Thursday, December 17, 2009

I have widely elucidated the role of the subconscious mind, and its implication in our experience of reality and life. It is time to continue our journey into the depths of the mind.

The CONSCIOUS MIND is the aspect of the mind experienced as combinations of thought, perception, memory, emotion, will and imagination. Thinking involves the cerebral manipulation of information, as when we form concepts, engage in problem solving, reasoning and making decisions. Here is the seat of all voluntary action, the home of reason and the higher intellectual faculties.
So far as we know, our higher mental functions seem to have their immediate seats in the cortex of the brain, and of these mental functions the anterior frontal lobes appear to have the power of inhibition. This is as near as we can come to absolute localization of the mental faculties.

The process of thinking has not been yet entirely elucidated. For some scientists, it is a strict neurophysiologic process. The human brain processes more than 400 billion bits of information per second; but we are aware only of 2 thousand of the whole number. So we are continuously bombarded by information coming from every direction and “hitting” our senses to be afterwards selectively erased or retained by the brain. But still, the whole process from the “first, original thought” is not utterly known.

For some psychologists, other neuroscientists and philosophers, the process of thinking involves not only a physiologic process related to the brain; but a more complex operation of “sophisticated processes” such as the superconscious mind and a larger universal intelligence with which we are considered to be connected.

The total faculty of our minds to perform millions of different things is so astounding regardless of our own ignorance or efforts to demean ourselves to mere limited entities. We can access a higher level of consciousness where the definition of intelligence is carried beyond current understanding.

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