Decentralization of the Brain

When human pyramidal networks are compared with other primate species and species with less intricate behavioral and social interactions, the complexity of these neural networks drastically decline. The complexity of these networks are also increased in frontal brain regions. These regions are often associated with conscious assessment and modification of one’s immediate environment; often referred to as executive functions. Sensory input is necessary to gain information from the environment, and perception of that input is necessary for navigating and modifying interactions with the environment. This suggests that frontal regions containing more complex pyramidal networks are associated with an increased perceptive capacity. As perception is necessary for conscious thought to occur, and since the experience of qualia is derived from consciously recognizing some perception, qualia may indeed be specific to the functional capacity of pyramidal networks. This derives Orpwood’s notion that the mechanisms of re-entrant feedback may not only create qualia, but also be the foundation to consciousness.~

As the wholeness and nature of humanity and our global civilization goes through this present day transition period, from a previously fragmented society into a coherent single functioning unit, we might observe this process of change in relation to the brain and the mind. Today our brains are largely localized in their function, which different regions associated with different function of the mind. This is not the most favorable evolution of such things, but rather simple the way the brain has evolved up until this point.  What is interesting is the comparability with the idea of nationhood and its fragmented perspective. Depending on what we feel drives reality, it might be that in relation to a change in our perspective of how a global society should function, our brains might also change to adopt a more decentralized “setup”.

It would seemingly be more useful to have a brain in which “taking out” 1 specific region, such as what a stroke might do, does not at all fully impair whatever functions were localized to that particular region.

Today we might not think such a change is very possible especially at any pace rapid enough to affect the reader, but many intelligent beings of our time have spoke on such an issues of changes in the brain in relation to changing of the mind.


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