Consciousness is NOT so hard to explain

Waves, perceptual space & why You are aware of all stuff

1. Waves: slow to fast

Delta waves - sleep

Theta - attention & coupled to gamma for retrieving memory sequences (see Lisman)

Alpha waves - prepares gating in the brain for receiving input, without context info is worthless (see Brickwedde)

Beta waves - top down prediction towards senses (anterior to posterior) (see Jinghua)

Gamma - feedback from prediction, confirm is strong gamma, error is higher gamma (see Language & gamma on phantom)






Language & gamma


PS ESA, for your psychology of 'goals' Vs neuroscience, a tweet

Psychology of having #goals Vs the fixed, ancient basis of our rules from subcortical #basalganglia - info: works by THETA #eeg, large scale & slow

(End of tweet)


2. Perceptual space

The frequencies of the waves above, when they occur in a real brain, are not stable.

They run in different directions, some getting slower, others faster, varying in seconds.

The weird thing is, the reference frames the brain creates are not stable at varying brain wave frequencies. So the space you are aware of, is created in different ways every
few seconds.

A maddening thought. But also our entry point for the Phantom theory of awareness. ...

3. The Phantom theory of awareness

Awareness is not all that info in it in one point.
It must be parallel, distributed.

So the question is, why do You, as one, get to see it??
Phantom says the answer is related to the beta waves, as described above.

Prediction from top down, is understanding input ahead of time.
So phantom says: understanding makes seeing, and ....
the You in understanding and agency stretches into those parallel bits of prediction that is in top down beta waves.

So how can the You be stretched and broken into parallel pieces .... and still be You?

We think your consciousness resolves the results from processors in 11 dimensions into maps with separated dimensions, like views.
These views are the parallel pieces.


We think the contents from these processors are

spewed into the brain as flat maps,

but when they are NOT views what we call an abberation (scientology) occurs, and then consciousness must resolve the noise in 1 dimension back into the proper view of another dimension from which the noise originated. So... it resolves noise from shifted views into proper views. It creates proper 3 dimensions for space for example.

We believe that in schizophrenia the abberations are occuring more frequently because of disturbed gamma waves.


Three things can happen then. The abberation is connected to the normal self. Then improper perception, beliefs or behavior results.

Or the abberation is connected to a non-self and an intrusion of thought or space is perceived.

In the third case, which occurs in self-disorder, the abberation is connected to no self nor non-self and a perception seems to stand separate and alone.



After processing things that capture attention or abberations, the views are fed back into the 11-dimensional processors, the signal has been cleaned up by consciousness.

So, consciousness is a slow, big process that resolves noise in dimensions, views. It is very 'dimension able' and thus aware in space, attention and problem solving.



Phantom for Phantom Theory
"we keep trying this one"


Refinement here v3.0 1120 2020

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Interesting reads

Consciousness is discontinuous: the perception of continuity requires conscious vectors and needs to be balanced with creativity.
- Bodovitz

Rhythms of consciousness: binocular rivalry reveals large-scale oscillatory network dynamics mediating visual perception
- Doesburg

Do neural correlates of consciousness cause conscious states?
- Fell

Neural correlates of consciousness.
- Negrao

Consciousness as recursive, spatiotemporal self-location.
- Peters

The neural correlates of consciousness: an update.
- Tononi

Cholinergic systems mediate action from movement to higher consciousness.
- Woolf