posted on Jan, 26 2017 @ 02:18 AM
Because the mind emerges upon the movements of the body - or the material realm - what we experience as our consciousness can only be partially
studied at a scientific level.
The problem is that consciousness arises within brain dynamics not so much in the "synchrony" of parts - but in the resonance differences
between partially coupled systems.
This is the weirdness of the brain. Deep within the forebrain "cortical EEGs" - with the electrode actually on the or within the brain - what we
find as the 'signature of consciousness' is whats called 'gamma' wave activity - or electromagnetic oscillations at 40Hz, which means that the
electrical signal occurs at 40 cycles (or more) every second as recorded by the EEG.
Yet if you pull farther out, change scale - such as readings from the scalp i.e. a normal EEG - its pretty rare to pick up gamma wave activity
(according to Paul Nunez, an expert in neurodynamics and professor of Neuroscience at Tulane) - instead, the signature of consciousness as read from
the scalp is alpha and theta wave activities.
This is all very interesting, because the further out you pull, you are essentially dealing with different dynamical fields occurring at different
levels of activity. Nunez argues that these higher-level electromagnetic 'rhythms' occurring at and just slightly above the scalp is where
consciousness is most likely to arise (thus helping to find the right vantage point to the 'binding problem' of consciousness) - as it is not the
'local' or low-level network dynamics of the 10 billion frontal cortical neurons, nested within one another in a "column" embedded within another
column - but the highest level resonance which occurs in the difference between the relations - which is to say, that consciousness is an
enormously non-linear product - and so probably unlikely to be reproduced in any artificial form - and thus, of course, only goes to prove how
insanely wishful and idealistic this culture of ours is.
Conscious Perception, Symbolization, and the Body
When we have a perception of something, it becomes a part of us. When we construct and re-member, and transform our object-relations into full-blown
ideologies - or beliefs about how we think the world works - this is all arising at the highest dynamical level - and indeed, the slowest and last
part to emerge - as interacts and makes meaning with the other large-scale emergent creatures the Human lives its life with - other Humans.
This emphasis on Emergence helps us to not lose focus on the continuity, but also to recognize that each level of structure (networks of atoms,
networks of molecules, networks of tissues, networks of organs, networks of organisms etc) relates with other elements with it, and in the process, a
higher level structure emerges.
We all sense this - that we derive from something 'above' us - and this is true: what is above us is the goodness that helped build our brain -
which motivated our choices, and channeled down consciousness into the structure of space, time and matter through the existential challenges of being
an individualized organism.
As an earlier thread of mine argued, the ideas we have - the coherency we sense - matters with regard to how our brain actually self organizes.
Indeed, the oribitofrontal cortex is mostly built out of neurons which use Gamma amino butryic acid (or GABA) which has an inhibitory effect on
pyramidal cells (which excite). This brain behind your eyeball - to me the true third eye - is where conscious regulation of affect is said to occur,
as suggested by neurological and developmental studies, as well as fMRI and post-mortem studies which leave no doubt that sensing into your emotions
and regulating them - i.e. functioning coherently within your mental space - is processed here.
Furthermore, it also suggests that the actual process of using your consciousness to regulate inappropriate or unjustified affects (as it relates
to the realities of others) constitutes a correlation - or matching, between my own state and the Others state, and seeking to 'attune'
to the Other to bring about a state of 'shared-intentionality' or, more basically, a feeling of relaxation, peace, and pleasure with the others.
In short, consciousness has REAL effects on matter - specifically the organization and viability of brain matter. If it were possible, an fMRI of
Donald j Trump's forebrain, or his OFC, the small part behind his eye - would show a shrunken structure and for good reason: you have to actually
exercise that aspect of consciousness to possess the corresponding structure. Yes - indeed, consciousness - or effects at the highest and most
abstract level in neurological dynamics - 'feeds back down' into the viability of certain parts of frontal brain structure intrinsically related to
regulating of affect. Mind you - again - the fact that this works, and indeed, that brain structure emerges as a function of consciousness, speaks to
the very real physical power of this emergent property.
A Devil On Your Palm
Is it possible for the mental to effect the physical? It happens all the time, and its called 'autoimmune diseases'.
Already, we live in a day and age that acknowledges 'stress' on the body, but we really fail to recognize the degree to which the mind can represent
its internal dysfunction in the maladies of its body.
The woman who holds in her anger and never speaks up against mistreatment, in a sense, defies her bodies yearning for fecundity - for being reflected,
nurtured, and to nurture. The breasts, ovaries and the uterus - both very related cancers - are an expression of fecundity: the place within the
biodynamical flowing of the Human where life is nurtured at its various stages in a cyclical life fashion: sex - arousal for the man - is largely
stimulated by the breasts and the hip-waist ratio. The breasts 'nurture' desire for the other in the man. Later, in gestation, the males sperm
triggers the release of eggs from the ovary (especially if organsm occurs in the female - hence why multiple orgasms exist for them) and the sperm
waits outside the egg for one to open up (they do not barge in: the eggs decide which sperm enters) and when it happens, the uterus fosters the
being into existence, until it enters the world, and the breasts can once more suckle the living being.
Diseases like this are deeply related - and can be very scientifically established - to the way and manner we relate to one another, and how that
affects our object-relations, or how we feel, or "metabolize", the situations we enter in our living.
Indeed, the more conscious you become, the more those conscious parts you cultivate play a part in regulating your dynamical structure. This is
where autoimmune diseases and spiritual effects seem to surface, as the person who has made coherent-to-themselves the injustice of prostitution (i.e.
an intrinsic despoilation of the feminine principle; a remaking of the female in the shadow of the male i.e. into a sex object, so that she comes to
seek, like a person with stockholm syndrome, to be 'desired by the object which objectifies her' i.e. other males.) for example, will experience a
shocking autoimmune reaction from his own body - i.e. from his own internalized psychological dynamics, that is, his construction of meaning towards
particular objects. An example such as this would materiali