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Giving Teens and Young Adults Informative Insight for their Brains and their Futures






Which is how Einstein understood why things that seem separate or disconnected, are in fact connected – and connectivity is essentially, the most fundamental trait of Intuition. This is how Einstein was able to decipher and devise the grand General and Special Theories of Relativity. These theories opened up the worlds of Quantum Mechanics, which paved the way for String Theory and the more distinct fields of Astro-Biology & Particle-Physics. And by the definitions of e = mc2 — all of these fields are interconnected.  But, what’s most telling about these connections, is that our own unrequited inquiries into these fields of knowledge, makes them relative and essential to the development of our own human brains and unequivocally, our human Intuitions – which should help us connect everything we know, in addition to expediting what we still crave knowing about the universe, and our purpose in it. Okay, so that’s a mouthful – – or more like a mind-full. 

The question to present to all questions of knowledge is:  Are we connecting, or intuiting everything we need to know?  We might also ask if we are doing enough to emulate the genius of Einstein?!!  Particularly because, according to Einstein, we ought to be using our intuitions for everything, since “Intuition is everything”. Let’s explore and connect some factors about developing genius mindsets that, at least, imitate the intuitive genius of Einstein.  To start with, each of us possesses an intuition, as well as unique abilities  that are endowed by the genius of Nature, along with its universal partnership and original source of knowledge  — (i.e., the laws and language of the universe).

But first, it’s time to clear up a few distasteful narratives. Let’s be anything but opaque here. Einstein never said ‘consciousness is everything’, or that ‘arithmetic is everything’, he stated that, “intuition is everything”. Any scientific experts will humbly admit that there is little consensus among them to settle any descriptive agreement regarding “consciousness”, and for all their ramblings about Einstein’s intuitive genius, they rarely encourage open forums to discuss “intuition”. With all due respect to Nobel Prize laureates, such as Eugene Wigmore, who pondered on and on about Schrödinger’s cat and the traits of consciousness in determining the condition of the cat, in conjunction with the deliberate act of observation; for all the endless books and airy fairy discussions about “consciousness”, exactly what has “consciousness” done to resolve coherency in any information systems or solve any world problems? None! However, in all fairness, the one thing that consciousness does perform for us is its absence under the influence of anesthesia.

Well, that having been said, it’s connectivity time, i.e., defining the authentic traits of intuition:

Intuition is everything”. Children learn language intuitively; they never do it “consciously”. We use language for everything. Intuition is the universe’s naturally free internet service, interconnecting everything, and connecting us to every dimension of knowledge and information – if only we’d all become connected to our own genuine intuitions. Early intuitive language development is a necessary requirement for cognitive development. For instance, you should be able to learn another (bunch of) language(s) intuitively at a later stage in life because you’d originally learned a language intuitively during the foundational stages of cognition. But had you missed the opportunity to learn any speech and language skills intuitively at a very young age, you would be unable to learn language proficiently in the latter stages of life, including your “mother tongue”. One of the other most practical traits of intuition is the ability of transferring, and/or transposing information from one system of knowledge to another. Bottom line is, language is used for everything so everything you learn ought to be cohesively interconnected.

So, can we now begin to see how important it is to establish a theory of relativity between intuition, cognition, and language, which altogether, formulate the basic connecting computations for achieving “intuitive genius”? Benjamin Franklin – another genius – proposed the concept “become a jack of all trades and a master of one”. Unfortunately, a great many people are unaware of this original statement because we unconsciously follow the contorted pop trend non-genius version of describing someone as a ‘jack of all trades and a master of none’. Okay, enough digression.

What kind of mind is needed to define whether the following anecdote is idiocy or conspiracy? If intuition is everything, as Einstein declared, why do we keep disregarding this guidance if we are so bent on emulating his brilliant genius? Computer Scientists are confidently determined to make computers more intuitive. By the way, it is noteworthy to acknowledge that if computer scientists want to develop more intuitive computers, then they need to start working with the traits of intuition rather than fooling themselves into believing that intuitive-A.I. for computers can be coded on the traits and features of memory. Intuition is far superior to memory and even bypasses the mechanics of memory, just as we do for our general everyday language skills. For all of their exquisite coding efforts, they still need to become proficient in Intuition 101. Still waiting to see that happen!

Every field of knowledge is equally interchangeable with “Math”. Everything is built upon the fundamental principles of mathematics, or the language of the universe as defined by Physics – and these basic mathematical laws are what interconnect everything. That simply means that the mechanics of intuition are hiding in plain sight – everywhere. This should also mean that Physicists ought to discuss intuition more than they dabble with Arithmetic. But such is the literal meaning of cognitive dissonance and counter-intuitive thought processing that defines the limited range, or percentage of mind-brain potential that we’ve staggered around upon for thousands of years. It certainly defines how, unbeknownst to most folks, “Arithmetic” has never been a synonym for “Math”. “Everything” has never been all about the Arithmetic, but everything is all about the Math.

The variables required for equating human genius include the explicit connections between Language, Cognition, Intuition, The Fundamental Principles of Math, and Natural Science. All of these functions must be cultivated in accordance with the human brain’s hard wired capacity for Compassion, Optimism, Creativity and Decision-making – these are the properties that generate and incorporate intuitive genius and full human brain potential. A little margin note is in order here ~ let’s remove one concerning factor: ‘Evil Geniuses’ need never apply, meaning that true human genius can only be built on the elements of compassion and optimism. The human brain has never been equally hard-wired for good and evil, this is an historical falsehood. It also means that we can depart from the wasteful time consuming effort of trying to artificially affix morality and ethics into the ambiguous properties of “consciousness” – which as mentioned, is only worthy as when it’s absent under anesthesia.

So, here is the disconnecting tale wherein either idiocy, or conspiracy has been misguiding the process and progress of human intuitive intelligence – but it is a fate that can still be recovered, especially during the cross-roads of human civilization and globalization that we are currently engaged in.

More than a half century after Einstein’s final residency in Princeton, and after having adamantly proclaimed that “Intuition is Everything”, how is it that none of the grand universities on the planet, including Princeton itself, has missed conceiving of an MBA, or Ph.d program offering a credentialed degree in Intuitive Intelligence and how it is relative to everything. It seems so surreally discombobulating.

Going back about 20 years, a national early education board was at the height of mandating that all Early Educators must omit the specific negations no, not, don’t, can’t and shouldn’t for all teaching techniques, guidance skills and all functions of young children’s cognitive development. This issue was neglected by most Early Educators, and this widespread non-compliance, forced the board to discontinue issuing the mandate and its significance. Meanwhile, for all Neuro-science had uncovered about how the young human brain was unable to process, or hypothesize the literal inversion of a devalued verb by a negation, especially considering that verbs are the main part of speech in any language, the mandate’s significance still died without a tear shed. Notwithstanding that death, never did a single memorial arise in a published form, by an accredited MBA or Ph.d candidate documenting the connections between language, cognition and intuition. And what, with our relentless pursuits about the retentions and losses of “memory”? The point is that it is unnecessary to consciously remember everything. Intuition gives us the ability to recollect anything we’d ever need to know, because with intuition, everything we’d ever learned would be connected somehow, and transferable within our human neuro-nets – if only we’d been intuitively developed, yet we continually miss propagating the genius of intuition.

To date, only one set of books and resources addresses these connections, and to date, they have also remained unchallenged. They are unchallenged because the professional world still misunderstands the intuitive connections between Cognition, Language, Relationships, Emotions, Reasoning, Common Sense, Critical Thinking, Logical Hypothesizing, Doing the Math, and the whole authentic development of our human brains. If we want to really solve problems and innovate, we need Intuition!

That is the tale; the unrecognized, or unrecognized and unrequited depiction of our birthright and destiny to master intuitive intelligence. We are all either part of the problem, or part of the solution – part of the conspiracy, or part of the idiocy. Teens however, are in neither of these categories. As teens are navigating the final trimester of their intuitive-cognitive development, they have the opportunity to substantially alter the progress of human history by acquiring and practicing the interconnecting traits and mechanics of intuition that can still unleash their own genius – and everyone has an intuition. Only Cognitivology® is offering the means and information for that task. So, stay tuned and stay connected. Signing off for now, C. Woolf, principle author of Cognitivology® resources.


Giving Teens Informative Insight for their Brains and their Futures

Does this title sound like the beginning of a tricky little riddle, perhaps with an uncanny and intriguing answer that is stranger than fiction?

The truest measure of a society’s success is equivalent to the education it provides for its nation’s children, because children are the future of every society. Having said that, should the standard quality of a nation’s whole education system be defined by its version of preschool, specifically, the 3 – 5 year old stage of preschool brain development? We universally accept the wisdom, that the early years are the “foundation for everything in life”, but are we doing all we can to implement its significance and effectiveness?

“Educational reform” has all the necessary appearances of emphasizing how we ought to reformulate the K-12 years of education. But this approach is so wildly incoherent, and analogous to believing that a half-baked cake can still be mixed with an ingredient that was missed during the original mixing process. Yet, in America, this is how we mix and re-mix strategies to aid our ailing education system. The debates and tactics rage on and on, without ever identifying what should be the most obvious solution.

In most western industrialized societies, we believe “a,b,c & 1,2,3” to be the fundamentals of education. It is a staunch belief, and staunch beliefs often dismiss us from doing some very needed critical thinking – the very thing our nation’s young adults are missing the chance to get a firm grip on.  In parallel fashion, a,b,c & 1,2,3 are the basic parameters that recent, current and upcoming generations of young adults were cultivated upon when “nursery school” became the fashion. What does that have to do with anything? Well technically speaking it means that we’ve cheated our nation’s children out of receiving a true education.

“Education” and “Brain Development” ought to be completely synonymous in every sense, they should be homogenous, they should be pasteurized together … you get the picture. We are discovering way too much about brain development for these two processes to continue masquerading as separate entities. So what do we do to synthesize and amalgamate them? First, we define the connecting roots for both of these traits, and then we actually connect them – at their root.

Seeking knowledge and seeking out the origins of knowledge are essential to the properties and elements of human brain development – that’s why we do it. Natural Science and Physics are our greatest venues for discovering the roots of knowledge. These fields define the laws, energy and matter of the universe, and are therefore the building blocks for every field of knowledge, including the elements that construct every star, moon, planet and living thing.

Now to state what should be the obvious, these natural laws existed long before we discovered ways of collecting and recording their properties with formal Literacy, or “a,b,c’s” and Numeracy, or “1,2,3’s”. The first stories of humanity and early observations of our world and universe were handed down by word of mouth and pictures – but you already knew that. By the same token, the human brain existed long before alphabets and numbers were discovered.  It is at least rumored that the human brain is the most complex thing in the universe, and that it even is a representation, or microcosm of the universe. It seems fitting then, or parallel that our brains’ greatest potential require the same basic elements of knowledge that the universe has required for its structure and development. But we are using far less of our brains’ potentials than we are naturally destined to use, and the peculiar tendency common to that condition is an inadvertent belief that we are exempt from these elemental processes.

It’s time to get back to basics and realize what those elements are. Why is the field of Physics put on such a pedestal? Because it is a field that best answers some of the fundamental and key questions about the universe, which is the source of our existence. These key elements are known in Physics as the “Language of the Universe”, they are one and the same as the fundamental Principles of Mathematics.  These fundamental math principles are the description and definition for everything in the universe, including us. Math is everything, and everything is fundamentally mathematical, and whatever you do in life, Math really is your very best friend, even if you dislike Arithmetic. Yes, it’s time we understood the difference.

So, to get back to our riddle, that is, to settle the meaning of this article’s title; “Why are Physicists and Preschool Teachers’ job more alike than any other two professions”? It is very simple. Physicists uncover the Fundamental Principles of Math – or basic laws of the universe, and Preschool Teachers (are supposed) to provide and administer the basics of knowledge – the Fundamental Principles of Math – to every young child. The question is; are Preschool Teachers being trained to do their jobs, and are they allowed to do what their genuine job descriptions actually entail? Sounds like both jobs are equally significant, but maybe it also explains why Physicists win Nobel Prizes, while Preschool Teachers are never even given that consideration.

The bottom line is, as long as we refuse to surrender the belief that a,b,c & 1,2,3 constitute the basics of formal education, we are inadvertently engaging in a futile battle against the fundamental laws and mechanics of universal knowledge. However, if we insist on upholding a,b,c & 1,2,3 as the cornerstones of learning, then they must, at least, be administered by all of the Fundamental Principles of Mathematics, and this is where we falter.

Until we cognitively reconcile with the basic knowledge properties of the universe, as defined by the Fundamental Principles of Math, we can propose and promote every kind of remedial method for reforming our K-12 years of formal schooling. Even when, and if K-12 become, homogenized with genuine brain development, it will eventually point us toward refurbishing the roots of early education, that is specifically, preschool brain development. Whether we choose to imitate the Chinese school standards, or strike a pose with the Finnish system of education, one thing is for sure, and that is that both of these countries must have a more exquisite understanding of the concept that “preschool is the foundation for everything in life”. If “math is everything” and if “preschool is the foundation for everything” – and everything means everything – then preschool is the solution for fixing everything within a nation and its societal progress.

Early Education is officially and formally described as “cognitive development”. What most folks are unaware of is that this term is merely the formal title of “math” for preschoolers. Everything is math and preschoolers are learning the basics of everything. This is all the scientific and Neuro-scientific proof we need to emphasize preschool as the strategy for reforming everything in America – especially our education system.

Of course, there’s one more important ‘P’ in this pod, and it’s “Parenting”. It has everything to do with brain development, because that’s what parenting actually is. When this tripod of Parenting, Preschool teaching, and a Physicist’s job work together in unison for human progress, then the cornerstones for intelligent, compassionate and optimistic societies can be established and built – in conjunction with the authentic traits of intuitive intelligence – ultimately fulfilling the purpose and full potential of humankind. The brain is the answer to human harmony.

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Conversations – T. Wolfe’s “catch-22” vs. C. Woolf’s “catch-22”

If memory serves me correctly, in typical Tom Wolfe style, he points out the ridiculous, in this instance, the case in which people must face the circus of trying to get a job without the job experience, meanwhile one would need a job in order to get any job or work experience.  What we are pointing out here at Cognitivology is the matter of improving human development by using more of our brains while we need to use more of our brains in order to better develop our humanity.
Einstein has said that “problems can never be solved by the same level of awareness that created them” — so we are going to be in a catch-22 situation until we can come up with a solution that uses a higher sense of awareness, which is why we propose that creating a higher sense of awareness is going to be best achieved by cultivating fresh new young minds with the ability to use more of their brains from the get-go, so to speak.  
My Mama is constantly reminding me to write about the Cognitivology theme in ways that folks will understand what I’m getting at.  My ever conscientious co-author is always advising me to use common experiences of everyday life to describe the efforts of Cognitivology so that people might identify with our theme.  
Yesterday I had what was nearly an ugly confrontation with a fellow in a supermarket, so I’ve put all of these aforementioned elements together, I think, to come up with an explanation that exposes the ridiculously difficult challenge that all of us are subjected to under the thousands-of-years-old model of limited brain development that we must deal with everyday.  
But before I explain this conversation, or rather this confrontation, I should answer a question that I am constantly asked when I freely engage complete strangers into a discussion about Cognitivology in my own attempts to spread its ideas — and that question is, “what motivated you to do this sort of work”? Well, it’s very simple and I must confess, I’ve never honestly answered it, so I’m going to do it here.  
The truth is that I hate the fact that we humans are using only about 20% of our brains’ potential.  I feel extremely irritated by this condition and am reminded daily that although I’m constantly working to bring awareness to this condition we all suffer and do what I can to change this condition, I am as equally subject to it as everyone else and therefore none the better or worse than anyone else.
To divulge this frustration, I recount this encounter in the supermarket.  I was looking for an item, found a store attendant who had been conversing with another customer, who I mistakenly thought was another store worker. When I’d lingered long enough, I interjected by saying, “sorry, could you just tell me where the rice is”? For this interruption, I was interfaced by the customer, mistaken by me as a co-worker, with an abrupt “excuse me, I’d like to finish my sentence”, followed by my saying, “I’m sorry I hardly wanted it to seem as though I’d been eavesdropping on your conversation”. To this, the man responded with how rude I was being and then a command that I should lower the tone and volume of my voice.  In return, I now said, “Well, I’m sorry, but I spend a lot of my time teaching children and working with the elderly who are hard of hearing, and this is a normal tone of voice for me, it’s just an occupational hazard”. At this point, the man responded, “so what does that mean, that you are better than me, I’m a retired…”
The store attended was quick thinking enough to point me in the right direction for which I took my cue to remain consistent with my commitment to behave and think in accordance with higher brain potential, which is based on the brain’s natural system to process thoughts and emotions through the values of compassion and optimism – which is how the brain means to integrate thoughts and emotions as one harmonious process.  
So here’s the ugly truth — what did I really want to say and how did I really want to behave?  Like this — “hey Mister, I don’t have time to explain quantum processing to emotionally illiterate men over the age of 30, did I say I talk loud because I think I’m better than everyone else? – no, you made that irrelevant reference, I said I talk loud because of my occupations, but mostly I just talk loud because it’s a stupid compulsion of mine, and while you have the right to tell me that I’m being rude, it’s too bad for you that it is only I that can decide how to use my voice.”  
For those of you wondering what in the world quantum processing is, it is, essentially, the ability to use relevant and obvious information, in this case, I gave him the reasons why I’d had the habit of using my voice loudly, but he assumed according to his own reasons that my loud and perturbing voice was different than what I clearly stated, and he has every right to assume away.  But, that I thought I might be better than anyone else was the furthest thing from my mind and just nowhere in the radar of my feelings or thoughts – so it was plainly and simply a lack of quantum processing on his part.  
Furthermore, in my experience, people who usually say that sort of comment, especially when the person they are conversing with has said nothing of the sort, is usually someone who thinks that he (or she) is better than others, or has been severely reminded in their early development that he or she is inferior to others.  It is a topic that is obviously always on his mind.  Okay, to conclude this whole story, the point is once again, I believe that most people most of the time are trying to be better human beings and that we are constantly barraged with this catch-22 situation of getting caught in the net of limited brain potential. It is an exasperating situation that is exacerbated on a daily basis.  
The contributions we make range from the individual level of being more conscientious to the worldwide level where people have the influence and resources to tackle say, world hunger or green planet solutions for the future.  But whether on the individual level in the supermarket or on the larger scale of tackling major world problems, the limits of human relationships that depend on human development, which is synonymous with human BRAIN development is going to continue being a catch-22, and as a race, as a species, we are in denial of this fact.  
These ongoing and never-ending problems of world hunger, child abuse, warfare and the like will only cease when humans change, and we can really only change humanity if child development, that is, child BRAIN development is put at the forefront of human progress — because human progress and human development is human BRAIN development and human brain development is CHILD BRAIN development.  There’s never going to be any way around that.
The infrastructures of human existence can only improve when we improve the ways that we think, which are based on the ways that we feel, because the human brain is an emotionally developed brain.  The Theory of Relativity for Human Brain Development is attainable, in fact it’s already here and it can create as much progress for human development as Einstein’s Theory of Relativity has done for the Space-Age, Technology and Quantum Physics.  
Of course, this emotional brain development theory rests on a rigorous definition for Emotional Cognition, which has been rigorously unveiled by Cognitivology. But it remains to be acknowledged by mainstream Cognitive Theorists, as well as the Neuroscience field. So, as I end today’s blog, I do so completely violating the advice I’ve been given — make it comprehensible, make it short, etc, etc,…  
So here’s to another long blog, which brings us to the final catch-22, because probably, like most blogs, this will hardly, if ever be read at all. Nevertheless, it will save me some of the frustration of explaining quantum knowledge calculations that our brains should be intuitively developed enough to process, and maybe, just maybe, I can parade around like a blissfully happy human being that wants to treat others with the compassion and optimism they deserve without having to explain myself, and if people really want to know what’s really going on in my head, then I can point them in the direction of my blog. The End, ’til next time. 

Neuroplasticity; challenging the synapse and neurotransmitter “pruning” theory in the early stages of development. Part 1

What is the definition of Neuroplasticity? Basically it is the human brain’s – that is
the adult human brain’s ability – to re-map and re-configure the connections between
synapses ~ the information/type of information that is passed around the brain’s
intelligence network, a neuro-net, comprising its billions of synapses and
neurotransmitters. It is the modem of the human brain where all knowledge and
information gets processed.
New evidence even points out that adults can and do develop new neurons, but how
many new neurons, what would we use them for and, incidentally, what is a
connection anyway? A synapse-neurotransmitter connection is just one microscopic
point that information about your thoughts and feelings are passed around in your head.
Your head meaning that there are billions of these microscopic synapse-neurotransmitter
points that make up a whole network of information connecting – and for the real 411,
each information thinking pattern was originally designed as an information feeling
Neuro-scientists sometimes forget to inform the general public about this
connection between feelings and thoughts and how this connection is far more relative to
neuroplasticity than they are willing to explain. But in order to understand this
connection, one must understand the processes and developmental properties of the
preschool learning-feeling-thinking brain – and the preschool brain makes zero
distinctions between learning, feeling and thinking. It’s just that for sophisticated neuro-
scientists to be dabbling in the learning-feeling-thinking processes of the preschool brain,
it just conflicts with their sense of scholarly-ness.
This is precisely the reason why Neuro-scientists are befuddled by the discourse
and struggle between the back of the brain and the front of the brain, because the
potential harmonious connection between the back of the brain and the front of the brain
is primordially decided during the preschool stage when the middle part of the brain, or
the mediating part of the brain comprising the left and right sides, which more or less
houses the brain’s neuro-net, is formulating its major connectivity network that will
eventually connect to the front of the brain and the general higher thinking cortex parts of
the brain.
The higher thinking ‘cortex’ parts of the brain develop their most refining abilities
and properties for complex intelligent thinking beginning in the teen years and stretching
out until the early to mid-20’s – when the brain finalizes its total development, but hardly
the end of learning. Learning is a lifetime process and the years of brain development
help us set up this lifetime learning process. But the foundation of the brain’s structure,
the basement level, so to speak – just like the foundation that will hold a building in place
– this foundation is what is set up during the preschool stage. It is far more major than
even Neuro-scientists can give it credit for.
When folks in general agree upon the notion that the early years make-up the
foundation for all of life’s tendencies – whether inadvertently or knowingly, what they
are saying is that the first major set-up of the brain’s information processing center is
being constructed.
The first set-up of this information network, or information processing center is the
first major connection set-up between synapses and neurotransmitters. Synapses and
neurotransmitters connect information as associative partners and associative groups so
that information has a network to pass information around in patterns that make sense and
that can be worked to apply to our abilities. This first major network is made during the
preschool stage. These first major associative connections of this network, that is, these
first initial connections are the hardest to change, break and re-design into new
associative connections between what we think and feel.
But there are ways to ensure that these initial first time connections never get in the
way of how we feel and think and how we use our abilities, there’s a way to ensure that
we never even have to work so hard to change these original basic connections, because
these first connections can be made in such a way that they just go ahead and form new
patterns of thinking and feeling the moment we decide to feel and think differently. It is
hard to change these initial-first-formed patterns and associations because they were
made when thinking and feeling had absolutely no distinction or difference whatsoever.
When you are learning as a preschooler you are feeling-thinking-learning. They
are impossibly inseparable. This basic tenet or structure in the way we use our brain’s
neuro-net as adults is completely overlooked in the adult self-improvement world. Until
the adult self-improvement world reconciles with this basic fact, the adult self-
improvement world will just keep going around in circles and recycling the mere 20% of
brain potential that we have been using for thousands of years.

We will bring you Part 2 next week…. Please, if any of this subject is interesting visit our website: http://www.naturaullypreschool.com and we can also be found at http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/The-Preschoolers-Gooroo