break this theory

Review and comment “On How the Brain Functions” theory.


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This blog presents my take on one of the greatest mysteries of all time; how does our mind work, what keeps our thoughts flowing, what is intelligence?

You can get the full manuscript in PDF format here.

Substance-wise, the manuscript is a heavy one. Usually these kinds of papers are found in professional journals but as that road-to-publication is just too long for a man totally outside academia, I’ve chosen blog instead.

With using a blog comes an added bonus; you can provide feedback. Therefore I’ve sliced the manuscript into pieces, so that each section can easily be commented.

Start your commenting journey here.

So, find holes in the theory. Add something to it – expand it. Make fun of it. Be furious about it. Be inspired.

The stage is yours, as they say.


Tomi Itkonen

PS. Here’s my regular website.


Written by Tomi Itkonen

December 30, 2006 at 12:39 pm

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  1. Tomi,

    It occurred to me in December 2009 that our brain cells are fractal and similar to fractal antenna of cell phones. This reinforced information from a person who claims to “channel” another conscious being. The being stated the following:

    The physical brain “transmits/receives”
    The physical mind “perceives”
    The higher mind “conceives”

    That is: our physical minds (who we think we are) cannot conceive of any new ideas. The brain and the physical mind can only “think” and perceive what is happening and what has happened. All other creative and life sustaining processes are carried out by the higher mind… which exists in higher dimensions, for lack of a better word. Some might call that the soul, or the higher self, or even universal intelligence. In fact, we may be swimming in the universal mind, immersed in the multidimensional intelligence of all that is.

    Heady, I know.

    So, your idea is very interesting and I think it’s essentially correct. It also explains why people get new ideas when they are essentially doing nothing or not really thinking… because at that point they are more in the receiving mode…. vs. transmitting.

    David John Suggitt

    February 19, 2010 at 3:08 pm

    • This is correct, except there are a number of “layers” (formulating soul, spirit, higher self and so on) each with independent and (potentially) “cross referencing” memories which are powered in different ways.

      From the “material” POV, Tomi’s is a good theory.

      Ozzie Thinker

      November 2, 2015 at 11:32 am

    • Thank You David! After all these years. 🙂

      Tomi Itkonen

      November 2, 2015 at 7:53 pm

  2. The brain is like a double slit biological experiment.


    May 8, 2013 at 3:28 am

  3. Seems to me that one of your initial premises has been proven incorrect:

    “Thus, our memories are not hardcoded physically to neurons and connections between them.”

    Scientists now believe that “A specific memory is thought to be encoded by a sparse population of neurons”

    Doug Stephens

    November 3, 2015 at 5:18 am

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