Saturday, June 15, 2013

The Power of ‘Mind Crafting’

 In its size, class and weight, the seat of human intelligence, the brain, is the most powerful, dangerous and promising entity in the universe. Human brain with its hetero-potent effect on a social morphstat can trigger many bigger ones, change the biosphere, bust the moon apart.

1.Information 'Brainstorming'

What happens when your brain faces in dealing with the overwhelmingly explosive data, raw data is the poorest of ore. It requires massive filtering, sorting, condensing and refining before it can be of the usage. The organization of brains or other order-preserving systems does not require the random spreading of signals ubiquitously but the highly constrained and precise selection, condensation, summation, emphasis and direction of data to specific channels. The incoming problems are disconnection and insulation, limiting, filtering, selecting, choosing, directing and insulating flows, not elaborating them. Here are the patterns:
-Enormous input array.
-Convergence, recognition of simple patterns.
-Limited variety of central strategic options.
-Divergence.
-Very large array of motor instructions to individual units

2. Is Left Brain Rational & Right Brain Colorful 

 It has been shown that in many ways the two parts of brain work separately yet without apparent conflict. There are a lot of left brain / right brain theories and discussions at the popular level but little consensus..
  • Do they Process Information differently? According to the left-brain, right-brain dominance theory, the right side of the brain is best at expressive and creative tasks. The left-side of the brain is considered to be adept at tasks that involve logic, language and analytical thinking. In general, the left and right hemispheres of our brain process information in different ways. The focus of the left brain is verbal, processing information in an analytical and sequential way, looking first at the pieces then putting them together to get the whole. Left brain thinking is verbal and analytical. Right brain is non-verbal and intuitive, using pictures rather than words. 
  • Is the Right Hemisphere more connected? Some research shows the left hemisphere doesn't have many connections to other parts of the brain as compared to the right hemisphere.The right hemisphere is the source of creativity, and it also has very far flung connections throughout the brain. And the innovative aha arises when original connections are made.

3. The Linearity of Logic vs. Non-Linear Thinking 

    • “Linear Thinking” is defined as a process of thought following known cycles or step-by-step progression where a response to a step must be elicited before another step is taken. If a = b, and b = c, then a = c. The application of linear thinking can be found in the well known Socratic Method: a form of inquiry and debate between individuals with opposing viewpoints based on asking and answering questions to stimulate rational thinking and to illuminate ideas 
    • Non-Linear Thinking: a relatively new term, is vague enough (perhaps naturally so) that a simple google search will yield more beatings-around-the-bushes than formal definitions for the phrase. Human thought characterized by expansion in multiple directions, rather than in one direction, are based on the concept that there are multiple starting points from which one can apply logic to problem. Non-linear thinking is less constrictive – letting the creative side of you run rampant because of its inherent lack of structure. 

4. Analytics vs. the Synthesis perspective 

The terms analysis and synthesis come from (classical) Greek and mean literally "to loosen-up" and "to put together" respectively. These terms are used within most modern Scientific disciplines -- from mathematics and logic to economy and psychology -- to denote similar investigative procedures. In general, analysis is defined as the procedure by which you break down an intellectual or substantial whole into parts or components.Synthesis is defined as the opposite procedure: to combine separate elements or components in order to form a coherent whole.

In the first step of analysis, you take the thing that you want to understand apart. In the first step of synthesis, you take the thing you want to understand as a part of a larger whole. In the second step of analysis, you explain the behavior of each part taken separately. In the second step of synthesis, you explain the behavior of the containing whole.

5. The Eureka Moment 

The ‘Eureka’ moment refers to that joyous exciting moment when what was perplexing and contradictory suddenly falls into place. The eureka moment is that when a valid generalization emerges. It is that instant when two connectivity systems, which have developed separately, merge and unite, when an ‘or’ type connection is made which unites the two classes as members of some more general class. It is obviously essential that this should occur


To adapt to the over-complex, hyper-connected digital world, one needs to train self how to engage whole-brain, to think both creatively and critically, analytically and synthetically, to embrace 'Aha moment" for fresh ideas or identify 'trigger point" for decision making. Left-brain or Right-brain, whole-brainer is needed.


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