pioneer Posted October 11, 2008 Share Posted October 11, 2008 (edited) Education uses this energy principle. For example, we teach a child that the furry thing that barks and wags his tail is a dog. When they get it right, there is reward such as "good boy" or rest . If they get it wrong, we keep the pressure on, so their brain is in an activated learning state. Some parents may crank up the activated state, with yelling. The idea is to get the lowest energy state, externally (punishment-reward) to help define the zero energy point of social convention. We could call it anything, but a culture will define the lowest energy state of this memory association based on common tradition and language. You don't need both reward and punishment, just punishment or reward will do, but the combo also works. Say the brain is doing this memory energy lowering internally, while culture is also using peer pressure to define the lowest energy state externally, though education. These two zero states can match or they can be different. As an example of different, peer pressure says the world is flat as the externally defined lowest energy state. At that time, anything beside flat will mean punishment, therefore flat is as low as you can go based on external knowledge. But internally the data reached lowest energy as the world is round. What we have is an internal conflict. We have this internal peer pressure, so to speak, and an external peer pressure. I suppose which ever nags more wins, with external able to apply group pressure. To reach the internally defined zero point, which is lower energy due to being more true, implies going into negative energy relative to the socially defined zero point. This would be exothermic and appear to go below conscious rest, into negative unconsciousness, i.e., anger and fear. We can't go there directly, because chemical reactions require an activation energy hill. Therefore, the socially defined zero state stability will require an activation energy, where it needs to climb an energy hill to free it from its defined zero energy energy structure. In modern culture, this process is done with initial skepticism due to the direct negative energy affect. The activation energy requirement then becomes experiment, math and logic. If it works out to lift the mind up and out of the old socially defined zero energy point, we can slide down the new energy hill toward the new newest lowest energy state. ioneer - In sum, no. Your entire post is rubbish (using vague and undefined metaphor as if that somehow is supposed to add some sort of meaning). My question was is memory a chemical structure that stores energy? I said yes. One way to look at it is more synapses mean more sodium ions flowing implicit of more current flowing. Edited October 11, 2008 by pioneer Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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