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kenneth collins kenneth.p.collins at worldnet.att.net
Sat Dec 4 15:24:41 EST 2004

"kenneth collins" <kenneth.p.collins at worldnet.att.net> wrote in 
news:Mbzrd.81043$7i4.34956 at bgtnsc05-news.ops.worldnet.att.net...
| [...]
| Your brain's already sorted-things-
| out, so, when a New thing is en-
| countered, it's connectedness
| just "happens".
| There's no 'magic' in any of this.
| [...]

I noticed something [that's quite
Fun] the other 'day'.

I usually just eat plain peanut
butter bread, but a couple of
'weeks' ago, I bought some
marshmallow [to Remember
"Fluff-er-Nutters" from my
Childhood. For those not in
the U. S. A., "Fluff" is a name-
brand of a spreadable marsh-

Anyway, while making a "Fluff-
er-Nutter", I dug my knife into
the marshmallow, to gather the
amount I wanted to use.

Doing this left a "gouge" in the
surface of the marshmallo in
the container.

I put the top back on, and put
the marshmallow away.

To my surprise, when I went
to make another sandwitch,
a couple of 'days' later, the
surface of the marshmallow
was really-smoothe.

I'd 'expected' it to act like
peanut butter, which holds its
"gouges" :-]

I forget the term for it, but the
marshmallow slowly =flowed=
to fill-in the "gouge".

So, in the vein of my previous
post, linked-to-above:

gouge-in-marshmallow and TD E/I(up).

'unfamiliarity' and TD E/I(up)

gouge-smothing-out and TD E/I-minimization.

'familiarity' and TD E/I-minimization.

Get it?

Just as the physical properties [molecular
structure] of the marshmallow governed
it's becoming smoothed-out, the phys-
ical properties of nervous systems gov-
ern the way that the TD E/I(up), that's
experienced when 'unfamiliar' stuff is
encountered within one's experience,
becomes TD E/I-minimized, and TD
E/I-minimization happens =in-the-back-
ground=, 'just like' in my jar of marsh-
mallow, sitting on the shelf, smothing
itself out, in-the-background.

Except, with respect to "knowledge",
the nervous systems dynamics go in
the opposite direction.

In the marshmallow, the beginning,
"gouged", 'state' is the more-ordered

In nervous systems, the ending, TD
E/I-minimized, 'state' is the more-
ordered 'state'.

The "repulsiveness" of TD E/I(up)
[beyond the threshold for "curiosity"
[AoK, Ap5]] is =literally= a Recog-
nition of "Disorder", the capacity for
which is built-right-into nervous sys-


Anyway, why I wanted to write, and
post, this discussion is because I
wanted to discuss another thing.

But I've gotta go to Church, 'now',
so I'll pick-up this discussion later.

ken [k. p. collins]

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