Dopamine bumps the signal to noise ratio in the brain, increasing pattern recognition, even for things that may not be there, as in paranoid schizophrenia. Dopamine deficit lower the signal to noise ratio, making the signal difficult to distinguish from the background noise, and patterns harder to detect. With ADHD’s dopamine deficit, following one conversation or train of thought can prove tricky because all conversations or thoughts sound equally loud, making it hard to pick out a continuous stream, instead picking up bits and pieces from several different streams of conversation or thought. … More Dopamine, ADHD, and Signal to Noise Ratio
Before exploring some mathematicians’ more creative explorations of the of the role of imaginary numbers such as Lewis Carroll, a.k.a Charles Dodgson’s “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland” and Wolfgang Pauli’s account of active imagination, entitled “Piano Lesson,” let’s take a look at the role imaginary numbers play mathematically. … More The Meaning of Imaginary Time: Creativity’s Dialog with Timelessness
Time for a Tree “If I were to ask you about time…” the question came as if from nowhere, “What would you say?” “About time? What would I say about time? Who would ask such a question?” As I wondered, I saw him emerge, dark and heavy, from the recesses of my mind. He was … More One Thousand Words for Time
Exploring the implications of entropy, relativity, and temporal symmetry… … More The Physics of Time
Memory, and thus time, is embedded in the present through out relationship with the land, our bodies … More Mind, Memory, Music, Math, Time, and Women
Human Relationship to Time Through weaving together a wide variety of material, this paper outlines the intertwining of two states of temporal consciousness. On one hand, modern consciousness operates almost exclusively in linear time characterized by the following adjectives: unidirectional, structured, static, external, dominating, objective, logical, quantified, mathematical, and masculine. On the other hand, indigenous … More Human Relationship to Time
The emphasis of this paper is on the a-temporal landscape common to both the collective unconscious and the block universe of relativity. Part I situates two important contributors to the history of a-temporality: Mileva Maric for her unacknowledged work on relativity and Marie Louise von Franz for her understanding of the relativistic implications for the study of human consciousness through psychology and religion. A-temporality can be very difficult for our temporally bound minds to grasp. My discussion in Part II of this paper builds on the work of Maric and von Franz and offers new ways of thinking about time. I hope to help to reconcile the seemingly incompatible realms of temporality and a-temporality, and to draw attention to the discussion’s parallels with its dual cultural context of masculine and feminine.
… More Cultivating Holism: Following Mileva Maric and Marie-Louise von Franz