This very important article was spotted and shared by J.T., with our deep thanks, because one of the things we like to speculate on this site and in our members' vidchats is the relationship between the mind, and the brain, or if you will between consciousness and the brain.  This particular article is extremely noteworthy, and has provoked at least two distinct tracks of "high octane speculation," and I am confident it will elicit even more from the readers of this website. Here's the article:

Geometric constraints on human brain function

As is usual when we refer to long papers, for purposes of the "high octane speculation discussion" I want to focus attention on the abstract, and note very carefully what it says:

The anatomy of the brain necessarily constrains its function, but precisely how remains unclear. The classical and dominant paradigm in neuroscience is that neuronal dynamics are driven by interactions between discrete, functionally specialized cell populations connected by a complex array of axonal fbres1–3. However, predictions from neural field theory, an established mathematical framework for modelling large-scale brain activity4–6 suggest that the geometry of the brain may represent a  more fundamental constraint on dynamics than complex interregional connectivity7,8. Here, we confirm these theoretical predictions by analysing human magnetic resonance imaging data acquired under spontaneous and diverse task-evoked  conditions. Specifically, we show that cortical and subcortical activity can be parsimoniously understood as resulting from excitations of fundamental, resonant modes of the brain’s geometry (that is, its shape) rather than from modes of complex  interregional connectivity, as classically assumed. We then use these geometric modes to show that task-evoked activations across over 10,000 brain maps are not confined to focal areas, as widely believed, but instead excite brain-wide modes with wavelengths spanning over  60 mm. Finally, we confirm predictions that the close link between geometry and function is explained by a dominant role for wave-like activity, showing that wave dynamics can reproduce numerous canonical spatiotemporal properties of  spontaneous and evoked recordings. Our findings challenge prevailing views and identify a previously underappreciated role of geometry in shaping function, as predicted by a unifying and physically principled model of brain-wide dynamics.  (Italicized and boldface emphases added_

In other words, the "standard" model of the brain and its relationship to thought and consciousness is an essentially materialistic one: that these things emerge as a result of the "massive  interconnectivity" of neurons and synapses in the brain. These in turn are switches or signals dependent on electro-chemical processes, &c &c. The shape of the brain, with its discrete regions - if I may be permitted the term, the topology of the brain - is not a primary factor. But what the study is averring is that almost the reverse would appear to be true: there is a "neurological field" that one rather suspects strongly resembles biologist Rupert Sheldrake's "morphogenic field", and that this field is the result of the overall geometry of the brain: not merely its hemispheres and lobes, but the interaction of these with the complex of neurons and synapses.  These create waveforms, and like all waves, these wave forms engender an entire harmonic series unique to that underlying fundamental wave form (a feature which dovetails rather nicely with my recent speculations about time and events as themselves being harmonic phenomena).

So we come to the "two tracks" of today's "high octane speculation." Note that one implication of this approach is that it would appear that thought is both within and outside of the physical brain, since to reproduce the waveform template itself would appear to result in the same phenomenon as reproducing the actual brain that originally produced the wave form. There's a "both-andness" implied by the statements of the abstract that are perhaps best illustrated by an analogy to Einsteinian general relativity, wherein a very large mass can produce an actual geometrical distortion of the lattice of space-time. But the theory says nothing about the priority of mass to space, therefore, its is also  possible to produce a geometrical distortion similar to that produced by a large mass, and to use that distortion to "travel".  As far as the theory is concerned, the "space warp" and the "large mass" can each produce the effect of the other.

So we come to the first track of high octane speculation: it may be possible to induce "particular thought wave-forms" by producing the magnetic resonance fields associated with them. We've already encountered such concepts (and technologies!) with the "electroencephalographic dictionary" that I mentioned in my Lulu book, Microcosm and Medium.  But once one has said a magnetic resonance, one can imagine planetary-wide applications of a technology that otherwise, like the electroencephalographic dictionary, remains confined to the field of interference generated by multi-wave mixing.

This opens up the second track of high octane speculation: if one is dealing with a phenomenon of magnetic resonance, then this could very easily apply to plasmas (remember Dr. Ronald Richter and his rotation of plasma with the LaMore precession frequency? Magnetic containment of hot fusion plasmas, &c?). And once we've said that, then literally, thought and consciousness may be much much vaster than is almost conceivably imaginable.

And Elon Musk wants to play with that fire by connecting it with his neural net???

No thanks, Elon.

See you on the flip side...


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Joseph P. Farrell

Joseph P. Farrell has a doctorate in patristics from the University of Oxford, and pursues research in physics, alternative history and science, and "strange stuff". His book The Giza DeathStar, for which the Giza Community is named, was published in the spring of 2002, and was his first venture into "alternative history and science".

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  1. Glenn Edgar on July 15, 2023 at 5:12 pm

    Check out rodger penrose book on the emperor’s mind. He purposes that the consiousness come from outside of the mind. Consiousness comes from quantum waves creating deconstruction and affecting the brain. He ties it to his theory on microgravity

  2. Michael UK on July 11, 2023 at 8:44 am

    I am reading a fascinating book by David Icke – The Trap, which cover this topic in great depth. Essentially we are all trapped in a simulation in this “world”. The Matrix film also summarises our situation very well. We live in a hologram and everything we think and do is projected in this hologram which we call 3D reality. Hypnotists are able to show us that our minds exist outside of our bodies through the art of mesmerism. Once hypnotised, a person can be made to see an elephant in front of them or no one standing in front of them for example.
    The key question is by who, why and where in this Universe or other universes or other dimensions, is our simulation for this world constructed and where does our mind / consciousness / soul / spirit reside – perhaps in another dimension. That neatly brings us back to quantum mechanics and Schrodinger’s Cat.

  3. anakephalaiosis on July 11, 2023 at 5:18 am

    The brain is an encapsulated ganglion forest, that absorbs moisture and star juice, and it stretches an electric arc into the empty void, called Tao or Chora.

    Man’s empty mind is a prelude to the greater gap, when a man is swallowed by a giant whale fish, in the outer rim of the Flammarion engraving.

    In Plato’s cave, man turns around, away from the mimetic shadow and reflection, and enters into the source of light, which is called Samadhi (7th seal).

    The brain is a dragon, that Scythian pendragons slay before breakfast.


    In my ganglion forest, in between,
    I walked on a moon beam,
    unable to explain
    that my brain,
    was dreamt by a dream.

  4. dLux on July 11, 2023 at 1:58 am

    Coincidentally this was posted today

    • catsmeow23 on July 11, 2023 at 4:14 pm

      Hmm. Early in the pandemic (plandemonium, Matt Crawford’s term; pandemic, Mikki Willis’; whatever), I remember some people posting that they felt strange thoughts that were not their own were being beamed at them – they thought from 5G towers – I think even Clif High mentioned this … Interesting that Chris Mathieu is now posting this
      I will stick to choosing which ideas to beam into my own brain, thank you very much – none of these life-hating, materialistic, technocratic freaks’. Perhaps one needs to learn techniques to ward off their deceptions.

  5. FiatLux on July 11, 2023 at 12:25 am

    I agree that (to use Dr. Farrell’s analogy) the brain is like a radio receiver that “tunes in” to consciousness. Consciousness doesn’t reside inside the skull any more than the person you hear talking on the radio lives inside the radio. It would come as no surprise that wave patterns and resonance are key to how the brain works — though it’s a little surprising that mainstream science would admit it.

    Speaking of Elon: We already know sounds can be beamed into people’s minds from a distance, so I assume thoughts can also be transmitted into people’s minds from a distance. If those things are true, why the need to implant a chip in anyone’s brain? Is it because the mad scientists haven’t perfected the thought-transmitting technology yet? Or is it because they can’t yet read people’s thoughts at a distance and the chip acts as a transmitter of those thoughts?

  6. marcos toledo on July 10, 2023 at 7:55 pm

    This does bring up the question of what was the difference between the Neanderthal, and Denisovian brains and our brain structures and are the first two really extinct. Shades of the novel Donavan Brain and the mind control of Brave New World and 1984.

  7. Robert Barricklow on July 10, 2023 at 7:11 pm

    First off, in my mind’s eye – I see no constraints; as measurements, in and of themselves,
    are based on illusionary borders[i.e., the Zeno paradoxes, infinities].
    Second, in my mind’s view – man has been genetically engineered since the original God’s image creation; and all those have built-in constraints.
    God’s creation had no such constraints
    [unless such constraints have true benefit(s); that outstripped, those constraints].
    Not only are “they” now pushing wokery into every conceivable nook and cranny of the social landscape, they’re jamming wokeness itself, into consciousness.
    Be a woke machine; or be algorithmically disappeared.

    Not only is it possible to introduce thought by wavelength frequencies; it’s possible to introduce diseases by certain frequencies.
    But first, they must synthesize a copy of you; so then they can bio-digitize your copy.
    All the better for your newly realized synthetic thought processes; your engineered and enlightened attention spans – all bought and paid for, by winning bids; through governmental proprietary authorized sponsors. After all; their thoughts, are now your thoughts.
    For a nominal fee; see & hear your thoughts, in all of your tomorrows.

    I jest, of course
    Unless, you’ve been synthesized – in which case, you have my sincerest synthetic sympathies.

    The bio-digital is much easier w/synthetic-digital biology[much cheaper, w/way more control].

  8. harrlokk on July 10, 2023 at 4:48 pm

    A device emits an electromagnetic beam that transmits music directly into the brain, even bouncing off the wall.

  9. Mark Sean de Cantual on July 10, 2023 at 2:06 pm

    By way of complimentin this great article. If antennae need to be a certain geometery to pick up waves and frequencies fectively…..

  10. InfiniteRUs on July 10, 2023 at 12:59 pm

    I kind of pictured that instead of information being stored in neural cells in particular regions of the brain as was thought previously they now suspect neural cell activity just fires off an energy wave and when multiple waves are fired off at once from multiple regions they collectively form a mental picture, memory or thought that resonates through out the entire brain cavity. These multiple waves then might realign magnetic sensor receptors located throughout the brain so as to be stored as memory. Might explain why memory gets fuzzy after awhile. But that means consciousness is an energy wave entity playing in our skulls, anchored to our physical bodies and using our physical bodies to interact with the physical medium. If it has a non-physical quantum field dimension to it that sets up quantum field resonances throughout the entire Universe then that quantum aspect might linger on after the more physical anchorages become damaged or broken in physical death.

  11. Cassandane on July 10, 2023 at 11:48 am

    If I am understanding the article and what Dr Farrell said correctly, this sounds like we exist in a medium that allows an uncountable number of waves to propagate continually, and whether we can make sense of the information carried in the waves – and how we give that information meaning – depends on the topology of our individual brains.

    That topology is likely determined and constrained by our DNA, but can be altered, within those constraints, by the myriad of influences (major and minor waves) that come our way during the course of a lifetime. How do we choose what influences to concentrate on? Does that depend on other waves? Can waves be directed to specific individuals and groups? Are our thoughts really “our own”?

    This is fascinating and provides a possible mechanism for a lot of things: telepathy, precognition, the madness of crowds (including societal memes), even deja vu. It may even provide a definition of time: the position of an individual in relation to the origin of a particular wave.

  12. Kevin Ryan on July 10, 2023 at 11:41 am

    Now that’s thinking outside the box.

    • Krista tiffy on July 14, 2023 at 8:04 pm

      The brain is a ‘Be
      The mind, a nest’
      Buzzing from the hive…
      Of all the rest
      To be free of the ‘structure’
      One would have to be….

  13. anakephalaiosis on July 10, 2023 at 10:40 am

    The Yang and Yin, as left and right brain spheres, are basically logic and reason, which are essentially Elohim vs. Yahweh.

    The pineal gland is the balancing point between these spheres, as the ideal state of mind, in the Bronze Age politics, of the proto-Scythians.

    The third eye has an overflowing quality, when breaking the seventh seal, which produces the radiating halo of Saint Lighthouse.

    The mush, in the skull, is a ganglia antenna, that resonates with ideas, that pop in for tea.

  14. Galaxygirl on July 10, 2023 at 6:06 am

    I have no idea of what the article and Dr. Farrell explanation means. Sorry.

    • anakephalaiosis on July 10, 2023 at 10:13 am

      The article says, that the “anatomy of the brain constrains its own function”, which implies, that the brain can’t understand itself.

      This is the problem of breaking the seventh seal, which means separating the hobbit mind, from the captivity of the dragon brain.

      When that occurs, one experiences a field, popularly called “Buddha field”, when the mind is no longer focused through the pineal gland.

      It is amusing, to be outside oneself, like Casper the friendly ghost.

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