Way back in 1989, one day, I knew this was Intuition.
Abraham Thomas

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The Secret Of Intuition

The Secret Of Intuition
Can Human Intelligence Be A Process?

The process identifies subtle patterns.  Science confirms that pattern recognition has been used for millions of years by nature.  Science uncovered this clue to the process (Nobel Prize 2004) - the way you recognize the smell of an orange. From a pattern of air molecules, your mind creates an idea in your mind.  Imagine that ideas are precisely coded patterns of nerve impulses, which enter your awareness as  thoughts.

Patterns of radiation engulf us. Science suggests that a ten billion degree sea of  particles existed just one second after the big bang. Imagine that those patterns are precisely ordered.  Actually, their inter-relationships have been consistent from the beginning of time. The speed of a photon has an unchanging relationship to the passage of time. Science does not know if such relationships existed before the big bang. 

But scientists have found them to be stable across billions of years of time. They define those consistent relationships as axioms. An axiom is accepted without proof. Consistency across time is the only proof of their truth. Truths and lies are themselves ideas about the connections between patterns. Imagine that our thoughts carry ideas which express the universe of relationships in the firmament.

The idea of democracy is a patterns of social interaction. You know "democracy" differs sharply from "dictatorship."  You can recognize the difference just as you can recognize a twitch in your toe. A "twitch" too is an idea.  Democracy can be defined with one  combination of alphabetic characters.  Combinatorial firing by nerve cells were discovered to define odors.  Combinatorial codes could store memories of millions of odors.   Imagine that our minds store trillions of varied ideas in codes. Imagine that intuition is an algorithm, which instructs nerve cells to fire if they recognize a combinatorial code.  Think of intuition as a logical routine, an algorithm, which enables your brain to recognize a smell pattern.  If it can manage coded patterns, your mind can cope with the changing patterns of life.  From the patterns of moving leaves and scurrying shadows, an animal identifies a predator, feels fear and takes flight.

Imagine that intuition is the routine behind each intelligent animal response.  Imagine it to be a pattern recognition process. Intuition can enable nerve cells to swiftly recognize, interpret and act, by extracting logical answers from massive neural memories. Nerve cells can respond to the combinatorial codes firing at their dendritic inputs.

Can An Algorithm Be Controlling The Mind?
I am not a physician, but an engineer. Way back in 1989, I catalogued how the ELIMINATION approach of an AI Expert System could reveal a way by which the nervous system could store and retrieve astronomically large memories.  That insight is central to the six unique new premises presented in this website. 

These new premises could explain an enigma.  A physician is aware of thousands of diseases and their related symptoms.  How does he note a symptom and focus on a single disease in less than half a second?  How could he identify Disease X out of 8000 diseases with just a glance?  

First, the total born and learned knowledge available to the doctor could not exist anywhere other than as the stored/retrieved data within the 100 billion neurons in his brain.  The perceptions, sensations, feelings and physical activities of the doctor could only be enabled by the electrical impulses flowing through the axons of those neurons.  The data enabling that process could be stored as digital combinations.

Second, combinatorial decisions of neurons cannot be made by any entity other than the axon hillock, which decides the axonal output of each neuron.  The hillock receives hundreds of inputs from other neurons.  Each hillock makes the pivotal neuronal decision about received inputs within 5 milliseconds.  A
xon hillocks could be storing digital combinations.  It could be adding each new incoming digital combination to its memory store.  The hillock could fire impulses, if it matched a stored combination. If not, it could inhibit further impulses.  Using stored digital data to make decisions about incoming messages could make the axon hillocks intelligent.

Third, combinations are reported to enable a powerful coding mode for axon hillocks.  Olfactory combinatorial data is known (Nobel Prize 2004) to store memories for millions of smells.  Each one of 100 billion axon hillocks have around a 1000 links  to other neurons.  The hillocks can mathematically store more combinations than there are stars in the sky. Each new digital combination could be adding a new relationship link.  In this infinite store, specific axon hillocks could be storing all the symptom = disease (S=D) links known to the doctor as digital combinations.

Fourth, instant communication is possible in the nervous system.  Within five steps, information in one hillock can reach all other relevant neurons.  Just 20 Ms for global awareness.  Within the instant the doctor observes a symptom, 
feedback and feed forward links could inform every S=D link of the presence of the symptom. Only the S=D link of Disease X could be recalling the combination and recognizing the symptom.

Fifth, on not recognizing the symptom, all other S=D hillocks could be instantly inhibiting their impulses. The S=D links of Disease X could be continuing to fire. Those firing S=D link would be recalling past complaints, treatments and signs of Disease X, confirming the diagnosis.  This could be enabling axon hillocks to identify Disease X out of 8000 in milliseconds.

Worldwide interest in this website is acknowledging its rationale. Not metaphysical theories, but processing of digital memories in axon hillocks could be explaining innumerable mysteries of the mind.  Over three decades, this website has been assembling more and more evidence of the manipulation of emotional and physical behaviors by narrowly focused digital pattern recognition.  It has also been receiving over 2 million page views from over 150 countries.

The Secret Of Intuition
Can You Imagine 4 Things?

Imagine 4 things to comprehend the concept of intuition.  Imagine that: The brain is able to make fine differentiations between objects and events through a coded language. The structure of the brain enables global messaging in just 20 milliseconds. The coded language enables an astronomically large neural memory. An intuition algorithm enables the mind to instantly extract logical answers from massive neural memories. When you imagine that 100 billion neurons speak a common language to each other within 20 milliseconds, store astronomical memories and can find logical solutions to problems, many mysteries disappear.


The Secret Of Intuition
Can A Huge Memory Be Accessed Instantly?

The unimaginable size and scale of your memory far outclasses the memory stores of a computer.  It was estimated that if the DNA codes in the human body were written into 500 page books, those tomes will fill the Grand Canyon 50 times over! Your brain stores memories of evolutionary experiences from millions of years. It stores the sights, sounds and experiences of a lifetime. It stores the memories of thousands of habitual activities.

From this galactic store, your brain recalls just the image of a school picnic, or the complex hand movements of your signature - the same moment you think about it. Imagine that your intuition is this process, which assists you in all the problems you face in life.

The Secret Of Intuition
What Are The Paths Followed By Logic?

Imagine that intuition uses logic to retrieve data. Traditionally, logic follows either deductive, or inductive paths. All men are mortal. Socrates is a man. Therefore Socrates is mortal. That is deductive reasoning, where an accepted principle is used to draw a conclusion. In inductive reasoning, a number of established facts are used to draw a conclusion. Over centuries, all observed elephants are gray. So, elephants are gray. An inductive argument, however, is never final and is open to being falsified. The discovery of a pink elephant will falsify "the gray elephant theory." Imagine that both science and intuition use inductive logic.

The Secret Of Intuition
Is Reverse Reasoning Still Logical?

Traditionally, inductive reasoning uses the principle of inclusion. The gray elephant theory is a result of experience over time. If we see a gray animal, we will confine our search to a list of gray animals. Imagine that intuition uses the principle of exclusion. If the animal is pink, elephants are excluded from the search. Subsequent discovery of a pink elephant will make this induction wrong. But, if the reasoning that all elephants are gray is true, then the induction that a pink animal is not an elephant is equally true. Nerve cells become inhibited, if they fail to recognize a pattern.

The Secret Of Intuition
When You Dim Lights, Do You Highlight The Stage?

If the back of your hand is touched with a felt tip, neural activity takes place in the related touch sensory region of your cortex. Particular neurons begin to fire to indicate this sensory information. You will feel the touch. In the process, the surrounding neurons will become inhibited. This inhibition is strongest for those immediately adjacent to the excited neurons. Throughout the nervous system there are neural circuits which switch off other circuits when their own areas are energized.  Imagine that this phenomenon reveals to you the secret of intuition.  Intuition highlights messages by inhibiting information from non contextual sources.

The Secret Of Intuition
Can You Rule Out The Inapt To Identify The Apt?

Eliminating all unrecognized categories from a list is a quick way to focus the list on the answer. Neurons in the olfactory system store the inherited combinatorial codes of myriad smells. Over a lifetime, an animal adds millions more differentiated odors in codes. All cells in the system which fail to recognize the code of an encountered odor shut down. The active cells fire strongly to indicate the identified smell.

Visualize a routine, which searches a massive database in the blink of an eye. When you speak, an inhibition process swiftly combs your entire vocabulary, eliminating every unrecognized relationship to your idea. If it is furry, it is not an elephant. If it is gray, it is not a rabbit. If you are looking at a gray, or furry thing, it is not this page. If there are 100 cars, it is not your garage. Think of intuition as a process, which eliminates a galaxy of possibilities to accurately use each word, even as you speak.

The Secret Of Intuition
Has Science Solved The Search Enigma?

Scientific searches seek an exact match to identify a complex pattern. Back and forth searches grow exponentially as the search space expands. For science, it is impossible to search for subtle overlapping patterns in large spaces. So they never imagined it would be possible to swiftly and instantly search the mass of data in the mind. Science continues to follow the theory that the mind is a computational device. But, the mind could be recognizing patterns, using intuition.

The Secret Of Intuition
Does Life Demand A Single Choice?

As someone said "When a tiger bounds towards you, what should your response be? Should you file your toenails? Do a cartwheel? Sing a song? Is this the moment to run an uncountable number of randomly generated response possibilities through the decision rule?"  Imagine that inhibition works to eliminate alternatives for every decision of the nervous system. Animals cannot afford to freeze into immobility, unable decide between chewing grass and drinking water. Intelligent action, pivotal for survival, mandates a swift logic, which ceaselessly narrows possibilities down to a single answer. Nature's logic evaluates myriad known possibilities to choose one option for action. If the choice is to chew grass, the drive to quench thirst is instantly inhibited.

The Secret Of Intuition
Does Life Also Deliver Arbitrary Solutions?

Inhibition delivers swift answers. Inhibition of weaker signals inhibits even less active possibilities. This image is interpreted by your mind as either two faces facing each other, or as a vase. Logically, it is both two faces and a vase. Your system inhibits one idea to identify the other. Intuition may not always deliver logical answers. 

The Secret Of Intuition
How Does The Spreadsheet Deliver Instant Answers?

All nerve cells are known to be active in all regions of the brain, even when they do not appear to be actually participating. If a nerve cell is but a single entity in a multi billion processor system, why is it active when it does not need to process any data? Such activity is vital for the global evaluation of the mind. Even a spreadsheet follows the same routine. Any change in one cell is reflected in all the cells, even if there are a million cells. This is because entries in all cells of a spreadsheet are recalculated for each new input. With its ability to do millions of calculations a second, simultaneous recalculations enables the user to see the global impact of any change. Similarly, each one of billions of cells is tirelessly alert to events in the system, “recalculating” its inputs in the context of its own inherited and acquired memories.

The Secret Of Intuition
How Many Hints Of Danger Does A Militant Need?

Intuition finds answers from even slivers of data. For a militant hiding in a cellar, the movement of a few hairs could indicate a current of cold air from a stealthily opened door. That is a vital message, which will inhibit every other sensory input. Instant elimination of possibilities from a database of cosmic proportions would trigger his immediate recognition of danger. Unexpected meanings are derived for a soft whisper or a shifting shadow. With access to vast data, intuitive recognition needs imperceptibly small slivers of information to enable recognition.

The Secret Of Intuition
Is Human Wisdom Inherited, Or Acquired?

Learned and inherited combinatorial memories can explain the incredible swiftness of animal motor controls. When a motor neuron fires to contract a muscle, the neurons of all opposing muscles become inhibited to avoid conflict. Each motor neuron also has up to 20,000 feedback/feed forward links with 60,000 other motor neurons. For coordinated movement, each motor impulse must follow evaluation of 20,000 other neuron decisions. This happens up to 10,000 times a second. Think of intuition as the swift process of recognizing the right combination (Nobel Prize 2004) of the 20,000 inputs from other muscles, which causes each motor neuron to fire or be inhibited. Consider intuition to be the intelligent recognition of combinatorial patterns.

The Secret Of Intuition
Why Is Confidence Critical?

Your mind has immense knowledge, stored as coded answers from myriad evolutionary and real life experiences. With such global access, the system swiftly evaluates trillions of pages of that wisdom to locate competent answers. But, to win, you need to be aware that you are so equipped. That self assurance is crucial. The eliminative search process wisely discards “impossible” solutions from its search. If you think it is impossible, you will not think of it. It is confidence, which can prevent many winning solutions from being so excluded. Confidence is the key to a good life. Listening to intuition delivers the wisdom of your mind.

The Secret Of Intuition
Why Does Intuition Offer A Blinkered View?

But, the elimination routine has its limitations. From the extensive knowledge in your mind, intuition eliminates all out of context items to reach an answer. If something you know does not suit your current emotion, that data is also eliminated at the outset. Your mind eliminates all data linked to conflicting emotions. It narrows possibilities to the answer, which is appropriate to the current emotion.

If you are angry, it eliminates all positive views of your opponent. You have no awareness of such elimination. For you, the reduced list of possibilities is the truth. So, emotional decisions become irrational. Because of this emotional weakness of intuitive wisdom, science has founded its vast structures purely on clearly defined reasons.

The Secret Of Intuition
Are Reasoning Chains Better Than Intuition?

The structures of science are built on definitions and reasoning chains. But, intuition can be incomparably superior to reasoning chains for pattern recognition. So many things known to scientists can never be explained through reason. Analytical logic cannot assess a great painting, or comprehend passionate poetry. It cannot identify between charm and dignity, or contempt and enmity. Scientific knowledge, is a mere subset of what is known to intuitive wisdom.

Intuition can be just as often wrong as scientific reasoning. But it girdles a wider horizon and is an incredibly powerful weapon for coping with the environment. Ultimately, it is their intuition, which enables scientists to build reasoning chains.  This clue to the secret of intuition was published in 1989.  Almost three decades ago.  This website alone has had over 2,000,000 page views from over 150 countries.  Yet, the massive significance of the idea
 has not percolated into the scientific community.  Mainstream science is yet to  evaluate this idea, which turns their current theories about the mind upside down.

This page was last updated on 02-Nov-2018.



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