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 on the Global Cognitive Theory.
The comparison of cognitive psychology characteristics between the brain and modern computers is beneficial to explain the basic concepts of memory, intelligence, and performance requirements of the system.
At the same time, the parallelism between the brain and computers is obvious and extensive, and the whole world would agree that such a quick step from Windows 3.1 to Windows 8 cannot appear from random or pseudo-random mutations. Perhaps with a relative time and an eternity ahead...!
This page shows the cited on-line books plus an essay on experimental psychology, which are all included in the book 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
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.
The germ of the original ideas of the Global Cognitive Theory appeared initially in the book called 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.
When we thought that specific rules of evolutionary genetics applied to cognitive psychology and brain functions could explain the evolution of intelligence, we 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 long-term aim since we were aware that it was a weak theory from the scientific point of view.
Another book related to the brain and cognitive psychology is The Global Scientific Method about the philosophy of science, which includes the design of new scientific methods with a precise classification of its stages and steps. We understand the scientific method in a broad sense as the application of logic to the generation of shared knowledge with a high level of reliability.
According to 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 edition of the Global Cognitive Theory contains a fifth book –The EDI Study– confirming the proposals of the Conditional Evolution of Life, regarding cognitive abilities of the brain.
This statistical study is empirical research about some considerations of the Global Cognitive Theory related to 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 crucial 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.
Likewise, it seems that the primary functions of intelligence, or those evolving faster, are reasonably 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 we generate the artificial intelligence quotient vectors by using the provisions of the new theory of evolution; they practically behave like the variables that were observed, despite the intrinsic complexity involved.
As if that were not enough, with the due caution this subject deserves, the existence of a finalist or teleological evolution is scientifically proven to agree with that indicated by the Conditional Evolution of Life.
Given that the current results in this book suggest a fairly radical change from the prevailing opinions held by the majority of the scientific community and society, the logical deduction is that it would be appropriate to perform more extensive studies on cognitive psychology using the same methodology.
An example of the further exploration of this study is in the section that has been added subsequently, which relates to partner choice and intelligence. In that 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. The requirement refers to the unconscious choice of an unknown intelligence for current cognitive psychology.
Since any change of paradigm does not occur quickly, 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 and Menssalina experiments to confirm the obtained results regarding the new scientific theories about cognitive psychology and brain function.
The methodology of this new experiments is more straightforward than the one used in the research of the EDI Study, comparing both its execution and comprehension.