Anyone that knows me knows I’m driven by synchronicity, so of course right after I finished a post where I talk about the complexity of my unconscious processes (classic Disinfo from yesterday, just classic) I’d then stumble on this breaking development (from Newsweek):
“The appearance of high-dimensional cavities when the brain is processing information means that the neurons in the network react to stimuli in an extremely organized manner,” said one of the researchers, Ran Levi.
“It is as if the brain reacts to a stimulus by building then razing a tower of multi-dimensional blocks, starting with rods (1D), then planks (2D), then cubes (3D), and then more complex geometries with 4D, 5D, etc. The progression of activity through the brain resembles a multi-dimensional sandcastle that materializes out of the sand and then disintegrates,” he said.
Henry Markram, director of Blue Brain Project, said the findings could help explain why the brain is so hard to understand. “The mathematics usually applied to study networks cannot detect the high-dimensional structures and spaces that we now see clearly,” he said.
“We found a world that we had never imagined. There are tens of millions of these objects even in a small speck of the brain, up through seven dimensions. In some networks, we even found structures with up to eleven dimensions.”
The findings indicate the brain processes stimuli by creating these complex cliques and cavities, so the next step will be to find out whether or not our ability to perform complicated tasks requires the creation of these multi-dimensional structures.”
Here’s the part where I go: “Ha, ha (Nelson inflection)! You read my post yesterday and thought I was totally batshit, but here it is being verified by mainstream academia!” Except, I’m not going to do that because the fact of the matter is, I have absolutely no idea what the fuck I just read. It apparently involves the use of algebraic topology which is…ummmm. Errrrrr. Well, something science-y I guess.
I’ll leave it to those with a better understanding of the implications of this research to interpret the data and stick to that channeling omni-dimensional forms of intelligence thing I do, which up until recently most scientists would have thought was utterly insane. Oh, and if anyone’s curious, I’d happily hook myself up to an MRI and let overly educated people monitor my brain chemistry when I throw myself into these exotic states. Just name the time and the place.
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