…give the dog a bone…
The human brain is a very complex organ, sort of like a powerful computer, processing tons of information, all the time, and producing output, all the time. Yet, unlike a computer, it is always changing, with neurons, brain cells, changing in shape, in length, in function. It is how ‘practice makes perfect’. Each time something is practiced, whether swinging a golf club, writing your name with your non-usual hand, learning a language, your neurons adapt after each experience. Neurons can grow in length, physically to have a better reach at other areas in the brain that can help perform the task better each time.
All the neurons compete, in a way, for dominance in your brain…which explain ‘use it or lose it’. But..
Because the human brain is super fresh, it can remember things, and even if you haven’t rode a bike for ten years, you will still be able to do it, maybe wobbly at first, but that memory, that map your brain made all those years ago, is dusted off and re-used.
It also explains how people can get into ruts, get into compulsions, and habits, both good and bad. Your brain is a powerful tool, and it masters most people’s lives.
When the brain is mastered itself, you can direct where those maps form, and you can begin to heal any ‘bad’ or unhealthy brain maps.
The brain doesn’t like to be stagnant, we didn’t evolve that way.
So, when humans are removed from their natural environment and ecotones, they seem to do either of 2 things..
stagnate and get depressed, fall ill, and have a miserable life….
or flourish, and create masterpieces of art and science…..
How many hunter-gatherer tribes have horribly depressed, chronically ill and drug addicted people? Not many
How many of those tribes have Einsteins, Newtons, Picassos, or Michelangelos?
In one sense, it’s simply not ‘natural’ to push the limits of the mind as the great artists and scientists have done.
In another sense, it’s the human brain, of course it’s natural!
So, keeping our brains happy is keeping our societies happy. Or something like that…
brain wack patty map, give a crow a moan,
play piano upsidedown, a frown turns ’round
E=MC2 and turtles fly the night
looking for Terrapin
the lights always bright..
Photons shine white,
cut one open and black spills out..
and births the ying and the yang,
Neurons sputter, like bad sparkplugs,
they need maintenance too,
make them fire into the night
and form a circle of thought in your brain.
It will be real, as real as anything, and a physical circle of electricity will be conducted..
follow its path in your head, and its a dance, one neuron to the next, electricity flows inside the neuron, till it reaches its end, spewing out chemicals to find the next neuron, and this turns it on, literally, and it feels electric, because it is, and then it shoots this electric current down inside this next neuron towards its tip,s then explodes with more chemicals…
It sounds pretty sexual, and, in a way it is…
these bursts of chemicals and electricity create growth, create relationships, and make the brain work more efficiently. (okay efficient and sex don’t really go together, well, I hope not, lol)
So, I will continue to create this particle accelerator in my brain, using thought alone, as that is all that is biologically required, as the thoughts move the neurons into action, which moves the electricity which moves the chemicals….which makes neurons grow, and expand and create more and more connections…
I think I just gave myself a headache. lol.