Simulation: The Way The Brain Really Works - Deepstash

Bite‑sized knowledge

to upgrade

your career

Ideas from books, articles & podcasts.

Simulation: The Way The Brain Really Works

Simulation: The Way The Brain Really Works

Every moment that we are alive, our brain utilizes concepts to simulate the surrounding environment, practically creating ‘our’ world.

At any given moment, our brain tries to reconstruct, guess or compute what’s happening in the world using simulation. There is a lot of noisy, ambiguous information from our senses, which our brain uses to construct a simulation, and derive meaning from a fraction of the information(which seems relevant) while discarding the rest.

1

STASHED IN:

156

MORE IDEAS FROM THE SAME ARTICLE

Just like our senses, our body has signals like breathing, heartbeat, metabolism and other internal movements that may be considered a source of sensory input for the brain. This, when mixed with our original sensory inputs like touch, sight and hearing, can create emotions.

Example: a...

  • Simulation is the standard, default mode for all brain activity.
  • Discovered in the 1990s, simulation is what psychologists and neuroscientists mistook as ‘reactions’ to what we see, hear, touch, smell or taste.
  • We automatically use simulation

Using the ability to simulate the brain gathers outside information and integrates it with what it already knows and what is associated with it.

Then it combines these signals and computes in various ways to perceive and guide the corresponding action.

Discover and save more ideas by creating a

FREE

Deepstash account.

Develop a

reading habit

, save

time

and create an amazing

knowledge library

.

GET THE APP:

MORE LIKE THIS

We Create our Own Emotions

Emotions are concepts

Consider your brain for a moment. It’s sitting there in your skull, receiving all sorts of data from your eyes, ears, nose, skin, and mouth. This data is informative, but also ambiguous. It has to be interpreted.

For example, it ...

10

STASHED IN:

16

published 1 ideas

Our brain uses concepts of emotions to create social reality, ain't that amazing?

0 Comments

Our feelings can surprise us

Although we think that we know how we feel, the sensations of anger, anxiety, hunger, or illness are more alike than we realize.

We may sometimes misinterpret those signals with grave consequences. But there are some practical ways to gain control of our ...

4

STASHED IN:

146

Benefits of naming emotions exactly

  • Fewer medical intervention needs.
  • Better relationships with family & friends.
  • Better able to choose correct actions in social situations.
  • Less likely to stress drink.
  • Less likely to relataliate aggressively.
  • More flexible regulating emotions

39

STASHED IN:

198