KATIE at HOME (Wednesday, May 6, 2020)
About CONNECTIONS and how they create MEANING
MORE ABOUT MEANING: the meaning of anything, the meaning of life. Is CONSCIOUSNESS created by an awareness of the “CONNECTIONS [that] exist WITHIN and BETWEEN phenomena at MULTIPLE LEVELS of ORGANIZATION of our BRAINS.
Is there any basis for HUMAN EXCEPTIONALISM?
- LEVELS OF ORGANIZATION INCLUDING a fascinating metaphor: the Slime Mold (Read “An Extraordinary Connection” — it addresses individuation and socialization, differentiation, and altruism.
- INNATE AND ACQUIRED (genetic, congenital, and learned, experiential BIASES hat guide behavior (look in on Art & Organism notes on congenital and acquired biases)/
- DEEP ETHOLOGY
Connections exist within levels (such as cell-to-cell, organ-to-organ, person-to-person, “heart-to-heart“) BUT also between levels (such as organ to person, person-to-population)
ASSIGNED: diagram hypothetical connections within and between levels of organization
emergent ideas during hour:
WHAT IS REAL?: Our built in reality testing: read A&O notes on REALITY TESTING
NEUROPLASTICITY: (e.g., READ: The Widening Gyrus and the experience of the epileptic violinist: Martha Curtis)
- April 29, 2020: https://neilgreenberg.com/02-ao-for-katie-at-home/ (LEVELS of ORGANIZATION; INNATE and ACQUIRED; and DEEP ETHOLOGY )
- May 13, 2020: https://neilgreenberg.com/04-ao-for-katie-at-home/