Cognitivology is the dirty, nasty business of cleaning up Human Brain Potential

By Carla A.M. Woolf
Cognitivology is the dirty, nasty business of cleaning up human brain development, which is far too challenging and truth-revealing for any American organizations, administrations and Neuroscientific agencies to deal with, but most especially of all, totally out of the league for our National Dept. of Education. “Education” and “Brain Development” ought to be considered synonymous, inseparable and identical commodities. It’s amazing that as enterprising, entrepreneurial Americans, we have missed cashing in on this opportunity, particularly since we love leading the world in trends and “innovation”.
But sadly, even though the world’s #1 problem is a severe lack in human brain potential (because lack of human brain development is what actually causes of all of the world’s problems), and even though we rank somewhere around #29 on the International PISA report card of Academic competency in the industrialized world, and even though all of us humans use less than 20% of our brains’ potential (and maybe it’s just 5% or 17%) – at any rate, it is very far away from 80% or 100% — AND even though we have missed hitting the real bullseye on the target of higher brain potential, advanced intelligence, and the decoding traits that can put Artificial Intelligence and Intuitive Intelligence in the fast-paced lane of success (for Computers and Humans), we remain dumbfounded ….
But supposing someone wants to really know what it takes to unleash the full potential of the human brain? Well Cognitivology’s phone might actually ring. Until then we can enjoy staying under the radar.

IS WORLD UNITY AN IMPOSSIBLE DREAM?

Is world unity really an impossible dream? Is there a mystical resolution that can address all of the world’s challenges? Recently I read an article about an adult self-help seminar. During the course of the sessions of the seminar’s rigorous routines, there were several enthusiasts and there were several skeptics. However, in the weeks following participation in this seminar event, it seems everyone, both enthusiasts and skeptics, reported favorable changes in their lives. It also turns out that the majority of the participants were mostly concerned with managing their lives’ daily events. Only one person seemed to want to change the world and wanted to make personal changes to connect to that goal.
There is a saying that goes like this: “people who are crazy enough to change the world are the ones who actually do change the world”. The doctor who wanted medical students to wash their hands after they had worked in autopsy, and before reporting to the birthing ward, was ostracized and persecuted so severely by his contemporaries in the medical field that he dropped out of medical practice – even though infant mortality rates dropped a dramatic 50% after he insisted on hand-washing.
The man that was assigned with fixing railroad schedules proposed that “time must be standardized”, but needed officials to agree on this as a routine practice across the nation. Apparently, the mayor of one town vehemently protested this proposition, saying that ‘standardizing time would be a revolution in our time, and would deeply disturb people’s traditional notions and convictions about everything’ – – Imagine that !?! Could we possibly be any more disturbed while we are just trying to manage the personal priorities of our daily lives ??? Does the average person know that without an atomically regulated clock in their computer or cell phone that neither would be capable of existing? Yeah, yeah, the algorithms and configurations of 0’s and 1’s in your computer devices are devised in conjunction with the precision of atomic time. But if you are unconcerned with the development of the whole world, all this means absolutely nothing — even though the crazy people who bothered to change and improve the world made it possible for each of us to have a computer, cell phone and HDTV.
Now, to finally get to the heart of this blog and this particular entry – is there a means of world unity that people can converge upon that will be palatable and favorable to everyone regardless of their beliefs, personal priorities and cultural convictions?
Okay, so here we go again…
What would be the one thing that people can universally and unanimously agree upon, which would and could emphatically influence a significant shift in beneficial human progress, specifically, a shift that is superior to politics, economics, philosophy & religion, or cultural agendas? — and why do these means fail to qualify for making significant changes in human progress? Well, the answer to that is simple. There is just too much discord and disagreement upon these issues.
Let’s look at an overlooked area of human development that is commonly dismissed as a means for world improvement, and even self-improvement for those who are less concerned with world improvement. Here are the universal premises that most people can most unanimously agree upon:
–CHILDREN ARE THE FUTURE
–THE PRESCHOOL/EARLY YEARS OF LEARNING AND DEVELOPMENT CONSTITUTE THE FOUNDATION FOR “EVERYTHING” IN LIFE
–EVERY PARENT WANTS WHAT’S BEST FOR THEIR CHILD(REN)
–THE HUMAN BRAIN PLAYS A COMPLICIT ROLE IN “EVERYTHING” WE DO
–AS MUCH AS 90% OF THE BRAIN IS DEVELOPED BY AT LEAST AGE ‘5’
**Therefore, the only truly available platform for a united humanitarian front dedicated to significant world change would be to prioritize human child brain development as the foremost agenda and activity for advancing human progress and establishing the basic building blocks of problem-solving that lead to genuine diversity, peace and prosperity.
Yes, people have different ideas about how children ought to be raised, taught and disciplined, but this problem is easily solved when people actually learn what early brain development really consists of. The difficult part is asking people to put their beliefs aside. If people could realize that the real reason we all have so many incoherent belief systems is really because we lack an understanding about real brain development – and it is “beliefs” that have filled in these gaps. When people have the opportunity to comprehend the natural elements of brain development, then people could easily sacrifice their beliefs in favor of children’s best developmental opportunities. The brain was developed long before any belief systems developed, so unless people love their belief systems more than they love their children – which I’ve never heard anyone proclaim – then there should be zero problem resolving this problem.
If EARLY CHILDHOOD development is the FOUNDATION FOR EVERYTHING IN LIFE, then what is stopping us from USING early childhood development to FIX THE WORLD ???

PROOF OF INTUITION…

I would just love to thank a man by the name of Keeley – for putting some proof in my pudding…sorry I missed his first name. Anyway, he is a member of a group called the polyglots – – a group of people who meet and have mastered the art of learning many languages with admirable proficiency. I’ve been looking for these people even though I was unaware that they existed.
To get to the point immediately, Keeley has literally set out to prove that learning a language proficiently – or intuitively, as I would describe it – is hardly subject to the classic “critical period” for learning ANOTHER language in the early stages of life and learning. Also, there is further evidence that our abilities change very little over the years, or the course of life. In this recent article I read on the BBC News site, Keeley who was interviewed for this article, explained many factors about the challenges of learning a new language and highlighted a trait that he described as an “emotional salient” (if I remember correctly ~ I’ve been looking for the article to read it again and was unable to find it). Let it suffice to say that I think he and I would be agreeing when considering the poor efficiency “salience” of Americans when it comes to learning other languages. That is to say that too many Americans claim that they are “not good” when it comes to learning other languages. This I blame predominantly on our education system…. But I’m on THAT soapbox all the time, this issue here is how Intuition works for any skill or ability, and how we ought to be able to make Intuition work for us in any new knowledge endeavors.
There are many dynamics to Intuition, but there are some fundamentally rigorous elements about it that ought to have a substantial role in the ways we learn throughout our lives, or our lifetimes.
What Keeley is definitely correct about is that the critical period for learning another language proficiently – or intuitively – is a load of poppycock. WHY is this so ??? Because one of the most rigorous elemental mechanical factors of Intuition is the ability to transfer knowledge between skills – or from one skill to another, even completely different or diverse skills. But without any doubts, the mechanics Intuition should at least be easily transferable within a similar skills set.
The point is that (virtually) all of us have all learned at least ONE (Mother Tongue) language INTUITIVELY, therefore learning another language intuitively and proficiently, with the right language learning tools and methods, ought to be logically feasible. So yes, Keeley’s insight and assumption about learning another language proficiently during the so-called “critical period” of early learning is hogwash — and that the parameters for learning another language proficiently merely need to be put into practice.
HOWEVER, Keeley has forgotten one very important thing – – in order to learn a language, or “another” language proficiently – or intuitively – you would have still had to have learned “a” language of some sort during the “critical period” of early cognitive development, otherwise it would be difficult to learn language of any kind. In other words, as already mentioned, learning “another” language proficiently – or intuitively – comes on the heels of having learned a language intuitively during the “critical period” of learning language to begin with (as has been evidenced by Feral Children).
That is to say that cognitive functions, which are inextricably linked with language functions and intuitive intelligence would all be severely impaired, because they are fundamentally and essentially inseparable. These early intuitive critical learning period factors do need to be incorporated for other traits and features of our destined intuitive intelligence capabilities – in other words, we should be able to learn other skills intuitively and proficiently, just as it is proven capable that we can learn other languages proficiently and intuitively. Other traits, such as Common Sense, Critical Thinking, Quantum Reasoning – are also rooted in this “emotional salient” factor described by Keeley, otherwise we miss the applications of advanced intuitive intelligence, which are applicable to all skills and abilities. The literacy factors for overall intuitive intelligence do indeed depend on the “critical period” of early cognitive development – and what that means is that the features of advanced frontal lobe intuitive processing must be fundamentally included in the semantics and syntaxes of language development in the first place – in the “critical period”, meaning that however many languages we may learn, we will still only be able to bring our own limited brand of common sense and intuitive reasoning to the other languages we learn.
The good news is that – and I believe the article, and/or Keeley pointed this out, learning other languages can help us see reasoning and logic as it may be professed or described in other languages and cultures. When we can bend or flex our cultural, linguistic and cognitive emotions to embrace other concepts, then we are certainly working on our intuitions, which is our destiny, and languages, especially learning new languages can help us do that, because it is a critical factor in exercising our intuitions – and language would be our best tool for doing that, since it is the one sure thing that we originally learned intuitively without restraint or preconceived concepts. Incidentally, this is also a factor for learning new information about anything, and how we can make intuition work for us.
Notwithstanding this one overlooked factor of Keeley’s, I would love to follow this group of polyglots to Berlin, or wherever else in the world they conduct their meetings. I hope more Americans can learn the benefits of learning other languages – there’s nothing un-patriotic about learning other languages, it shows a great deal of intellectual flexibility, and our education system certainly needs an overhaul when it comes to learning foreign languages. This could even be one key element in the course of “reforming” our education system – but while we’re talking about it, so does this “reformation” include understanding the early-intuitive-cognitive-critical-period of establishing intuitive intelligence for EVERYTHING, because early learning is the Foundation for Everything in life, and we can hardly discount the fact that 90% of the brain develops during these early critical years. It makes sense then to establish the ALL the traits and features of lifetime learning during this “critical period” so that we can efficiently and intuitively learn lots and lots of things – and most of all how communicating with others IS an emotionally salient requirement for human relationships, and it is trusting communication in relationships that make the world go round in ways that we all undoubtedly desire – relationships full of peace, prosperity and potential.
Signing off ’till next time. HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE, from COGNITIVOLOGY

A BRAVE OR A BRAVER NEW WORLD…

What are your greatest hopes and most desired expectations for you children and their personal lives — for the prospects of their futures?
Human beings share three main things in common regardless of race, beliefs, intentions, actions, culture, gender, etc. All humans crave love, we all have a brain with integrated parts destined for full development, and we all want the best for our children !!! Anyone who argues with that is certainly free to argue with that, but chances are highly likely that this being is only masquerading as human and is probably something else — maybe alien, devil, monster or robot…
Raising children, developing brains (which is what “childhood” actually is), and seeking love are hardly inseparable feats of human development. None of these three things can be done one without the other, they are intertwined in ways that have been determined by a better or higher power – whether you call it God, or Universal knowledge or Evolution or whatever. To separate these things or try to bypass them is as superficial as trying to pretend you are a rock, and if you are trying to treat them as separate issues, then yes, it might be more useful for you to pretend that you are a rock, or at least that you live under a very large one.
So, once again, what are your greatest hopes and desires for you children and for the future of the world that they’ll live in?
Is it for your children to live in peace? To be successful? To have a profound sense of character and loyalty? To have a magnanimous sense of giving? To develop a charismatic personality? To be highly intelligent? To be well-liked as well as experiencing the ease of liking others equally? To just live a comfortable and easy going lifestyle? To be artistic or musical? To be a rigorous common-sense decision-maker? To have meaningful relationships with a diverse group of people? To contribute something to society or some high level of human progress? To be a tech-genius? To be compassionate and optimistic? ??????
Your children can have it all !!! But there is only one thing that can help your children to master and achieve all these skills — simultaneously.
Only INTUITIVE INTELLIGENCE can do that !
What brand of brain potential are we stuck on? We are stuck on hindsight and hindsight is stuck on us. Our brains are essentially, fundamentally and ultimately designed and destined for foresight, precognitive decision-making and human computational thinking. These are the supreme elements of human intelligence that can only be provided by advanced or fully developed INTUITIONS, and highly advanced INTUITION can only be fully activated and engaged by the brain’s naturally hard-wired elements of COMPASSION and OPTIMISM. Any body or any group of people engaged in any versions of “human development” contrary, or inconsistent with the brain’s authentic development is just going to lag behind.
INTUITION is the universe’s naturally free internet service and we should all be connected to it. And rather than asking the Universe what it can do for us, we ought to be asking ourselves what we can do for the universe. In other words, what’s good for the goose is good for the gander. The Universe can do its best job for us, when we are fully connected with it, and for that we need the tool of Intuition – a fully developed intuition that can access all the information the universe has to offer in order to help us with all of our unique potentials.
Recently, I had a discussion with a couple of people who insisted that this was merely my perspective, based on my personal experience. SERIOUSLY? I only thought afterwards in “hindsight” that I should have thanked them for the fantastic compliment. Had I thought of it at the moment, I would have said, “wow, thank you for believing that I am operating on a full spectrum of intuitive intelligence, I can now see why you would think that it is just my opinion and personal perspective”.
In the meanwhile, in the midst of this enlightening and fun conversation I was having, the discussion continued. I probed, so how did you learn language, that is, your mother tongue? Without getting into a long diatribe about the back and forth semantics, I will say that the words “listening” and “consciousness” entered the discussion. Once again, in hindsight, I wish I had said, “so you literally remember ‘consciously’ every word you ‘listened’ to when you were 1,2,3 years old”? I’m certain that I would have been given some other Psychological label or babble about my “opinion” and “perspective” when I’d insisted that we’d all learned our Mother Tongue “intuitively”, and that it is precisely this trait that helps us to continue utilizing and applying language, and carrying it over into every stage of our cognitive brain development. In fact it is probably the only thing that we all commonly use intuitively — except that the “codes”, or coding in our language syntaxes have dampened one of the main purposes of intuitive language development. [And for the record, the first 6 months of life that are impossible to “consciously” remember do indeed have an affect on the elements of TRUST, which influences EVERYTHING we do in life.]
Intuitive language development is the fundamental platform and precursory element for the full development of INTUITIVE INTELLIGENCE. Intuition is the highest form of intelligence for any system of knowledge, which is why computer scientists all covet cracking the code for making computers more intuitive. Maybe it is hindsight that will eventually help us to realize that while, we are trying to make COMPUTERS more INTUITIVELY intelligent, we ought to have considered seeing beyond our own noses to firstly, make OURSELVES more INTUITIVELY intelligent. But humans need to make computers, and that even includes the newest versions of computers that make other computers and machines. Yet computer science wants to rely on the elements of “memory” and ethical “consciousness” and maybe even the one sensory skill of “listening” to make computers more INTUITIVE. Yes, Computer Scientists desperately insist on using the traits of “memory” to make computers more “intuitive”, and I find this hard to “compute” and it is generally irrational in terms of “computational thinking”. It seems to me that if they want to make computers more intuitive, then they ought to be using the traits of intuition. But hey, that’s just my personal opinion based on my personal experience and perspective – right?!!?
Why has it taken me so long – in “hindsight” – to realize that when people are ill-equipped to discuss something outside of their own “insights”, which are also based on their own hindsights (as well as the typical narratives about human progress and intelligence that they have been told to believe by others) that they then reduce everything that another person expresses to a simple matter of it being the “other” person’s personal perspectives, experiences and opinions. I’ve come to realize how lame and superficial that is – once again, that when others insist that my ideas are merely my personal perspective, opinion and experience, they are never willing to equally attach this definition to the conundrum of any of their own ideas and assumptions — which time and again are so unoriginal, and have already been circulated millions of times for eons of time. So, what I say is just opinion, but what they are saying is factual? Gee, how do I get access into that secret club???? Do they believe they have invented the concept that other people’s ideas are just their experience and opinionated perspectives? By the way, I’ve been shocked at how listening to Psychology aficionados today makes me feel like I entered a time warp — they are saying, almost to a ‘t’, the exact same “stuff” that people were saying back in the 70’s. I would say it’s scary, it’s really more like embarrassing.
Computer Scientists believe that the world will be saved by technology, that is, by devising highly advanced “computational thinking” in computer intelligence and information systems – you know, to make computers more “intuitive”. Computer scientists have become the demi-gods of society, or are at least on the same level playing field as celebrities. When we humans develop our brains for computational thinking and decision-making, which is one in the same as Intuitive Intelligence and precognitive foresight, only then can humanity – and everything we create – be saved from the adversities of “hindsight” and the antitheses of compassion and optimism. We need to intuitively understand the algorithms of intuitive computational thinking performed by our own brains before we can master and perfect intuitive computational thinking in computers.
When our world of (genuine) progress in technology systems and the humanities are ready to understand that, then perhaps they will look for the venues that can help them understand the relationship between human and computer “computational thinking”, especially “intuitive-computational thinking”.
At the end of all this, I’m certain there will be a whole host of people saying that I am just trying to resolve my own personal issues or that I am being defensive or feeling rejected, or some other psycho-babble like that. But let me make an honest confession and tell people what my problem is. My socially “conscious” problem is that, like many other people, I am severely dissatisfied with the state of affairs in the world – that humanity continues to live with borders and wars and without peace and prosperity. My personal problem is that as I look back on my own life, I have made many decisions in “hindsight” rather than “foresight”, and I am severely uncomfortable and dissatisfied with being unable to use my brain’s full potential and a full spectrum of Intuitive Intelligence skills – and I “believe” that there are other people out there who might feel the same way, who know that it’s more than just a matter of “opinion” or “personal perspective” — but that it is everybody’s birthright to use the full capacity of their brains — just as they use the full capacity of their lungs’ breathing power, or their hearts’ blood pumping power, the total capacity of their stomachs to digest food, and of course, the full power of their genitals — ooh, God forbid we were only able to use 20% of those organs and be equally as satisfied with that as we are with using only 20% of our brains…

THE TRUTH, THE WHOLE TRUTH and NOTHING BUT THE TRUTH, SO HELP US OUR BRAINS

It’s so nice to find evidence that supports literature, assumptions and information we’ve strategically and rigorously professed. For that I’d like to praise a brand new article produced and written via the NIH by Arnold Kriegstein, titled “Our Brain’s Secret to Success”. It’s all about connectivity and regions of the brain that “talk to each other”. More importantly, it mentions how “the human cortex harbors a unique support system for neuron-producing factories during early brain development in outlying cellular neighborhoods that barely exist in lower animals. The researchers discovered the molecular underpinnings of this unique group of stem cells that churn out thousands of neurons and support cells where their mouse counterparts produce only 10 – 100.” The article further states that the researchers also “discovered that the secret to this prolific output seems to lie in these cells ability to carry with them their own self-renewing ‘niches’, support systems that enable them to thrive in far flung circuit suburbs.” [of the brain].
Of course, the article uses this evidence and information to support conventional definitions of success and the characteristics that support humanity’s ongoing narratives, attitudes and activities about what defines higher thinking, as well as higher behavior aptitudes. Additionally, the article is concerned with addressing certain conditions relative only to humans, and this new evidence offers hope wherein these conditions are non-existent in rodents (such as schizophrenia, and/or certain diseases unique to humans).
Furthermore, this new information defines an addition to the list of “brain parts”. This in particular is significant, but altogether it supports the Cognitivology ideas about Intuition as the main power source of connectivity, and how intuition is the highest function of intelligence for any skill, ability, species, or entity of the universe. But the most far reaching implications are the ones that support the idea that intuition, and communication-connectivity between various parts of the mind-brain are imperative to the early stages of brain development, with a specific reference to intuitive-cognitive development at the preschool stage – since, Preschoolers are in fact, the best intuitive learners, and thus, for all of us, sets the stage for the “niches” of lifetime learning, and using the connectivity values of intuition to do just that.
Our definitions for EVERYTHING must transform to become consistent with our pursuits to achieve higher brain development and indeed, TOTAL BRAIN POTENTIAL. In other words, definitions do make a difference, because fundamental definitions help us to decipher the meanings and purposes of information that yield extra and even infinite opportunities to develop and innovate new ideas. For instance, the traditional definition of a “second” – consistent with solar standards for measuring time – was probably something like ‘a sixtieth (1/60) of a minute’. Whereas, the new definition of a “second” is now something like ‘9.19+ billion oscillations of an undisturbed cesium atom’. This is because we’ve gone from solar time to atomic time, and also because our days are getting longer. It makes sense to mark time atomically rather than by the sun, because location matters in measuring time and the earth moves (and is slowing down), while the sun stays relatively in its same place.
By the same token, the definitions for BRAIN POTENTIAL must change. We are still operating on the notion that higher brain potential mainly involves memory, or higher education leading to success and happiness, profound belief systems, meditating, etc. But all of these things and how we use them still depend on how our early brains were fostered to develop and how those “niches” were encouraged and enhanced for communication-connectivity throughout all parts of the brain, which ought to operate as an integral system of information. These aforementioned characteristics may appear to be the means for gaining higher brain potential, but they are merely the results of higher brain potential that were planted during the preschool stage of intuitive-cognitive development.
Conclusively (and more detailed in the following blog entry) is the new definition for the highest orders of brain potential and the connectivity parameters needed for the highest operating power of human intelligence and behavior. So the new definition for TOTAL BRAIN POTENTIAL IS: a + b = c
(a) The brain plays a role in EVERYTHING we do in life.
(b) The PRESCHOOL BRAIN is the foundation for EVERYTHING we do in life.
Therefore (c) The PRESCHOOL BRAIN is the manual for TOTAL BRAIN POTENTIAL and EVERYTHING we are capable of doing in life as we function on a full capacity of interconnecting brain activity.
Even though the evidence has followed the assumptions we’ve put together, well – better a bit late than never, after all, even for Ptolemy and Copernicus and Galileo and Newton, whose assumptions about the universe came before rigorous evidence, or that some of our best technology was science-fiction before it was realistic, it seems to be the more common course in the events of progress. Thanks NIH and Dr. Kriegstein & associates.

Uh-oh…The World is Flat – – Again

VERSIONS I, II, & III ~ in reverse order:

VERSION III
a + b = c
(a) The Brain plays a role in EVERYTHING we do !!!
(b) Preschool is the foundation for EVERYTHING in life !!!
(c) If you really want to understand the human brain and advance human progress, intelligence, reasoning, ingenuity, behavior, authentic compassion, and fulfill full brain potential – you must go through the Preschool brain. That is, you must be fully cognizant and literal about the brain as it operates and develops at the preschool stage of intuitive-cognitive development.
Even for Rocket Science, there is a basic manual. For human brain development, specifically, for full human brain potential (consistent with the full development of Intuitive Intelligence), there is also a basic manual, it is called the “preschool brain” ~ Comprehending all of the requisites and prerequisites of the preschool stage of brain development establishes a full representation of the codes needed for addressing and fulfilling all of the ingredients that go into full brain potential in adulthood (because all of the necessary basic ingredients are present together and poised for full connectivity during and only during the preschool stage).
Neuroplastic exercises and medicines might prevent Dementia and Alzheimer’s, but only Intuitive-Cognitive development during the first five years of life holds a substantial promise – even a guarantee – for preventing degenerative brain diseases.

Of course, this idea fails to fit any of the prevailing narratives of “higher human potential” and what it really takes to achieve it, but it is in fact the only way – and yes, while there are millions of ways to do most anything, there are actually some things wherein there is only one way to get the job done. This is one of them. Just as the sun stays at the center of our solar system and the planets revolve around the sun – and that is the ONLY version for operating a solar system – so it is for human cognitive development. As folks once thought that the sun revolved around the earth, we are stubbornly clung to the idea that human development happens through adult-self-improvement themes and techniques. However it is through child (brain) development that true human brain potential advances. BUT — there are still many parts and pieces of early human brain development that we are missing, so we must acknowledge them and become literate enough about them so that we may make them applicable to childhood brain development.
Remember — ALL KNOWLEDGE and Processes, both natural and artificial, are fundamentally “Mathematical”. COGNITION like everything else, is a “mathematical” function.
DO THE MATH ~ a + b = c
There is another a + b = c equation.
It has to do with Emotional Cognition. Here are the variables:
(a) The human brain is an emotionally developed brain.
(b) Cognition – like everything else – is a mathematical function.
(c) Therefore, emotions, defining and influencing all of the human brain’s cognitive processes, are mathematical.

The math of emotions and the emotions that people uphold about “Math” are inextricably connected. Neuroscientists have been scratching their heads over the idea that “EMOTIONAL COGNITION” has eluded a distinctive definition. This idea is, to some degree based on the idea that the simpler term of “cognition” is still under scrutiny for a more distinctive definition. Yet, this is the exact sort of challenge that ought to be at the forefront of Neuroscience’s agenda – because EVERYTHING we do depends on or ability to COGNIZE. Defining “cognition” ought to be the #1 job of Neuroscience. So what’s the problem? JUST DO THE MATH.

VERSION II
What is the BEST PARENTING ADVICE you’ll ever get?
Advice-Rule #1 — Advice about how to deal with children is good if it’s useful to children’s abilities – even if and when it is offensive to adults and parents.

Advice-Rule #2 – – If you DO things WITH your kids, then they’ll DO the things that you WANT them to do.

Advice-Rule #3 – – “Parenting has less to do with what you “believe” and more to do with how the young brain develops. Young children always want to do the right thing, so treat the young brain the way it needs to be treated – despite your beliefs. You may believe that children are supposed to “just” listen to their parents or “just” do what their parents tell them to do “just because” you are “in charge” — think again! ‘Just because you mix sand and sewage in a bowl with a bit of sugar, baking powder and a dash of chocolate, then stick it in the hot oven demanding it manifests into a tasty cake after 40 minutes — well, newsflash – – Yes we are all only using about 20% of our brains’ potential, but let’s avoid completely insulting our own intelligence. Hear ye, hear ye — whenever your young infant or child says goo or boo or whatever, at least make eye contact or verbal contact, or preferably both — But if you ignore them when they are really young, when they want and need your attention, what makes you think they will hang on your every word when they reach the teen years of development? Save yourself the trouble of reading every teenage-hang-up-problem book in the world and what you might possibly do about it “now”. “Reform” is like a false god OR more realistically, realizing your mistakes and trying to correct things in the best way you can on a second try for which there are few guarantees. Of course, “correcting things” is paramount in any situation. However, getting things right the second time around has become the new “how to get things done correctly at all, ever” — at least when it comes to human-childhood-brain-development. The idea of getting or doing things right the first time seems so elusive, impossible and foreign, indeed, more like alien. Doing brain development more correctly than incorrectly the first time around should feel as familiar and natural as cooking a family meal correctly each evening – on the first try – as most people would expect (except for the rare occasion when some set of kitchen conditions ruin the meal). The TRUE FORM of good human brain development, good relationships, good intelligence, good social skills and good teenagers who emerge into good adults, it’s all formulated when they are in the first ‘5’ years of life. It goes by fast, take advantage of it and the rest will be much smoother and far more pleasant — and maybe even less worrisome, but it will definitely do a lot more for their whole brain development, which they’ll need for their whole life.

Advice-Rule #4 – – The only thing standing in the way of real human progress is real human brain development, which means treating young children according to the natural prerequisites and requisites of real brain development – and since children are going to be taking care of the world they live in, in the future, then they deserve the opportunity to achieve real brain development.

Advice-Rule #5 – – If you beliefs are standing in the way of real brain development, then change your beliefs – unless of course, if you love your beliefs more than your children.

Advice-Rule #6 – – Subliminal unconscious beliefs – acquired during the earliest stages of emotional cognitive development when we were too young to decide our own beliefs – can construct a hard-core cement job on our early developing neuro-nets that are mostly only capable of emotionally cognizing, well, just about everything. In other words, a lot of our impulses, responses and intelligence potential are engineered in the early stages of life – we more than we’d like to know or admit. These patterns are really hard to brake, because as much as we’d like to think that memory has more to do with intelligence than anything else, it is actually Intuition that has more to do with higher intelligence than anything else. For memory to work as an intelligence function, it has to be subject to the mechanics of recall. Intuition, on the other hand is readily available without having to think about it – like the way you speak and express yourself, BECAUSE you learned language intuitively! The best intuitive learners are children, so it’s important to implant the best parameters for a lifetime of learning intuitively — which leads us to the last rule.

Advice-Rule #7 – – The best way for us ADULTS to CHANGE and IMPROVE ourselves is to learn how children learn, or rather, to re-learn how young children learn so intuitively.
AND ~
For the most GOLDEN RULE of all – –
Verbs are technically and essentially the most subjective, and therefore the most important word in a sentence – without which, we would have little information and instructions about expressing our actions, intentions, desires and decisions. Logically then, why oh why would we diminish the meaning and value of a verb by negating it, especially when young children’s brains are still depending on language that will be needed for all learning skills. So, devaluing the significance of a word – of a verb – by negating it, particularly without telling children what they “can” do instead of what they “can’t” do – is simply cognitively incorrect. Get children to employ as many of their skills, senses and abilities as possible. OMIT giving “instructions” with negated verbs, specifically eliminate the negations “no”, “not”, “don’t”, “can’t” and “shouldn’t”. [And while the verb “should” has been banned from some theories about language semantics and their implications, let’s keep in mind that ‘should’ is a verb and all it need is a restorative definition.]

VERSION I – – SOME OF OUR “BELIEF” SYSTEMS REVEALED
Technologically and scientifically speaking, yes we know that the world is spherically round, revolves around the sun with the other planets and we’ve discovered the Theory of Relativity, which has opened up a whole new world of information to other fields, such as Quantum Mechanics, String Theory and Astro-Biology — all of which are inextricably connected, and have given us a better understanding of the universe and apparently, ourselves.
But Cognitively speaking, we still live in a world that is a flat 2-D round disk without any real clues or direction about our revolving status, and without having yet discovered a theory of relativity, particularly, a cognitive theory of relativity. And more specifically, although we are always trying to throw Quantum Mechanics into the mix of cognitive processing, we have alienated the inextricably connected fields of String Theory and Astro-Biology as equally influential aspects that would help us unravel and organize our greatest cognitive potential.
Furthermore, we have complicated an already complex set of cognitive capabilities without applying some simple fundamentals, which then makes the whole cognitive picture mysterious. There are a few factors that we are just plain resistant and reluctant to straightening out. Obviously, we need to acknowledge that the flat cognitive world needs to be turned into a spherical body that knows the purpose of its direction and revolving status, and how “relativity” is relative to cognitive processing, just as it is relative to EVERYTHING. Well this alone can have major implications, with seemingly devastating outcomes — just as it was for people when they were first told about the Round world and then later on, about Relativity. Basic belief systems, as well as organized belief systems, went into major upheavals, usually bestowed upon the common people in unthinkably treacherous ways by authoritative institutions, but fortunately for everyone, eventually, ideas, traditional concepts and beliefs were destined to be overhauled into new social notions, and nothing could be done to stop the process of progress – at least until progress hits a plateau – and we have, hit a plateau.
It is time for the cognitive world to be re-shaped. This of course means that we have to un-do a few major assumptions about “human potential” – which of course IS, human “brain” potential.
To start with, we believe that our “reasoning” skills must rule over our “emotioning” skills. This is the first upheaval we have to reconcile with. What we’ve been told about the parietal lobes being the gatekeepers of irrational emotions getting in the way of our rational reasoning skills is simply a farce, or at least a good excuse. People make crazy irrational decisions with “irrational emotions” all the time – the parietal lobes are as incapable of imperviously protecting the frontal lobes from making unreasonable decisions, and its hardly any more effective than the Berlin Wall ever was at keeping people from escaping from the inside to the outside. Besides, every thought and decision – in humans – has an emotional component. The real job of the parietal lobes is to ensure that every emotion is rationally processed by the brain’s hard-wired elements of Compassion and Optimism so that decisions are free to reason “emotionally”. This allows us to reason and cognize in innumerably creative ways – with the values of “conscientiousness” already woven in the fabric of “reasoning” and “innovative thinking” – and all the other fancy things our frontal lobes can do. Compassion and Optimism are the elements by which the brain is supposed to learn EVERYTHING when we are young, so that these become the same elements we use to “cognize” EVERYTHING when we are mature adults. It’s a simple mathematical equation!!!
The next upheaval involves the notion that we believe we are supposed to process our intelligence skills by the ‘knowledge of guilt and consequences’, and that this form of information processing is the supreme purveyer of information-formation for formulating ideas and decisions. For some insane irrational reason, we think that the knowledge of guilt and consequences functions as the supreme criteria of decision-making over the compassionate and optimal version of our authentic ability for computing “everything”.
Then there’s the trend that we are addicted to, and milking it for everything we think it’s worth – and that is our insistence to rely on adult-self-improvement schemes of higher brain potential, which support our belief systems, which are often inconsistent with genuine brain potential. In other words, as long as higher cognitive intelligence falls in line with things such as meditation, brainy games involving puzzles and numbers, social “norms” and religious philosophies, then we are all too happy to indulge. But human development is brain development and human brain development is CHILD brain development, simply because CHILDHOOD is the ‘foundation for EVERYTHING’ in life. So even as adults, improving our brains literally means learning to learn, or re-learning to learn as children actually learn. Duh!
Furthermore, there’s the stuffy sophisticated scholarly debate about defining “Emotional Cognition” and its inferred challenges, just because Neuroscience is still convening to agree on a more rigorous definition of “Cognition”. Usually, if anything is done in a logical sequence, “step 1” is the best way to go. Hello, hello, hello – – emotional cognition does take place first in human cognitive development, so if we just flip the equation and define ’emotional cognition’ first, then maybe the subsequent simple true version of ‘cognition’ will just naturally unfold. Then again technically speaking, there can never be any such thing as just “cognition” or just “cognizing”; every cognitive process in the fully developed adult human brain is a combo of emotional, intellectual and willful cognizing. And by the way, there will never be such a thing as a “non-cognitive” process, as some cognitive proponents suggest – just as “reasoning” without “emotioning” is as ludicrous as trying explaining the fabric of “space” without the element of “time”.
But my favorite of all the “flat cognitive world” parameters is the undefinable and ambiguous promotion of “consciousness”. “Consciousness” and “conscientiousness” at worst are frauds, at best, they are masquerading as substitutes for our real destined potential of “Intuitive Intelligence”. This understanding is going to be the most challenging for a whole range of traditions and belief systems…
The most recently excitable trend is the “Computational Thinking” and “Language Coding” prospects that are being applied to the field of Computer Science, with very little effort going into these same prospects for advancing human cognitive potential. The only reason why Computers have languages to use, is because WE use language and WE created computers – so WHEN can we obtain the same benefits of computational thinking and language coding that computers are entitled to? Huh??? In simple terms, Computer “A.I.” is going to advance because it is holding hands with Human “I.I.” (intuitive intelligence).
But in a final and most bizarre twist of affairs in this flat, irrelative and dissonant cognitive world – which is in need of desperate rhetorical repair – is that from a social, political, scientifically professional, and scholarly perspective, WHO in their right and reasonable mind would dare to regard the work of a PRESCHOOL teacher to be remotely connected to, or significant as that of a PHYSICIST ??? — And by all accounts, the prestige is completely incomparable !! After all, the Nobel Committee hardly offers prizes for breakthroughs in early human cognitive development.
The truth of the matter is that a PHYSICIST’S job is to uncover and record the Fundamental Principles of Math (or the “Language of the Universe” which forms the basis for all classifications of knowledge and information), and the job of a PRESCHOOL teacher is to implant the Fundamental Principles of Math, i.e., the language of the universe, into the hearts and minds of young children ~ while children are still learning LANGUAGE intuitively, and are naturally driven to explore the natural knowledge of the universe. Now who would of ever thought that Physicists and Preschool teachers were “unconsciously” working on the same page in the course of human progress – Huh?!?
“Technically” speaking and “cognitively” speaking, we are barely even trying to work together on the same book, let alone on the same page – of human cognitive and human technological progress. And Economically speaking, the world is ruled by money and unfortunately, the rules and mechanics of money, and the rules and mechanics of brain development are definitely inconsistent and arbitrary, so either the rules of money have to change and money has to be eliminated OR our pursuits for higher brain development have to be forfeited, for the sake of keeping money as the dominant force of worldly organization. This alone has deep historical implications. But as we all know, money is actually unnatural and if it were natural, it would grow on trees.
But the most misguided narrative of all is the concept that Love and Relationships are hard work. What does that even mean? The human brain is an emotionally developed instrument, so WHY, if Love is our most important knowledge attribute would it be so difficult to love and build relationships. This is completely outside the domain of logic in every way, shape and form. Mothers fall in love with their babies the moment they are born. This love is unearned, or rather un-earn-able, but more importantly it demonstrates the providence and role of love in human development. Love was never meant to be such hard work, as we so emphatically and gallantly profess. And on the other hand, HATE should never be so easy, hate should be virtually unfathomable BECAUSE we all have a brain that needs emotional development and while everyone has unique skills, all brains need to be developed by Love, Compassion and Optimism — yet, we’ve built history on a code of ‘hard to love’ and ‘easy to hate’. Humanity has accomplished a lot of impressive things and we do need more advancement still, but it all needs a new set of parameters and narratives for achieving our natural purpose and full potential.
In short ~ Emotioning is destined to rule over Reasoning, Human Development is destined to be designed by the parameters of Child Brain development, Consciousness will have to be de-throned by Intuition, and we must be ruled by the knowledge of potential and possibilities (Compassion and Optimism). We are called to realize and fully acknowledge that the number ‘1’ problem in the world is the efficient amount of brain potential we’ve operated by thus far, and with all of the great things we’ve accomplished, we have even greater and more magnanimous things to accomplish, including ridding the world of the adverse and treacherous problems of human suffering.
Finally, there is one other major element in the process of higher cognitive development, but that is for the more enlightened, so we’ll keep that in a closed book for now. Happy Cognizing Everyone, Cheers.

#Bloomberg Business #BloombergReport ~ How Computer-Science and Neuro-science are Finally Coming Together – – well, sort of…

…Recently, Bloomberg Business published an article by Jack Clark titled: “The Future of Computers Is in the Mind of a Toddler”.
It’s just so wonderous to see that Computer Scientists are finally considering, actually reconciling that Artificial Intelligence (A.I.) can be relative to human cognitive development, that is more particularly, early human cognitive potential. Furthermore, it’s quaintly vindicating that they’ve figured out that Human-Computational-Thinking is the primordial and precursory element imperative to the process and sequencing of A.I.-Computational thinking in computer systems – – as suggested by the subtitle of Mr. Clark’s article noting: “Facebook and Google are trying to create A.I. that mimics the human brain. First they need to figure out how our own minds work.”
The article then proceeds to explain a scenario demonstrating a “sleight of hand” involving the disappearance of a pen behind another object that both an infant and a computer can never appreciate or be amazed by. Alternatively though, a toddler will realize, amazingly, that something is amiss with the magical disappearing act of the pen. Now comes the real fun. Facebook’s A.I. research director describes the observed trick as “not normal” to the toddler mind, and assumingly, what has to be done to get computers to “cognize” this abnormality.
Then he mentions the unmentionable – at least in the mind of someone who knows the realistic potential of a young mind. He has the audacity to say; “One reason to love computers is that, unlike many kids, they do as they’re told”. Well, if any of these computer folk really realized how the human brain really, really does work, they’d realize that like a computer, if you use a computationally or cognitively correct language syntax, you too could get young children to do as you tell them. As such, need it be said now that if they understood the relationship between language and the young human mind that is learning language intuitively, then they’d figure out how to get computers to behave in the A.I. fashion they are all so coveting and competing for !!!
I wish these computer scientists well, because I really do want to see computers advance. Unfortunately, these computer scientists have a long way to go, because even though they now confess to needing the consultations of Neuroscience for answers to their quests, there are other reservations to be considered where the Neuroscientists are concerned.
Specifically, what Computer Scientists seek to extract from Neuro-scientists is somewhat of a long-shot for a couple of very important reasons, especially when their efforts are focused on the MEMORY aspects of NOW YOU SEE IT, NOW YOU DON’T.
Memory, in and of itself, is an intelligence FUNCTION as opposed to being an intelligence QUOTIENT. Memory will never serve as the CORE ELEMENT reigning supreme in the sequencing of Computational Thinking in Computers — because it is also neither the core elemental supreme processing feature of Human Computational Thinking. Unfortunately, Psychology and Neuro-science have upheld memory that way for too long, and it’s just too difficult to demote it from its unchallenged crowning glory.
If only the human brain really worked that way – with memory at its core for supreme cognizing – then they’d be able to imitate, or transfer any memory process to make it operational in a computer system that would tackle the debacle of A.I.information processing. But even in a human, being amazed at the disappearing act of a pen has nothing to do with memory, it is a matter of a subsequent level of cognizing that is tied to the more diverse functions of intuition at a later stage of information processing.
Therefore, they are going to have to delve into a particular stage at a point where all cognizing functions and all core elements of the human mind are gathered together in the same place at the same time – this reality is just beyond the realm of the toddler mind-brain. Intuition is the key! Intuitive Intelligence or I.I. is the true (first born) twin of A.I. and “memory” will never suffice or live-up to the attributes of I.I. Unlike memory, which is merely an intelligence function, intuition is the supreme intelligence quotient.
That being said, it is the PRESCHOOL MIND – the stage following the toddler mind – that needs to be consulted, so to speak, and it is experts who’ve actually dealt with the preschool mind on a daily basis, that ought to be hailed as qualified consultants. That is, as opposed to a bunch of Neuroscientists in a lab studying and observing one or two disconnecting properties of young minds, without putting all the pieces of cognizing together, that indeed form, and perform the daily operations of an intuitive-cognitive preschool mind containing all of the core elements of human computational thinking.
But it may take another lifetime for these “scientists” to consider consulting preschool experts, after all, it’s only “normal” for them to look in all the wrong places – or rather, they “don’t care” because they are unable to cognize what’s plainly available and right in front of them. But kudos and good luck to the A.I. community.
Oh, and by the way, if and when they manage to get the I.I. factors figured out, they can automatically and simultaneously bypass the astoundingly arduous process of pre-exorcising the demon from A.I. because with REAL I.I. — the twin/precursory component of A.I.– the disturbingly disadvantageous properties of evil are incoherent, and therefore are unable to be configured into the algorithms of an equation that devises the properties of highly advanced A.I. With memory at the core of A.I.-computer processing, the element of evil will always be a never-ending battle.
Of course, the true conclusion here is that authentic Human-Intelligence needs to be established — and to do that, the Neuroscience world ALSO needs to embrace the Preschool Brain – beyond studies of delayed gratification abilities, and the dissection of disabilities. Memory, as much as it is idolized on a pedestal, will never be the Savior of Artificial Intelligence, or Alzheimer’s, or the art of acing high test scores. The answers to our intelligence prayers lie in the authentic mechanics of intuition – relative and applicable to all forms and dimensions of knowledge ~ including unconscious memories. Even as equal partners working fully together, “Consciousness” and “Memory” will never pack the power of Intuition. Intuition is our final purpose and destiny.