Language and Memory

Current science views language only as a communication tool. In this post, I reveal for the first time that communication is not the only function of language by revealing its primary function. I also reveal for the first time why animals live only in the present moment.

lang and memory

We use language to communicate with others. By communicating, we can exchange our knowledge and views with others. Based on the adage “knowledge multiplies when shared”, when knowledge is shared among people, they can test, build, expand, refine, etc. on it, thereby optimizing and multiplying it, which is further tested, built, expanded, refined, etc. upon sharing with others again, thereby further optimizing …more

Mechanisms of the Mind

In the book ‘Mechanisms of the Mind’, I have explained more than fifty mechanisms of the human mind on a single platform. It is the most comprehensive account of the human mind ever.

In this first-of-its-kind book, I have explained more than fifty mechanisms that make up the human mind using only five components, simplifying the understanding of the human mind to a level that can be understood by anyone who is prepared to make the effort. No prior knowledge of any subject is required to understand it. Such simplification is made possible by the first ever use of “system thinking” approach to understand how mind emerges from the brain.

Upon finishing the book, you will be familiar with the following …more

Why some people shake legs or bite nails repetitively?

Why do people shake legs, bite nails or generally fidget around when engaged in deep thoughts? Is it connected to why people eat popcorn while watching movies?

Degree of Attention

Because of systematic storage and linking of information in the brain1, modifying the degree of attention by evaluating how significant each ongoing interaction is and proportionately allotting and utilizing the allotted amount of resources (as explained in the previous post Degree of Attention) takes very little time and thus, is not a problem in most of your daily interactions.

It is only when you are in the process of thinking continuously, may it be deliberating between multiple decisions or watching a movie, which are of dynamic nature and typically involve one or multiple chains …more

Please Pay Attention…

What happens when you pay attention? Why do you pay more attention to what is significant to you? What benefit does the mechanism offering variable degree of attention provide?

Degree of Attention

Design of the human brain has evolved over thousands of generations by the process of natural selection in a gradual manner1. It is not developed on a preconceived plan or a blue-print.

Such development has enabled it to transit from running on lower amount of resources for processing information in earlier generations to higher amount of resources in succeeding generations, an ability it …more

Free Will Decision Making

The first ever explanation of the mechanism that offers intelligence to the mankind – a mechanism which generates its own decisions.

This post is about a simple question: How can a mechanism generate “its own” decisions? How can “it” be held responsible for the decisions it makes?

Other than information processing systems like computers, control systems, robots, etc., there is nothing in the world that is capable of making decisions. However, such decisions do not originate from their systems – they are all pre-programmed by humans. Even in the realm of artificial intelligence, the basic programming is done by humans. …more

Why do you sleep? Why do you dream?

Even when they occupy one third of your lifetime, sleep and dreams are among the biggest mysteries of the mankind. This post contains the first ever fully causal explanation of why you sleep and why you dream.

Other than physiological reasons and observations that sleep helps in memory consolidation, science is not clear about the core purpose of why we sleep and dream. The current research is full of information on frequencies, wavelengths, oxygen levels, heart rate and stages like non-REM and REM sleep and how they cycle in the brain, but …more

Fundamentals of Mind and Brain – Part 4 of 4
What is “Self”?

How does the “self”, which is non-physical, emerge from the brain, which is physical? How can it be held responsible for actions executed by the brain?

(…continued from How Do We Make Decisions?)

As explained in previous post, the right hemisphere can benefit from direct as well as contextual logic processing executed by the left hemisphere, because of which, the process of natural selection has assigned the authority of making decisions to it. …more

Fundamentals of Mind and Brain – Part 3 of 4
How Do We Make Decisions?

How does the brain generate decisions? How does it judge which of the multiple decisions it has made is suitable for execution? How does the thought process contribute to such decisions?

How Do We Make Decisions

(…continued from Difference between Conscious, Subconscious & Unconscious Minds)

As explained in the Treasure Hunt analogy, the way son avoids other cars, people crossing roads, etc. and follows traffic lights, diversions, etc. on his own; the non-conscious left hemisphere processes preset interaction information (or parts of it) on its own. Such preset interaction information contains 1) repetitive, 2) random and 3) genetically stored information, which is detected by the left hemisphere on an ongoing basis. …more

Fundamentals of Mind and Brain – Part 2 of 4
Difference between Conscious, Subconscious & Unconscious Minds

Many people use the terms subconscious and unconscious mind interchangeably. What is the difference between them?

Meditation

(…continued from How Mind Emerges From the Brain)

Most people understand what the conscious mind is, but are confused between subconscious and unconscious mind. Many use these terms interchangeably. Following is the first ever fully causal explanation of the same: …more