November 12, 2013

How One of the Hardest Scientific Problems in the World Could be Solved.


You touch something, you feel it. You think, you laugh, you experience love, you experience being alive. Now from a scientific perspective—prove it.

At the present date, no one can. How does a beautiful symphony of 100 billion neurons work in unison to create a conscious experience? Or is there some other mechanism under neurons; creating this conscious experience?

The problem of consciousness at the present date of is one of the hardest scientific problems in the world to solve. Scientist indeed know that the brain plays a leading role, because if there is any damage in the brain it will  affect our conscious experience.

 A prominent researcher of consciousness, named Daniel C. Dennet, explains in his book Consciousness Explained:

“Human consciousness is just about the last surviving mystery. A mystery is a phenomenon that people don’t know how to think about—yet. There have been other great mysteries: the mystery of the origin of the universe, the mystery of life and reproduction, the mystery of the design to be found in nature, the mysteries of time, space and gravity. These were not just areas of scientific ignorance but of utter bafflement and wonder.

 We do not yet have all the answers to any of the questions of cosmology and particle physics, molecular genetics and evolutionary theory but we do know how to think about them…with consciousness, however, we are still in a terrible muddle. Consciousness stands alone today as a topic that often leaves even the most sophisticated thinkers tongue-tied and confused. And, as with all of the earlier mysteries, there are many who insist—and hope—that there will never be a demystification of consciousness.”

The problem solved, may be somewhat like this, there is an energy mechanism that is interacting with the brain and body. This energy is literally the fundamental architecture of the material body, maybe occurring on a subatomic level, or an even smaller scale.   

It’s a field. Now what are we going to call it? I’m just going to call it “Finns Field.” Now this field is the underlining mechanism that carries the blood flow and connects everything else to the different regions of the brain and body.  

The hardest of all problems is how do we measure it?

Because at the end of the day, it doesn’t matter how many theories, or hypotheses there are on the topic of consciousness. It must be measured and quantified.

This field can and will be measured but it’s going to take a team of outside the box thinkers probably in the area of neuroscience, physics, engineering, biology and other fields.

Functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) is an absolutely brilliant technology. It can measure the neural activity in our brain by seeing changes in blood oxygenation and flow. From this observation, it can produce a map that shows some of the process going on in the brain.  

However, it cannot show a complete map of brain activity and conscious experience.

Now the billion dollar question is how is this brain producing consciousness? Some underlying phenomena is occurring, that no one at the present date can measure.

A machine may need to be invented that is more powerful than an fMRI. Only then will it be possible to see that there is a underling energy mechanism that is the architecture of the brain and body at its most fundamental level. There is some underling mechanism weaved throughout our brain, body, and connecting to the universe that is causing this phenomena.

If someone measured this energy system, more scientific breakthroughs in the area of healthcare will occur in 10 years, than the past 100 years.

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Ed: Bryonie Wise

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