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Teaching ancient brains new tricks: New research shows how modern physicists think

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israel socratus

Oct 12, 2021, 1:19:41 PM10/12/21
OCTOBER 11, 2021
Teaching ancient brains new tricks: New research shows how modern physicists think
by Carnegie Mellon University
" One of the most novel findings was that the physicists' brains organized the concepts
into those with measureable versus immeasurable size. Here on Earth for most
of us mortals, everything physical is measureable, given the right ruler, scale or radar gun.
But for a physicist, some concepts like dark matter, neutrinos or the multiverse,
their magnitude is not measureable. And in the physicists' brains, the measureable
versus immeasurable concepts are organized separately."
. . . "duality" would tend to be rated as immeasureable
(i.e., low on the measureable magnitude scale).
An example of a "new" physics dimension significant in 20th century,
post-Newtonian physics is "immeasurability" (a property of dark matter, for example)
that stands in contrast to the "measurability" of classical physics concepts,
(such as torque or velocity).
This new dimension is present in the brains of all university physics faculty tested. . . ."
The new scientific ideas in physics were built on effects of immeasurable parameters
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israel socratus

Oct 15, 2021, 10:32:17 AM10/15/21
Teaching an Ancient Brain New Tricks: New Research Shows How Modern Physicists Think
Carnegie Mellon University
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Newtonian physics has "dimensions" such as geometric form-proportions.
Quantum physics has no geometric form-proportions, everything is protected by wave functions.
This strange difference between classical and quantum physics cannot be solved from 1900.
And therefore, certain medical scientists (psychologists, psychiatrists, and neuroscientists)
were surprised by the fantastic ideas (thoughts) of modern scientists and began to ask:
Why is quantum physics "strange" for physicists?
Does the brain of modern scientists work differently than that of ordinary non-mathematicians?
Are the creators of new fantastic physical ideas psychologically healthy?

israel socratus

Mar 29, 2022, 8:58:20 PM3/29/22
The turbulent brain
25 February 2022
By Morten L Kringelbach and Gustavo Deco
According to thermodynamics, any living organism is constantly exchanging a flux of matter and energy with its environment. As such, the system is in non-equilibrium. In his book What Is Life? (1944), the Austrian physicist and Nobel Laureate Erwin Schrödinger proposed that sustaining life is exactly predicated on avoiding equilibrium: ‘How does the living organism avoid decay? … By eating, drinking, breathing and … assimilating. The technical term is metabolism.’ According to this view, the ultimate equilibrium is death, and thus survival depends on staying as far as possible from equilibrium.
It has become abundantly clear the brain must be the main driver of how organisms can avoid equilibrium and death. In fact, very recent discoveries have started to cast new light on how brains may even thrive on non-equilibrium; and how turbulent, non-linear brain dynamics help find order in largely disordered environments so as to enhance the chances of survival.
. . . the brain is not solely extrinsically driven by information coming from the environment. Instead, the brain is mostly shaped by intrinsic resting-state activity, switching between brain states while interpreting, responding to, and even predicting environmental demands.
. . . by some estimates, more than 20 per cent of the total energy consumption is taken up by the brain, which only represents 2 per cent of body weight, Raichle has poetically spoken of the brain’s ‘dark energy’

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