Andrius Kulikauskas

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Minds, Brains and Consciousness

Consciousness as the Social Awareness Schema of a Disembodying Mind


  • Talk about the mind as distinct from the brain - the mind as focused on the unknown
  • Based on my search for knowing everything, knowing absolutely, absolute truth - but the economy is useful for seeking connections with the brain
  • But there is an evolutionary pressure towards abstraction of the central nervous system so that we focus on the unknown, and thus move away from direct reality and towards an abstract world that deals with the unknown
  • Divisions of everything - of the global workspace - cognitive frameworks - schemas for conversations - spirit of understanding
  • System of divisions - eight-cycle
  • Operations such as consciousness
  • Examples 2+3=5
  • Example 5+3=0 important because of notion of self and world, unconscious and conscious
  • The nature of the conscious and the unconscious
  • Left and right hemispheres are advocates for the conscious and unconscious.


  • To think in terms of a disembodying mind that tends towards what we don't know rather than what we know.
  • To describe how our experience of life can be modeled by three operations (+1, +2, +3) on an 8-cycle of cognitive frameworks - philosophical issues - schemes for conversations - divisions of everything.
  • To explain it as a consequence of evolutionary pressures towards strategic thinking as the intelligent management of the brain's resources.
  • To relate this to current thinking about consciousness and the brain to show that it is not so far removed.
  • To note the consequences about the mind's distinctness from the brain; the fragmentary nature of consciousness.
  • To describe challenges to take up.


  • Picture of sevensome - goal to describe consciousness in terms of schema for conversation
  • Picture of divisions and conversations. My own personal perspective - knowing everything, absolute truth, yields an economy of thinking - first principles - divisions of everything - share results of this model and show how it relates to work of Tomasello.
  • Embodied mind vs. Disembodying mind
  • Abstraction of central nervous system.
  • Divisions of everything - and conversations.
  • Representations
  • Topologies
  • Picture of a cube
  • Operation +1 and explanation
  • Example of consciousness 2+3=5
  • Example of consciousness 5+3=0

The model

  • 8-cycle of divisions and its operations: +1, +2 and +3.
  • Representations: the relation between the unknown (beyond us - going through us - which our conscious deal with) and the known (we identify with).


Strategic abstraction

  • economy of thinking is a consequence of my quest, of trying to know everything
  • the same economy of thinking drives our minds and drives nature
  • metaphor of living in a glass mind
  • strategic thinking can be joint


  • Operations extend the conversation by adding one, two or three perspectives.

Operation +1

  • Reflection

Operation +2

  • Operation +2 adds two perspectives, the conscious (the unknown - not knowing - System 2 - stepped out - the left hemisphere) and the unconscious (the known - knowing - System 1 - stepped in - the right hemisphere).
  • The unknown is beyond us, and passes through us to become the known within us.
  • Awareness distinguishes between stepping-in and stepping-out. Are we aware of ourselves (stepped out) or not aware (stepped in)?
  • Awareness is an ambiguity of one's experience and one's condition, stepping in and stepping out.
  • This corresponds to even (stepped out) and odd (stepped in) divisions.
  • The operation +2 preserves this parity.
  • The operation +2 is the alternation of stepping-in and stepping-out.

Operation +3

  • Consciousness has us choose whether to step-in or step-out. Our consciousness is that by which we are able to turn our awareness off or on, so that we choose whether to step-out or step-in, accordingly. Consciousness as the balancing of the conscious and the unconscious.

Mind as a conversation

  • Vygotsky - interchangeability of externalized and internalized conversations
  • experiencing one's self as the ambiguity of external condition and internal subject
  • mind fuses perspectives from several minds, minds overlap and support each other, disembodying mind leaves the individual
  • thus consciousness can be induced - a pet can be conscious - and so can a computer - if they can leverage others
  • defining consciousness in terms of our choosing what to think
  • creating of language - equations defining, through desires, particular gaps nothing something anything everything and not wishes

Current thinking

  • Graziano and awareness as having a model of attention.

Counterparts in the mind and brain

  • lateralization as the balancing of the conscious and unconscious minds in conversation as their voice predominates in one or the other part of the brain.
  • the conscious and the unconscious as the ambiguity, as if through a lens or mirror, of one's self as experiencer (the conscious learner) and condition (the unconscious learned).
  • hemispheres what and why
  • systems 1 and 2 unconscious and conscious



  • mind is distinct from brain from implementation
  • all systems are the same - all systems tend towards abstraction based on intelligence - strategic deployment of resources - and that deployment is inherent from the perspective of the creation of systems - the system is at least potential in all systems - thus we match it and can potentially manifest it and understand it
  • consciousness is not something we are but something we participate in - we are fragmentary but our culture and our internal and external memory help to make us integral. In this sense a baby can be conscious, but also pets or even computers may be exhibit consciousness in their choosing to be ambiguous or disambiguous


Divisions and conversations

  • Make sense of the divisions in terms of understanding and conversation.
  • Make sense of the sixsome and its representations.
  • Make sense of the sixsome in terms of Tomasello's trinity - and of thinking abstractly, unconditionally, stepped out, but also stepped in

Operations +1, +2, +3

  • Make sense of the operation +1 in terms of conversation.
  • Make sense of the operation +2 in terms of conversation, as well as the unknown (the conscious) beyond us and the known (the unconscious) within us, activity and structure, and representations and circumstances.
  • Make sense of the operation +3 in terms of conversation and the three languages and a gap between the unknown and the known.

Modeling resource management - strategic thinking

  • describing attention and how we model it - reflection, awareness, consciousness - and relate it to conversation (understanding)

Consciousness (unknown) and unconsciousness (known)

  • relating consciousness and unconsciousness, relating symbols, indices, icons and things
  • developing what we don't know and distinguishing it from whate we do know

Reinterpreting the mind as the extension of consciousness - extending the mind with memory and culture and unconsciousness

  • relating the gaps created and the languages we generate - how are the three languages related to our experience of the 8-cycle?
  • Explain how the operation +3 leverages the four primary structures (relating the unknown and wishes)
  • deriving consciousness - models of conversations - from awareness and joint awareness
  • Explain how the collapse of the eightsome preserves into memory.
  • Explain how the conversations 4,5,6,7 support and engage external knowledge. Focusing of unknown from everything to nothing; growth of wishes from nothing to everything.
  • how does the conscious mind leverage the unconscious? (through counterquestions?)
  • how does the conscious mind generate memory and the unconscious?


  • God's importance for the human mind - completing the 8-cycle - imagining God as "the (empty) common ground" - "the stage"
  • God's proof of his existence - his arisal from reality - as the subject of understanding - God understands God

Other ideas

Operating principles (for needs) express the unconscious (responding to itself); counterquestions express the conscious response to the unconscious; emotional responses to expectations express the unconscious response to the conscious, questions to clarify one's value express the conscious (responding to itself). These are the ways that the 8-cycle collapses and is loaded into the unconscious.

Jeigu forebrain yra pakankamai galingas, tada pasaulio vaizdinyje atsiranda savęs veidrodis, kurį galima priskirti ir kitiems ar Dievui. Ir jeigu dar savyje yra veidrodis, tai gaunasi veidrodžiai veidrodžiuose bet užtenka 4 lygmenų. Ir tais mūsų veidrodžiais viskas tampa gyva. O šiuos veidrodžius apibrėžia 4-bė, 5-bė, 6-bė, 7-bė. Pavyzdžiui, pusrutuliai Koks ir Kaip smegenyse, atitinkamai įžvelgiame Ar ir Kodėl už savęs, pasaulyje.


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