VOLUME I, Part 3 – – The same things that go awry with cognitive impairments are exactly the same things that were improperly formed in the early years of ‘cognitive development’.
It’s been said that “laughter is the best medicine”. Nobody really disputes this abstract anecdote, yet it’s probably never be scientifically proven. However, real scientific proof is done by trial and error and most importantly, can be done by anyone with the right equipment. But the most important piece of equipment any of us can ever use IS OUR BRAINS, and that is precisely WHY Intuitive reasoning, Computational Creativity, and Quantitative Thinking are far more superior than basic proof requiring only the crude matter of our 3-D world.
Let’s divert for a few moments — HERE’S WHY:
Your brain is like a little electrical unit. It is a small resource of electromagnetic energy and activity that packs the power to light up your life. You may be unaware of this, but “electromagnetism” is actually invisible light, never to be confused with darkness. Whenever you feel something, it’s completely linked with thought and brain activity, and whenever you think something, it is also entirely linked with your emotions, and together, your MIND, i.e., the combination of your thoughts & feelings, fire-up your brain’s activity system in a dance of wiring & firing choreography. This dancing routine is an invisible abstract process completely affecting the brain’s design to pave the way for information to flow without being impeded, but more significantly, without even this abstract process, we would be unable to perform the concrete process of trying to perform a scientific experiment that would provide us with “proof” about something or anything.
The brain is naturally designed to accommodate and interconnecting flow of knowledge that can constantly be imbedded with new forms of information. The brain was never meant, or designed to operate on flaws of information that would clog and damage flowing information activity. The impulses of electromagnetic activity, operating by neurotransmitter pulses, like a fiber optic telephone system transmitting information across the wires at light speed, means that your thoughts & feelings are also traveling, at least closely enough, to the speed of light and quite possibly, at the actual speed of light.
This wiring & firing light speed choreography is dependent upon the physicality of the whole brain. We may believe that that feelings and thoughts are two separately independent systems that quaintly cross path like two ships in the night, or that truly mature reasoning skills are conducted with the absence of emotions, but this notion, prominent in so many cultures, especially western thought for the past 2,000 years, describes the biggest stumbling block we’ve had for understanding the human quest to have our “hearts and minds united”. Electromagnetism is ground zero for the fusion of several forces; “heart” and “mind” / “feelings” and “thoughts” are as inter-braided as electro–magnetism, or energy–matter, or space–time, or light–speed. These dualing forces can never be pulled apart or be capable of operating independently of its counterpart – – – so why, even though we all profess the “unity of heart and mind”, do we insist that there are different and separate definitions for ‘heart’ and ‘mind’, or for ‘thoughts’ and ‘feelings’.
Building a wiring and firing system is a task that ought to be constructed full, formidably and securely during the foundational stages of brain building, in order to stand firm and work at full capacity. The initial fundamental construction of these paths and pathways – to connect all the forces of brainy activities are dependent upon the emotioning factors that get plugged into our brains during infancy, meaning that it is the first layer of a constructing a foundation, and every type of construction has its first layer or foundation built before anything else. The human brain is an emotionally developed organ, so it is only fitting and logical that the emotions are properly constructed first.
Understanding this can be a scary realization, because it requires some of our own individual reconciliation, meaning that we must face some of the beliefs that we’ve held so dear. In other words, some of our own life’s constructions are built on flimsy or false foundations, and long-time traditionally-held beliefs that are inconsistent or contrary to the natural development of the brain — elements of which were around long before we cultivated any sort of belief systems. All brains are a standard piece of equipment, and nobody is born with a stamp or icon on their brain designating their culture or parents’ and ancestors’ belief systems. The other related reconciliation taking place here is that the initial wiring & firing construction is constructed by an outside contractor, i.e., our parents (and/or ancestors + other influential elements), and this initial construction is done without our own willful efforts, without our consent, and without our ability to make choices and decisions while we are in the tender stages of infancy — when this initial emotional construction is laid.
The (deliberate or inadvertent) flaws built into the early emotional foundation – or the early construction of a wiring & firing Neuro-net system, is much the same as any electrical system that might have been poorly constructed, protected and connected. This can cause both unrequited and irreversible damage – to any kind of electrical/electromagnetic system – and this is WHY the Universe itself rigorously guards its one and only way to produce electromagnetism. An ideally wiring-firing system of human brainy fiber-optics, is the best protection against a faulty electromagnetic system that would grate with the actual mechanics of free & open information pathways. In human brain terms – this is the process of cognition itself, cognition is the power produced by our little electromagnetic brainy units, and cognition itself reciprocates, or returns the favor of, keeping the electro-magnetic system powered up. When this relationship runs into blocks, challenges, poor wiring & firing, short-cuts, or any other attempts to short-circuit its power, then the exchanging process and relationship between cognition and brain becomes subject to the danger of cognitive impairments, which in turn will impair the biological material of the brain itself.
So, now to get back from our diversion. Now that we understand the electromagnetic power of the human brain and its symbiotic, and concrete, relationship with cognition, we can now have a basic understanding about what the power of thought really is. First an idea, or hypothesis or computed thought must be devised, or intuited, before any idea can be tested for its proof and applications. Then of course, throughout the process — from igniting an idea to creating undeniable evidence — there is a reasoning element that we either apply, or in some cases, that just naturally unfolds, telling us a story that might be different from what we originally intended to know. Typically, we may define this as a good mistake and welcome it as serendipitous — however, “mistakes” should really be redefined as hidden knowledge and information that we were previously unable to notice, because that’s exactly what it is. We only define it as a “mistake” because we missed including, observing or reasoning it into the precognitive planning, hypothesis or reasoning stage of our choices, decisions, and experiments. When we stick to authentically natural elements that are part of reasoning a process – whether it is a scientific procedure or a thought-feeling procedure – then genuine information will unfold and present itself. In other words, if we insist on throwing in superficial elements in either of these procedures, we must be WILLING to throw them out at the end of the procedure when it’s clear that it fails to combine or connect to the whole outcome. If you should ever feel inclined to investigate Einstein’s story, and his struggle with establishing e=mc2, you will find these precise steps to be evident.
Life and learning, like time&space, are inseparable entities. Learning should be fun, so life should be fun. “Work” and “Recreation” should be identical features of human activity and progress, just as there is zero difference between “life” and “learning”. People should never have to suffer from the stresses of work, particularly because the contradictory relationship, stemming from our separate definitions for “work” and “recreation”, is only consistent with a poorly-powered electro-magnetic brainy system, processing knowledge and information, in ways that clearly represent damage to the human brain’s real capacity to function at a much higher and more empowered system.
But our brainy electro-magnetic neuro-nets that connect information — and is capable of connectivity processes that we still only imagine, but are actually capable of performing, naturally — are only one part of the whole system of humans interconnecting together and forming the electromagnetic system of telepathic/wireless communication. That is to say that the intuitive intelligence wireless system that we are all capable of plugging into is significant for humans’ most effective and necessary tool for both surviving and thriving. This means that we ought to be able to have access to contacting any other human who may be able to share significant information with any other person, if it will help and benefit us and one another, because that is what humans do best, and want to do best. Every person’s contribution to knowledge and learning is significant in the progress of our whole species.
Technological wireless communication only exists because Natural wireless communication already exists — that is to say that we can only imitate, produce, or reproduce what the universe has already provided, especially with regards to all things invisible.
As foretold, promised and briefly mentioned, in this section, it is to be properly detailed, the cognitive traits that go awry in the elder years, most prominently, under the conditions of Alzheimer’s and Dementia. The features that rigorously describe the impairments of Alzheimer’s and Dementia are:
Lack of TRUST, loss of TIME CONCEPTS, and askewed understanding about the BASIC properties, laws and mechanics of PHYSICS (and basic spatial reasoning), the misuse of LANGUAGE and coherent communication skills – altogether – resulting in and manifesting as memory loss. Most frightening of all, is that emotional ties are often also damaged, a direct effect of early foundational development that relied on the proper construction, and first layer of emotional-reasoning intelligence.
These EXACT traits are essential to fundamental learning and general knowledge and information processing. Just as in performing a process of proving something , or doing a scientific experiment, these (aforementioned) features must be concisely established. In other words, since they are the basis for all learning, and are all necessary as reasonably connected aspects of good electromagnetic units, then the memory-ability of them — memory relying on the mechanics of connectivity (which is the basic feature of intuition) is severely compromised. In other words, the ties that bind them – the memories – and the wireless system of information processing (intuition) all breaks down because the connectivity system was compromised in the first place.
Just as the universe has one way to produce electromagnetism, which must function and travel at the speed of light, whether it is visible or invisible, then there also must be ONE same basis of reason-ability to TRUST, to judge TIME&SPACE (laws of Physics), and LANGUAGE usage for knowledge purposes — if all these are to remain tied together, thereby supporting memory, which is merely a by-product of authentic Intuitive intelligence processing.
These features are firmly founded and built into the early FOUNDATION FOR LIFE, and only during that early foundation for life — wherein, they are coherently and intuitively tied together. Anything done to fix that broken foundation after building it is always going to be a remedial and superficial measure. The more loose and flimsy and unreasonable these connections are in the early stages of cognitive development, the more the pathology for Dementia will be possible. And keep in mind (from VOL I, Part 1) that this pathology is more of an abstract pathology, then a purely biological one — rather, actually, it is an electromagnetic pathology. When these elements are administered in early life, without a matching or parallel consistency for the brain’s early requirements, for genuine lifetime learning, then it all eventually falls apart unless, the actual mechanics of intuitive intelligence are minimally maintained throughout the course of lifetime learning; thinking, feeling, reasoning, creating, building significant emotional bonds that are capable of exchanging wireless contact without prosthetics (such as cell phones and internet), ALL OF THESE, fundamentally define cognitive processing. The proximal or complete absence or abandonment of any of these skills can be particularly significant to any one person, depending on what his or her most prominent abilities actually are. If these unique abilities have never been nurtured or addressed, while the natural environment actually provides the means and information for nurturing those skills, then this would define the invisible pathology that would generated brain degeneration.
If there’s a cure for Alzheimer’s, then it lies entirely in its prevention. If it should happen that a Pharmaceutical company devises a remedy for reversing or even eliminating the clogging plaques and tangles in the brain’s neuro-net information pathways, thereby restoring some or even all of the freedom of knowledge and memory processing, this would be grandly welcomed, particularly if there are few to zero side effects. But anticipating the possibilities of Dementia and memory loss without worry, just because there is a magical pill on the market, does little to change the rampant spread of disadvantages associated with cognitive impairments. Certainly, it does nothing to annihilate such a debilitating disease — and that’s without even mentioning the economic and societal costs on a National scale.
But the most difficult challenge of all has to do with the emotional strains and quality of life that are so severely imposed on immediate family members — who are usually younger and have had nothing to do with influencing the early emotional-building of the person suffering from the Dementia, but who now must carry the burden of caring for a cognitive disease. This has yet to still reveal the sacrifices that are now being made on today’s children who will receive less quality care for their own cognitive development – as families care for elders even more than they may be caring for their own children – thus, continuously perpetuating an evermore devastating cycle generating the degenerative disease of cognitive processing.
Everything starts at point zero, what goes into, or fails to go into early cognitive development, comes out in the final years of cognitive processing — because the ingredients for comprehensive cognitive processing are built into the Early Foundation for Everything. Cognition is a mathematical function, Everything is Math, and the Math never lies.
The only sure cure for understanding that Alzheimer’s & Dementia is ultimately eradicated, is to understand that ultimately, this disease, at its core, is a cognitive issue, and that it is overall, and most dominatingly, a cognitive problem.
Einstein declared that “Intuition is Everything” and what that really means is that Intuition is the most rigorous math of all. If we choose just one trait of our potential to be our guiding light for life learning – it should be the fiber-optic version of invisible light; electro-magnetic information, which is the same as the impervious mechanics of intuition. This would be the best judgment we could make and gain, because intuition is applicable to every behavior skill and every knowledge ability, especially language — which we use for everything and which is intuitively learned in the early foundational stage of life.
CONCLUSION for Part 3, VOL I ~
The “Cognitive Reserve” describe by Dr. Bennett (as told of in Part 1, VOL I), ought to be properly defined as “Intuitive Intelligence”, or at least intuitive-cognitive-intelligence-reserve — or the mechanisms that fortify and maintain the best information connections possible, making lifetime learning a process that is authentically built upon. This would be best defined, classified and described as feeling or intuiting the capability of TRUST, as children do, therein, keeping our ability to learn as children learn throughout our lifetimes. What that really means is that the way we learned during the foundational years is the system we will spend the rest of our lives learning by — the upgrade for learning better and more multi-dimensionally means that the program for higher learning must be coded into the early stages of life, because it is that coded foundation that determines how we will learn for a lifetime. The only possibility for transposing and refining that foundational platform is to deliberately and firmly apply the mechanics of intuitive intelligence processing. In this way, TRUST becomes a process that is individually owned by one’s own CRITICAL THINKING skills; the ability to question, the ability to judge, and knowing the sequential connections between instant gratification and delayed gratification (relative to TIME-SPACE knowledge elements). “Cognitive Reserve” goes back, way back to the building of cognition during the foundation for everything. The features of Dementia are best told by the one simple description of an ‘inability to do the math’ and intuitively connect the basic processes of information needed for any notion, intent or event.
Every matter of the human condition from Adversity and Alzheimer’s to Innovation and Inquiry, all require and thrive on the need for improvement. To do that, we need to massively improve on our brain’s greatest and highest potentials, because we all use our brains for everything. Using our brain with the same 2.0 version of limited knowledge attributes will never do the trick of transforming us. We need to upgrade to a 10.0 version. To do that we need to understand the fundamentals — and this natural assumption should never have to be reiterated so much, but when it comes to cognitive processing, it seems to be so underestimated for its importance. In any process, it is the only option, it’s either that, or reverse engineering, which still leads to the fundamentals of a process, either way, there will never be any escaping the math of everything, which means that everything begins at point zero. Until next time, and next chapter —