Recently WAM spoke to Bill Newsome, or rather William Thomas Newsome, III. He's a “neuroscientist” at Stanford University Medical School. We had a good talk, and I sense that he's a sharp guy and that he's on to my theories about the human brain and what we need to do to get an understanding of the human brain. As I've explained in the previous months of WAM, we've got three tasks to work on: build what I've called Xipho technology; investigate and optimize human brain development; investigate and optimize human sleep.
Newsome told me that what we have to do is “reverse engineer” the human brain. He explained the four steps he would take to accomplish this: 1.) create a static map of the human brain, a map of the circuits; 2.) create a dynamic map of the human brain, a map of the physiological signaling and changes; 3.) propose hypothesis and theory; 4.) test the hypothesis and theory by seeing if it has “predictive powers” etc. Bill Newsome can be found on the net at http://monkeybiz.stanford.edu.
I frankly think what Newsome has proposed to me is fine, it's just fine, and it's what I would also propose. I would however just make some additional recommendations and these are based on my own theories about how the human brain functions: 1.) we're not going to be “reverse engineering” the human brain anytime soon because we do not know what the “force of life” is and until we do know what this is we will not have any important knowledge of how the brain works; 2.) the human brain is a predator mammal brain, a large and powerful one, the most powerful one obviously, and we should be investigating the other predator mammal brains and comparing these to the human brain; 3.) predator mammal brains should be contrasted with the brains of prey mammals; 4.) the study and investigation of the brain should primarily be undertaken when it is asleep, not when the brain is awake and conscious; 5.) we accumulate as much data as possible and expect to be “reverse engineering” the human brain when in about 20 years we have some idea what the “force of life” is.
The US federal government is now moving away from “genome research” to brain research – probably because of WAM. The genes initiate life, but they are not in control of life, the nervous system or brain is in control of life. That's my theory and that's why the US government is now moving in the direction I would recommend. Thank goodness. I have published below two “news articles” outlining what is going on and why. You will also see comments, which are interesting.
WAM continues the practice of publishing for the public the previous month of content.
So, we will have theory and then we've got to test this theory. Right now we do not have any theory, just a bunch of nonsense. There is my theory and I am certain this is powerful theory, but we'll have to test it, obviously. We've got three jobs – build Xipho tech, optimize human brain development and optimize human sleep. That's pretty much all we need to do to get us moving faster into the future, which I have called Phase 3 of human history.... continue