The claustrum is one of the most densely packed areas of the brain, and from it branch very long neurons that encircle the whole brain. It's still early to say anything for sure, but the hypothesis is that the claustrum could be the originator or conductor of the brain's inputs and outputs.
I get the impression that neuroscience seems to be going in the direction of looking at the brain like an orchestra with a central "Order" which organizes how different regions or melodies get played across the brain.
This seems to me like a positive move away from the view that consciousness is a rather center-less, emergent phenomenon from the collective noise or net activity of the brain.
Implications for Type?
I don't know if this line of research will be the one to find it, but suppose the claustrum is the place where cognitive apparatus stems from? It may be that the claustrum is the central management hub for the brain's resources. And if so, we could then see if people have different types of of claustrum wirings.
I could imagine, for example, a (partially hereditary) configuration where some people's claustrum shoots out neurons in one set pattern across the brain, while others shoot neurons across the brain in a different configuration; essentially connecting the brain differently for each. If so, then something like Te/Fi could be described, in its most rudimentary way, as a neural "crown" or brain-wide pathway which connects key areas related to ethics and logic, to produce an etho-logical conscious experience.
I think this is the sort of neurological tie-in that would reconcile the present divide between what we observe firsthand about typological differences in people, and brain anatomy.
But I'm just hypothesizing here in a massive place of ignorance. Still, I thought I'd share it with you guys since I found it interesting.
Post by tobyspringfield on Apr 9, 2017 1:07:28 GMT -5
I could definitely see this being true and this could help us finally determine the root of cognition. I've always wondered what part of our brains was the "sponge" that absorbed cognitive behaviours around us as infants and led to us developing type and this could be it. Afterwards, I guess our vultology follows suit and ascribes to suit our settled type, because everyone as a child seems to have wide, absorbing eyes to feed this clustrum, that then changes as we grow and develop our types. I think I Ni rambled and lost my point somewhere in there but I believe this clustrum is a definite possibility to ascribe the source of cognition.
I came here to look up an article someone had posted (about the way neurons develop into patterns) from a journal. I think it's a very important piece, but I can't find it. The main researcher had a Chinese name, but there are many Chinese dudes in the field, so that doesn't help. Does anyone remember this? I believe it was about neurons organizing two by two, using a basic algorithm.
Last Edit: Jan 19, 2019 15:16:42 GMT -5 by teatime