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47301RE: [existlist] Re: In real time

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  • chris lofting
    Mar 4, 2009
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      > -----Original Message-----
      > From: existlist@yahoogroups.com
      > [mailto:existlist@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Herman B. Triplegood
      > Sent: Thursday, 5 March 2009 11:46 AM
      > To: existlist@yahoogroups.com
      > Subject: [existlist] Re: In real time
      >Why does this "part" depend upon that "whole" in order
      > to functionally be just what it is?
      > Why do we have concepts of "part" and "whole" anyway?

      The neuron goes back 600 million years to sponge life and so well before
      'us'. The dynamics of the neuron reflect a form of spectrum acquisition
      where all sensory data 'feeds' into one area (through what is call Amplitude
      Modulation, AM radio, WAVE focused) and that data gets discretised into a
      pulse train (Frequency Modulation, FM, PULSE focus) representing the
      spectrum of that whole and so a PARTS LIST of that whole. That data is
      distributed to other neurons or directly onto muscle through release of
      hormones etc to get the muscle to contract.

      A feature of the neurology is where a feedback system developed across
      collectives of neurons where the output of one fed back into one input and
      this creates an Exclusive OR loop and so development of a form of memory.
      Formations that develop in the input areas of neurons serve to represent
      memories as instincts/habits and so filters of data that can contribute to
      neural responses to data - as can issues of neuron synchronisation with
      other neurons etc (this also gets into division of labour etc).

      The formation of collectives of neurons reflect an interesting property of
      self-referencing, the collective will behave 'AS IF' a single neuron (but
      with increase in bandwidth and so able to process a lot more data). Here we
      get into 'fractal' dynamics and complexity/chaos behaviours.

      We can trace this property of the neurology all the way up into the
      hemispheres of our neocortex and from there to the abstraction notions of
      anti-symmmetry(XOR, partials focus, aspectual, local context) / symmetry
      (wholes process, EQV, non-local context).

      Sensory input covers aggregation of various inputs into a complex 'whole'
      that is then open to analysis through spectral breakdown into 'aspects' -
      sensory paradox demonstrates this feature where a complex line drawing is
      'broken down' into objects but not fully discretisable from that drawing -
      see examples in http://members.iimetro.com.au/~lofting/myweb/paradox.html

      These dynamics cover soma processing of data as they do psyche processing of

      Of interest is that the parts realm comes with properties that allow for
      emergences and so 'new' wholes are possible. This realm is dominated by
      positive feedback (discretisation and amplification) whereas the more whole
      realm is biased to negative feedback (integrating, error correcting,
      'getting closer to' etc)

      The label of 'parts' is object focused and one can focus more on 'aspects'
      where such includes static and dynamic relationships.

      It is the use of LABELS that can transcend the single context focus of the
      basic neurology and so move us into language usage etc. and the development
      of consciousness and the instinctive notions of 'partness' and 'wholeness'

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