Metaphysics of Cognitive Systems

This section contains the papers describing the event oriented world view, cognitive action cycle theory, and topics related to the development of an integrated mind-body model of ourselves and the universe we believe to exist in. It provides the concepts, logical underpinnings, and context for the understanding and development of cognitive systems including ourselves and the rest of the universe.

This category of work discusses the inability of the objective world view embodied in classic physics and the incompleteness of quantum theory to explain the existence of consciousness. It proposes to substitute an event oriented physical world view to make up for this deficiency and suggests an extension of quantum theory based upon the metaphysics of events rather than objects as a mechanism for integrating mind and body in a comprehensive understanding of reality. This section philosophically and psychologically oriented and uses graphic diagrams to present event concepts. Although the relationship to conventional physical theories are discussed the visitor is referred to the Quantum Mind, Computers, and Consciousness section for a more physical and mathematical elaboration on the subject.  

Introductionto the Physics of Consciousness (2009)-

This paper provides a summary of the event oriented world view leading to an expanded physical theory of reality which recognizes the Universe as a cognitive being and is based upon a fundamental process that transforms mind into body and back again. A severely reduced edited version was published in the Journal of Consciousness Studies. 

Reality Models in theHuman Psyche (2002)

This paper addresses the definition of physical reality models used in the explanatory node of a cognitive action cycle in terms of classic Hamilton-Jacobi theory. It introduces a fundamental background space composed of a field of classic system cells as the explanation node of a cognitive action cycle and associates the sensations of space, dreams, and external objects with internally isolated, externally non-interacting, and interacting event loops respectively. Small enough internal cell motion deviations from space sensation producing equilibrium are identified as deBroglie Waves described by Schrödinger’s y function of quantum theory.

PhysicalRequirements for the Explanation of Consciousness (2003)-

This paper introduces the model of the human thinking process as a measurement-explanatory feedback loop that modulates the flow of influence from two sides of time. Input and output are associated with past and future and the cognitive loop accommodates the difference. Conventional neurophysiologic models of the brain modeled after computer input/output architectures are shown to be spatially parallel components in the future-past balance. The concept of a universe of interacting cognitive loops is introduced as the event oriented world view.  

APhysical Model for the Panpsychic View of Consciousness (2005)

This paper further elaborates the physical reality models by providing matrix notations to describe Graphic Event Models (GEMs) used for the presentation of the event oriented world view in many papers. It also points out that to achieve a consistent explanation of consciousness the physical reality acting as the explanation of sensations in a cognitive action cycle must itself be a model of an action cycle. This represents the first proof/argument that classic and quantum theory are incomplete and mst be replaced by an event oriented theory in order to be consistent with the self evident existence of consciousness.

Physics of Panpsychism (2006)

This is an unpublished background paper to the Introductionto the Physics of Consciousness  which introduces action cycles as processes that include a primitive consciousness is a fundamental property of all material.  It identifies canonical transformations between momentum-coordinate and energy-time representations as the transformation between sensations and the visualization of their physical explanations. These physical explanations are known as Neural Correlates of Consciousness which are often erroneously sought in the observable phenomenological brain rather than the actual underlying process architecture composed of cognitive loops. It satisfies the “symbol grounding” requirement by defining the meaning of cognitive loop symbols in Baer’s modification of Ernest Mach’s 1st person drawing.  This shows both sensations and the visualization of their physical explanations are derived from the actual reality models assumed to be incorporated in the neurophysiologic memory. 

CognitiveOperations in the First Person Perspective (2010)-

This paper describes the mental processing and data flows between sensory stimulation and internal models which allows us to experience and believe in a reality that causes such experiences. It introduces the 1’st Person Laboratory as a platform that enforces the necessary personal verification of experiments designed to verify any theory of reality. It proposes that the common cyclic architecture of measurement-explanatory feedback loops describe the building blocks of an event oriented world view.

Metaphysical Underpinnings ofConscious Experience (2012)-

This paper contains background material for chapter 5 of "The Unity of Mind, Brain and World: Current Perspectives on a Science of Consciousness". It shows how quantum theory is an approximation to an event oriented world view consisting of interacting cognitive action loops. It explores the significance of the fact that the physical incorporation of theories must be contained within the reality the theories are designed to explain. It shows how the dual role of symbols-of-reality as 1) objects which physically interact with other objects and 2) as carriers of meaning, leads to two types of sensations. These are identified as the qualia of direct experience and the visualization of their cause, which is often confused with the actual cause. This confusion leads to the “hard problem of consciousness’ and the “explanatory gap”. Both these difficulties are overcome in the event oriented world view that assumes we are actually cognitive action loops interacting with each other. 

Cognitive Operations in the FirstPerson Perspective: A context for physical theories (2011)-

Presentation at the U. of Salzburg Austria containing a lecture summarizing the arguments leading to the hypothesis cognitive action cycles as the fundamental building blocks of reality. This presentation also presents the mass-charge attraction force hypothesis and mass-charge separation energy as the physical embodiment of a Cognitive Force (Fc). This force balances the gravito-electric influences in both the future and past directions from external action cycles, thereby provides an accommodation model of external reality, and ultimately the energy field of our observable experience that we are conscious of.


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