The belief that we control ourselves with our consciousness is hardly questioned because the feeling imposes this on us with evidence.
This is how we usually experience ourselves as a person in whom consciousness makes all decisions.
The brain is viewed as an aid: as a carrier of memory. In addition, it is recognized that inherited systems and skills are stored here.
It is often less clear that it also regulates all feelings, thinking, speaking, etc.
Because if you take a closer look, it can be realized that the brain guides us.
(For normal, daily life, however, it is usually irrelevant to know that the brain controls you: you act and react to what is important for you.)
But it is interesting for everyone who wants to know why there is awareness:
• The brain shows us the world according to its goals. (It is well known that it selects the world).
• Consciousness sees them in this form plus what the senses then absorb.
• It sends this information to the brain.
• This then shows us the world that may have changed as a result of the information.
• Consciousness now sees them in this form plus what the senses are now absorbing.
• It sends this information back to the brain.
These sequences are repeated every millisecond. Depending on the value, with normal attention or with increased senses (consciousness).
Everyone can understand that in all situations: What you see, for example, is first made exclusively by the brain, which it shows us because of its goals. Then the senses are sent to the brain that processes them. And then shows the consciousness, depending on the deviation, a corrected view.
Therefore, consciousness only becomes aware of it milliseconds after the brain has decided.
Because the brain always decides because it has innumerable information in it. Consciousness never decides because it is only experienced and very limited in what the senses can absorb from the brain.
Appropriate decisions can only be made with sufficient information.
It follows very clearly from this: Consciousness or normal attention cannot interpret the world because it does not have the information of the brain. The brain cannot experience it, it needs this information from consciousness to possibly correct its interpretation of the world.
Ultimately, it's about perception. Either the normal one, which is more general (like moving through a familiar environment). Or an attentive, conscious one, by strengthening the senses (e.g. when you are in an unknown area).
Perception therefore has the task of giving information to the brain through experience. This may generate new learning processes, make corrections, change settings, activate goals, etc.
The brain creates suggestions, anticipates them, anticipates results – consciousness experiences and transmits the resulting perspectives and information to the brain.
If something is currently important to us, something dangerous, unusual or new occurs, decisions or activities of the neuronal networks cross a certain threshold in the brain, it strengthens our senses. As a result, you perceive the outside and inside world more intensely and consciously. You experience it more intensely.
The intensified senses, i.e. the consciousness, then send the recorded information to the brain – especially to the neuronal networks affected by it, which (largely with their feelings) may make a change in the assessment and attitude. This result is perceived again, etc.
If the brain ultimately decides against the feeling, you can get a bad gut feeling. (This is due to similar past experiences – that is, it does not prove with irrefutable facts that the decision in this situation is wrong because the situations are often not congruent.)
The feeling arises because the goal, the decision, is not carried out in a different but similar situation, which intensifies the gut feeling.
It is the nature of the goals: If a goal is not achieved, then it is emotionally compelling to pursue it further.
Hence the gut feeling.
A consciousness (as an area) has never been found in the brain.
The goals in the brain - with the laws of midpoint mechanics - limit the possibilities of perception. That means what the senses absorb, in which spectrum, the goals and the respective dispositions in people (which are also goals) decide. The consciousness (the increased perception) is therefore limited in its cognition.
(This allows people to be completely blind to facts. It is impossible for them to consciously perceive something in areas that are excluded by the midpoint-mechanic.)
But if the brain is activated via external or internal stimuli, it can expand the experience through corresponding goals, which can also be newly formed and further stimulate consciousness.
Before we think we have made a decision, the brain has decided milliseconds beforehand - when, as a rule, the consciousness no longer sends essential information.
Ultimately, we are not controlled by consciousness, but by our goals with their neural networks.
Consciousness is not a spirit - and in particular has no "mystical mind consciousness" that is outside of the brain. It is just an information carrier. The “ghosts” are the midpoints in the brain that are created by goals. They can become active or are largely inactive, depending on the current topic.
In order to achieve a goal, various midpoints usually participate or are stimulated.
But how could you explain that despite these facts, people still believe, their consciousness decides?
Answer: It is probably due to the pleasant feeling about “free will”, which nourishes the illusions of total control over yourself, and the belief in the metaphysical, which includes particularly religious aspects.
Since these people believe that they have free will, they cannot believe that they are only guided by goals within themselves (to which the ME with his will belongs).
And another question: How is it possible that most people still believe that consciousness is a mental activity (spirit in the sense of metaphysical)?
Answer: Because they learned it that way, because they don't look at consciousness more closely, because they don't want to rethink.
They believe in a ghost, something that makes them feel.
But this is just a feeling, with no evidence whatsoever that there is such a metaphysical mind.
This belief is supported by many “experts” who consolidated it in earlier times and who still have experts, such as various philosophers and psychologists, on their lips today. They cannot prove intangible consciousness, but they continue to cheerfully claim that there is such a thing.
Ultimately, through this definition of consciousness, we would: "It's just increased perception," and that the "ghosts" are our focal midpoints that strengthen self-awareness.
I can assure from my own experience: Experience in all its facets is not restricted by this.
Again: consciousness (the increased perception) does not control, but only gives information to the brain; at its goals. They decide, linked via additional neuron networks, how and whether they use them.
If the answers that the brain gives are not satisfactory for other midpoints, then the consciousness for them can be reactivated. These enhanced senses then provide the brain with more information so that it may find better answers.
Knowing how the goals or midpoints correlate with consciousness is of great value for self-knowledge. Because the brain – with the goal formed in this way – gets a real view of itself. This enables the target of reflection to be activated more intensely.
Here are a few definitions regarding consciousness:
• Awareness: perception of facts, reactions and emotional experiences (with intensified senses).
• Limitation of consciousness: The senses are not strengthened to the extent necessary for perception.
• Unconscious: Without perception. The senses cannot be strengthened - they are largely paralyzed.
• Unconsciously: You don't experience something with your attention. Automatic processes take place in the brain that have no specific value in order to activate the threshold of consciousness. Or the increased perception is restricted by the midpoint-mechanic.
• With full awareness: the perception of an event with intensified senses.
• Self-confidence: You perceive yourself as part of yourself (in the brain). (For example, you know that if you focus on something you can rely on yourself. So, you are often proud of your own abilities and achievements).
Another example from life on the subject of awareness:
If an athlete, such as an archer, wants to hit exactly the centre, then his brain depends on exact information. The shooter achieves this by strengthening his senses, i.e. concentrating his consciousness (perception) as much as possible on the outside world, with regard to his goal.
This also activates the midpoint-mechanic, and you only record the information that is important for the goal.
His brain gives the final impulse to shoot the arrow, more precisely; the fine control in him: the feelings - not his consciousness.
In conclusion: I talked to a lot of people about consciousness and the brain. The bottom line was that almost everyone shrank from the insight that only the brain makes the decisions. I often heard: "But then I would be a slave to my brain."
I replied: “Everything you have done so far has happened because of the decisions in your brain. This will continue to be the case in the future. Your ME, your will are part of the brain and play an important role.
With this insight you can see the world more realistically – without this insight and with the belief in an ME or a free will as spirits who are somehow intangible in the space, the focus midpoint-mechanics makes it impossible to look at these realities. "
The word "consciousness" is heavily loaded with esoteric, metaphysical, religious adjectives. Especially the expressions “mental” or “mental” create ambiguity, because it does not mean explicitly the brain, but mostly implicitly usually something supernatural, metaphysical.
And finally, I would like to make a suggestion: Since consciousness is always perception, but it often stands for supernatural (spirit) or as (spiritual) control and decision-making organization in humans - such as "expanding consciousness" - it would be good to consider the definition " Consciousness is perception “to clarify from time to time.
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