Monthly Archives: September 2013

THE DISADVANTAGES OF CONSCIOUSNESS

We, as humans, venture out each day taking for granted that we have a wonderful tool on our shoulders. We give up much of our WILL to idle distraction, and that is our inborn enemy: our motivation and susceptability to distraction. Channel~surfing (boredom), day~dreaming, absent~mindedness, and hypnosis are each a symptom of the disadvantages of consciousness; and so is the criminal mind.

Our brain is a diametric organ, just as we have two~lungs, two~kidneys, and two~feet and hands. But our brain was not always two. We have only in the past 5,000 years, developed a bicameral exchange, where our ‘right~brain’ calculates and controls the left half of our bodies, and the ‘left~brain’, the creative side, controls the right.

In our ancient history, the God~voice signified unicameralism, a time that one side began awareness of the other, that our 3rd~person ability, our conscience emerged, the social other. This experience was similar to an auditory halucination, and we interacted with it, our new brain, and we thought, ”God?”, that it was not us.

The two specialized halves of our brain grew out of the pressures of civilization, and communicate with eachother through a bridge of nervous tissue called, the corpus collossum. (This is the connection surgeons sever in severe epileptic patients so one side cannot short circuit the other. Research in split~brain patients also shows this results in two people! Its subtle but recall the two~sides as independently controlled, recall stroke victims.)

This bicameralism, the two~hemispheres are easily desynchronized, and that proves disadvantageous. What does that mean? Think of a fascinating experience…the feelings and sensations of novelty or adventure: that is synchrony, when both the calculating side and creative side of our brain is mutually involved in the world, a pleasurable focus.

Desynchrony produces the
sense of alienation, of headache, and anxiety as symptoms…we all know these feelings are displeasure, are confusing, and that disinterest produces our daydreaming, a symptom of our creativity reaching out and seeking interaction. But that is not the entirety, the cause for the article, is it? No.
The act of creativity, overpowering reason, results in adventure, novelty, and crime. The desynchrony weakens one’s vitality and this produces greater susceptibility to suggestion and to the urge of distraction, that desire to be in synch with oneself.
This is the feeling alcoholics chase, the slowing down of one side of the brain to reduce nervous bombardment. This is the same force behind Alexander The Great, Thomas Edison, and murderers, Leopold and Loeb.

Desynchrony can be a disaster or something one masters.
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resources:

-Wilson, Colin. A Criminal History of Mankind. MERCURY: London (2005)

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