June 27, 2009

From Charles Douglas Wehner:

Re: Brain energy use proposed as key to understanding consciousness (June 17): In a study of data compression, I discovered a bedrock principle. Data clumping joins information together, delivering at the very least the nouns of the Chomsky Universal Grammar:


Because this concept is so fundamental (it is a tiny, tiny concept that is so small that one might miss it unless one delves into a study of it and discovers its remarkable properties), it has to be a fundamental law of nature.

Even such things as the “Theta Storm” of the roused brain are there. It is as fundamental to awareness as binary is fundamental to computers.

However, the study shows that there is so much data that needs to be processed in real time, that “Brain Energy” is needed in large amounts. Indeed, for the silicon implementation, string-matching supercomputers are suggested.

Consciousness goes beyond awareness, however. The “awareness” of my new Calculus of Sets is just the awareness that something is different (a “differal”). Such differals can then be connected to one another by fibrous tissue in the brain, producing a “relational database” of Chomsky nouns.

Only after the relationship between the Chomsky nouns has been evaluated does true consciousness arrive.

I agree with the study “Brain energy use proposed as key to understanding consciousness” from Yale University.


Anonymous Edward N. Haas said...

See my comment on the posting attributed to David-Warren Smith.

June 27, 2009 6:12 AM  

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