I am a wife and Stay At Home Mother of two who left the wilds of NYC for the wilds of Central NY. Before the move, I knew who I was. And I still do, but it comes and goes. I feel like I'm still searching for something, and what that is I honestly don't know. I'm hoping that by putting my thoughts into this blog, I can get myself to where I need to be.
I'm reading On Intelligence by Jeff Hawkins who attempts to explain how the human brain works with his own general theory of brain physiology. Apparently, scientists are only beginning to understand how our brains work and neuroscience is neck-deep in minute details, but all still lack a unifying theory, a big picture scan of how we actually think and act and are controlled by the surly mass a-top our heads. Hawkins explains brain physiology, with unavoidable complexity (at least for a non-brain scientist) and offers his argument that the human brain works via connecting networks and feedback systems whose complexity and direction determine the function being performed. He argues intelligence is the ability to predict. Interesting. I think I will read certain chapters a second time.
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