'Cognitive Analysis and Materialism' Chapter

Materialism

Your brain takes on the configuration your experiences induce in it. What you experience, actively imagine and habitually think, is the shape your brain takes.

The consensus is a useful dream, but the brain wants to be awake. The idea is not to just get a new dream, but to get a handle on the entire dreaming process. Memories have the traces of your waking state of focus. That focus is yours to assign and reassign as you choose, and you can choose to dream again what you remember, but dream it differently.

We Are Mutable

There is a lot of enthusiasm over the recent findings of neuroscience and its specialty known as social neuroscience which focuses on trying to understand social reactions through the neuroscience methodology. The idea is that everything you experience arises out… Seek More

Two Way Flow of Information

Shall we go into neuroplasticity? Your brain takes on the configuration your experiences induce in it. What you experience, actively imagine and habitually think, is the shape your brain takes. So add this mutable brain to the rather wide range… Seek More

Novelty Seeking Creatures

Now the brain under analysis… They seek to understand the “mind” by watching the brain function. There are some easily traced circuits in the human brain – those connecting our eyes and other sense to our brain – and so… Seek More

Ignorance is Sleep

The brain can read more in its own make-up than science is giving it credit for. It seeks more than just to be content with a social paradigm, a consistent consensus reality, and it moves us sometimes not just to… Seek More

How to Control

So how to control rather than be controlled? It’s a simple matter of context and again would seem crazy until you practice it. It involves interrupting your internal dialogue, not just the words in your head, but the entire pattern… Seek More

Running Fantasy

I read an article yesterday that mentioned they’re studying the effects of product labels on people’s brains using fMRI. I’ve been wondering why so many labels are changing lately and that explains it. Yes, they are trying to brain hack… Seek More

Hack The Social Persona

I’m comfortable I can hack their hack. Yes, you can. You can even hack people’s social persona. For me, someone who is aggressive usually appears to have an enlarged and twitchy eye, and based on which eye it is I… Seek More

Dream it Differently

So perhaps a thought in parting… Your habitual dream now, that thing they would detect as they watched the patterns that show up in an fMRI while you look at stimuli, does it put you fully in touch with reality?… Seek More

Enjoy the Simulator

Are we talking about differing “states” of mind? Or are we talking about different “styles” of thought? Or any, or all of the above? Or are we talking about mechanical/neural processes? We are talking about something people don’t normally talk… Seek More