(A key to the psyche)
are neural networks that are generated by targets and then represent and execute them.
They are activated by stimuli that have exceeded a certain threshold.
midpoints that do not match will be automatically decremented or disabled during this process.
While everything in the universe is shaped by goals that do not care about the consequences of their desired structure, the goal of
conservation is added to living things (human beings).
This takes place in the brain through networks of neurons and synapses, which I call 'midpoints'. Depending on the species and
individual, the living beings are designed by them.
Midpoints are created by goals and are
Neuron networks connect brain areas such as the cerebral cortex, cerebellum, limbic system,
amygdala, language center, visual cortex, hearing center, taste center, etc., and rely on memory content and everything that matches it to form goals.
Midpoints act in such a way that they allow everything that could help to reach or maintain their
structure - the goal - and leave everything else as unconsidered as possible. So, they rate. Values move the living beings.
In general, the midpoints play the concert of life with each other, many processes take place
simultaneously. In the extreme case, however, one midpoints can severely lower all the others, so that only this one shapes the human being, for example in phases of panic, ecstasy or when one is
about to achieve maximum performance.
But even in the spectrum between normal and extreme, all midpoints act in such a way that they
limit or strengthen others in value. This is what I call the midpoint-mechanics.
If the midpoint mechanics becomes clear, you also understand a lot about how your own psyche works.
It is also difficult for other people to make midpoint mechanics clear because they are always in
some sort of goal without realizing it. They do not look at their psychic processes.
What is even less perceived is that by the respective goal much is no longer important.
You might have had the experience that the world can change in fractions of a second to understand
The term "midpoint-mechanics" I have coined to not always neuralnetlaw to use. It makes it clearer
that a neural network mechanically degrades or strengthens others, depending on whether they are inappropriate or appropriate for the current midpoint.
And one more clue: most of the explanation about brain functioning is that certain areas become
activated and respond to stimuli.
But only one area never reacts, but a neural network is
always activated by the stimuli, which is connected via synapses with other areas etc.
Maybe the terms "selective attention" and "flow" will help you to understand it better. In the
first, many of the information only perceives certain that match a goal. In the second one, you are in a flow that is determined only by one goal and allows nothing else, so nothing is
Both also apply to the midpoint mechanics. But there is also the reference to the strict law with
which the perception is restricted. That is, only that which is perceived by the brain, which is essential to the particular goal or goals. Everything else is absolutely unnoticed and is
virtually absent. So, it is neither negatively evaluated nor displaced (accordingly no reactions are triggered). So, the process is disturbed by nothing; one lives only in the world of the
Without midpoint mechanics, the brain would fall into
chaos because no targets could be tracked permanently.
It is relatively rare for only one midpoint to shape the human being. As a rule, many processes
take place simultaneously, all of which proceed according to the midpoint-mechanics, and are more or less important depending on their value for other goals. As a result, for example, certain
clusters are formed that execute processes together.
Midpoints are thus created by targets that create neural networks in the brain, which
et al. Initiate
actions, create feelings.
If midpoints are activated, other neural networks that do not fit, as mentioned, become weaker or
no longer perceived.
They are hardly or not considered in the psyche during this time.
In one sentence: The more the brain pursues a goal, the less other goals that cannot contribute to
it are perceived or can act.
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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 goals (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.
more note: wizards and hypnotists consistently work with midpoint mechanics.
Here is an article that nicely demonstrates the midpoint mechanics:
Here's What Happens to Your Body And Brain When You Orgasm
SOPHIA MITROKOSTAS, BUSINESS INSIDER
26 JAN 2019
Though you don't need to have an orgasm to find sex pleasurable, it's definitely a great bonus.
In order to figure out what's going on our brains when we climax, researchers use fMRI (Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging) Machines or a PET (Positron
Emission Tomography) scans. These devices can measure the blood flow and neuron activity in the brain.
By studying the brain activity of people having orgasms in these machines, scientists have learned some pretty amazing stuff. INSIDER consulted with experts to
find out exactly what happens in your brain when you have an orgasm.
1. The logical part of your brain basically shuts down during sex.
There's a reason why people tend to feel bolder and less inhibited during sex – the part of your brain in charge of your logical reasoning skills temporarily
goes on vacation.
"The lateral orbitofrontal cortex becomes less active during sex. This is the part of the brain that is responsible for reason, decision making, and value
judgments. The deactivation of this part of the brain is also associated with decreases in fear and anxiety," clinical psychologist Daniel Sher told INSIDER.
This shutdown of the lateral orbitofrontal cortex actually makes sense, as fear and anxiety can interrupt arousal and lead to problems like performance
2. Multiple spatially remote parts of your brain are involved in having an orgasm.
Medical imaging tests suggest there are multiple spatially remote brain regions that are involved in sexual response.
"Researchers have found that genital sensory cortex, motor areas, hypothalamus, thalamus, and substantia nigra all light up during the big O," cognitive
psychologist Kayt Sukel explained to INSIDER.
The thalamus helps integrate information about touch, movement, and any sexual memories or fantasies that someone might call upon to help them reach orgasm.
Meanwhile, the hypothalamus is busy producing oxytocin and may help coordinate arousal.
"Motor areas are also involved because the body is (hopefully) moving during the act, and the genital sensory cortex is registering touches to the body's nether
regions," Sukel added.
3. When you orgasm, your brain releases a surge of dopamine.
During orgasm, your brain is working overtime to produce a slew of different hormones and neurochemicals. One of these is dopamine, a hormone that is responsible
for feelings of pleasure, desire, and motivation.
As Sher explained, dopamine is formed in a part of the brain called the ventral segmental area and released into other parts such as the nucleus accumbens and
"Some refer to dopamine as a 'pleasure' chemical – though research has shown it offers us much more than just a good time. It's really more of a learning
chemical, helping to take notice of rewards like food and sex, and figure out how to get more of them," said Sukel.
4. Oxytocin is released during both orgasm and breastfeeding.
Another hormone that the brain makes during orgasm is oxytocin. Secreted by the pituitary gland and released in the hypothalamus, this hormone makes us feel
close to others and promotes affection.
"Oxytocin is known as the bonding hormone because it's also released during breastfeeding and is known to facilitate a sense of love and attachment," said
Prolactin is also released during orgasm and is responsible for that feeling of satisfaction that accompanies orgasm. It's also the main hormone responsible for
milk production following pregnancy.
Of course, the release of oxytocin and prolactin during both sex and breastfeeding doesn't mean a person experiences the same sensations in both
These hormones can play different roles in our bodies and are part of the brain's way of strengthening our social connections.
5. Having an orgasm stimulates your brain in the same way as doing drugs or listening to your favourite music.
Surprisingly, the brain doesn't differentiate much between sex and other pleasurable experiences. The parts of your brain that make you feel good after indulging
in dessert or winning at poker are the same areas that light up during orgasm.
"Sex is experienced as pleasurable and this is because the reward pathways in our brains are activated during and leading up to orgasm. These are the very same
networks that are activated in response to drug use, alcohol consumption, gambling, listening to your favourite song or enjoying a delicious meal," said Sher.
6. Your brain gives off chemicals that make you less sensitive to pain during sex.
It's not your imagination – the body really is less sensitive to pain during sex.
"As the pituitary gland is activated, the release of endorphins, oxytocin, and vasopressin promote pain reduction, intimacy, and bonding," Jess O'Reilly,
Astroglide's resident sexologist told INSIDER.
This may help explain why things that might make us wince in a non-sexual situation, like smacking or hair-pulling, aren't as painful during sex and can even be
7. Orgasm and pain actually activate some of the same brain areas.
The reason that some people derive sexual pleasure from experiencing pain might be related to the fact that orgasm and pain actually affect a few of the same
areas of the brain.
"Several of the areas of the brain (namely, within the cortex) that are responsible for pain are active during orgasm," revealed Sher.
Although the relationship between pain and orgasm isn't yet fully understood, some research has shown that vaginal stimulation might actually reduce pain
sensitivity in some people.
8. After an orgasm, the brain releases hormones that can make you feel happy and sleepy.
Once an orgasm has occurred, your brain tends to slow down. But it doesn't go off-duty entirely.
"In both men and women, the orgasm signals the parasympathetic nervous system to start down-regulating (or calming) the body. The prefrontal cortex, which was
previously activated leading up to orgasm, also becomes down-regulated – and this is linked to increased levels of oxytocin to facilitate attachment," explained Sher.
Sukel added that the brain also churns out serotonin after an orgasm. This hormone is known to promote good mood and relaxation. In some people, serotonin can
also lead to drowsiness and the desire to curl up for a nap.
9. However, the brains of women tend to keep releasing oxytocin even after orgasm.
All brains experience the release of oxytocin during sex, which is a hormone responsible in part for creating feelings of closeness and bonding. However, the
brains of women behave a little differently after orgasm.
"In women, oxytocin tends to continue to be released after orgasm, which may explain the motivation for post-coital cuddles," noted Sher.
10. In people who are unable to feel genital stimulation, the brain might actually remap itself to allow them to reach orgasm.
Though we usually think of orgasm and sexual pleasure as being dependent on the stimulation of our genitals, that's not entirely true. In some cases, the brain
can create new pathways to pleasure that don't involve our sexual organs at all.
"When organs are injured or removed, remapping of the senses may occur allowing us to experience sexual and orgasmic sensations in other body parts," O'Rielly
In people who have suffered lower body paralysis, for example, the brain might actually rewire itself in order to allow a person to achieve orgasm through
stimulation of other body parts, such as the skin of the arm or the nipples.
It's possible for some people to orgasm from the touching of skin. (Pixabay)
11. Orgasms might be nature's way of 'tricking' us into reproducing.
Orgasms are undoubtedly a good time, but they also might be the brain's sneaky way of getting us to reproduce.
"If you think about it objectively, the idea of risking your life and health to birth what's basically a parasite living in you for nine months, which you then
have to raise for the next decade, is a lot of work. Mother Nature may be 'tricking' us to make sure the species doesn't die out," said Sukel.
Though scientists aren't entirely sure why we have orgasms, Sher pointed out that experiencing a moment or two of pure euphoria effectively rewards us for having
sex. It reinforces this behaviour and keeps us coming back for more.
12. Having an orgasm might actually help keep your brain healthy.
Along with enticing us to reproduce, orgasming might also help keep our brains healthy.
"It may also be that, evolutionarily speaking, since this activity increases blood flow across the brain so dramatically, it may have developed in part to help
keep the brain healthy, too," explained Sukel.
Research has also suggested that female orgasm may have once played a role in stimulating ovulation, though now ovulation occurs spontaneously and doesn't depend
on sexual activity.