The basic cognitive step to make sense of the world around us is to connect things based on the law I called the law of adjacency: two spatial, temporal, or conceptual things are related to each other in mind . As an example, we saw how the brain could relate the smell of a rose to its shape and create […]
To pick up where we left off, emotions helped us learn and evaluate the world around us in a binary way. Things are either good or bad according to our feelings, and their intensity prioritizes our reactions . However, emotions have shortcomings. They are blind to changes, amount, components and multivariable analyses; in other words, they’re short-sighted. We can see […]
Death was the beginning of our journey . As living organisms, we’ve evolved to fight it more skillfully which led to the development of intelligence. From the very simple stimulus-response system, we’ve moved towards complex analyses, evaluating many variables to come up with different decisions to choose from. Based on Minergy , the brain and body evolved to minimize the […]
In the previous posts , we discussed that as an infant we thought what we did (mainly crying) solved our problems. Then we grew up a bit and realized that without our parents we couldn’t survive. We noticed that there’s a nice correlation between the infant-hood, then the magic era and the childhood and the religion era . Eventually, we […]
In the last post, we talked about learning which could be interpreted as making extraordinary things ordinary by creating concepts  or orders . Earlier we had discussed that we related things based on the law of adjacency , two or more spatial, temporal or conceptual things are related to each other. Those relationships which have more similarities in more […]
In the last post, we discussed that in order to modify emotional decisions, we need to have a trained brain and enough energy. We also studied one type of battles between head and heart: holistic evaluation . Through this post, we’ll investigate other areas on which head and heart might not see eye to eye. Let’s study how we emotionally […]
When it comes to distinguishing between the concept of horse and donkey , a kid might not show any resistance  though it requires some effort . To them, every day is full of unprecedented experiences and they learn many new words. However, if you contradict one of their beliefs, they’ll tenaciously fight to prove you wrong. You can run […]
In the last post, we discussed that language had enabled us to create concepts to think through and to communicate with . Since concepts are abstract, they can’t be genetically coded; thus kids need to learn and develop them . Let’s see how it goes. As a kid, you’re trying to make sense of your environment, finding relationships to group […]
In the last post, we discussed that due to minergy  and the fear of taking responsibility, we’d be rather inclined to receive suggested solutions than to think to solve our problems . Earlier we discussed why fear is the most fundamental and dominant emotion . The diagram below illustrates how fear can affect our decisions . Fear works like […]
So far, we’ve discussed that in order to survive, we need to solve problems and due to limited energy, our brain has developed minergy  the tendency to spend minimum energy to get things done. Thus, the fastest and least effortful solutions are prioritized. Minergy has formed our reactions in two ways: First of all, it creates habits which are […]
In the last post, we opened up the discussion about supersigns as the building blocks of meanings  which enable us to show intelligent reactions to our environment and are created before concepts. Example 10: A new-born baby calms down faster when it smells her mom’s scent even coming from a blanket. This simple action signifies that the scent of […]
Supersign  is the first cognitive group of information. It’s extremely important to distinguish between things and their supersign in mind. A thing and its supersign are even more different than you and your image in a mirror. The supersign of the thing  lives rather independently. The thing might perish but its supersign would exist in mind; on the other […]
so far, we’ve spent four lessons on the reaction which hasn’t been executed and we’ve been experiencing the thing  for a tiny fraction of a second. Since we know nothing about either the thing or our ability, thus the confidence level is 0 , by default, we’d pick the flight reaction .
Registering the thing  happened in less than a microsecond; then in order to survive, our brain needs to decide if it’s a danger or not, consequently to execute the best reaction. Imagine that you absolutely had no earthly knowledge to evaluate the thing, how would you decide if it’s dangerous or not? 
Take some time and think about the most fundamental fact or question of all time. Please don’t read the rest of the post till you find yourself curious enough to seek the answer.