Perceptual Elements and Memory

Reference: Course on Subject Clearing

The mind is a matrix made up of elements derived from the sensations of the environment. As these elements are de-condensed into finer elements, the consciousness deepens. In humans, the mental matrix is made of much finer elements as compared to the mental matrix in animals. We are evolving towards still finer perceptual elements.



The sensations are being received continually from the environment. They seem to contain a sense of when they are received compared to other sensations. This time sense continue to prevail as sensations de-condense into perceptual elements to be assimilated in the mental matrix. Activation of perceptual elements by their time stamps is what constitutes a MEMORY. The memory may be recalled in the form of a still picture, or a running video.


Storage of Data

The earlier models of the mind proposed by Freud and Hubbard imply that perceptions from the environment are recorded “as-is” in the mind. However, in the  matrix model, the sensations received from the environment are de-condensed into perceptual elements, which are then assimilated within the mental matrix. Perceptions and memories are created from the activation of perceptual elements in the dimension of time.

Assimilation means duplicate perceptual elements are merged making the storage more efficient. For example, if a person eats the same breakfast day after day, then a basic pattern of the breakfast may be stored with slight variations along the time dimension. In general, a perceptual element may be utilized many times in different patterns. Thus, the “matrix” model provides a more efficient way of storing perceptions in the mind. Memory is clear and precise when its pattern is made up of refined and well-assimilated elements. It would be difficult to recall a memory if it contains “unassimilated nodes”.


Dimensions in the Mind

The TIME STAMP is one of the unique properties by which a perceptual element may be identified and indexed in the mental matrix; but there are many other properties. Each property may be identified as a scale or dimension. An example of such a property is COLOR. There is whole scale of color on which near infinite color values may exist. One of these values may be unique to a perceptual element. Thus, we may talk about the dimension of color used to index perceptual elements in the matrix.

There can be a near infinite number of such property dimensions in which a perceptual element may be indexed in the mental matrix. Many of these dimensions we may know. Others are yet to be discovered.


Thoughts, Imagination and Creativity

When the mind activates perceptual elements in the dimension of time, we have memory. Similarly, the mind may activate perceptual elements in other property dimensions, singularly or in combination. Thus we have THOUGHTS.  When thoughts are accompanied by postulates and projections, we have IMAGINATION. When we apply the discipline of continuity, consistency and harmony to imagination, we have CREATIVITY.

There is no limit to creativity.


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