Sunday, July 5, 2009

Implementing longer-term memory in the ordered water model

In the "ordered water" trial theory of consciousness, the neurology is seen as secondary to and dependent upon the underlying respiration reaction. Taking a closer look at this somewhat odd, but also old notion it turn out that the energy flow in the neurology does indeed have it's origin in respiration -- that respiration is primary and neurology is secondary. Focusing in closer on the respiration reaction itself, here simplified to:

organics + oxygen => carbon dioxide + water + energy flow      (Rxn #1)

it also turns out that there are some 10^20 water molecules per second being formed (body-wide). This investigator has noticed that this incredible internal structural flux presents us with several intriguing opportunities to account for some of our various *feelings*, impressions and potentially, even our thoughts as being "scribbled in the ordered water".

Surprisingly, when one considers the plus-plus-minus-minus ~tetrahedral structure of a water molecule, it turns out that, within an enfolding field, each water molecule can form in one of at least six different orientations (or states). This leads to the awareness that for n-molecules forming sequentially in any one given respiration site, those n-molecules can form in 6^n different patterns (contrasted to the familiar 2^n model). Twelve molecules yield 6^12 or 2 billion options. Eighteen molecules support 10^14 possible associations.

Interestingly enough, given just this small a start, it is not all that difficult to envision that repeating vibrational patterns in our surroundings actually ought to have a strong tendency to "scribble out" similar, repeating patterns in the sequences of water molecules concurrently forming at respiration sites. That's not magic, it's just physics. Stronger, more coherent signals ought to influence more respiration sites. So the quaint imagery works, by itself, for free, as if balancing on a knife's edge.

Therefore, with slight effort we have awareness of a wonderful ongoing flux of water molecules which orient via the influences of surroundings into patterns reflective of our experience within the local surroundings – all ahead of any new neural activity.

Then comes the logical question of getting ordered water patterns to persist. The short answer is "bound water layers are persistent".

That is, “research shows” that committing something to longer term memory does involve some protein synthesis. In the process of linking amino acids together to form protein, water molecules serve as scaffolding and become “bound water” on the surface and within the newly formed protein matrix.

The bound water is persistent. Driving off the bound water takes a lot more energy than is available at 98.6 degrees Fahrenheit.

So, let’s say we’re inside a respiring cell and lots of the recently created water molecules are in similar ordered water stacks and the call goes out to form a protein? Which sort of patterns in the ordered water are most likely to get incorporated into the bound water layer of the newly formed protein?

Logic and statistics reply that it should be the ordered water stacks present in the higher concentration.

Replicate that over many adjacent respiration sites and cells. Then, perhaps, interconnect various cells containing the same or similar ~ordered water pattern. Then, later, when the same vibrational sequence generates even lower concentrations of the same/similar ordered water stacks there’s no sense, necessarily, to re-make that protein/bound water stack again so then, if the thought dawns on you, the whole Christmas tree really ought to light up... or else, generally, the signal activates previously developed cyclic “gel-sol”/reactive/interactive/creative cycles.

It turns out, then, that scribbling experience into patterns in ordered water and then getting those patterns to persist in a form to serve as longer-term memory is all quite natural.

Best regards,
Ralph Frost

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