Through reflection signals are bounced back and forth in the brain. This generates new information that can be combined to create new ideas. The volume of generation can be much greater than the base manipulation of information. Intelligence measures such as IQ is a surface factore because generation is more than what can be held in a given instance. Reflective generation utilizes a flow of new data. And the combination of such is unique to what is produced in each instance. A creative person will make things different from all other creative people.
Creativity has levels of association where abstract concepts come together. They now have a.i. that can abstract anger from a large set of faces. Abstractions follow from features and features are causally linked. The meaning behind what is generated is substantive to new forms. Recognized as new. and set in a medium. Intelligence only factors in as the quantity of combinations sustained forward.
A distinction would be that one would be able to manipulate many math symbols bt fail to generate math as a language. Language is the generative process whether visual or linguistic. Some people simply listen or watch and do not generate. This does not mean perception is not involved in generation but only that it can be disconnected.
The first thing we should realize is that we are virtual beings. Everything is a relation and an imprint from the outside. We run a simulation of what is outside and generate new things inside. The fact is we came from somewhere. We are inside something. A womb. God is female because everything is inside her. Mother Nature. So when looking at Egyptian Gods they would just be in her womb also. Ultimate reality is not outside it is inside. Nothing is outside God. All is directed inward.
What distinguishes us is the boundaries we make. These are the mental structures that allow understanding. Consciousness being the key structure. God is the image we take so God must be conscious. And consciousness is transferred from God to us. From the ultimate reality, God created us to be conscious.
Everything I know came from the ultimate reality. That which there is no beyond. There is no other place it could have come from. I am a product of it. It is the only source of Truth accessible to me because everything comes from it.
If I seek enlightenment it is only because of the will outside me that allowed it to happen. The womb allows an infant to grow.
The brain models reality through the eyes ears and body. The angle at which signals come in must be matched by the braincells directing them at the angle they need to reflect back. This maps reality so one can navigate reality and produce all actions necessary to survive. The map is a hierarchy of all the angles.