For a cognitive scientist, emotion has often been an extracurricular activity. Busy in understanding the complex cognitive processes and relating them to wakefulness–sleep rhythms, emotion has always been considered a personal deviation, which interfered with cognitive processes. What was not understood and what everyone kept trying to understand was the presence and role of consciousness. Consciousness has often been proposed as an entity or force contributing to the creation of biological and psychological functional capabilities. Additionally, it has been proposed and believed to reflect the existence of a spiritual dimension, which many have come to believe in, though they cannot directly contact this domain. The foundation of biopsychological aspects of knowing the world is well understood, especially those related to making sensory-motor contacts with the world. These contacts have been of two kinds – one direct and the other indirect. The direct contacts have been experiential and subjective. The indirect ones have been repeatedly and objectively demonstrated, which became the foundation of scientific understanding of the world. Additionally, the human brain learnt to encode and transcode the direct personal contacts, as well as those established through repeatedly created and presented objective signals, and thereby generate two domains of knowledge base of the world. The semantic and symbolic interpretations of the sequential and simultaneous relationships of multiple spectrum of components constituting the reality and the resultant verbal awareness made during the processes have been considered to reflect the mental processes of the brain.
Publisher: RED’SHINE PUBLICATION
Publish Date: 2017
Page Count: 302