top of page

Five forms of unconscious information

Updated: May 29, 2022

Studying the "Study of Consciousness" (Stanislas Duanne) can further deepen your understanding of coaching theory.

I am studying to add a unique flavour to "unconscious rewriting".

This series of blog posts are my study notes. This time, the theme that follows the unconscious and conscious

I will write a "sign of consciousness".


In the previous blog, I went to the point of classifying unconscious information into three categories.

There are two more categories of unconscious information.

The fourth mode in which the information possessed by neurons remains unconscious is "dilution into complex firing patterns".

The term "dilution" is used here, but I think the term "blending" is easier to understand, so I will use the term "blending" in my notebook.

For example, if you see a grid pattern indistinguishable to the eye, you only perceive a uniformly red screen, but the grid pattern is coded in your brain. (The photograph is an image.)

Depending on the direction of the grid, you can see that different groups of visual neurons are firing.

Neurons in the global workspace appear to be memorized in indistinguishably complex codes due to the reliance on the primary visual cortex's highly intricate spatiotemporal firing patterns,

For information to be conscious, it needs to be re-encoded in a well-defined form by a compact collection of neurons.

Information is unconscious when confused by the firing of a myriad of unrelated neurons.

Every face we see, every word we hear, and each of the myriad neurons detects a tiny part of the visual or auditory scene and shoots spikes spatiotemporally intricately.

It turns out that each of these input patterns, if decipherable, contains endless information such as speaker, message, emotion, room size, etc. (Currently, we cannot decipher yet.)

We only notice potential information in higher brain regions after being categorized into meaningful categories.

It is essential for hierarchically structured sensory neurons to sequentially extract information from sensory inputs and gradually increase the abstraction and clarify it.

By training your senses, you will become aware of faint sights and sounds.

At all levels, neurons regulate their properties to amplify subtle sensory messages.

The message has reached the sensory cortex even before learning, but it is only implicit. We can see that signals that even the person himself does not know are circulating in the brain, such as flashed grid patterns and faint intentions.

Brain imaging is making it possible to decipher these forms of code.

For example, the U.S. Army shows trained observers a satellite image, blinking at a high speed of 10 times per second, and monitors the potential of the brain to detect unconscious intuition about the presence of enemy aircraft. I developed a program called.

The unconscious territory is waiting for inexhaustible resources to be unearthed.

In the future, the development of computer-backed neural code decoding technology will enhance the strict form of extrasensory perception, that is, the environment, by amplifying microscopic patterns that are detected by the senses but overlooked by the consciousness. It may enable the use of extrasensory sensations.

The fifth category of unconscious knowledge is in the form of "potential coupling."

We notice the firing pattern of neurons only when the condition is that activated cell aggregates are formed throughout the brain.

A massive amount of information is stored in static synaptic connections. Moreover, neurons are known to statistically sample the outside world and adapt their neural connections to it even before birth.

The cortical synapses, which exist in the human brain in the hundreds of trillions, contain the sleeping memories of our entire life.

Millions of synapses are formed and destroyed daily, especially during the first few years of life, when the brain adapts to the environment. Each synapse stores very little statistical information. It's the likelihood of firing presynaptic and postsynaptic cells.

This cohesive force underpins the learned unconscious intuition throughout the brain.

In the lower visual cortex, cortical connections edit statistical information about whether adjacent straight lines connect to form the contour of an object.

Tacit knowledge about sound patterns is stored in the auditory and motor areas.

Years of practising the piano will detectable changes in grey matter density in these areas, including synaptic density, dendrite size, white matter structure, and glia that support neurons. It is believed to be due to changes in the cells.

The hippocampus is a curled tissue located beneath the temporal lobe. It also collects episodic memory through synapses as to when, where, with whom, and what happened.

Our memory can stay asleep for years. It is because its contents are compressed and distributed to multiple synaptic spines.

I wonder how wonderful it would be if we could directly extract the wisdom of this synapse, but we cannot directly extract the information on the synapse.

Because its format is quite different from the firing patterns of neurons supporting conscious thinking.

For we recall, our memory must transform from a sleepy state to an activated state.

We cannot remember past events unless synapses encourage the exact reproduction of firing patterns in recalling a memory.

Memory consciousness is the reproduction of the moments of consciousness experienced in the past, the approximate reconstruction of the activation pattern that once existed.

Brain imaging shows that we first transform our memory into a graphic pattern of neuronal activity extending into the prefrontal cortex and its interconnected cingulate gyrus before consciously recreating past events. It will not be.

In the sentence "John believes that he is clever", the pronoun "he" refers to John himself.

What about "He believes that John is clever"? In this case, "He" does not refer to John.

"The speed with which he solved the problem pleased John" refers to John himself.

We know the answer, but we don't know what rules we follow.

Our language network is wired to process words and sentences, but our awareness is that we don't have access to that wiring diagram. It was written in a format that conscious access couldn't handle.

Grammar is in sharp contrast to arithmetic. For example, when calculating 4x5, we are entirely aware of the process.

The nature and order of intermediate calculations at each stage, and even sometimes the mistakes made, can be accessed by introspection.

Paradoxically, we cannot talk about the corresponding internal process when dealing with words. Nevertheless, the challenges solved by the syntactic processor and the difficulty of the arithmetic problem remain the same.

But we have no idea how to solve it.

Complex arithmetic calculations are performed step by step under the direct control of the central nodes of the workspace network (prefrontal cortex, cingulate gyrus, parietal lobe area).

And that kind of complex procedure is explicitly coded for the firing patterns of neurons in the prefrontal cortex that makes up the neural circuits that underlie consciousness.

In other words, a collection of individual cells encodes goals, policies, procedures, execution steps, and even errors and how to correct them.

On the other hand, grammar is implemented by a bundle of connections between the left upper temporal lobe and the inferior frontal gyrus. It thus does not mobilize a network of mentally effort-intensive conscious processes in the dorsolateral prefrontal cortex.

Even under anaesthesia, most of the temporal cortex that controls language continues to process language autonomously without notice.

The method of grammatical coding rules by neurons has not yet been elucidated,

Stanislas Duanne predicts that "it should be radically different from mental arithmetic coding."

2 views0 comments


bottom of page