Thursday, June 8, 2017

Two Simple Rules Govern Goal-Oriented Motor Learning in the Brain. How Do I Know This? Part I

Abstract

Learning in the brain is a trial and error process. The trial part consists of making random synaptic connections and the error part consists of testing the connections. If a connection breaks a preset rule, it is severed and the process continues. In this article, I argue that the brain uses two simple rules to test the connections between the neocortex and the motor system. How do I know this? I do, not because I learned it from the scientific literature, but because I decoded a 2000 year-old occult book known as the Book of Revelation. Many years ago, I discovered that the books of Zechariah and Revelation use clever metaphors to describe the organization and operation of the human brain and consciousness.

Motor Learning in the Brain

A motor command is a signal that controls a motor action such as the contraction or relaxation of a muscle. The cerebral cortex generates two types of motor commands, one to start an action that has not yet been started and another to stop a previously started action. This is implemented in the brain's basal ganglia (the voluntary motor control system) via the use of excitatory and inhibitory connections. Actions are performed by actuators and are maintained by tonic motor neurons that continually fire when not inhibited. A muscle actuator, for example, tenses up if its motor neuron begins firing and relaxes if the neuron stops firing. The cerebral cortex makes millions of synaptic connections with the motor system. Each connection can either start an action or terminate it when it receives a signal. The connections are made during motor learning using a trial and error process.

The million dollar question is, how does the brain tell the difference between a good and a bad connection? Neurobiologists do not know the answer to this question but I do. How is that possible? I know, not because I am some kind of genius, but because I found the answer in chapter 2 of the Book of Revelation. Based on my research, I concluded that the message to the church in Thyatira, beginning at verse 18, is a metaphorical description of the motor and motivational system of the brain.

The Secret of Motor Learning: Hiding in Plain Sight

The holy grail of robotics is goal-oriented behavior. The problem is, nobody knows how to do it. But what if the secret of motor learning was already out? What if all one had to do to unlock the secret was to decipher a little verse from a two thousand-year old occult book written in Greek by a Christian Jew, a man named John?
Rev 2:20. Notwithstanding I have a few things against thee, because thou sufferest that woman Jezebel, which calleth herself a prophetess, to teach and to seduce my servants to commit fornication, and to eat things sacrificed unto idols.
The book of Revelation uses known historical and religious figures, places and events to symbolize various aspects of the functional organization of the brain. Jezebel is an infamous character in the Old Testament known for her adultery and idolatry. According to the Book of Kings, she was a queen of Israel in the 9th century BC, the wife of king Ahab. In the message to the church in Thyatira, Jezebel is used metaphorically to represent the trial part of the trial and error motor learning process. In other words, she symbolizes the connection making mechanism of the brain's motor system.

Jezebel calls herself a prophetess without actually being one, meaning that the connections are made randomly without knowing the consequences. Most of the connections lead to bad behavior symbolized by fornication and eating things sacrificed unto idols.

Coming Next

In Part II, I will decode the true meaning of these powerful metaphors to unveil the secret of motor learning, aka the holy grail of robotics.

See Also:

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200 Million Horsemen and the Corpus Callosum

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