17 Feb 2013
Hidden assumptions in the decision loops nearly killed me .
1.Perception is an active process . You see what you expect to see .
2. This is well-known in reading .
Well-trained readers (we spent at least 18 years on this) skip around the page . The brain fills in the missing pieces .
3. My medical aid insists on generics . Each new one has a different name .
4. Two brands started with letters Si.
Si-xxx a statin (cholesterol) and Si-yyy (ACE inhibitor) were confused by the visual system (The boxes were similar , as well)
5. The result was a sky-rocketing blood-pressure .
6.The Interesting part :
I could not see the error . I even read the Si-xxx to a doctor . I could not make the correlation .
This is like the puzzles where you have to count the number of "e" occurrences , and your brain simply skips it .
7. Why ?
8. Decision Loops :
Beloved by combat pilots .
Inherent in the process is a truncation of the decision tree .
Your brain marks some things as being "true" .
This exactly where I became unglued .
These hidden assumptions were inhibited from being re-examined .
9. Amygdala-effects .
These interrupt-like effects are very reminiscent of amygdala systems .
10. But the effects are more distributed . Mainly in the retina , hindbrain and ocular systems .
11.Easier to affect than the amygdala .
12. Biochemical systems .
A lot of yakkity-yak .
Interrupt-like effects are all over . These are the same as singularities .
13.As previously discussed
14. The human brain is more like a Dis-continuum . Which is the definition of a quantum system .
15 .So what is a poor drone pilot to do ?
Read Jane Austen and War and Peace and take a lot of Flaxseed Oil .
This trains the brain in different viewpoints .
16 . This will also help in not confusing your medications .
17 . Mirror-neurons :
Your short-term memory per character might be limited , but the number of mirror-neuron-networks (characters) that each uses is large . Very large .
18.So , if you give a medicine the name of your favourite character in a soapie or novel , you will not run into any confusion .
There is no fool like an old fool .