Friday, March 20, 2009

The human brain is on the edge of chaos

From the article:

Cambridge-based researchers provide new evidence that the human brain lives "on the edge of chaos", at a critical transition point between randomness and order.

It's a little bit of a difficult read, but it does tend to make me think of the idea that Bill Harris of Centerpointe (makers of Holosync) mentions of the brain being an open system, building up in chaos to where we approach a threshold. At that threshold, we start feeling uncomfortable and generally use methods to supress the energy or get it out of our system. If we become the witness instead, the theory is that the brain will eventually reach a point to where it will reorganize itself to a higher level, raising the threshold, and thus being able to take more chaos until we reach that uncomfortable point again.