One of the more controversial and interesting controversies in cognitive science relates to the storage of perceptual information. The classical model, generating perceptions from sensations through association, ultimately relied on a homunculus (a little man inside the brain) to carry out the supposed complex processes. The introspective methodologies for studying these processes (i.e. Titchener's structuralism) were so controversial that a whole generation of interdisciplinary scientists, especially in the United States, almost totally rejected the study of cognitive processes in favor of behavior alone.
That was all overturned in the 60's and 70's through a "cognitive revolution" that replaced the mentalist homunculus with the modern computer, and replaced the concept of "sensations" in memory with "information" and "information processing." If perceptual input is perceptual information, how is that information stored and retrieved?
Karl Pribram came up with the idea of a holographic storage system, and later teamed up with physicist David Bohm to create the Holonomic Brain theory:
The holonomic brain theory, developed by neuroscientist Karl Pribram initially in collaboration with physicist David Bohm, is a model of human cognition that describes the brain as a holographic storage network. Pribram suggests these processes involve electric oscillations in the brain's fine-fibered dendritic webs, which are different from the more commonly known action potentials involving axons and synapses. These oscillations are waves and create wave interference patterns in which memory is encoded naturally, and the waves may be analyzed by a Fourier transform
Are you familiar with Holonomic Brain Theory, either in it's earlier or more recent form, and, if so, could you indicate how it might relate to your more generic interdisciplinary Cosmic Hologram integration?
Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 04-Nov-17 18:04 by drrayeye.