posted on May, 24 2005 @ 10:30 PM
This is the simplest explination that I have found so far. For those like myself, without much scientifil or technical knowledge:
There is a controversial thought on how the brain works that began with the studies of Karl Pribram, a neurophysiologist at Stanford University.
It's that the human brain can be modeled as a hologram. Studies (over 500 referenced data has been published) have shown that memory is not localized
in specific parts of the brain but rather spread through-out the brain much as a holographic plate will have the image spread through-out it. This
explains why many people can still remember things if a portion of the brain is damaged.
If you cut a hologram in half you will have 2 whole images in each half. Cut out another piece and again you have whole images. It is thought by many
that the brain works the same way and that a whole memory is recorded through-out the brain. So in this way we think in 3 dimensions but we are
limited in our interpretation of reality.
In the late '60s and early '70s, renowned physicist David Bohm proposed that the workings of the universe were based on a holographic model,
simultaneously and independently of Karl Pribram's studies. Did anyone say "synchronicity?"
Bohm's studies indicate that the universe exists in total inter-connectivity (after Bohr). All things effect all things, as in the "Butterfly
Effect," where the parable suggests that the flap of a butterfly's wings in China last year could be the source of the storm here today. More than
that, it is suggested that the universe exists as solid "information" (Bell's Theorem) and that what happens to a related object (as in a mother
and child or 2 pieces of a comet that split a millennium ago) will effect the other object instantaneously. Of course, this idea isn't well received
by those that think Einstein's theory is a law (which it's not). It’s not that the information is traveling faster than the speed of light but
that the information exists in a dimension beyond our perception.
Science has shown, and the scientific community has accepted that, a subatomic particle (like a positron) will behave as a particle while we observe
it, but as a wave at all other times! These particles are called quanta, or a single one, quantum. Quantum Physics.
We often think of atoms as a mass but a neutron (a part of an atom), for instance, has no substance and *no dimension!* If a neutron is split in two,
each half will fly out as light. Light. That's all it is. We are made of atoms loosely connected with more space between the atoms than there are
atoms. We have mass only because of perception of dimension and gravity. And these atoms are made of nothing but light. (A loose definition, there are
so many different quanta in the universe with all such different properties that we can only speculate.)
In this case we could assume that, being made of dimension-less light, that we exist in an inconceivable dimension that our brains can only interpret
as 3 dimensional (4 if you include time), or holographical. If we assume that our interpretation of reality is a limited one and what we are made of
has no dimension, then we might assume that there are unlimited dimensions ("no dimensions" suggest unlimited possibilities).
With the model of the holographic brain, the holographic universe, and Quantum Physics, we could speculate that all that we hold as real is nothing
more than the playful dance of light, light that has no dimension and limitless dimension. Adds a whole new meaning to the words "Let there be