It has been determined, however, that even chaos has a hidden, underlying order not previously suspected, which can be illustrated on a three-dimensional graph in the form of an "attractor." Seemingly random events will produce an orderly arrangement of dots which conform to a rather specific configuration. The figure produced isn't completely predictable, but it is not completely random either. It represents a state of restrained randomness.29
The nervous system is normally in a state of orderly chaos, and whether one is awake, asleep or actively thinking will determine whether it is in a higher or lower-dimensional chaotic state. When the mind is at rest, an attractor, as seen on a three-dimensional graph, will appear to be more organized and less chaotic than while problem-solving. The following graph can be produced by performing a mathematical analysis of an EEG.30
The attractor during problem-solving not only appears more random and complex, but is distributed over a larger volume of space. This seems to represent a graphic display of a mind that is rapidly searching through a greater number of stored memories or a larger volume of stored information. These two different attractor patterns would be very consistent with the model presented above suggesting that memories are stored in mind-space. The attractor patterns should also be considered to represent evidence in support of this concept.
It is becoming increasingly clear that the distinction between intelligence, matter-energy and space-time is less discrete than previously thought. All of these basic properties are strongly interdependent and interconnected. The evolution of intelligence could have occurred only in conjunction with all of the other natural phenomena which are randomly occurring throughout the universe. All events are interdependent.
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