Body's Electric Machine

 

Alexander Liss

 

08/16/04; 09/22/04

 

 

Network

 

     Neurons form an electric network in a Body. There are complicated interconnections in this network in the brain and in a few other areas. Synapses, where neurons connect through a special gap, are analogous to variable resistors. Resistance of a synapse is affected by short-term history of electric flow through it and by activity of a glia cell in its vicinity.

     Glia cells form a second network with chemical system of communication. The state of this network is affected by long-term history of electric flow in the network of neurons (It takes 10-15 min. for a stable electric flow in the neurons to affect the state of the glia cells network).

     Glia cells are connected to the cardio-vascular system and are affected by electrical state of this system and its hormonal state.

     There are end-points in the network of neurons. They are specialized. One group of end-points serves as a source of electricity (receptors) and the other serves as a sink of electricity (command endings, affecting contraction of muscle fibers, etc.).

The entire system is slowly changing in time. Vessels of cardio-vascular system, glia cells and neurons are added and eliminated for various reasons.

 

Electric Flow

 

     There is a perpetual flow of electricity through this network. It is changing in time and it could have waves and vortexes.

     A steady oscillation of this flow is a natural phenomenon reflecting the fact that this system does have relative independence from other systems.

Presence of vortexes is a source of unpredictability of this electric flow. A set of stable vortexes flips randomly from one state to another: flips from one set of vortexes into another at random moments.

The steady oscillation of the electric flow should partially limit random moments of flips from one set of vortexes into another synchronizing them with special moments of this oscillation (crests and troughs).

 

Images

 

A steady electric flow of a particular pattern leaves an "impression" in the network. A repetitive or long-term electric flow lives strong long-term "impression". When there is an existing "impression", there is a higher probability that the electric flow goes according to this "impression" and not according to some other possible path.

These impressions are called Images.

Some Images reflect classes of conditions external to the Body and Body's limitations and classes of predefined reactions to these conditions.

They are habits of the Body.

On the opposite end of the specter of Images are stable waves and vortexes in the electric flow occurring, when external conditions and actions of the Body are small. They occur when the Body and the conditions are seemingly static.

These are thoughts, emotions and feelings.

They could be classified according to complexity of these vortexes and magnitude of the Body's actions.

In this definition, even a quietest thought is accompanied with some actions of the Body. This corresponds well with observation of thinking process, where some minor muscle tensions are observed or minor tensions in a vocal cord and lips mimicking speech, etc.

Some vortexes are compatible - they do not cancel each other. Some vortexes could be presented as having in them simpler vortexes. Some pairs of vortexes have a simple vortex, which is their common part.

Note that compatible vortexes can be presented as parts of one larger vortex and there are vortexes, which have as a part the same smaller vortex, but they are not compatible. Hence, all compatible vortexes are parts of the same large vortex and all vertexes can be divided into groups of compatible vortexes with no common vortexes between these groups.

This natural relationship between vortexes leads to a natural relationship between Images.

Focusing and Defocusing

 

A specific stable state of the Body's Electric Machine is a state, where a large part of the electric network is effectively turned off through increasing resistance in synapses in this part of the network.

When electric flow is depressed in some parts of the network, its strength is automatically increased in other parts. This creates specific vortexes in the electric flow and specific patterns of flipping from one stable state of electric flow to another. It is manifested in strong actions on the Body, particularly in strong feelings.

Some states of this type lead to very stable states of electric flow in the network. They are interpreted as focused states and falling in them is interpreted as Focusing. Falling out of them is Defocusing.

With some training, one could master an art of falling in a particular focused state.

Extreme Focusing brings electric flow to a simple system of vortexes, which could be used to achieve unusual results. Particularly, it could be used to diminish activity of Electric Machine (meditation).

However, there are states of this type, which lead to a set of stable patterns of electric flow and frequent flipping between these states. This is manifested in inability to concentrate on any particular subject.

With some training, one could master an art of falling out such state. 

Extreme Defocusing brings the Body's electric Machine in a state of relatively equal resistance in all synapses. This leads to relatively low level of electric flow in any part of the network and to relatively large number of stable vortexes all of which are of low intensity. This is manifested in potentially complex, but low-level activity of the body, particularly in weak feelings.

Extreme Defocusing could be used to diminish activity of Electric Machine albeit in a way different from one achieved by the extreme Focusing.

Sufficient control over Focusing and Defocusing provides a tool of control over body activity. Lack of ability to focus and perpetual focusing manifest themselves in diminished control over body.