Friday, May 12, 2017

Short-term Attention Span Lasts 12.6 s and it Takes 35 ms to Switch from one Subject to Another. How do I Know This?

The Amazing Occult Books of Revelation and Zechariah

I know precise details about the brain's attention mechanism that are yet undiscovered by science. I know, not because I am some kind of genius, but because I have decoded a large part of the ancient occult books of Revelation and Zechariah. These two books use clever metaphors to describe the organization and operation of the human brain and consciousness. Based on my interpretation, I learned that most of the cerebral or memory cortex is asleep almost all the time. The cortex is organized hierarchically like a tree (symbolized by an olive tree in the ancient texts) and only one branch of the tree (an olive branch) is awake at any one time. When a branch is awakened, it can only remain so for a short time. The 12.6 seconds value comes from this passage in chapter 11 of Revelation, emphasis added:
Rev 11:3. And I will grant authority to my two witnesses, and they will prophesy for twelve hundred and sixty days, clothed in sackcloth.”
There are two witnesses (also called olive branches and lampstands) because the brain consists of two hemispheres. According to my research, "day" is code for the duration of a neuronal cycle, which is about 10 milliseconds in the brain. 1260 days is thus 12.6 seconds. This is how long the brain can keep its attention focused on one thing. At the end of the 12.6 seconds, attention is terminated and the brain essentially goes into a very short coma lasting 35 milliseconds. I know this from the following verses:
Rev 11:7. When they have finished their testimony, the beast that comes up out of the abyss will make war with them, and overcome them and kill them.
Rev 11:11. But after the three and a half days, the breath of life from God came into them, and they stood on their feet;
The "beast that comes up out of the abyss" is part of the attention control mechanism. "Three and a half days" represents 3.5 x 10 or 35 milliseconds. After this, attention is resurrected somewhere else in memory when another branch of the memory hierarchy is awakened, one in each hemisphere.

Attention Control: An Open Door Which No One Can Shut

My current understanding of the texts is that there is a special branch in the memory hierarchy (symbolized by the church of Philadelphia in Revelation) whose job is to determine where attention should go at any moment. This branch is given an "open door which no one can shut", meaning that it is always active. It continually selects a number of other branches for activation. The branch with the most votes is the winner. According to Zechariah's text, the ultimate decision on which branch to awaken belongs to the spirit that resides in the brain. This is what free will is about. In an artificial intelligence, attention control would have to be implemented strictly algorithmically. If there are more than one winning branch, a winner would be chosen at random.

More to Come

Again, you will not find these things in any neuroscience book. These are falsifiable predictions of my research. There is a treasure trove of other exciting stuff in the occult texts. Stay tuned.

See Also

200 Million Horsemen and the Corpus Callosum