The Extended Mind


Listen to your background noise. Learn how to read tonal modulations. 

If your brain needs to hear what you want to think so it can process your thoughts, then you can be certain that others are listening too. 

Coupling of the mind-body to its living space creates an extended mind that can be heard when it is thinking.

In self-talk thinking, we have to silently speak what we want to think for the brain to first hear what we want to think for it to process our thoughts. Self-talk thinking does not sound like we speak but it sounds like a modulating tone. If you want to see what it sounds like keep your mouth and lips shut and try and speak – what you hear is an amplified version of self-talk thinking. All it takes is a silent flutter of the vocal cords for it to sound in your chest cavity and in your head for your brain to hear what you want to think – the brain listens first and hears the internal tonal modulations and understands what you are thinking and then it processes your thoughts.

Try not to simultaneously silently speak what you want to think and see if you can think at all. This also applies to reading. Observe the slight flutter of your vocal cords of what you are reading. Comprehension is difficult if you also do not silently speak what you read. It seems with the brain it is sound first. You speak aloud, it hears you and it understands what it hears and processes it. When you read, you silently speak what you read so it hears you and understands what you are reading and processes it. So it is with verbal thinking: it needs to hear you first so it can process your thoughts.

If your brain needs to hear what you want to think then you can be certain that others are listening too. 

There are other forms of thinking, like pictorial thinking. Just watching images in mind kind of thinking. Then there is intuitive thinking. These are all non-interactive thinking but not verbal thinking: Verbal thinking is an interactive form of thinking. It can take an observation and turn it into something else completely different from where it started. It is the spinner and the powerhouse of the creative process. It is the thinking process that takes a fact and turns it into a lie. It creates a construct or an idea. All your other forms of thinking cannot do this; they can only observe.

Verbal thinking creates all the lies that are sitting beside all the facts or the Truth in you. The subjective mind was created by the verbal thinking mind. No two lies are the same in any one of us. Give us just one fact and any one verbal thinking mind can spin it into a 100 different constructs or ideas. Every single one is a version of the same lie.

If you can see this you just cannot imagine what wonders await you with the advent of the silent mind. Just stop silently speaking what you want to think and the mind is instantly silent with no more thoughts. The silent mind only observes.

The visual-spatial learner model is based on the newest discoveries in brain research about the different functions of the hemispheres. The left hemisphere is sequential, analytical, and time oriented. The right hemisphere perceives the whole, synthesizes, and apprehends movement in space. We only have two hemispheres, and we are doing an excellent job teaching one of them. We need only become more aware of how to reach the other, and we will have happier students, learning more effectively.

Choose your advantage from the puzzle above and allow your mind to evolve is what science is saying. You can recite ancient scriptures from yesterday all your life but today has moved on with the sciences. The advantage is to put them both together.

26 January 2020


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