Summary: Had my severe illness here. Was it febrile reaction to enormous cortical readjustment?
I don't know. But it felt as if I had "swallowed a rainbow". And the next page contains
the essential discovery. Adaptation essential nature of Dominance another type Nirvanophilia basis of
Summary: A new idea. Suppose the cortex is a 'representation' of the environment, i.e. corresponding
to events in the periphery (stimuli, reactions) there are events in the cortex. Nothing
new in this idea. But suppose that the cortex is more 'sensitive', so that if the
periphery is being driven out of its range of stability the corresponding variable
in the cortex will break first, i.e. get outside its range of stability, and thus switch to another portion of the
field (817), and change partially to another organisation. Cortex as 'sensitive' Reactions right and wrong Reflex, conditioned
Summary: (1) It is impossible to say how much one variable depends on another. (2) The meaning
of "dx'i/dxk" is given. (3) The Question "Does xi depend on xk" is meaningless. (4) New form of matrix test for dominance is given. (5) Definitions
given of (a) xi-t curve depends on x0k, (b) xi-t curve is independant of x0k, (c) xidominates xk, (d) "parameter". Summary: I have decided in future to end the Sections with a Summary. It may perhaps force rather more tidiness into the ideas and will be useful for reference. Dependence defined Dominance definition Independence defined
Summary: If a field should alter its organisation, and particularly its dominances and independences,
reversibly when a variable exceeds a given value, we may either look on it in this way, or (preferably)
we may set up new and more comprehensive field equations treating it as one constant
organisation. But see 1038 for a much improved statement. Adaptation by break Break theory
Summary: After a lot of breaking and final reaching of a neutral point, if we test it by displacing
it a little and ask 'will it be stable' the answer is that if it is stable O.K., and
if it is no longer stable, we've broken it. So who cares?
Summary: The use of diagrams like those of 940, 946, 967 are permissible only if they represent (a) immediate dependencies as given by the
substitutions and subject to its restrictions, or (b) as completed diagrams (961) to represent final dominances etc, but not as both haphazardly.
Completed diagrams may be used to typify an organisation (contrary to 928). Also an addendum to the method of 962. Energy irrelevant
Summary: Our substitutions deal quite adequately with the idea of the free energy available
to the brain and body - by ignoring it. Levels timing of