Here’s another one, couldn’t find a video. The hybrot. Why can no one see the blue sky? Why can no one make this intuitive leap. That the brain basically is an amorphous self programming mass of neurons.
Why is the significance of this overlooked? This is the greatest discovery in the history of man, and it is being dismissed as a method to maybe gain some understanding of old timers disease. This is the E=MC^2 of the mind. and nobody cares. even Kevin Warick can’t see what he’s done. As Einstein asked “is everyone else crazy, or am I?”
This is the neuron. This is where everything must start. It is the beginning. It is the alpha. It is the doorway. It is the key to understanding the mind. ANY thought pattern concerning the mind that doesn’t start here is insane.
Applying reductionist (top down) thinking to the neuron yields the neurologist. Perfectly OK. The neuron is determinate. Results are accurate and predictable. The scientific method at it’s best.
Applying constructionist (bottom up) thinking to the neuron yields the ANN. Again perfectly OK. The mind is indeterminate. The results are accurate and predictable. The lateral method at it’s best.
Applying top down thinking to the mind yields insanity. When building a house you don’t start with the roof and work your way down. You will end up with a trash pile of rubbish (psychology) which collapses under it’s own weight. You must start with the foundation.
Step back and forget everything you know about psychology, in fact just forget everything you think you know. Try to get to the mental state of the infant, un-indoctrinated, centered, no blocks or taboos, no preconceptions, no knowledge. Point your peepers at this problem and you will see that “when you put neurons together they connect and start communicating”. Why? Because that’s what neurons do. That’s how they evolved. If you want to know how, you ask a neurologist and he’ll give you an accurate answer. RatBrain2 demonstrates the first 3 steps in the constructionist thought process that will lead to an accurate understanding of the mind. The ANN is accurate and predictable. It becomes obvious. I’ll give you a hint on step 4. What is the robot doing? IE it is an amorphous mass of neurons which have connected and started communicating and is doing what?
Appropriate logic applied to relevant data yields truth. Think like da Vinci.
Yes Al, everybody really is insane. Wish you were here.