Walls, Hallways, Maze navigation, context vs rules, So the Retrosplenial Cortex (RSC) is activated with Permanent sentences but not with Transient sentences. I also learned that Retrosplenial Cortex is likely responsible for translating Egocentric coordinates (Me in relation to other things) coordinates to Allocentric coordinates (Other things in relation to each Other things, ignoring self, grid) and Allocentric to Egocentric. I also learned that while it’s thought of as visual (maze navigation), congenitally blind have no trouble learning and use the V1 system (first level of vision usually) So, probably missing a link or two but makes sense to me, I think permanent as an “Always” and “Never” is Walls and Rules and while you can add new rules, adding TO a rule would be Transient. (Exceptions are adding to existing rules). But you can add new rules that are the consequence of CONDITIONS so that BOTH are always true, always false, one true and one false and in the moment one consciously task switches rather than automatically knowing specific exceptions. Or I think Transient can be easily converted to Permanent at least in language by making Change a constant or Intermittent a quality of a permanent thing. So the Rubbish, the Drummer’s performance dependability and the Climate can have a permanent quality of Change. That could be a way somebody with a deficient or malfunctioning Retrosplenial Cortex can learn to adapt to change: by adopting a permanence of change. I have to flesh this out more as it’s a lot of ‘new’ but I’m getting a bit of a ‘sense’ of it at least.

Walls, Hallways, Maze navigation,
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Mine I can usually trace back to things I saw, talked about or thought about within the previous two waking periods. Each piece is grabbed entirely out of context and put back together in a narrative, which is how our brains like to organize information whenever possible. I think the lack of context is probably due to the non-eye using visuals lacking a foreground/background illusion so the information chunks just float around and get pieced together in what waking us would consider a “poetic” way.

Mine I can usually
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Subject: LISTS> Ministry Discussion List Date: Tue, 02 Jan 1996 14:13:08 -0500 From: Kenneth Udut MINISTRY discussion list. For ministers/ministers-to-be of all faiths (Christian, Jewish, Buddhist, Hindu, Unitarian Universalist and Wiccan, so far). Practical advice on ministry, helping individuals and groups of people in a spiritual context, etc. To subscribe, send e-mail to: LIST…LS CSBSJU edu with the message: SUB MINISTRY title firstname lastname — 25 YEARS AGO: Long ago, in an internet far, far, away… I was interested in the PRAGMATIC side of ministry: of all religions. So I gathered as many as I could in one place. It worked. They learned from each other. I learned from them.

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Context: Shannon and my associations First category Grouping) Learning : Effectiveness : Redundancy : Low Entropy : Sparse : Many Patterns To Find : More relaxed : Large b) Production : Efficiency : Surprise : High Entropy : Compressed : Looks like noise : Tense : Small My gut says Database might be First category Grouping) and Algorithm might be b) but I’m not 100% if they’re opposite. My intuition says they are but I need confirmation which I’ll look for later as it’s unlikely to be an original thought overall, just original to me.

Context: Shannon and my
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“biological, socio-cultural, historical and THEN the theories.. yet it bootstraps off one another “2014 2019: “a concept is a theory of a category.” Well heck, I’m going through notes and I am strengthening old mental connections: For Tomorrow, Nov 11, 2014 (6 years ago), going through my notes, I find: “My tendencies are to take the received stories (History), especially those of philosophies that we have received that have shaped our society and culture as it is today (sociocultural) – and then apply the best of our cognitive science if possible (discoveries in neurology, taking into account historical context of some of the assumptions of course) – and THEN consider ideas on their own merits if they survive.” and in another one: “It’s a tall order: biological, socio-cultural, historical and THEN the theories laid on top… but I think it would be a nice way for society to move forward.” “Hm… historical, sociocultural then biological then theories. Start with the stories: Where did this come from? How does it currently relate in the context of today? Then move to sciences biological then move to the platonic ideals. There’s a lot of bootstrapping within it all;”

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So, SCOP formalism is a mathematical description of a quantum formalism – that is, the interaction between context (environment) and states of an entity, where each influences the other basically. Thought about it a bit. It’s basically density. Imagine an object that was everything but without distinction. It would be very very dense indeed. Now make it expand. Distinctions start to appear. Each of those distinctions could be entities/objects within an environment of which similars would form categories that could be described by concepts, which are theories of categories. Now go the other way. You have fish. You have pet. A guppy is an example of a fish-pet. Imagine the fish-pet already existed but you just weren’t aware of it. Instead of blending two distinct concepts together, the concepts were already blended together and it is we that made them distinct for our purposes or happenstance. Start with everything, then start chunking. So, it makes sense in my head and this is basically public notes.

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in that concept-similarity would be a more fundamental notion and will imply determine their values. But no satisfactory mathematical theory of concept-similarity has been developed yet. In SCOP, similarity, membership, typicality, and any other measure, is modeled as a measurement-operator that acts on the state of the concept, in the same way as context do.

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