Sleeping and Dreaming

The mystery of why we sleep and dream revealed. 

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Even when they consume one third of our lifetime, sleeping and dreaming are among the biggest mysteries of mankind.

Current research on the topic is full of data like frequencies, wavelengths, oxygen levels, heart rates, etc. What it does not explain is the reason why we sleep and dream, which is revealed in the following explanation: …more

Understanding Awareness

On the meaning of the term awareness. 

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Merriam-Webster dictionary defines awareness as “having or showing realization, perception, or knowledge”, according to Wikipedia, it is the “state or quality of being conscious of something”, Macmillan dictionary defines it as “knowledge or understanding of a subject, issue, or situation”, whereas Dictionary.com defines it as “having knowledge”. 

Even when they differ, none of them fully define what awareness is.  …more

Thinking in Language

How we use language to manage information.  

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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 our knowledge is shared with others, they can test, build, expand, refine, etc. on it, thereby optimizing and multiplying it, which is further tested, built, expanded, refined, etc. when they share with others, thereby further optimizing and multiplying it, and so on.  …more

How Does Our Mind Develop?

A brief introduction to how our knowledge, skills and personality develop.  

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Ever since our birth, our brain has been accumulating and managing a huge amount of information on an ongoing basis. We use such information to make decisions and update our knowledge. 

To process such information, our brain uses a mechanism which helps us instantly access information that is important and useful for our ongoing interactions from the vast amount of information stored in the brain. …more

Difference between Male and Female Brains

First ever explanation of differences between male and female brains based on the process of natural selection.  

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Over thousands of generations, human brains have evolved to fulfil the evolutionary goals of survival and reproduction.

To fulfil them, two fundamental qualities are required:

1) Craving Attitude for copulation, which helps in the goal of reproduction by ensuring healthy human propagation and

2) Caring Attitude for others, which helps in the goal of survival by ensuring quality upbringing of the offspring thereafter. …more

I Am Better Than You

Revealed for the first time – one of the most significant mechanisms driving the human mind.

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Nature has awarded every human being with the feeling that he is superior to others in whatever he does, including anything related to him, like his personality, physical attributes, power, possessions, etc.

Although it is known as superiority bias, there is a mechanism behind it which is not known to science – a mechanism which is the core reason why sports and games exist and is SOLELY responsible for pride, arrogance, flattery, etc.   …more

Can Your Legs Do the Thinking?

The mystery behind fidgeting behaviour.

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Can your legs do the thinking? No, but close enough. They can be used as placeholders for the thought process. 

In detail: As observed in my studies, making small, repetitive movements like shaking legs, biting nails, playing with fingers or personal objects like glasses, pens etc., which are known as fidgeting behaviours, are tools our brain uses to optimize its operations when engaged in deep …more

What is Degree of Attention?

What happens when you pay more attention to something?

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Despite exponential progress in mind and brain sciences, without a causal account of the human brain, knowledge about degree of attention, a phenomenon as ubiquitous as breathing, is still a mystery. Following is the first ever explanation of how the mechanism underlying degree of attention (i.e. intensity of attention) …more

How Does Meditation Work?

The truth about meditation.

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How does meditation make the brain powerful? What is the difference between various meditation techniques? Why does the mind wander?

Without a causal account of the human brain, it is not possible for science to give coherent answers to these questions. 

Following is the first ever explanation of how the mechanism …more

Human Brain Is Complex. Not Complicated.

The popular belief that the human brain works in a complicated manner is wrong.

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Human brain is the most complex object in the observable universe. Its complex functionality is contributed by interactions of many interconnected mechanisms that form what we call ‘mind’. Such mechanisms by themselves are very simple. It is their interactions with each other that result into complex behaviour.

Even when the brain is highly complex, as there is a difference between something being complex and something being …more

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Although it’s not known to science, the core reason we have two hemispheres in the brain is that in order to optimize our interactions, both of them need to process our ongoing interactions in two different ways.

As per the Dichotomized Operating System model 1:

The left hemisphere, which I call system 1, uses direct logic and the right hemisphere, which I call system 2, uses contextual …more

Following is a brief introduction to the dynamic optimizing aspect of survival and reproduction characteristics based on the process of natural selection. It is the driving force behind mechanisms and processes running in the brain that are responsible for our existence and drive our daily lives.

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Charles Darwin

It is based on the process of natural selection proposed by Charles Darwin in the year 1859 in his book ‘On the Origins of Species – By Means of Natural Selection’.

It explains how all organisms have characteristics with intrinsic tendencies to survive, reproduce and dynamically optimize their operations in a step-by-step manner. All human behaviour is based on such …more

Human brain is the most complex object in the observable universe. Its complex functionality is contributed by interactions of many interconnected mechanisms that form what we call ‘mind’. Such mechanisms by themselves are very simple. It is their interactions with each other that result into complex behaviour. …more

Meditation

Anything that has multiple parts which work collectively to reach common goals has to be driven by a system. Such multiple parts cannot work independently and still reach common goals.

This simple and fundamental fact is not taken into consideration by scientists, who study various aspects of human brain in greatest of details, but do not see it as one integrated system. …more

Meditation

Human brain is acknowledged to be the most complex structure known to the mankind. Technology has advanced to such levels in the recent years that it has helped the mankind learn more about it in the last two decades than in the entire human history.

One of the biggest contributors for such progress …more

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The typical scientific approach to understand how the brain works is by debating and forming opinions based on ideas and observations. As all of them are based on perceptions, which can be distorted by many factors, they differ from person to person, making it difficult to understand how they work conclusively. …more