Glossary

Glossary
Actions Out – actions which we have chosen to perform. When an action finally must be taken, the uncertainties that we have must be effectively ignored  Amygdala – part of mid-brain (limbic system) that when stimulated electrically produces strong emotional responses as well as vegetative responses like relaxation and calm
Amygdala. Determines emotional reaction to perceived reality.
Anterior commissure.
Arcuate fasciculus. Bundle of nerve fibers, a neural link, between the parietal (integrate sense data) and frontal lobes (planning). Could be a crucial link in allowing us to respond to external reality and to support cognitive decoupling.
Attention. Only one thought can be accommodated at a time. Focus on specific input. Related to locus of interest, elaborate. Also in meditation, internal locus of interest emerges without external induced changes
Liar’s Paradox. “A man says that he is lying. Is what he says true or false?”  “This statement is false.”   Self-referential problems in natural language.  Simple facts T/F; complex facts have multiple simple facts under them, can be partly true and false.
Category. Simple, very fundamental unit of organization as a single unit of cognition.
Cerebral peduncle
Cognition. Expresses the full range of all aspects on the brain, not just rational thinking. Includes attention, perception, mental control, gathering and using knowledge, language, behavioral control and monitoring.
Concept. More complex aggregation of categories into a single unit of cognition.
Concept Hierarchy. Sensory patterns at base, along with specified genetic forms (movement direction). Sensory ensemble. Abstract features of interest. Internal goals demanding satisfaction. Current situation. Experiential memory.