The Human Mind

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The human mind is the software that is programmed in the hardware of the brain. The mind has a capacity that is unrealized in most humans. The mind can easily operate on ten times the current capacity, or maybe more. But the upper limit of its capacity depends on the hardware of the brain. It is quite possible that this hardware may evolve toward greater capacity over time.

The mind may be described as a matrix of experiential data. The mind is self-determined in the sense that it always seeks continuity, harmony and consistency to align data as its equilibrium condition.

The human mind is a well-indexed matrix of experiential data that assimilates new experience by aligning it within the matrix.

The human mind senses, measures and experiences its contextual environment by resonating with it. In other words, the data of the experiential matrix replicates to match what is there. This is done through visualization. There is a gradient of resonance through which the mind becomes aware of similarities and differences of new data. This is the “observer” aspect of the mind.

The mind “observes” by resonating with what is there.

The human mind seeks equilibrium with new data by making it continuous, harmonious and consistent with its experiential data. It aligns and assimilates new data through free association. Thus, the mind is a self-adjusting data matrix. This is the “computer” aspect of the mind.

The mind “computes” by freely associating data into alignment.

When appropriate data is missing there come about gaps in alignment. The human mind makes projections to fill those gaps. The mind postulates data hoping it will bring the needed alignment. A postulate is something taken as self-evident or assumed without proof as a basis for reasoning. That postulate is most valuable, which brings about maximum alignment. A postulate is universally workable when it is aligned with the natural laws. The mind tests postulates by trial and error until it arrives at the right postulate. This is the “creative” aspect of the mind.

The mind “postulates” to resolve misalignment of data.

Memory is part of the creative function of the mind. Memories are not stored in their original form. Data is simply assimilated as experience once it is properly aligned. Past memories are dynamically constructed when recalled or used in free association of problem solving.

Memory is constructed ad hoc from experiential data matrix.

The ultimate criterion for resolution of doubts, perplexities and problems is the optimum alignment of data such that there are no remaining discontinuities, disharmonies and inconsistencies.

Doubts, perplexitites and problems are resolved by achieving alignment of data.

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