Friday, September 12, 2014

Mental resonance and temporal interference is analogue to the corresponding phenomenon in material systems

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In oscillating driven systems resonance is the increasing of the amplitude at certain specific frequencies. At resonant frequencies the amplitude of the response is maximal. The reason for the phenomena is the system's ability to store, transform and transmit energy. For example, swings have a natural frequency of oscillation, on which they produce greater amplitude. What is so interesting is that this phenomenon has been observed in biological systems and emotional animals. In animals and people resonance entails an enhanced emotional response to specific situations,

A beautiful example of temporal interference of the mind is described by Wikipedia. People are given the chance to play a game in which there is an equal chance of winning $200 or losing $100. After the first game, they are given the choice to play a second round. Unexpectedly, the response is dependent on their knowing the outcome of the first game. Whether people are told they won the first play or lost the first play, the majority of people choose to play the second round. This is in contrast of the common expectation that the second round should be independent of the first round of play. Yet, just the opposite happens: people choose not to play the second round if they do not know the result of the first. This finding violates the law of total probability, yet it can be explained as a quantum interference effect in a manner similar to the explanation of the results from two-hole experiments in physics. (In this experiment the photon travels through two slits on its way toward a screen and produces interference pattern there.) Only knowing the score equals interaction. Without information about the results, interaction remains open, unexamined. Although the phenomenon is often difficult to recognize, it can take many forms, such as scientific search for an elusive particle, hunting for a wild game or waiting for a lost love. Without the certainty ‘knowing’ the mind is in quantum limbo and retains the ability for interference.

The reason for the above phenomena is the self-regulating nature of the mind. Emotional animals have elementary particle features and can exhibit resonance and temporal interference behavior. Mental interference is an energy redistribution process whereby personal emotional tendencies are exaggerated or extinguished. In other word, interference only exaggerate already existing tendencies, due to the ability of the cortex to accumulate, store and transfer emotional energies. Interference produces societal phenomena by way of temporal waves and bursts. Positive interference often leads to exaggerated interest, such as an investment bubble. However, over time, negative interference extinguishes enthusiasm and lead to avoidance. Degraded surroundings have been shown to induce delinquent behavior, but smelling of household cleaners promotes cleanliness. Playing aggressive video games increases aggressive tendencies, but exposure to pro-social video games increases pro-social thoughts and behavior. This entangled mental state is spiked for interference by curiosity and a narrow, restless focus. Advertisements take advantage of this to coax our desire. Mental interference occurs over time.  For this reason, advertisements spur action (buying) in a short time window. This momentary energy peak is utilized by some sales people, who pressure people people into quick purchase. Understanding the above phenomenon better can help you make more thoughtful decisions.


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Monday, September 1, 2014

Emotional hysteresis regulates the behavior of intelligent animals

Dogs By Peter Wadsworth

Hysteresis is a memory-dependent behavior typical of elastic and ferromagnetic materials. Although behavioral changes play out over time in animals, emotion forming animals and elementary particles show many common features. Some examples of elementary particle behavior include emotional fluorescence, mental resonance, and others. For example, the stimulation threshold of emotional animals depends on the emotional history, the degree of irritation, or 'emotional temperature.' Hysteresis like behavior have been reported in wide ranging fields, such as neurology, histology, cell biology, genetics, respiratory psychology, economics, game theory, and unemployment.

Hysteresis behavior is characteristic of elastic materials. As the material is slightly stretched and released, it will return to its previous state. Greater stretching however will deform the material, causing it to warm up, and as a consequence, a smaller force is sufficient to stretch it. The material will only return to its initial state after a cooling period. The stimulation threshold of emotional animals depends on their emotional history, their degree of irritation. In emotion forming animals irritation leads to enhanced brain frequencies, which corresponds to an emotional temperature. Using the example of a dog at moderate stress the dog will exhibit a smooth transition of response, requiring a much larger irritation cowed to angry. But higher stress levels correspond to a region, where further irritation causes the dog to reach a ‘fold’ point, when it will suddenly, discontinuously snap through to angry mode. Once in ‘angry’ mode, it will remain angry, even if the direct irritation parameter is considerably reduced (just like the heated up elastic material). Once reaching a sizable emotional temperature, it will take time until the dog calms down. Changes of emotional temperature (the degree of irritation) could result the experienced sudden behavioral changes. 

Similarly, emotional behavior can produce magnetic hysteresis. For example, social groups exist as emotional ferromagnets, stretched out in time. The emotional magnetic field becomes a common emotional orientation in most situations, signified by thinking and behavior. This is the reason social groups tend to shop in the same stores, take similar vacations, vote for the same candidate and hold the same view on many issues. The field (which has a temporal expanse!) directs individual emotional charge in almost every problem. The common emotional orientation changes constantly and gradually over time by the experiences and emotional pushes of its individual members. A recent study found that social media groups form a social bubble, which limits the available information to like-minded people and leads to a collective social bias, which manipulates social change. Indeed, recent surprising changes in many countries (the Brexit, the Arab spring, and even the election of Donald Trump) might be the result of such collective social bias. The shocking recognition that individual behavioral response to every challenge can be best predicted from the behavior of friends and peers comes from leading laboratories. The social group has more powerful influence on behavior than individual intention. Furthermore, behavioral modification spreads like an infectious disease within the social group. This is true even among people who personally do not know each other at all! The finding was revealed by a social study for happiness, quitting smoking and discontent, but in all likelihood it could be found for many other behaviors and habits as well (Hill, 2010). Intelligent animal behavior is regulated by emotional fluorescence, as well as emotional hysteresis.

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