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Fiction treatment: Two modes of thought work together after a near fatal accident in the Asteroid Zone, Brain on the Half Shell.

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New Occasional Notes on Mental Construction Latest Note: Patterns are good to start creative work

We all know a quintessential quality of the human mind is to think logically ... but that's not the only way we think! In addition to the exactness of logic and words, we use patterns even when the entire pattern hasn't occurred yet.

There is great excitement in the world about progress in understanding how humans think. This web site brings together many new discoveries scientists in many disciplines have made and meld their discoveries with one other guiding principle - the most fundamental structure of the human brain is a neural network and the most fundamental part of human thought is a pattern.

Quintessential Question

The brain is physically a neural network, which has very simple operations as its forte. Neural networks use pattern-matching as their fundamental operation. How does the brain use pattern-matching to achieve logical deductions? Also, how is pattern matching evident in brain functioning?

If you are more visual than word-oriented, you might prefer to start with the images on the wiki.

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Emotions and Thinking


The Mental Construction wiki strives for casual, thought-provoking exploration of how the mind works. To that end, I will not obscure the main lines of reasoning by cautious qualifiers covering all side issues. E.g. “Do we remember everything we see?”, the easy logical follow-up is “Do we remember everything we see and experience through our senses?” That raises philosophical questions that I’m assuming. This wiki is essentially a pragmatic investigation. Others already investigate those qualified positions.

Reference Information

Definitions - alphabetical list; an index with links to Mental Construction pages

Links- references with additional aspects of the underlying theories

Images - diagrams linked to essays

FAQ - frequently asked questions

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