There is considerable evidence which suggests that information is stored holographically in space. Each memory stored would appear to be placed into the most promising position for retention, analysis, and logical processing relative to all other previously stored memories. Each memory would appear to be distributed in space over a much larger volume than can be accounted for by specific patterns of a few molecules or cells within the brain. As new memories and associations are acquired, there are specific changes occurring within the brain that reflect this process. New dendrites with new synapses are constantly being formed between neurons as the old ones break down. The physical structure of the brain with its very precise spatial relationship of molecules is constantly changing over time as new memories are recorded. It would seem probable that the following mathematical expression is valid:
|Consciousness Potential (number of synapses/neuron) (total number of potential neurons in brain)|
One might postulate metaphorically that the storage of information within space might be somewhat foam-like in its distribution. There is evidence on a macroscopic level that galaxies are spatially oriented in such a way that, cumulatively, they form a foam-like pattern. This could as well be extrapolated in a microscopic direction, where space itself has been described as possibly being foam-like in quality. The more information that is compacted into a confined volume of space, the smaller, less coarse and finely dispersed the foam appears. Less information contained within a specific volume of space would have a more coarse, foam-like distribution.
This metaphorical representation of information storage is useful in that it allows us to begin developing a variety of mathematical relationships that potentially exist, thus relating consciousness to the rest of the our maternal existence. The following relationships would seem quite probable.
|(a) Level of consciousness should be directly proportional to the volume of space that contains an autonomous concentration of information. Larger brains in general reflect greater information storage and potentially allow for a higher level of consciousness. A larger brain mass per se does not automatically assure greater consciousness, because of other variables that contribute to consciousness level.|
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