The mind as an hologram


Denis Gabor discovered the mathematical principle of holography in 1947, based on the calculation of Leibnitz, to describe the three-dimensional photograph, but the demonstration of the holographic image had to wait until the creation of a laser. The holographic model of consciousness says that consciousness is not stored in any special place in the brain, but throughout the brain and whenever the information is used, it is a selection taken from all sides, just as happens to the brain from outside hologram. here are many implications of the holographic paradigm: certain states of consciousness are more facilitators than others to achieve resonance with the primary order. Harmonious and coherent states of consciousness and feel love, empathy, unity, deep meditation, prayer, creativity, are, for example, states closest to holonomic. In human relationships the holonomic states can occur when a strong experience of love and empathy “permeates” ego boundaries that allow to be in resonance with the “other”.

    What is holography?

Holography is a method of photography without a lens where the light wave field scattered by the interference of an object is caught in a plate. When the photographic record is exposed to a beam of coherent light-the laser-regenerates the original wave pattern, resulting in a three dimensional image.
Additionally, the absence of plate lenses make the image appear as a pattern (2).  Lyall Watson describes the principle of holography:
Lyall Watson
1939 – 2008
If you throw a stone into a pond it will produce a series of regular waves that move in concentric circles. If you throw two identical stones in different parts of the pool there will be two similar series of waves moving towards each other. As they move, they interfere one another. If the crest of a ridge collides with another, work together and produce a stronger wave, with twice the height. If the crest of a match within the other, they cancel each other and produce a oasis of calm water. In fact there is every possible combination of both, and the end result is a complex arrangement of curls, known as interference pattern. (…) Light waves behave the same way. The rate purest light we have is that produced by a laser, which sends a beam in which all waves are often (…) When played two laser beams produce an interference pattern of light and dark curls that can be collected on a photographic plate. And if one of the spokes, instead of proceeding directly from the laser is reflected from an object such as a human face, the resulting pattern is very complex, but still be registered. The record will be a hologram face “3.
 Karl Lashley, the eminent neuropsychologist mid-twentieth century, in his life as a researcher of the nervous system, was particularly influenced by the neuroanatomist Shepherd Ivory Franz, who was skeptical about the location of the conduct in certain areas of the nervous system, which means not ascribed the locations.
Karl Lashley
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Among the findings was that of Franz destruccción in the frontal lobes of mammals not learned behavior eliminated by them, unless the destruction was massive, which led to speculation that ingrained habits tend to persist in almost all cases and that even those with extensive tissue damage could relearn.
    Analyzing these claims, basically the aim is to support the fact that they could not be attributed to patterns of conduct certain specific cortical regions.
   This model was developed on the basis that brain science has to do with the science of consciousness. Holographic models of human consciousness require neurophysiologists taking into account developments in the same order of magnitude as in quantum mechanics.
    There is nothing inherent in any aspect of science that excludes consideration of the merger between neurophysiology and phenomenology of consciousness, so that in attempting to unravel the mystery of the interaction of mind interacting with matter, it has been necessary focus on quantum events that occur at neuronal and between neurons and the brain 4.

Holographic model of consciousness 

The holographic model of consciousness says that consciousness is not stored in any special place in the brain, but throughout the brain and whenever the information is used, it is a selection taken from all sides, just as happens to the brain from outside hologram (5).

The results of research in different centers have shown that the brain structures analyzed sensory information through a complex mathematical analysis of temporal and spatial frequencies.

This statement immediately follows from the fact that reality may be different than the traditionally accepted, and hence, further follows that if reality were not distorted by our vision, we would know a world organized on the field frequency no space or time, consisting only of events, as postulated by the physicist Karl Pribram.

Another derivation of this new approach is that it is actually the brain’s own representations, his abstractions, amounts to a state of the universe. Although the holographic model has evoked for investigative evidence has emerged the question of who looks at the hologram, “the ghost in the machine”, the “who watches television,” Crick about when a woman asked him as contained she who saw the world, and replied that “probably have somewhere in his head something like a TV,” when he asked “Who was watching the TV?” highlighted the problem.

The “who looks” the hologram raises a dualistic previously described by Descartes, when he said the “conscience of his thoughts as he appealed to their environment.” “I am aware of things around me, but who is aware of things in me to record my thoughts, who handled my mental pictures when I think of them?.
The philosopher Daniel Dennett, quoted by Nigel Thomas, called the issue the “problem of Hume“, which posed an inner self -an homunculus-, which can not be equated with the external representations because such representations and its vicissitudes are a part of the entire person (6).

The phenomenon raises that external reality is a construct of the mind justified, not known as such, but inferred from direct objects of knowledge, which would be the sense impressions or appearances.These “appearances” arising from the constant activity of the understanding by acting on sensory data.The world of phenomena is one in which what is known is the way in which things appear, but not the way things are in themselves (7). Note for example as in some languages there are analogies between thing and thought in the English words thing-thing, think, think, or Ding-German thing, Denke (n)-think.

Hologrammatic beings every part of our body is a bridge with two orders: individual identity in contact with the secondary order, and the holonomy, that part of the whole. These structures each of us literally reflect all structures of the Universe, like the Buddhist allegory of Indra’s net, which speaks of an endless plot threads running through the universe: the horizontal traverse space, and vertical time.

Every intersection of wires is an individual, and each individual is like a pearl, which in turn reflects the image of all others, and similarly, all reflections of the universe.
According to the thinker Rudolph Hofstadter, this has a resemblance with renormalized particles, so that each electron so attached virtual photons, positrons, neutrinos, muons, in each photon is virtual so electrons, pions, protons, neutrons, and thus on.
Arises then the analogy of a person reflected in the thinking of many others, who in turn are reflected, so also. The image of these situations could be represented by so-called “Augmented Transition Networks – ATN, in which each network would contain appeals to many others, creating a network virtual swarm around each ATN; thus ATN the process would reach a magnitude large (8). Similarly, Teilhard de Chardin refers to:

The things have their inside. I am convinced that both views should be taken to join, and will soon do so in the physical type of phenomenology or generalized in both the domestic side of things as the design of the world will be taken into account. Otherwise, in my opinion, it is impossible to cover all the cosmic phenomena in a coherent explanation ”

The German poet Rudolf Peyer in a fragment of the poem “Stormy Flight” by quoting the following excerpt, also evokes the concept holographic. Leaving to Peyer:

“Hängend nun / am senkblei Gottes / der unter dach der welt / mit dem Himmel / nach unten. 
 Hanging now / in the plumb line of God / under the roof of the world / the sky / down. “(9)
According to the holographic view of the physicist Karl Pribram, all sectors of the brain may participate in any representation, although he admits that certain regions play a more prominent role in certain functions. Just as it is possible superposition of many holograms can also be stacked in the brain an infinite number of images.
    Although the holographic model has generated skepticism, some neuroscientists are sympathizing with the aim of Pribram to demonstrate that the nervous system is not limited to be a set of procedures for processing information and that there is a likelihood that some forms of knowledge are importantdisseminated widely throughout the brain. The psychologist Howard Gardner intelligence expert Eric Hart quotes about proposing a limited holography in order to avoid potholes holographic plot of a general explanation which refers to:

“What most intrigues scholars of the brain in relation to holography is your property distributed memory, where every fragment of the hologram says something about the proportions of the scene it represents, without any fragment is essential.” (10)

All individuality is individuality in communion. Quoted by Wilber, Varela “relates to the notion of” structural coupling “the individuality of a biological system is relatively autonomous, but the form of autonomy emparajada structurally changing environment; to Varela that is to say now is that individuality the result of evolutionary communions.

The nervous system as part of an organism operates with structure determination, so that the structure of the medium can not specify the changes, but only trigger them. Although we as observers incidentally we have access to both the nervous system as the medium in which it operates, in some way describe the behavior of the organism as if from the functioning of the nervous system with representations of the environment or as an expression of any intent on achieving some goal, which this description, according to Varela & Maturana, does not reflect the operation of the nervous system itself but only have communicative value to us as observers (11).
Through the lens of the wilberian holons as wholes / parts, and according to Hosfstadter organizational levels, it “implies new entities ontologically beyond the elements of where her process of self-organization” (12).

There are many implications of the holographic paradigm: certain states of consciousness are more facilitators than others to achieve resonance with the primary order. Harmonious and coherent states of consciousness and feel love, empathy, unity, deep meditation, prayer, creativity, are, for example, states closest to holonomic.

 Martin Buber
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In human relationships the holonomic states can occur when a strong experience of love and empathy “permeates” ego boundaries that allow to be in resonance with the “other” and this “other” you “than” I “who is this “I” in the realm of “between”, just as proposed by the philosopher Martin Buber.
Given these considerations, the holographic theory of the brain supports access to a state of consciousness that accesses the primary order in which it is possible to establish a genuine link with others to overcome the solitude and discourse in the category of “individual” in acommunity of “individuals” through a dialogic communication. This dialectical dialogue “I-Thou” reciprocity based subjects who speak in terms of the logic of identity that allows a harmonious, peaceful, without contradictions, paradoxes, and ambiguities chances.
Simultaneously, the permeability to order the advent of primary and harmonious state, thereby conserving the dialogue between individuals, to understand the metaphysical conception of personality, his love of the subject inherent in the relationship is worth the redundancy subjective, “that is characteristic psychology, sociology and other human sciences (13).

References

      1. LASER: Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission Radiation
      2. The Brain-Mind Bulletin: La nueva perspectiva de la realidad. Capítulo 1. En: &   Wilber K, Bohm D, Pribram K, Keen S, Fergusson M, Capra F, Weber R y otros: El Paradigma Holográfico. Una exploración en las fronteras de la Ciencia. 3ª Ed. Edit. Kairós, Barcelona. 1992. pp. 13-25
      3. Citado en: Fergusson M: La Realidad cambiante de Karl Pribram. Capítulo 2. En: Wilber K, Bohm D, Pribram K, Keen S, Fergusson M, Capra F, Weber R y otros: El Paradigma Holográfico. Una exploración en las fronteras de la Ciencia. 3ª Ed. Edit. Kairós, Barcelona. 1992. pp. 27-41
      4. &  Wilber K, Bohm D, Pribram K, Keen S, Fergusson M, Capra F, Weber R y otros: El Paradigma Holográfico. Una exploración en las fronteras de la Ciencia. 3ª Ed. Edit. Kairós, Barcelona. 1992. pp. 161
      5. Bohm D: El Universo Plegado-Desplegado. Entrevista por Renée Weber. Capítulo 5. En: Wilber K, Bohm D, Pribram K, Keen S, Fergusson M, Capra F, Weber R y otros: El Paradigma Holográfico. Una exploración en las fronteras de la Ciencia. 3ª ed. Edit. Kairós, Barcelona. 1992. pp. 65-142
      6. Thomas NJT: Coding Dualism: Conscious Thought Without Cartesianism. Home Page: Imagination, Mental Imagery, Consciousness, Cognition: Science, Philosophy & History.
      7.  Wartofsky MW: Introducción a la filosofía de la ciencia. 2ª Edición. Editorial Alianza Universidad. Madrid, 1983. pp. 146
      8. Hofstadter DR: Gödel, Escher, Bach. Un eterno y grácil bucle. Tusquets Editores, Barcelona, 1998. pp 288
      9.  Peyer, R: Gewitterflug (Vuelo tormentoso). Versión española de Antonio Zubiaurre. En: Eco – Revista de la Cultura de Occidente 1962; tomo IV 4: pp. 340
      10. Gardner, H: La nueva ciencia de la mente. Historia de la Revolución Cognitiva. Reimpresión Paidós, Barcelona, 1996. pp 308
      11. Maturana H, Varela F, Behncke R: El árbol del conocimiento. 13 Edición. Editorial Universitaria S.A. Santiago de Chile, 1996. pp 87
      12. Wilber K: Sexo, Ecología, Espiritualidad. El alma de la evolución. Volumen I Gaia Ediciones, Madrid 1996. pp. 63, 90
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Did someone have the idea to link holograms…

and moirés ?
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