Science of Consciousness

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It is suggested that you read the papers in their numerical order.
Consciousness 'Self' Intangible Affecters
1. Introduction to Consciousness    
  2. Discovering Your 'Self'  
    3. Introduction to Intangible Affecters
4. Nature of Consciousness    
    5. Functions as They Relate to Physics
  6. Self : From Action Plan to Person  
    7. Pinocchio : Thought
8. Pinocchio : Consciousness    
  9. Pinocchio : Self  

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1.  Introduction to Consciousness

Abstract:  Experiences are physical properties of certain brain states.  These brain states are given forms representing the external world by information processing in our brains.  The model of the world thus created is the conscious world of our experience.  It is a Map used to compute navigation for our organisms.  The contextual relationships within the model give meaning to its various images.  It is the intent of this paper to make it clear that experiences (qualia and sensorial consciousness) are properties of physical brain states and to show how things are given appearance and meaning.

Statistics:  10 printed pages, 3639 words, 40kb

4.  The Nature of Consciousness

Abstract: The world’s physical aspect (what-it-is-like to be some thing) eludes us completely and always will because of the what it means to know and to be a ‘self’ that knows.  Scientists speak of sensorial experience (sights, sounds, tastes, smells, feelings) as not having a known place in physics, as physics is currently understood.  The reason that scientists are frustrated by not being able to decipher what experience is, is that they are oblivious to the fact that they do not know what it is to be physical. It is an error in their perspective.  Experience is physical and knowledge of experience is intangible.  Then how do we know of experience?  This problem is explained and the solution suggested.

Statistics: 9 printed pages, 3589 words, 40kb

.  PINOCCHIO: Consciousness

Abstract:  The effort here will be to build the portrait of our conscious experience by explaining the intangible mechanics affecting experiential brain states.

Statistics: 9 printed pages, 3840 words, 40kb



2.  Discovering Your ‘Self’

Abstract: That the ‘self’ is really a mystery is revealed.  The ‘self’ is not the organism and it is not physical.  It is an intangible emergent property of information processing.  It mediates the response of the organism to stimulation from the organism’s environment and thus represents itself as the agent of the organism.

Statistics: 12 printed pages, 4754 words, 53kb

6.  Self: From Action Plan to Person

Abstract:  The fundamental characteristic of the thinking mind is its ability to formulate an action plan. It is the virtual processing relationship of subject/action/object of action that creates the function of the action plan. I will show how the 'self’ is an extension of this function.  The development begins with the action pattern, which evolves into an action plan by the volitional separation of effecter muscles and efferent neurons from stand-ins representing them.  This develops into the reasoning intellect which eventually mistakes itself for the generic subject of its organism’s action plans.

Statistics: 9 printed pages, 3351 words, 39kb


Abstract:  The division of the world into ‘self’ and not self creates the dynamic psychodrama of our experience as persons involved with life.  An explanation of the way that we experience the world as individuals is woven from the fabric of all the explanations in the papers that have gone before.

Statistics: 5 printed pages, 2044 words, 32kb


Intangible Affecters  

3.  An Introduction to Intangible Affecters

Abstract:  Functions, the specificity of dynamic relationships between things, are co-affecters with physical nature of events.  Functions, as such, are intangible and therefore intangible affecters.  Intangible affecters do not exist in the material world or for that matter in any world but their effects evidence their existence.  It is a new and difficult concept but essential for understanding complex organizations such as consciousness.

Statistics: 17 printed pages, 6707 words, 59kb


5.  Functions as They Relate to Physics

Abstract:  In this paper I will demonstrate that physics is inadequate to explain physical events, that determinism is a false idea, how free will is possible and how intangibles affect physical events.  The course of explanation will begin within the contemporary scientific perspective and move toward revealing its structure.  It then proceeds to dissect our perspectives to reveal where they have erred in understanding events.  The interface of intangible affecters with the physical world is explained.

Statistics: 18 printed pages, 7268 words, 63kb


7.  PINOCCHIO: Thought

Nature’s Craft Behind the Experience of Our Lives

Abstract:  I want to consider the complexities of our experience in the Universe, break out the principles of how it works and explain why we experience our lives the way that we do.  To do this, I will divide this project into the three subjects of function, consciousness and ‘self’.  Here, under function, I will derive the principles of the intangible functions behind thought and mind.  Under consciousness I will explain our experience in terms of intangible functions.  Finally, I will explain the intangible functions behind the agency of ‘self’.

Statistics:  19 printed pages, 7699 words, 66kb