The brain is an interpreter: it interprets the world and events in a way that suits its goals. Its task is to interpret perceptions and sensations (also information) according to the goals within it and to generate corresponding attitudes and instructions.
This includes anticipating alternatives, and et al to ask the consciousness of what the particular problem solution might have consequences (so that it experiences it and gives information to the brain) - unless it already "knows" the consequences through similarities that it has stored.
The brain does not simply depict the world, but shapes it - according to its goals. This is done by the neural networks (midpoints).
All decisions for the individual are made by the brain in the head, the autonomic nervous system (plus the somatic nervous system) and the abdominal brain (enteric nervous system).
Between these there is a constant exchange of information by means of neural networks.
Anyone who has ever been in a research facility in which the constant firing of neurons is made audible, gets an impression of the countless processes that take place in the brain.
The general knitting pattern of the brain is the similarity; When an impulse, a question, a request, etc. comes up, it first looks for something that equals it.
The brain is subject to physical and chemical laws. It runs, as I said, for similarities, themes and goals with their midpoints that control it, and consists of various areas. For example, Amygdala, hippocampus, hypothalamus, cerebellum.
Certainly e.g. mainly activated by the eyes the visual center (occipital lobe) in the brain, by hearing the hearing center (the auditory cortex) etc., but also always neural networks (midpoints)
at the same time.
The first is physical, the second psychic.
It is important to know that these areas never work separately for themselves, but always with others via neural networks.
These in turn have connections to many other networks, so that ultimately the entire brain in the head, the autonomic nervous system (plus the somatic nervous system) and the abdominal brain (enteric nervous system) are interconnected.
All networks were created by goals. The neurons located here are not only bound to them, but can also be used for others via synapses.
Networks are particularly activated by essential information of the attention. The feelings have special value, which are always activated in parallel with the respective networks. They are particularly suitable for controlling people. This control takes place through the respective similarities in the brain, which only contain limited new information.
The goals of the SELF are also in the brain. The SELF consists of a relatively small set of goals, but they are – with respect to their values – an essential part of the brain. It can, with its will, and by means of the information of the perception, intensify or weaken goals, thus influencing other targets in the brain via the midpoint-mechanics of the will goal.
However, if you want something, then a goal can be generated – but whether this works, decides the psyche and the respectively activated midpoints in the brain with.
One does not experience oneself as someone controlled by the brain; because one does not perceive its processes, except for the decisions; because of the diversity can not perceive. Therefore one has the impression that one decides oneself, with his free will, his consciousness.
Not least because of this, the general view is that man controls himself with his consciousness and that the brain is only an aid
So, we do not experience our brain, but what our senses convey to us via the brain.
People see, feel the result of their thinking, their actions and think that they did this (for example with their free will or with their consciousness).
They are wrong! That's what her brain did.
Because if you look more closely, you learn that you are not something separate from your brain that looks at the brain from the outside, but that you are integrated into it.
When observing, the goal of observation, which has formed as a midpoint of the brain, is to observe the brain.
I would like to point out that consciousness in particular does not control man. This becomes clear when one looks at the awareness that it is just a brain information provider (so that it can better make its decisions).
It can only come to someone from his brain. Even if something comes to mind from the environment, it is always up to the brain to decide what value it may have to be taken into account.
Someone asked if one was a slave to his brain.
My Answer: The brain is not something alien, separate from the ME - as the question sounded.
The SELF is in the brain with its goals and plays its role with many others, what I say already.
Without the brain, you are nothing. With the brain, one is everything that one feels, thinks, experiences, etc. daily. Here, too, are all the goals that the SELF wants to achieve.
And this will of the SELF, with its midpoints over its mechanics, with appropriate exercise and favourable psyche, can more or less bring the brain into appropriate structures.
One could only speak of slavery here if one has a weak will, or a strong (wilful) goal suppresses other (healthy) goals.
Everything that one perceives, recognizes, absorbs, thinks about, what comes to mind, etc., can form goals that reinforce others or generate new ones. Each new target creates or amplifies synapses, neural networks that work to achieve that goal. Once a goal has formed, it can play a role in the psyche.
The brain is constantly learning - by strengthening or rebuilding the synapses.
That's why it's so important to stay flexible in the brain (this is of course also a goal).
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