Almost Gate

(This page deals with implications of the Almost Gate. The Almost Gate post explains how it arises naturally from recognized neural properties.)

Just as a gate allows entry only when the key is available and once in, everyone is allowed the same privileges, the Almost Gate allows information to flow past it when a specific amplitude or higher of input information (the neural threshold) arrives at the same time.

Overflow Gate

Overflow Gate

That information (which has various amplitudes, always greater than the Almost Gate) is delivered downstream is exactly the same.

You may be thinking the Almost Gate is an interesting little theoretical bonbon, but how is its effect important?

People are Different

It’s not  that, by virtue of being human, everyone has the exact same Almost Gate. Everyone has an Almost Gate. The amplitude is distinct and varies among people. Yours may be higher than mine or not. The functioning is the same, but the results are different.

Personal Threshold Two Different People

Personal Threshold Two Different People

Do you find it surprising that different inputs give rise to the same output? If you think this is just an odd-ball case, take a gander at Neural Cascade to see how pervasive the Almost Gate is at all levels of brain processing.

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