Adding as I go is so satisfying. It’s like exploring text adventure caves. “NORTH”, “SOUTH”, ‘GO DOWN”. “OPEN DOOR”, but having access to an oracle:
“ORACLE: FIND ME A PATH FROM EMBODIED COGNITION TO BRIAN STEM”.
oracle replies: you must pass through the very even-keeled homeostasis BUT BEWARE it does not lull you into complacency with its amazing balance and stability for it will balance you too and you will never wish to leave”.
I got to the brainstem ok.
But when I wanted to go back to homeostasis there was no direct route! I had so many choices. So I chose the path of the Nervous system to get back to Homeostasis.
But to get back to embodied cognition from homeostatis, there was no direct route either!
SO when the oracle showed me “Common Coding Theory”, I learned of an old land I had long forgotten existed and loved. I did not know its name: it was only in my dreams and I learned much.
Finally I returned to embodied cognition, changed.
But! there was no route