Both functions can be augmented by a thus
rendered lopsided "lateral inhibition" (meant in a generalized sense)
between innate (reflexive) as well as acquired (learnt)
["Activity" + "attention" => "actention".]
Repression (most especially) can become
*chronically insidiously motivated* as a result of LTP changes
to neurons whose subsequent efferent signals would, unless somehow
synaptically gated, energize (i.e. provide the most central endogenous
motivation behind) pain/distress/flight-fight and fear type
"focuses of actention" (i.e. from simple withdrawal reflexes to the most
intensely and profoundly engaging feelings - potentially 'a processing
overload' - of psychophysiological pain).
I suggest the term CURSES [short for, "conditioned-in"
unconsciously remembered stressors, effecting symptoms]
as an alternative to "primal pain" (or "Pain" - Janov's jargon),
and the implicitly referred to kind of memories, or neural imprints,
[BTW, a CURSES is always naturally 'put' -
e.g. by traumatically adverse social influences/factors -
into a Nervous (or "Actention Selecting") System. ;-)]
("Engram" is, in my rightly or wrongly prejudiced opinion,
too general, bland, and euphemistic a term to deserve to be counted.
Yet, I can not deny that scientologists seems to use it for
referring to roughly the same phenomenon as CURSES, or Pain stands for.)
In general, "actentions" range from simple regular and irregular and more or
muscle-work involving reflexes to the most sophisticated practical and/or
theoretical (or mental), pastime or professional (e.g. professorial),
preoccupations or pursuits.
All actentions may *reflect* the internal presence of CURSES/primal pain
(e.g. as in a chronically elevated pulse or heart rate, a shallow and/or
sighing-prone breathing, an a too fast or too slow peristalsis); And all
*non-regular and less vital* actentions may in addition
*actively preclude* - by all the inhibitory means available to "lateral
inhibition" - the accumulated presence and potentially acute precariousness
of primal pain from becoming an acutely unleashed, actually self-defeatingly
precarious, neuroelectric "pressure".
In that sense, a CURSES type imprint and its potential to energize a
Pain specific (trauma specific) focus/paying of actention may be prevented
from becoming maladaptively expressed (e.g. as paranoia) because a person
with this kind of imprint has had the innate AEVASIVE (~
creatively/procreatively CURSES handling) talents and environmental
opportunities to acquire the skills and mental preoccupational habits
typical of a professor of philosophy or physics (or any other self-defeating
distress averting actentions that is co-motivated by and at the same
sufficiently confining of CURSES.
Thus many an occupation/hobby/lifestyle/attitude should be presumed to
be classifiable as addictive actentions.
AEVASIVE approximately stands for (leaving out many qualifications):
[referring to by heirtable mutation arisen functions or traits that became
in the phylogeny of fauna and folk because they best met the "coping
caused by the frequent lifetime coincidences of environmental opportunity
and the subtype of adversity type selective pressures that can be more
thoroughly and disntinktly defined, unusually freshly conceptualized, along
the linse of "Specific/Synaptic Hibernation (in contrast to general
hibernation) Imploring Type Stressors]
Veritable Actention Selection/System,
Incorporating (in their central and quite instructive role, but of course
amongst many other transmitters)
Various Endoopiates (or Endorphins - if used as a generic term for