The Measurement of Mental States

By categorizing our mental states into measurable bins, those with length, depth, breadth, we are using our brain to develop a theory of psychology. By measuring the output of our brains we are similarly keeping track of its input. This difference is a difficult one to track. Input to brains comes in sensory experience, but also through self selecting thought that can learn from itself. This thought builds on previously thought concepts and ideas and never quite reaches an output. The measure theory of the mind in this sense is an assemblage of sets, interlocking and intervening in each thought’s hierarchal order.

Moving briskly past breadth and into depth, we can attempt to discern where ideas are formed. It is when we expand each individual set of the mind, opening and closing them, but taking each one in turn, that we come up with ideas. And within each set are innumerable other ones each within them innumerable ones as well. Spanning these seta are disjoint sets which are comprised of a random number of other sets, not necessarily adjacent to another, and also not without certain properties, of which we can assign a number or concept themselves.

This assignation of concepts is where we are able to create new ideas. By combining and rejoining sets containing ideas and concepts, even solitary experiences, bits of experience, memory and information are we able to visualize something new. But where does this newness come from? We are creating it by forming new connections within our brain cells. Within those sets that have contained in them ideas, information, and experiences, we recombine and reform previously held ideas to shape new ones. This transformation happens chemically and mathematically. The addition or mutation of new transformations of sets happens automatically, but the information in them must be operated on as well in order to create new concepts.

This is the input-output process of the brain. By adding additional information to the chemical connections and processes, by forming new patterns of connections we are able to create creative output. Mechanically, the brain is nothing but a set of containers, receptacles of information that can be recombined at will. Depending on the nature of information, it is placed in a different location within the brain. The overarching governing body of the brain, is the nervous system, which draws from its communication with the body, the input of every brain process.

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