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
Both hemispheres of the brain are designed by the process of natural selection to make decisions on its ongoing interactions.
Before finalizing on a decision, the left hemisphere uses direct logic processing, while the right hemisphere uses contextual logic …more
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
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
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
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
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
(…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
(…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