Pattern Recognition and Cognitive Function
These are visual examples of one person’s perception of cognitive pattern
recognition or thought process.
The author identifies himself as INTJ. (Link
provided by Margie)
The Fundamental Nature of the Jungian Functions
These are my proposals for these same functions. You could call them an INTP perspective.
I borrowed most of the symbols from a picture I drew 20 years ago at age 13. After reading and post enlightenment I created the feeling "wave" symbol. People whose dominant judging function is subjective will identify with reasoning in "degrees". People with dominant objective reasoning will identify with thinking in terms of "probabilities". It’s somewhat difficult to accurately identify a shape with a cognitive function as each function operates in two attitudes. For example I often described my auxiliary Extroverted Intuition as being as boundless as the cosmos. An INTJ acquaintance of mine practiced visualization of her functions and found that her dominant Introverted Intuition took the form of an obsidian obelisk. I found that image very appropriate and very beautiful as a representation of that function. INTJs have a knack for finding the essential Truth in things. Apparently 15% of monks are INTJ. This is statistically significant as they typically make up no more than 1% of any given general population.
Here is an example of how pattern recognition and
awareness of the four
structures can be applied to exercising all four quadrants of the cerebrum and
improve cognitive performance. It's a reference to a product (EyeQ) that
asserts it can improve rate of reading. Following it is an excerpt from a
study I've recently (April 28, 2004) incorporated into my site. They both support my theory that with the right
complex geometric pattern as well as other factors the neural cascade that is
enlightenment can be artificially
Additionally, the ability to recognize abstract non-verbal patterns is
apparently a major feature in the global increase of intelligence. The
phenomenon has been labeled the Flynn Effect. I provide an explanatory
hypothesis on this page of my
Pleistocene Mass Extinction Theory.
Prior to my experience whenever I learned something I integrated it with something I already knew. I have a strong distaste for learning or memorizing something that had zero relationship to something I already knew. A downside to this process of integration is that it diminishes a sense of accomplishment when something is learned. This occurs because the acquisition of new knowledge increases awareness of numerous other things that are related but not yet understood. Consequently the more significant or novel the acquired knowledge is, the more aware I became of other things I know nothing about. Thus, very little sense of accomplishment could be enjoyed in learning. I’ve met other INTPs and this is typical. It propels us to learn continuously as we "feel" rather stupid.
Anyway, those memories could be viewed as clumps of interconnected neurons throughout the brain or perhaps as clouds with some structure in a boundless sky of extroverted intuition. Every new thing learned would be bound to the appropriate cloud and the cloud would get bigger or denser or both. Well, during enlightenment those memories that seemed to be unrelated to each other and were therefore separate in different clouds actually were found to have relationships. As the memories interrelated on their own, I had the sensation of a collapse or condensation of thought. In fact I had the sensation that my head was spinning which caused me to turn my head back and forth in order to compensate. The process of integration by the way was all done sub-consciously, while awake and while sleeping. I hope others can repeat my experience soon.
After the two weeks it appeared that all sub-conscious memories were associated and that’s when internal visualization of the structure of consciousness as well as visualization of other natural phenomenon took place. One fundamental advantage is my perspective was greatly enhanced. The past 2000 years seems to me to have occurred in the blink of an eye. I can visualize not only the whole earth and solar system but also the galaxy and the universe to some extent. geologic time is familiar. Basically anything of a cyclical nature as cycles are best represented by the circle.
My perception of large things is not only enhanced but also of very small things. Here’s an example concerning the question of how many sides does a coin have? It is an example intended to allow people to see that they make too many superficial assumptions about the world they live in.
A standard US coin has eight sides; Head side, Tail side, edge side, outside,
inside, top side, bottom side and inner wall.
Because of popular phrases like, "Well every coin has two sides" or "There are always two sides to an issue" people accept these truths but often don’t look further. All issues potentially have many more than two sides. This acceptance is so unconscious that people forget that a coin has an obvious third side. People must question their assumptions and see beyond the surface of their reality and understand the fundamental physics and purpose to their lives. In order to see all eight sides, after considering the obvious external features, with your mind's eye either enter the coin and look around or "become" the metal inside the coin and find your boundaries. How many more sides are on the inside? Three. Is the fact that a coin is solid insignificant? If a coin were hollow would it stop being a coin? Is the material that does exist in a coin insignificant? Since 1983, US pennies have been changed from solid copper to zinc with thin copper plating. I believe that the silver in other coins has been steadily replaced with nickel. Where does the real value of a coin come from?
My brother Chris asked, "What about coins that have a hole in the center?" That’s an excellent question because it would add two more sides and its shape would more closely resemble human consciousness.