No Thoughts At All?
If one is in a sensor deprivation chamber and after a while emotions are ended, would that lead to having no thoughts in the brain?
My view is that the mind resembles an automated production line. It cycles continuously, while it is conscious. It intuitively selects "priorities" and triggers into consciousness the next one of the many thoughts running in many parallel systems.
Emotions cannot be ended. They can only be quietened. Under the circumstances, any one of a myriad sequence of thoughts can step into consciousness.
Sensory deprivation is believed to lead a level of disorientation. The possibilities are endless.
I think we're saying the same things that the neural patterns produce "thoughts" to a state in which we are conscious of (be able to sense the thoughts) and is also a small component to the entire functions of the brain. I read that the conscious component can be compared to as a small closet in a mansion of many rooms (the other functions of the brain).
I can also summarize all my thoughts as a product of my body's physical needs for survival which are: nourishment, safety, and the ability to reproduce. It is then a natural progression to make the claim that all my thoughts are variations to "I want". In essence, for some reason, the patterns of neurons are triggering my "I want" from essential needs to desires (things I desire).
So, in one sense, the body will always produce the neural patterns for the essentials "I need" for survival, but does not need "thoughts" to have this accomplished. In other words, to have no thoughts is to have no "I want". And to "I want" to have no "I want (thoughts)" will never work as how can a thought which is basically dead and is a product of these neural patterns change or end another neural pattern?
To me, the only way to end "I want" (which is thought) is to end the source for "I want".
What do you think? Am I simplifying too much? I wait for your insights.
Even the most complex ideas can still be expressed in simple terms. But, neural pattern recognition is more complex than "I want." Only death can stop all neural activity.