(A key to the psyche)
While everything in the universe is shaped by goals that do not care about the consequences of their respective structure, the goal of preservation is added to living things.
This takes place in the brain through networks of neurons and synapses, which I call 'midpoints'. Depending on the type and
individual, the creatures are shaped by them.
Midpoints therefore arise from aims and are their tools.
Neural networks connect areas of the brain, such as: cerebral cortex, cerebellum, limbic system, amygdala, language center, visual cortex, hearing center, taste center, etc., access memory content and everything that goes with it, and form based on aims.
Midpoints act in such a way that they allow everything that could contribute to achieve or maintain their structure - the aim - and leave everything else aside as possible. So you rate. Values move living beings.
In general, the midponts play the concert of life with each other, many processes take place simultaneously. In extreme cases, however, one midpoint can severely lower all others, so that only this shapes people, for example in phases of panic, ecstasy or when you are at your peak.
But also in the spectrum between normal and extreme, all centers act in such a way that they restrict or reinforce the value of others. I call this the midpoint-mechanics.
Those who understand the midpoint-mechanics also understand a lot about how their own psyche works.
It is also difficult to make the midpoint-mechanics clear to other people because they are always in some aims without realizing it. They don't look at their mental processes.
What is even less noticed is that a lot no longer plays a role due to the respective aims.
One might have had the experience that the world can change in a fraction of a second to understand this.
I coined the term "midpoint-mechanics" in order not to always use neuron network law. It makes it more memorable that a neural network mechanically degrades or enhances others, depending on whether they are unsuitable or suitable for the current midpoint.
And one more note: most of the explanations about how the brain works boil down to the fact that certain areas are activated and react to stimuli.
But never only one area reacts, but a neural network is always activated by the stimuli, via synapses with others connected is.
Perhaps the terms "selective attention" and "flow" help to better understand. In the first, a lot of information perceives only certain that fit an aim. The second is in a flow that is determined only by one aims and does not allow anything else, that is, is not disturbed by anything.
Both also apply to the midpoint-mechanics. Here, however, there is also a reference to the strict legality with which perception is restricted. This means that only that which is essential for the respective aims is perceived by the brain. Everything else is absolutely not noticed and is practically nonexistent. So nothing is negatively evaluated or suppressed (accordingly, no reactions are triggered by it). So the process is not disturbed by anything; you only live in the world of the respective aims.
Without the midpoint-mechanics, the brain would fall into chaos because aims could no longer be pursued permanently.
It is relatively rare that only one midpoint shapes people. As a rule, many processes take place at the same time, all of which follow the central mechanics and are more or less important for other aims, depending on their importance. This creates certain clusters, for example, that run processes together.
Midpoints thus arise through aims that create neuronal networks in the brain that include Initiate actions, generate feelings.
If midpoints are activated, other neuron networks that do not match are, as mentioned, weaker or no longer perceived.
During this time, they are hardly or not considered in the psyche.
In one sentence: The more the brain pursues a aim, the less other aims there cannot contribute are perceived or can work.
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Perhaps interesting in this context is the multi-human experiment with a 75-second video that
scientists Simon and Chabris have performed calling it gorillas in our midst:
The film shows two teams of three players each, one wearing white, the other black T-shirts. The members of each team play a normal orange basketball by throwing or dribbling. After 44 to 48 seconds, something unexpected happens: a smaller person, completely wrapped in a gorilla costume, walks in the same way as the players through the picture. During these unexpected events, the basketball players continue their actions undeterred.
Before the subjects see a video, they are given the task of either focusing on the team in white or black and counting all the rallies of the observed team in the head and counting the thrown and the drunken rallies separately. After the subjects have seen the video and completed their observation mission, they are asked to write down their numbers. Then they ask them if (a) they noticed something unusual while counting, (b) if they noticed anything other than the six players, if anyone else had appeared in the video, and finally:
Did you see a gorilla go through the picture?
About half of the subjects did not notice the gorilla.
My comment on this: the
given aims (the
midpoints) did not allow anything else (the gorilla) to be perceived.
On the basis of this experiment one can clearly see how a midpoint - here the task - works.
And one more note: wizards and hypnotists consistently work with midpoint-mechanics.
Here is an article that nicely demonstrates the midpoint mechanics: