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Executive Front Brain

Jordan Peterson calls the frontal lobe the programmer of the brain. I call it the central coordinator. What it does is finds errors in a linear sequence of sensory-motor commands. Reflex is where you automatically get away or purge oneself. Instinct is a primal pattern recognition. The frontal lobes actually monitor all conditions. It brings them into one central planner. This is why IQ tests work. We pay attention to input and the feedback we get from the output and combine them into one representation of go no go motor signals. Time-relevant and space-relevant relations are calculated in the production of algorithms that can be used in the future. The executive function creates plans for achieving certain outcomes and these outcomes are the result of what has worked and what has not worked. Again this is the “monitoring” of which algorithms produce what results and arranging them in a hierarchical system of protocols to make it to the goal.

The more algorithms that can be combined and tested at the same time is what IQ tests are “measuring”. And the brain remembers all combinations that work and do not and in all possible configurations of them. Crystilized memory then is the pattern recognition of all memorized algorithms to solve a problem. This is muscle memory, perception, and language. A world model is built on how all things in the world act. And IQ is the total of memorized algorithms and the total of new algorithms that can be generated to solve novel problems. Long-term memory is retrieval and short term is sensory recall.

Metacognition is the assessment of errors in our model in real-time via intuition i.e. the collective recognition of mismatch algorithms in the system through clustering: Categorical selection of the taxonomy of contextual relevance for each algorithm in relation to other algorithms. This means we distribute everything we know holographically. All processes are stored everywhere in the brain. But eventually, the wheat is sifted from the chaff. Each idea we have is put in relation to all other ideas. Then we fill in the missing spots, the sparse distributions of statistical gaps.

There are known knowns, known unknowns, and unknown unknowns. – NASA