction forming in the brain.   This quantity is an oxygen equivalent, or ATP-energy equivalent in our systems.  

Concurrent with the energy flow, however,  is the immediate creation of stacks and sequences of water molecules which form in particular, individually repeatable ways related to surrounding influences (our experience). This shifting formation  "conditions" an individual's base-level structured duality ahead of neural/synaptic energy-consuming activity.  This on-going reflection of  our surroundings, through the province of hydrogen-bonding, is naturally linked with protein-folding and replication  and thus with expression and motility.  In this manner there is a natural link with optimizing energy transactions which surface to us  as generally helpful responses to stimuli, ie., intelligent responses -- consciousness.

The Yale study group, probably unaware of the existence of the trial theory here may see things differently...  but their results point attention beyond the firefly sparks monitored in standard neural activity imaging. 

What's next?    Stay tuned...

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Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Quick and dirty summary - 1977 to 2009...

...The real "magical thinking"  is in the emergence of the notions I am presenting which, itself, is one instance of consciousness. It starts with a "near-death" event September 27, 1977 followed immediately by the auditory event of "How would you like to present a scientific discovery?" Then discovery of the world's first magnetic tetrahedron and then the foot-draggingly slow period of ineffabilty -- of "So what?". Then noticing the the five primary patterns, and, the secondary one that arise when the tetrahedron is primary and then inserted within the secondary XYZ framework. [That is, the order of being conscious of things, how the frameworks are sequenced influences the nature of what and how we are conscious of things.] Then noticing that "consciousness is carbon-based", then seeing the ubiquitous binary tetrahedral pattern, then noticing the ordered water level, and the internal analog language, then the respiration reaction forging echoes of our experience in the 6^n analog language -- the structured conditioning close in with the protein folding and synthesis. More recently, noticing the 10^20th water molecules per second that are emerging from all the respiration sites in everyone's body into the on-going 6^n analog math. The numbers AND the haptics and the protein folding are still working out.

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Thursday, June 11, 2009

Relating to Libet's delay...

I found a post linking to, or hand-wavingly explaining Libet's apparent delay in consciousness...

This  was written December 10, 2008, a week before discovering I needed a surprise quintuple bypass surgery.  The idea is, or was, Libet measured a half second delay - neurons firing AFTER a response.  Consider that the response is actually done in  the ordered water level of  organization and the neuronal firing occurs afterwards when, for instance, the event is written to backup  memory  or sent for further reporting or coordination.

Think about it.

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Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Belief in things unseen... Haptics as primary

I wrote a post recently in the jsc-online (Yahoo Group) which started out on the spiritual thin ice but that, after a fashion, did circle around to uncover some interesting possibilities. The overall gist is that the general consensus seems to be that vision is a dominant sense and it seems to be electromagnetically active and ..therefore most everyone's conclusion is.. consciousness ought to be electromagnetic leading to the various electromagnetic/quantum_whatever theories and models about consciousness.

Considering the various senses, though -- touch, taste, smell, hearing -- these all look, feel, and are quite haptic and/or involving structural, molecular steric hindrance sorts of influences. While we may be  familiar with various "holographic models" which invoke strong "visual" associations, consider the more intriguing and agreeable situation where "visual" does turn out to be, like the other senses, working on a subtle haptic -- molecular torquing. Yes we can attempt a more complex electromagnetic/dynamic description, but look what happens when we don't, when we settle in with just the haptics.