Snow

Breeze blown

still dark

spiralling

yellow light

black

white

Mē þæt þuhte wrǣtlicu wyrd

Fox they winter beneath the shed in the back garden, when they have young to bring into the world.

Garden, it may be filled with frantic energy and life in the night, when I return. The little ones, just charge about the place like mad things.

first snowfall!

Requiescat . . .

the Who knows
and What nexts
and So be its.

Belfast to County Caven, next week.

Mad bus ride last night in the cold to the vaccine centre. Catting stuff, while chatting, and trying to block out the drunk women singing down the phone to her friend, texts flying in, altered last minute travel plans.

Just announced restrictions, all somewhat up in the air.

Dyslexic driver, so travel in two cars (person with a non-dyslexic sense of direction in front.) They are going to have to travel from Berlin to Dublin then to Belfast (if they can). Rather than Berlin → Birmingham→ Belfast.

Filing the flask today with an old malt.

The road taken
to bypass Cavan
took me west,
(a sign mistaken)
so at Derrylin
I turned east.

Heading West myself. Have to get the convoy to stop for a minute or two.

Sun on ice,
white floss
on reed and bush,
the bridge cast
in an advent silence
I drove across,

Requiescat . . .

Drink in the sun

and steam the window with whisky breath (my daughter is driving).

Reference

Seamus Heaney, Nonce Words

or that at least is the plan: things change

=(o·o)=

My cat is old and one day she will die

I suppose that is its metaphorical sense, in terms of thought, idea or language.

It is difficult to let go. But each thing has its moment, burns brightly and then it is gone.

It is to let go, when the moment comes.

Metaphor

Computation and the brain

Peppa pig world

Cat, non-metaphorical

=(o·O)=

nothing, or w.t.f this is boring (something, self and language making its present felt after a long absence)

The brain, however, consists of highly complex neural networks that are interconnected and which are linked to the outside world to effect action…………..

That thought, been nagging for some time.

=(o·o)= use this in a range of ways, don’t give this aspect much thought, or don’t attempt to order or understand it often.

……………………………..*

call that a scan line, an impulse to track any moving object.

*……………………………

No name, but its an overwhelming feeling of boredom, much more related to language and higher emotion.

Its easy to think of them as separate things. Quite a distinct sense of difference, scan impulse, it will leap on anything that moves, no discrimination and just sends an overwhelming impulse to act, move to the shiny thing.

=(o·o)=

……………………………..*

↑↓

*……………………………

 

Communication, boredom ← strong impulse (look at the shiny thing its moving).

Assesses to the visual system.

Crudely drawn, intentionally avoided the science here, left things a mess. 

……………………………..*

I would have that down as an older part of an evolved system. But still apart of a system. To act impulse, descriptive term I would use is its hungry, or it wants to eat.

Really strong movement impulse x moves · move to x.

Really fast, just scanning everything unrelentingly.

Although this is a heightened sense from a movement lab. Not entirely natural, running a complex maze.

Memory sense data/ shape/pattern.

Old but memorable. 

Here, its really all I have, the thing to contrast anything I am reading with. Also really no idea in regard to how these experiments were constructed.

I know where to look, but that will take considerable time in the future. Also not sure the degree to which its going to be found on the page ( dramatic instruction, not book learning, so older instruction, often entirely absent).

But that’s an issue that’s a year or two away or more or never. Determine that later.

No Wind

I let the cat out. Then five minutes later, sit on the step, dark no wind.

Screenshot 2021-11-22 at 00-00-38 Byssus Threads

Furthest arrow from the X, bushes shift and rustle, fox, cat? Cat, cat sized sound (I think).

Why the noise?

Ten seconds later, bottom arrow, fox comes into view and heads for the dot (the gate).

Silent, does not pause (female if she has had a litter of cubs beneath the shed, she generally pauses, she will also move much closer too me).

Cat appears 10 seconds later, tracking the fox, from a distance for a few minutes, pauses beside me, heads back in doors.

Anyway

What would the end of the day be with out saying something I cant a. make sense of b. seems like nonsense and c. feels embarrassing to write?

…….*……..*…….*

sound shape.

=………………………….*

Thats a curve but its also an actual co-ordinate the distance between to roosts. A measurement.

………………………..*

*………………………

curve and circle, in reality a Δ in terms of movement of birds but a much larger space. Visual spatial sense.

Thinking about George Hickeys (not got the definition yet) Object in first sight/ object in second sight.

Its a ‘species of vision’ that is being referenced, but I am finding it difficult to make a distinction with ‘species of sound’ particular in to ‘second sight’ (of the object).

I can note a watching a light moving in the night sky a few years ago.

………………………………. I see the light moving continuously (in second sight). But I know what the object I am watching is flashing in and out of sight (clouds etc.)

…….*…….*…….*…….

Sequence, space in-between, but its predictable enough to fill in the gaps.

Although that thought ends here.

this

•           •

=(o·o)=

Far more complex environment, the dots are sounds, two different rhythms (moving). Retrospectively Identified from a range of other sounds, as these are the two that are causing all movement to cease.

•                    •

I can map the actual room with my eyes shut.

But, every time when I think about these shapes, its always the same.

•           •

=(o·o)=

Three dimensional, or more complex. Distinct from the actual map, that gives an exact sense of the space.

But they are always complex 3d shapes. Pervious post, cited Mark Lawson using the term ‘tongue twister’, I can see a tangled 3d shape in the verse, when I read it its what I see. A highly entangled 3.d shape.

But it is always and repeatedly ‘a space’ which you can move in.

Thinking in terms of sound, but the relationship with vision ( I am presuming where the abstract sense comes from).

But really no idea.

Its just a thing and its consistently a thing.

A thing at the moment I can’t make sense of although it seems to be occupying thought in relation to the entanglement or lack of understanding in regard to relationship/ differences, between sound/ vision.

Note

I have to start winding down for a week or so

……………………..*

*……………………

=(o·o)=

·

x

·

So I cheated a moment ago and skipped to the end of the book I will read when I return.

The processing of neural codes is generally seen as a series of linear steps- like a line of dominoes falling one after another, much as a reflex………….

I was thinking of this in less scientific terms, (=(o·o)= the memory of an event) freezing on the bus on the way to the vaccine centre. Which is why it attracted my attention.

Drew the above, in a few seconds.

 

=(o·o)=

o)=

=(o

That was the only thing that came to mind on the bus . Although not really thinking, it provokes a more interesting shape in my head.

Whatever.

It continues.

The brain, however, consists of highly complex neural networks that are interconnected and which are linked to the outside world to effect action…………..

o)=

=(o

It’s still working.

Focusing on sets of sensory and processing neurons without linking these networks to the behaviour of the animal misses the point of all that processing. ‘Action potentials are potentials that produce actions……….

…………………….*

*…………………..

concluded Brette, ‘not hieroglyphs to be deciphered.

=(o·o)=laughing cat

Reference

M Cobb, The idea of the Brian.

Seems a good thought to start with or it matches an issue both with thought about the subject and developing a notation that makes sense (to myself), I don’t have to decipher, as I can see where they come from, the living world around me.

Although not really translatable, I think.

Helps to keep things in mind and note at speed.

Note

A rush to the other side of town for a COVID booster

……………………..*

*……………………

=(o·o)=

·

x

·

 

 

Give it a spine, call it a cat scan. At least I can note it at speed. Which is useful.

Note

Is that cup of tea and computer a generic philosophical descriptive label, indicating a subject?

Or is it just chance I have come across exactly the same description twice? I did not check to see if it was referenced or had a history flagged.

Although it would seem to be the case. Unless by sheer chance I have read the only two examples.

Lets

……………..*

*……………..

Call that a ‘mirror neuron’, (among other things). I’m deep in ancient philosophy, leading to a history of the eyeball, add, history of the brain on to that.

I have a history of the brain (written by a fruit fly scientists), not read it yet. So add that, see where the history of both things converge, reading wise. Saving this text for a rainy day, its meant to be rather good, judging by the little I have read, distinct sense of humour. Looking forward to reading it.

Mapped were to go with the eye. Now got to do the same with the brain and thinking about its history, that will probable include the heart I suspect.

All I need is a history of the spine (why do birds do that twitchy thing).

Mirror neuron, something of an argument. So hypothesis. 

History of the eyeball, lead as far as the late 17th century, so this takes me further along the road.

20th century philosophy and the history of movement and drama.

(?) Not sure how to fit that in but, work that one out later.

This will take sometime.

in this Russian winter.