In the coming topics we will explore:
- the associative architecture of the brain – how thoughts consist of neurons firing and connecting with each other. Firing neurons may connect with other firing neurons and become associated – when one fires in the future, so too will the other.
- connectome – the structure of your neural connections, created by your genes and experiences, mean that you are hard-wired to think in particular ways
- neuroplasticity – the structure of your brain changes throughout your life; you can change the wiring
- gates – how you think and act in a given situation can be affected by many variable factors such as mood, energy level or emotional arousal. The ‘streams’ of your connectome can be redirected
- patternicity and agenticity help us to understand the world but can lead us to confuse correlation for cause
- memory is not a thing but a process and it is subject to many interferences