Theory of Psychology and Einstein

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posted on Dec, 14 2012 @ 11:21 AM
"When forced to summarize the general theory of relativity in one sentence: Time and space and gravitation have no separate existence from matter." - Albert Einstein

"Space and time are not conditions in which we live; they are simply modes in which we think." - Albert Einstein

To my surprise, the following theory in which I thought 'I created' is shared by a few... and I thought I was special lol.

Not only did Einstein produce one of the most 'scientific' understandings of the universe to date... in my opinion, he as well gave us the most accurate means of describing the nature of consciousness and the brain, itself.

It is my argument, that an individuals frame of reference is the first and foremost important contributing factor to the creation of memory... as well as the make-up of spatial relationships in which they are stored. It is various means of spatial recognition in which dictates a majority of our very conscious awareness. These very means of integrating spatial awareness then manifests what is called 'Wave Function Collapse', creating a single possibility that is observed.
Mouse Brain Cells Activated, Reactivated in Learning and Memory

About 40 percent of the cells in the hippocampus that were tagged during initial memory formation were reactivated, Wiltgen said. There was also reactivation of cells in parts of the brain cortex associated with place learning and in the amygdala, which is important for emotional memory.

Millisecond Memory: 'Teleportation' of Rats Sheds Light On How the Memory Is Organized

When the researchers 'teleport' the rats from one place to another by flipping the light switch from A to B, the rats experience exactly the kind of confusion you feel when you momentarily don't know where you are. "But the mind doesn't actually mix up the maps," she says. "It switches back and forth between the two maps that represent rooms A and B, but it is never in an intermediate position. The brain can 'flip' back and forth between the two different maps, but it is always either or, site A or site B."
May-Britt and Edvard Moser have previously discovered the location of the brain's sense of place, shown how the brain works to make memories distinctively different, and have found that the brain has a mechanism to switch between experiences through the use of senses and images stored as memories. Now the researchers have also shown how the brain switches between individual memories, and how long the brain lingers on the different bits of memory.

Many Maps of the Brain

He explains that all species need to navigate, and that some types of memory may have arisen from brain systems that were actually developed for the brain's sense of location.

So why has evolution equipped us with four or more senses of location?
Moser believes the ability to make a mental map of the environment arose very early in evolution. He explains that all species need to navigate, and that some types of memory may have arisen from brain systems that were actually developed for the brain's sense of location.
"We see that the grid cells that are in each of the modules send signals to the same cells in the hippocampus, which is a very important component of memory," explains Moser. "This is, in a way, the next step in the line of signals in the brain. In practice this means that the location cells send a different code into the hippocampus at the slightest change in the environment in the form of a new pattern of activity. So every tiny change results in a new combination of activity that can be used to encode a new memory, and, with input from the environment, becomes what we call memories

All of which, I then suggest creates the following correlation:

Pattern recognition (psychology)

Pattern recognition involves identification of faces, objects, words, melodies, etc. The visual system does more than just interpret forms, contours and colors. Pattern recognition refers to the process of recognizing a set of stimuli arranged in a certain pattern that is characteristic of that set of stimuli. Pattern recognition does not occur instantly, although it does happen automatically and spontaneously. Pattern recognition is an innate ability of animals.

With competing maps, over-lapping maps, and flipping between maps upon recall...

it makes perfect sense that we do the following(maybe I'm the only one lol):

Cognitive dissonance

Cognitive dissonance is a term used in modern psychology to describe the feeling of discomfort when simultaneously holding two or more conflicting cognitions: ideas, beliefs, values or emotional reactions. In a state of dissonance, people may sometimes feel "disequilibrium": frustration, hunger, dread, guilt, anger, embarrassment, anxiety, etc.

Can cognitive dissonance be considered as 'conflicting maps' or conflicting templates?

Which then gives rise to the basis for metacognition which includes the following:
Metacognition - "cognition about cognition", or "knowing about knowing"

In the domain of cognitive neuroscience, metacognitive monitoring and control has been viewed as a function of the prefrontal cortex, which receives (monitors) sensory signals from other cortical regions and through feedback loops implements control (see chapters by Schwartz & Bacon and Shimamura, in Dunlosky & Bjork, 2008)

So in the end of the day... is our consciousness just a feedback looping system of memories that have been created using an individuals frame of reference in relation to stimuli?

Lastly, I will leave you all with some information taken from :

Hippocampus: Mapping or memory?

This observation obviously refutes the notion that the hippocampus contains a representation of the fixed environmental structure. But rather than abandoning the spatial mapping view, its discoverers concluded that the hippocampus creates multiple spatial maps based on different ‘reference frames’, in the case of this study, separate maps referred to a starting point or goal. By extension, in an environment with many moveable objects of interest, there presumably could be a very large number of maps for the same space.

Similarly, from this perspective place cells appear to be governed by different ‘reference frames’ when behavioral episodes are defined by a sequence of actions and locations centered on objects independently of their positions within the overall spatial environment. And finally, from this view a ‘trajectory’ can be straightforwardly characterized as the representation of a journey defined by a sequence of locations and behaviors recorded in memory.


another paper that I wanted to quote from that basically sums all this up... it is an excellent read!

Spatial Memory and Hippocampal Function: Where
are we now?

posted on Dec, 14 2012 @ 11:40 AM
Is it possible that due to everything being based upon observational frame of reference or even frame of reference in general with regards to various stimuli.... that our brains store memory in similar fashion to the way matter in universe coalesces and behaves?

Human Brain, Internet, and Cosmology: Similar Laws at Work?

"By no means do we claim that the universe is a global brain or a computer," said Dmitri Krioukov, co-author of the paper, published by the Cooperative Association for Internet Data Analysis (CAIDA), based at the San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC) at the University of California, San Diego. "But the discovered equivalence between the growth of the universe and complex networks strongly suggests that unexpectedly similar laws govern the dynamics of these very different complex systems.


The structure of the universe and the laws that govern its growth may be more similar than previously thought to the structure and growth of the human brain and other complex networks, such as the Internet or a social network of trust relationships between people, according to a new paper published in the science journal Nature's Scientific Reports.

Genesis 1:27

So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them.


This then has larger implications and parallels with such ideas of astrology and numerology... if that's a rabbit hole you're familiar with...

posted on Dec, 14 2012 @ 04:17 PM
If you ignore the god thing, one comes to realise that each individual has the possibility to reach their own individual maximum potential.

We all have great potential, but few realise it....unless we try.

And most psycologists begin as messed up people looking for answers. Einstein included.

posted on Dec, 14 2012 @ 04:34 PM
reply to post by nerbot

Uncommon Features of Einstein's Brain Might Explain His Remarkable Cognitive Abilities

"Although the overall size and asymmetrical shape of Einstein's brain were normal, the prefrontal, somatosensory, primary motor, parietal, temporal and occipital cortices were extraordinary," said Falk, the Hale G. Smith Professor of Anthropology at Florida State. "These may have provided the neurological underpinnings for some of his visuospatial and mathematical abilities, for instance."

This makes total sense considering the link between visuospatial abilities and memory.

As to Einstein being 'messed up' person looking for answers... may partially be explained by the following:
Empathy Represses Analytic Thought, and Vice Versa: Brain Physiology Limits Simultaneous Use of Both Networks

"How could a CEO be so blind to the public relations fiasco his cost-cutting decision has made?
When the analytic network is engaged, our ability to appreciate the human cost of our action is repressed."

"When subjects are lying in a scanner with nothing to do, which we call the resting state, they naturally cycle between the two networks," Jack said. "This tells us that it's the structure of the adult brain that is driving this, that it's a physiological constraint on cognition."
The finding has bearings on a variety of neuropsychiatric disorders, from anxiety, depression and ADHD to schizophrenia -- all of which are characterized by social dysfunction of some sort, Jack said. "Treatment needs to target a balance between these two networks. At present most rehabilitation, and more broadly most educational efforts of any sort, focus on tuning up the analytic network. Yet, we found more cortex dedicated to the social network."
Perhaps most clearly, the theory makes sense in regards to developmental disabilities such as autism and Williams syndrome. Autism is often characterized by a strong ability to solve visuospatial problems, such as mentally manipulating two and three-dimensional figures, but poor social skills. People with Williams syndrome are very warm and friendly, but perform poorly on visuospatial tests.
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