1. THE BRAIN
1.a) The brain and cognitive psychology
The book on cognitive psychology about the cognitive aspects of the brain and modern computers is the first one of a series of four books in which the Global Cognitive Theory has been divided in order to be published online on the Internet.
In the next section there is a small summary of the four online books about the human brain capacities, giving a quick perspective of the theory.
This page shows the cited on-line books plus an essay on experimental psychology, which are all included in the paperback of the Global Cognitive Theory:
- The Brain and Modern Computers
- Intelligence, Intuition and Creativity
- Memory, Language and other Brain Abilities
- Willpower and Artificial Intelligence
- The EDI Study - Evolution and Design of Intelligence
The germ of the original ideas of the Global Cognitive Theory was initially included in the book called General Theory of Conditional Evolution of Life.
Also listed in the related links to the Global Cognitive Theory is the online book on the General Theory of Conditional Evolution of Life. Both theories address the central theme of cognitive psychology: intelligence, cognitive functions of the brain, their origin, and evolution from various perspectives.
In other words, when I thought that certain rules of evolutionary genetics applied to cognitive psychology and brain functions could explain the evolution of intelligence, I immediately realized that the experimental verification for the model could refute Darwin’s theory of Evolution and support Lamarck’s theory.
Said refutation turned into a personal long-term aim since I was aware that it has not been explained in a wrong way, but it was a very weak theory from the scientific point of view.
The comparison of the characteristics of cognitive psychology between brain and modern computers is very useful in order to explain the basic concepts of memory, intelligence, and the performance requirements of the system.
At the same time, the parallelism between the functioning of the brain and computers is obvious and extensive, and the whole world agrees that such a quick step from Windows 3.1 to Windows 8 cannot be produced by random or pseudo-random mutations. Perhaps with a relative time and an eternity ahead...!
Another link related to the brain and cognitive psychology is the on-line book The Global Scientific Method about philosophy of science, which includes the design of new scientific methods and the classification of the stages and steps of the scientific method; understanding the scientific method in the broad sense as the application of logic to the generation of common knowledge with a high level of reliability.
According the sociology of science all types of social interests affect the phase of general acceptance of a scientific theory, from the realm of sociology as in the case of Darwin’s theory, to the professional interests and technician nature as in the case of the Theory of Relativity of Einstein’s brain.
As we said, the paperback edition of the Global Cognitive Theory contains a fifth book, The EDI Study, because this research is finished and confirms the proposals of the General Theory of Conditional Evolution of Life, regarding cognitive abilities of the brain.
Consequently, the last item of the related links with cognitive psychology and the brain is The EDI Study - Evolution and Design of Intelligence.
This statistical study is an empirical research about some considerations of the Global Cognitive Theory related with the brain and evolution, in particular the definition of intelligence.
The results of the statistical survey The EDI Study, April 2002, regarding an elegant intelligence show some important considerations within the scientific method:
The hereditary nature of relational intelligence is confirmed.
The genetic information with less intellectual potential is the significant one, as the General Theory of Conditional Evolution of Life states regarding the concept of conditional intelligence.
Likewise, it seems that the main functions of intelligence, or those evolving faster, are fairly concentrated in only one chromosome.
The most innovative element of this work on cognitive psychology is undoubtedly the section relating to simulation. This section contains the explanation of how the artificial intelligence quotient vectors are generated by using the previsions of the new theory of evolution; they practically behave like the variables that were actually observed, in despite of the intrinsic complexity involved.
As if that were not enough, with the due caution this subject deserves, the existence of a finalistic or teleological evolution is scientifically proven to agree with that indicated by the General Theory of Conditional Evolution of Life.
Given that the current results in this book suggest a fairly radical change from the common opinions held by the majority of the scientific community and society, the logical deduction is that more extensive studies on cognitive psychology using the same methodology need to be performed.
An example of further exploration of this study is found in the section that has been added subsequently, which is related to partner choice and intelligence. In this section a hypothesis regarding a concrete requisite of the acceptable limit of the difference in intelligence when forming a couple, is confirmed and simultaneously reinforces the model's overall coherence. In fact, the requirement refers to the unconscious choice of an unknown intelligence for current cognitive psychology.
Since a change of paradigm is not easily produced, as it is well pointed out by the sociology of science, in June 2011 was included in the General Theory of Conditional Evolution of Life the proposal of the Darwinout experiment to confirm the obtained results regarding the new scientific theories about cognitive psychology and brain function.
The methodology of this new experiment is simpler than the one used in the research of the EDI Study, comparing both its execution and comprehension.