2.8 The brain is alone

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The brain is also a notion in the mind. Over billions of years, the perception of this immensely complex organ has evolved. The thought sees the world through the brain, or rather – the thought experiences a brain which in turn tells about an outside world. This world does not have to exist in itself. It may be that everything happens in the brain, which delivers ideas to the mind.
2.8.0-1  When everything is mental, the brain is also a conception in the mind.

2.8.0-2  The thought experiences a pattern. It thinks, experiences, printing inks that form "letters". We have approx. thirty letters in our alphabet. With these we can create any story.

2.8.0-3  The thought experiences a pattern. What is the first thing it thinks it imagines? Physics suggests elementary particles. There are approx. thirty also of them, without the number being ascribed importance. With these, everything in the world can be "told".

2.8.0-4  Why thirty? Who knows? The idea of them has arisen, probably one by one, as the thought has experienced parts of the pattern that were not already understood and thus required a new idea, a new particle. Thirty elementary particles were what it took to understand everything. Do not ask me why, I'm just a cormorant writer.

2.8.0-5  These particles themselves form patterns. How are these to be understood? What are they producing? The answer is atoms.

2.8.0-6  The atoms again form patterns, sometimes interwoven with other atoms or free elementary particles. How is this to be understood? What are these strange patterns producing? The answer is molecules.

2.8.0-7  It could have been anything, but the thought thought particles, atoms and molecules. That's what physics tells us. This is how we have chosen to describe what we observe.

2.8.0-8  The molecules again form patterns. It becomes matter, forms. Dust, rocks, air, water, carbon, fire. But there are currently no organisms. Everything happens in one big thought. It has no body. It is not a person, as we know people.

2.8.0-9  The idea is the great, universal consciousness. The one big thought that thinks all this. What it is like to have this thought, the gods must know.

2.8.0-10  This is how development goes. The world is shaped over billions of years. Primitive organisms are formed by fatty acids. These appeared early in the Earth's lifetime and were dominant for 3,500 million years. In the last 685 million years, they became more advanced organisms. Plants, animals, humans.

2.8.0-11  For approx. 521 million years ago, scientists believe, the first structures that can be called brain tissue appeared. There were accumulations of cells that were able to detect changes in the environment and send signals to the other cells. In short, brain cells.

2.8.0-12  A human brain has approx. 80 billion brain cells. Each of these ends in a branch of up to 20,000 dendrites. Each dendrite can have several branches and each branch can in turn have several synapses that send signals to other nerve cells and receive signals back. In a three-year-old child, there are approx. 1 quadrillion synapses. The complexity is colossal.

2.8.0-13  The mind experiences a brain. It started with the perceived molecules, fatty acids, cells that reacted to the environment, and then a huge lump of such specialized cells wrapped in a solid skull and with branches into an experienced body. The organism was able to register photons around it (see), register pressure changes (hear), feel touch (heat, cold, touch), register chemical composition in liquid and solids (taste) and in the air (smell).

2.8.0-14  To understand all these signals, the idea formed a notion of a brain. It evolved gradually, governed by the complexity of the environment and the tasks the organism faced. Darwin discovered this mechanism and how we adapt and evolve.

2.8.0-15  If you look at the brain's nerve cells under a microscope, they appear to be alive. They are some crawling little worms that seek out here and there and sniff their way to new connections. They are highly organic, dynamic, vibrant.

2.8.0-16  The thought not only keeps track of the brain itself as such, but also experiences that electrochemical signals fly around it and that these signals actually also change the brain itself.

2.8.0-17  The thought thus experiences patterns upon patterns of patterns that are constantly changing. It is estimated that the brain processes approx. 100 billion bits, or 100 Gigabits, per second.

2.8.0-18  What is this capacity used for? It has been found that all the signals that go from the body and into the brain, only make up a data stream of approx. 11 Mbit / second, ie one ten thousandth of the total capacity.

2.8.0-19  Vision uses 10 Mbit / s, contact with the skin requires 1 Mbit / s, hearing and the sense of smell use 0.1 Mbit / s each - and the sense of taste has been assigned a lousy 0.001 Mbit / s.

2.8.0-20  Just. 99.999 percent of everything that goes on in the brain, goes on - in the brain, like that for itself. Independent of the outside world. The brain has plenty of capacity to imagine, construct, synthesize everything you experience and more. It has the engine power to fantasize wildly.

2.8.0-21  This whole insanely complex brain is thus in the mind. It sounds unreasonable, but it is no more unreasonable than the opposite that most people go around taking for granted: That this complexity is something objective, material - and that the thought then arises from this confusion via a hitherto unknown mechanism. It's actually an even crazier idea.

2.8.0-22  The mind is not aware of this extreme activity. When you watch video online, a few billion bits of flashes of light pop up on your screen. But you do not see the flashes, you see the video, the pictures. You see a car coming in from the right, a car from the left, they stop. Two healthy ladies come out and start sharing the dividends from the bank robbery they have just committed.

2.8.0-23  This requires only 50 - fifty - bits. Or no, the light on the screen, the sound, the room you are in, etc. still require its 11 million bits for the complete situation to be understood by the thought, but all this takes place unconsciously. The little part you care about - the cars, the ladies and the money - it only uses 50 bits on. This can be read on the Encyclopædia Britannica.

2.8.0-24  The brain thus interprets in layers upon layers. The idea has a notion of 1 quadrillion synapses wrapped in a skull. There are 100 billion events happening there every second.

2.8.0-25  The mind does not consciously think about every single nerve signal. There is a simplification, simplification, simplification. The mind knows what a nerve cell is, what dendrites and synapses are. It knows what a neurochemical signal is. All this it has thought, created. It knows exactly what this is and what is normally going on. Since most things are the same, no innovation is required. These basic functions occur unconsciously and automatically.

2.8.0-26  All this forms patterns. The patterns show repetitions of the same thing, but occasionally some unique events also occur.

2.8.0-27  The idea thus began with interpreting the patterns formed by the large, static structure. Those that were formed by the ideas of time, space, mass, gravity and motion.

2.8.0-28  The structure became the notion of a brain. The brain, the thought thinks, is also a structure that forms patterns. This structure is also perceived to be movable, just like the first static pattern. The movements themselves create dynamic patterns, complexity, which the mind must also interpret.

2.8.0-29  These patterns create the notion of… yes, what do you think? World!

2.8.0-30  The idea is that there must be something outside the brain that creates these patterns and movements inside the brain. What is the cause of what I experience in the brain, the thought thinks? What could be out there that creates these regular fluctuations in electrochemical signals on both sides of the head?

2.8.0-31  Is there anything out there that swings? Waves? How is it experienced?

2.8.0-32  The thought shoots out.

2.8.0-33  Now I will say something that is difficult to get under the skin. I have said this many times, but still hold on. Clear?

2.8.0-34  There is no world out there that hits a brain that then gives you experiences.

2.8.0-35  The brain creates the notion of the world. The order is the opposite of what we go around believing. Cause and effect must be reversed to understand it correctly.

2.8.0-36  The mind experiences a brain. It experiences the moving, dynamic, complex patterns the brain creates. The thought interprets the patterns and forms an idea that there must be a world out there. It does not.

2.8.0-37  Not everything is perceived as material at all. The interpretation does not stop at the material. The idea has created the idea of elementary particles. These in themselves form patterns that are interpreted as atoms, which in turn form patterns that are interpreted as molecules.

2.8.0-38  This is how it continues. The molecules form patterns that are interpreted as "matter". The fabric forms patterns that become everything we experience as material in this world. The brain first, then everything else.

2.8.0-39  But the interpretation does not stop there. Why should it? How could it be possible for the thought to experience "matter" that is experienced to move in time and space, that form patterns - and then the thought should choose NOT to interpret exactly these last patterns? Does the idea get tired of interpreting when it reaches a certain level?

2.8.0-40  Of course not. The thought always interprets. It finds and experiences patterns at all levels. Each pattern is part of a higher order pattern.

2.8.0-41  The interpretation takes place whether the pattern is created by something that is perceived as material or something abstract. We have already said that it is the pattern as such that occupies the thought, not what has formed the pattern.

2.8.0-42  The thought is a mind reader, a pattern recognition mechanism.

2.8.0-43  - Show me anything and I will see a pattern, the thought thinks. Show me a pattern and I'll understand what it is. This is how the idea works. Always.

2.8.0-44  Now we're at the magic point. The explanation of what music is. Your ear receives sound waves in the air. It sends signals around your brain. The signals are experienced as sound, qualia.

2.8.0-45  And then, of course, the interpretation does not stop there. The perceived sounds, the qualies in the plural, also form patterns. These patterns also create qualia, experiences.

2.8.0-46  These sound patterns, the patterns that are perceived as tones, are music. You experience harmonies, moods, contrasts, rhythm, sounds. It is a rich and complex experience. We have said that there can be no limits to qualia, for what "qualities" we can experience. Music is one of countless proofs of this.

2.8.0-47  Music is an emerging phenomenon. It is an experience that is different, larger, of a higher order than the direct experience of all the details that are part of forming the music pattern. Music is an interpretation and an experience of the complexity that arises. What are the laws for such? The laws of complexity.

2.8.0-48  Why is music ugly or beautiful? If you hit two strings on your guitar and it is out of tune, it does not sound good. If you tune your guitar and play the right chords at the right tempo, it sounds great. Why?

2.8.0-49  We have said that complexity theory should be the ONE theory we can use to explain everything. Now we get tested if the claim holds.

2.8.0-50  Music can be described as patterns. Notes is the system for describing it. The patterns are multidimensional. These sounds that the ear perceives are understood as rhythm, tone jumps and harmonies. The harmonics from the instruments give an experience of timbre and character. The interaction between the sounds from different instruments creates waves and structures at a higher level.

2.8.0-51  All this mixes with the behavior of the people who play, the audience's reaction, cultural and physical context. And if you are at the concert with your girlfriend and you are newly in love, then this also affects the experience.

2.8.0-52  All this is in sum your experience of "music". It is a complex, dynamic system. Everything affects everything. Both material and abstract phenomena are included, but in our worldview these are identical in function.

2.8.0-53  Why is some music perceived as beautiful and harmonious, and other music as cuttingly unmusical?

2.8.0-54  The answer lies in the dynamic laws, in the chaos theory. The laws of chaos describe harmonies and disharmonies.