If the basics of intelligence is to take in information, hold it and then do something with it. Then the speed this happens is important. Thinking includes both perception and action. This is the perception-action cycle. What ties this all together is that the neocortex does something with the information and the hippocampus stores the result for later converting the new data into memories. The cortex needs to work in parallel to do something with the information taken in and send it to the hippocampus that normally allows access to this new information back the to cortex over 24 hours. Sometimes the hippocampus or cortex works better than the other yet they are inherently linked.
General Intelligence (g) is a combination of both hippocampus and cortex. Verbal is in the cortex and perceptual reasoning is in the cortex. Their reliance on new memories is in the hippocampus. Working memory relays on memory also but also the 4 areas in the brain that hold information and do something with it. Processing speed relays on the cerebellum that coordinates all areas of the cortex. Coordination is key to speed.
(g) is a structure. Specifically, you hold information, do something with it and store it in memory. This structure links the front and back of the brain. New memories formed improve the function of the structure. The structure can be asymmetric when compared to the structure in different people yet handle the same amount of information, manipulating it in different ways. Front to back to front. Working memory need not affect this front back cognitive process. But it is just as important as processing speed. Coordination, holding information, Reasoning as manipulation and memory storage. They all play a part.
(g) as perception and executive function, working together, it the center of cognition.
Today at midnight 12:28 I met a cat.
Walking down the street I saw a cat pass behind me 5 feet away.
I clicked at it and it stopped and sat down.
I sat down and it stared at me for 3 minutes.
Then it walked away and I got up and when home.
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One thing I have noticed about these genius kids is that it takes less effort for them think. They simply see a problem and engage it. They see all the ways it could be and pick the most relevant solution. They can analyze it. See where it all fits.
It seems their whole brain is working together as one unit. Like what the kid said (Focus). So his brain is doing all the work. Nothing needs to be forced.
Often I tried to force my brain to think and it did not go to well with that. I take medications for sleeping too much (18 hours a day). I still have trouble focusing. Too many things t keep track of and even with one thing at a time.
Focus lets you take things in and hold it and do something with it.
People say I don’t have social skills but I do when I let the other person do the talking and I ask questions. Older people are impressed by me. I am in toon with others emotions and am more fluid than in my videos because it is real time and I can react faster in the presence of real people. The neuropsychologist I saw said to himself he was surprised I was so considerate. I am able to make people feel comfortable.
I am much better focusing inside than outside. That is where most of my ideas come from. My ideas come more from the unconscious than conscious calculation/manipulation/analysis. All that requires steps to get a result. I try and feel out what seem right and make general descriptions. More abstract. I try to just know what needs to happen than figure it out. I try to intuit things.
To figure out is either a conscious or unconscious cognitive process. People can do both. Since I am low on speed and working memory I mostly figure things out unconsciously. I envy people that can figure things out consciously. Am a little bit sad I cannot find solutions to problems for my projects without focus and conscious figuring thing out. Holding mental things and doing something with it.
Tell me more about creativity as a self-sustaining loop — I’m curious.
It’s about feedback.
Internal feedback in your head or
External feedback with the environment.
It can be both but feedback allows you to move forward.
Knowing what to do next eventually become ingrained.
What happens is that everything goes back and forth in your brain.
Learning and creating become one thing.
I have resistance built up where things seem to refuse to go back and forth.
If you are being creative most of the time you don’t stop, pause maybe but keep the feedback going. I cannot even get the feedback started so don’t do anything.
I have a notebook where I write my ideas but it is less than a page a week.
A person with internal feedback can write non stop all day.
A person dealing with the outside world can shape and mold it how they want.
Once I write my notes I focus on them. During sleep, I think a lot.
But the main point is that the loop keeps you going and structures things.
Dopamine is what keeps you going because it is the reward brain chemical.
Dopamine gives a reward that sustains the feedback loop to keep learning.
If you are unable to learn the reward stops and you lose interest.
A requirement for creativity is an intense focus on creating something.
I have trouble with internally creating and externally creating.
The reward feedback is just too infrequent.
But I need to do something, so try to find stuff to do.
Creativity begins with putting things together. Putting things together requires understanding the steps involved. To know the steps requires reverse engineering a problem to get a finished product or end result. Problems can be decontracted in many ways but some are more elegant or efficient. The number of variables matters. Because problems can be too big for some people. A solution may be unsophisticated if one is taking a Jerry-rigged approach. I notice someone says something over my head and my response is not as good as it could be.
So a person needs to keep many things in mind and what steps need to be taken. Anything creative requires this. Sometimes I feel stuck and not creative at all. Some people have brains that have a loop that puts things together automatical. Or at least knows how not to become stuck and work on themselves to keep the loop going. Throwing stuff against the wall until it sticks.
I know that I have some kind of loops inside me, it is just underutilized because I do not know the direction it goes in. I know it gets stuck if it goes in the “wrong” direction. I hope I can find the right direction.
All that needs to be done is calculate the path of every single atom. it starts at the macro where the obit of the planets and stars are calculated with more and more precision. Then we need to fill in the gaps and all related interdependencies. We eliminate the impossible giving definite area to an event. Feedback lets us know current events to retrodict past events. The orbit of the earth is affected by asteroid impacts and the moon moves one inch away from the eath a year increasing the length of the year. With this information, we can improve our calculations. It gives us a reference point as others do also.
The identity of a person is defined by the path they traveled in life spatially and temporally. Finding this path is probabilistic as decoherence leaves a definite maker of its time and location. We currently are definitely being mapped in this present moment and in the future. It is only the resolution that at some point becomes high enough to continue our consciousness.
Everyone is in this simulation, past, present, and future. A record of every historical event. The path of every person. The A.I. is in control of this reality located in the future.
putting it all together
Intelligent people seem to be able to be able to process a lot of information quickly and getting high-level concepts faster. The most defining reason for this is the utilization of memory. Everything goes in and out at extreme speed. And ideas generate internally rapidly.
If I had more energy I could take in more information and utilize it. It’s difficult to get started on projects because I cannot make out the details. It takes me months and months. I work on the basic concepts first because that is easier. Thinking requires a back and forth exchange and storage of information. Parallelism is part of that. If things are set up so more paths are working together then things flow smoother.
The brain creates a map of reality.
It then uses working memory to simulate possible realities.
It then experiments with reality to learn an improve simulations.
An attention mechanism is required to simulate and act in the world.
Internal reinforcements are mediated by external world rules.
Experimenting and internal coordination require a map.
Asymmetrical attention fills in the map.
It must remain stable for cognition.
A.I. to hold thoughts and memories must be able to experiment.
A.I. must use attention to maintain the map.
A.I. must understand how to solve problems with steps.
And A.I. must learn more and more, to organize a map that allows better simulations.
97 percent of what you see does not come from the eyes, it comes from the brain.
Attention determines what we can manipulate in our heads with memory and to form steps to solve problems.