"The mind is a compact, multiply connected thought mass with internal connections of the most intimate kind. It grows continuously as new thought masses enter it, and this is the means by which it continues to develop."

Bernhard Riemann On Psychology and Metaphysics ca. 1860

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Sunday, April 17, 2016

A Perspective on the Mind



The research on brain functioning as it correlates to experiential stimuli both in place and time is related to conformal mapping in synthetic geometry. The development of this type of geometry flows from the unique experiments that were achieved during the Florentine Renaissance by Brunelleschi and his acolytes.

This leads to a reflection upon a higher sort of historical memory in the distinctive human creative domain of mind. There are waves in human history that reflect periods of creative outbursts that can elevate society both materially and psychically. Such waves are characterized by forging a vital new solution or breakthrough to societal dilemmas.

But the sorts of breakthrough hearken back to lessons learned from the extended human consciousness over long stretches of time. Thus the memory for the rebirth of the Socratic dialog of ancient Athens. Those communicative social reasonings in Plato's dialogues uncovered for ancient Greece a crisis in human affairs over the incompatibility of human perfection with the oligarchic model of society. This was achieved through focus upon the potential infinite power of the human mind. Thus the breakthrough of Brunelleschi's "point at infinity" for geometrical and artistic perspective. The conformal mapping of the human mind in time and space occurred as the lessons from ancient Greece were applied to the travails of Renaissance Florence.


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