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Berman, B. (2009). Time and the Consciousness of the Brain. PHILICA.COM Article number 157.

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Time and the Consciousness of the Brain

Brad G. Bermanunconfirmed user (Oregon State University)

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Within this theory, the cerebral cortex of the brain is viewed as a neural temporal diffraction grating. The massively parallel structure of the brain thus simultaneously interacts with, collates, compiles, then decodes the complex faces of the omni-directional time wave flux converging downwards from the entire mass-point background of the universe, as if a wind blowing through billions of wind chimes.

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A prerequisite to this theory requires a revised paradigm of time, with time herein being viewed as the primary process from which space and all physical and mental phenomena arise. Furthermore, incoming wave faces of time are focusing down into, then outward, from each and every unique Planck singularity of the resulting time-created space. Embossed upon incoming waves of time are an image of the entire mass-point background of the universe. Standing wave interference patterns resulting from local time face interactions result in our subatomic and atomic firmament (including the physical structure of the brain) giving permanence, yet flexibility, to our reality.

In addition, a holographic interaction aspect of incoming and outgoing time faces results in our animated world, just as when lasers (in this case, mass-points) illuminate a photographic hologram (in this case, the complex structure of time-space), creating a dynamic world "picture". People, all anima, and all lower mass forms are thus focal points of this whole-universe holographic imaging process, resulting in a spectrum of complexity[1].

The structure of time

Time is composed of the two simplest measurable properties of created free space: orthogonal fluctuations of electrical permittivity and magnetic permeability. As time thereby creates space, energy rides upon the "carrier waves" of time, the interference patterns among time waves and the physical background of the universe holographically resulting in the local atomic firmament. Yet ultimately, the observed universe should be viewed as process, rather than physical and tactile[2]. Together with the propagation of energy (light, for example), the components of time comprise an orthogonal triad. [note that the inverse square root of the cross product of the permittivity and permeability of free space approximates the free-space velocity of light].

Time-neuron interactions

The time wave process most likely interacts with our neural structures at the points of the molecular connections at axon-to-cell body electro-chemical transactions, resulting in reinforcement growth of preferred, repeated, and successful activities. New physical pathway growth subsequently serves as re-entry vectors into previously experienced areas of this mental aspect of time-created space. The resulting modifications of the cortical diffraction grating provides a dynamic, yet enduring universal memory within all sentient beings [3].


A temporal model of mind and universe presents itself as a hierarchy, arising from the simple process of time, then upwardly expressing as numerous spectrums and fractal interference patterns, ultimately resulting in our complex physical surroundings. Other interactive spectrums of note, besides that of the complexity spectrum, are: the size spectrum, the electromagnetic spectrum, and energy density spectrum (with space being the highest density of energy).

An appropriate partial quotation for the space energy density spectrum comes from John Archibald Wheeler: "No point is more central than this, that empty space is not empty. It is the seat of the most violent physics….."[4]. Thus, space resulting from the time flux contains an infinity of virtual possibilities, giving the brain a vast mental playground from which all thoughts arise and are recorded. As the background of the mass-point universe changes, so evolves the mental landscape in which we dwell.

[1] The holographic universe: Brad G. Berman, presented in an article in Jim Becker's Hawaii, Monday, Aug. 16, 1971, Honolulu Star-Bulletin, Pg. C-11. Notes and ideas came from early 1971.

[2]: time faces are bell-shaped rather than instantaneous, such that the future begins presenting asymptotically, then passes away as measurable natural logarithmic events in our surroundings.

[3]: the brain is an organ that is capable of sampling and recording the conscious aspects of the universe, the enduring living part of the time-space plenum that contains all the infinite personalities and activities of time.

[4]: "Gravitation", by Misner, Thorne, and Wheeler (Publisher: W.H. Freeman and Co., 1973).

[*]: Research into this condensed form of the theory, covering the past 40 years, is ongoing.


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