1. THE BRAIN
1.a) The brain and cognitive psychology
The book on modern computers and cognitive psychology is the first one of a series of four books on the Global Cognitive Theory.
The comparison of characteristics between the brain and modern computers is beneficial to explain the basic concepts of memory, intelligence, and performance requirements of the system.
The parallelism is evident and extensive. Everyone would agree on the quickstep from Windows 3.1 to Windows 8 cannot appear from random or pseudo-random mutations. Perhaps with a relative time and an eternity ahead...!
The books of the Global Cognitive Theory plus an essay on experimental psychology are:
- 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 summary of the four online books about 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 of 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.
If specific rules of evolutionary genetics applied to cognitive psychology and brain functions could explain the evolution of intelligence, 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 Darwins’s theory is 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 a design with the accurate classification of its stages and steps; understanding it 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.
The edition of the Global Cognitive Theory contains a fifth book –The EDI Study– confirming the proposals of the Conditional Evolution of Life, regarding the 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 the section relating to simulation. It section contains the explanation of how to generate the artificial intelligence quotient vectors by using the provisions of the new theory of evolution; they practically behave like the observed variables, despite the inherent complexity involved.
With the due caution, it proves the existence of a finalist or teleological evolution in agreement with the Conditional Evolution of Life.
Given that the current results suggest a fairly radical change from the prevailing opinions held by the majority of the scientific community, it would be appropriate to perform more extensive studies using the same methodology.
An example of the further exploration of this study has been added subsequently, which relates to partner choice. A hypothesis regarding a 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 unknown information.
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 results of the EDI Study.
The methodology of these new experiments is more straightforward than the previous research, comparing both its execution and comprehension.