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Unformatted text preview: peak experiences are pretty much the same. The critical factor is the amount of attention focused on the present activity. - i.e. the amount of order in consciousness Fundamental Insight #3 EVERYTHING is the same!!! (i.e., a complex network of biological/neurological processes). - You might like to think that you live in the real world, but you don’t; you live in your brain. Fundamental Insight #3 What is “knowledge” really? What is Mom? Wolverine? Love? Truth? Enlightenment? Ice cream? Your worst memory? Tennis serve? Chess strategy? How to drive stick shift? 9/11? A postmaterialistic worldview? Angelina Jolie? Depression? God? All of these things are (in your mind) neural conversations. your brain is an incredibly intricate network of neurons, much like a culture is a network of people those neurons communicate and form larger patterns and structures, much like our culture communicates and forms institutions and systems of meaning - when neurons release their electro-chemical messages to other neurons, an association begins to form between them - the more they communicate, the stronger the association gets, until it becomes virtually automatic and instantaneous - these neural conversations are not independent....imagine how confusing that would be! Therefore, our neural conversations (i.e., concepts, etc.) are interconnected, based on past associations. As these interdependent associations build over time, our brains become increasingly adapted to our b the patterns in the environments. -theecause they reflect between neurons external environment with associations built All activities of the mind are dynamic processes, connecting to other dynamic processes. e.g., liking & similarity, emotion & physiology, persuasion/marketing and emotion...
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