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Three Futurist Visions Culminate in Consciousness Four
by David Alan Goodman

 


ABSTRACT

In this essay, I hope to give a face to the direction of change possible in the near future. Despite hundreds of years for elderly pundits to create a more positive future, the outcomes for nations are invariably more wars, more drugs, more sickness, more inequitable distribution of wealth, and more decision-making power concentrated in fewer hands. I concur with H. G. Wells in the last months of his life that real change in any nation must originate in efforts at the grassroots by parents and their adolescent children. One program placing real power in the hands of adolescents to educate the community was tested in suburban New York. Called POINT, it utilized altruism and organized inquiry to challenge authoritarians holding power over their lives. Renewal of the POINT Club idea under the aegis of a new consciousness can go a long way towards diminishing the power of patriarchs in the classroom pursuing their private agendas at the cost of the health and optimism of the adolescent children and their parents.

 

During the final two months of his life at age 80, H.G. Wells, esteemed thinker about the future, wrote Mind at the End of its Tether. It was 1945, and World War Two was ending with the dropping of two atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Wells who earlier had predicted nuclear weapons to destroy entire cities was clearly disgusted by the failure of international councils and coalitions to bring peace into the world. Now with his own death approaching, Wells on a single page in his last book grasped at a single sliver of hope.

That hope lay in another world than the elders perpetually punishing enemies. Nor was it the scientists or the airmen or the politicians who once were his sources for hope. Rather now on a single page of his otherwise depressing book, he wrote, "The youth are life, and there is our hope for Man." Younger minds were more readily accessible to fresh ideas. The future to Wells should be placed in the hands of the youths, particularly the younger men and women who were becoming parents. The upshot of Wells final sliver of optimism then was that always the choices made by the younger generation determine whether the human race succeeds or fails.

Many of the elderly men reading Wells' words no doubt believed that Wells' mind had come to the end of its tether and then had snapped. They wanted to know how the children could accomplish anything great when for centuries their elders meeting in councils and coalitions had failed. Indeed, readers of this essay having white hair like I do may assume that like Wells I am rapidly losing neurons. Yet I do believe that the great, giant hope for the future places its trust on the cumulative power of adolescents of the current generation who instead of waging wars are able to celebrate life.


Adolescents Should be Set Free

In this essay I am going to continue the argument made in a previous essay. In "The Dream of Jeremiah" for this journal, I argued that at core Christianity during its first century personified the transformed heart of the masculine warrior into the loving heart of a younger woman. The emergence of the new religion of Jesus through about 120 A.D., as I elaborate at length in a new book, The Hidden Neurology of The Lord's Prayer, was bathed in tears and filled with prayer, and replete with community altruism typical of the empathic younger women.

Now the time has come to turn to turn to adolescent men as well as women who are sent off to wars and filled with drugs called medicinal and recreational. There are the youth spoken for by elders. Therefore it is filled with irony that the great hope for them in the future can be found in a popular book from 1970 introducing them to rebellion against elders to gain access to drugs. His name was Charles A. Reich and his book was The Greening of America.

Reich argued that when adolescents believe that elders are being unfair to invoke ordinances against adolescent use of drugs, that the youth in the name of human freedom, the youth should ignore the laws. Their justification would be the coming of a new consciousness. To Reich, youth demanding the privilege to use recreational drugs became no less than the arrival of a new consciousness. He called it Consciousness Three. How provocative them that almost forty years following Reich's book advocating drugs be permitted in the classroom that another version of adolescent disobedience is going to be used to diminish drugs in the classroom. On a single page in his book, Reich speculated that just like Consciousness One (frontier age) and Consciousness Two (industrial age) had disappeared, some day Consciousness Three in a growing and changing society would give way to Consciousness Four."

The potential shape of Consciousness Four has not been discussed until now. The newer consciousness originates in the writings of futurists Charles A. Reich and H. G. Wells. As another professional futurist, I now propose a Consciousness Four for adolescents eager to celebrate life. Now that Consciousness Three was been with us almost forty years, the time has come for adolescents in their homes, meeting rooms and club houses as well as surfers on the Internet do more than they ever have in the past to reclaim their bodies and minds from possession by their elders. The new consciousness helps them better to think for themselves and to make wiser decisions.


Organized Inquiry by Adolescents being Consciousness Four

Adolescents seek answers and quite often remain puzzled by the answers they receive from adults. Being naturally curious, they continually ask, "Why?" When trained to think for themselves, they can refuse to accept answers they consider to be lacking in depth, power and precision. Unsatisfied by the answers given them by the spokesmen for public power, they can seek real change they can trust in society by turning to experts who speak the truth. The most effective way to discover the truth is to organize inquiry where democratically the youth can find out the truth for themselves.

Organized inquiry means they can go beyond simple opinions, and seeking wealth, and their reading newspapers, and being fearful of challenging the status quo. Organized inquiry instead means devising a system for asking "Why?" questions that transcends the propaganda and marketplace biases. To achieve this objective in the community of Malverne NY my brother Richard, then age 16 years and I his older brother by four years decided to establish in the local high school the Program for Organized Inquiry by the Nation's Teenagers. Rapidly it became known among the students as the POINT Club.

The POINT Club recruited members ages 16 and 17 to play creative roles. Each meeting featured four role players mimicking the four eternal perspectives on how to best to solve a problem. Each player in the adventure agreed that day to adhere to one of the four eternal perspectives. These eternal perspectives were four. We called the people who lived in accord with them Secretaries. At each meeting they sat at a table in the front of the room prepared to answer "Why"" questions appropriate to a particular place and time. With nameplates set on the table before them, they were called the distinguished Secretary of Results, Secretary of Objects, Secretary of Limits and Secretary of Episodes.

Secretary of Results:
The expert who looks out at the world engaged in arriving at truths through analysis of what they see. To them statistical trends comprise their truth, their whole truth, and nothing but their truth.

Secretary of Objects:
The expert who looks out at the world seeking material wealth and luxury who is endlessly amassing things. To them their best way to amass more material things represents the essence of their personal and social truth.

Secretary of Limits:
The expert who looks out at the world seeped in tradition and organized by ancient institutions bringing what they perceive to be the greatest good for their followers. To them boundaries do exist in the pursuit of truth.

Secretary of Episodes:
The expert who looks out at the world through filters comprising their private experiences. They look upon life as a series of episodes that they combine in their brain to arrive at for what is to them the truth.

Seated in the audience facing the four Secretaries was the youth named Curious Teenager. He chose to be alive at a particular time in human history and on a given week would ask a "Why?" question that was aggravating him. He then turned to the four ROLE models, being Results, Objects, Limits and Episodes, and asked them to tell him what is the truth as they viewed it.

Secretaries in answering the Curious Teenager's question, like "It is 1490, why is the earth round?" gave their answers according to their ROLE. The Secretaries would then query each other; the audience would query the Secretaries; and then from the audience a Secretary General would arise inviting the audience to vote on the Secretaries' arguments. They would then order the arguments in terms of persuasive power and credibility, and then write a report on why, for example, they believed that the world was round, or it was flat.


At a Typical POINT Club Meeting

At the meeting, the Secretary of Results thanked Curious Teenager and said, "No, it is not round. I surveyed 300 peasants and asked them whether they believed that the world was flat or round. Of these 151 responded confirming that the world had to be flat because that is what they were told. 134 others weren't quite sure, and the remaining 15 claimed that the world could be round because ancient scientists believing the earth to be round and who measured its circumference. Majority rules."

The Secretary of Objects answered, "I don't know, but if it is round, a lot of money can be made trading with the aliens. They have need for our teachers and our education and our products that can make them more civilized. It is terrible that they don't dress like us, eat like us, drink like us, and aspire to greatness like us. It's great if the world is round providing us with new worlds to conquer, and more people to buy the things that I can sell to them."

The Secretary of Limits hesitated for a moment, cleared her throat, and then told Curious Teenager what is in the Bible. "It speaks about the ends of their earth, the furthest distance being the east from the west, and the earth lay out beneath the dome of the heavens." This can be very persuasive evidence, and who are we to doubt the wisdom of the ancients? To me, the earth is flat"

The Secretary of Episodes confided that he has heard that when a ship sails away its hull disappears first, then the masts, and lastly the flag atop the crow's nest. This is the experience of sailors she knows suggesting that Earth, or at least the sea, is curved. He said, "I guess the world is round although who can be absolutely certain unless they are a sailor or they visit a lighthouse?"

Four answers by the four experts to the question, It is 1490, why is the world round? Voting +4, +3, +2, +1 for each argument was followed by the Secretary General arriving at a credible consensus circa 1490, writing a report like this one much abridged.

Curious teenager curious in 1490 whether the earth was round approached four distinguished expert on the shape of the Earth. It could be flat because that is what the Bible says. It can be round which is good for business. Hearsay evidence from some sailors and a lighthouse keeper suggested the world was round while polls taken argue that the world likely is flat. Since the precise answer to the question could not be given, Results proposed that we find some guy named Columbus and ask him to sail west as far as he and his crew can go. Either he falls off the edge of the earth and we are rid of him. Or he returns and tells up what happened to better answer the question about the shape of the Earth.

Granted that this represents a credible answer in the eyes of one Secretary- General, and one combination of four Secretaries, nonetheless it is the truth determined at a certain meeting the question, It is 1490, why is the earth round? A different year, four Secretaries and Secretary General would provide a different answer to the question and a different report.


POINT Club Answers a Question when the Answer is Unknown

The four Secretaries answer many and diverse questions, among them the status of knowledge of the germ theory of disease before Pasteur; evolution before Darwin, the atomic bomb before Hiroshima, and DNA before Watson and Crick. The Secretary General in every case balances arguments, tallies votes, and finds a consensus, always thanking the distinguished Secretaries for their ideas. Based on this protocol it would seem obvious that the next step for the POINT Club would be to invite experts from the community, seat them at the table when no nameplates are visible and to ask them to present their arguments.

Community experts unknowing they were going to occupy seats previously held by a Secretary then would be presented with a "Why?" question, such as, "It is 1960, Why should teenagers smoke cigarettes?" Ideally the Results chair would seat an expert in consumer protection. The Objects chair would seat an expert in advertising. The Limits chair would seat a religious leader opposing drugs. And the Episodes chair would seat a professor believing that drug laws were unjust and teenagers should decide whether they want to smoke cigarettes or not.

Four distinguished members of the community were contacted, but for various reasons two turned down the invitations. The visitors were an expert from Consumers Union occupying the Results chair, and a member of Cunningham and Walsh advertising agency sitting in the Objects chair. They stated their positions -- being the dangers of smoking to young lungs, and claims that advertising agencies never intend to sell their cigarettes to children. Then they queried each other, and the audience asked questions of the two of them producing what a newspaper called "a delightful donnybrook."

The meeting changed the lives of some teens in the audience. They could think like a Secretary General, now forming a consensus answer based on testimony of the two exerts. They could trust more in open forum as a way to arrive at the truth. The most adept Secretaries were even invited to become actors in a film distributed nationwide discussing whether or not in the future they would choose to smoke. in all, the experiences were beneficial and pleasant.

Organized Inquiry as Consciousness Four

Asked to contribute to this special issue of New Paradigm almost 50 years since the POINT Club, I think back now to the world of the Curious Teenager and the four Secretaries and the Secretary General. More than ever adolescents are being stereotyped. They are never permitted to call elderly leaders on the carpet. More often they are seen as consumers of products that convince them how bumps on their faces are too large and bumps and bulges on other parts of the body are too small.

Patriarchs surveying the classroom decide which students are mentally ill requiring medications. Diseases that did not even exist in 1960 now claim one ion ten of the students. Now the time seems ripe for adolescents again to challenge their elders, this time on the over-medication of the classroom. The time is proper to reconsider what the POINT Club offered, and perhaps restore it having a less grandiose name.

It could ask "Why?" questions pertinent to the year 2008 pertinent to them and challenging their elders. Imagine the impact when students themselves performing organized inquiry to find out why one in five children is being diagnosed as mentally ill. They inquire why bipolar disorder in young children rose forty-fold in the past decade. They can even ask, knowing what they do about nervous system and endocrine system biology, why cholesterol-lowering drugs are being prescribed to children as young as eight years old.

My proposal is for youth to ask, It is 2008, Why so many prescription drugs? Some variant of the POINT Club can be revived, and youth playing roles like Results, Objects, Limits and Episodes, query each other and community experts questions like these eight "Why?" questions:

1. Why Are So Many Students on Chronic Medication?
Curious Teenager introduces his question by revealing what he has learned from grandparents on the world of 1960 when medication and self-medication by teens was so rare that classmates gossiped about it for weeks after finding out about one drug user.

2. Why So Many Mental Illness Diagnoses?
CT prefaces this question again turning to what he learned from grandparents in high school about 50 years ago. There was schizophrenia and depression, and few other diagnoses were even known by doctors to diagnose teenagers and children being mentally ill.

3. Why Do Mental Illness Drugs Wear Off So Fast?
CT prefaces his remarks by comparing drug sellers to automobile mechanics, asking why when your brake linings wear down and they are repaired, the job is good for a year or more, rather than the four hours that passes before you need to take a drug again?

4. Why Claim that Addiction Arises from a Genetic Flaw?
CT wonders why drug use and addiction is based on some kind of personality deficit or genetic flaw, when if a child inhales benzene, he is considered a victim of a toxic reaction. Why are drugs called inhibitors and blockers not renamed enzyme poisons that they are?

5. Why No Second Opinions on Career-Threatening Disease Diagnosis?
CT knowing that our armies invade foreign countries to spread democracy should depend so heavily on a single expert, often a much older man, to offer a mental illness diagnosis without recourse to an independent second opinion?

6. Why No Body Toxicity Studies Before Diagnosis and Medication?
CT is aware of widespread chemical pollution, pesticides and additives in foods, sugars in abundance, contaminating electromagnetic field, and multiple adjunctive medications taken can mimic the symptoms of mental illness. Why no body toxicity tests before the diagnosis?

7. Why Multiple Medications Instead of Pursuit of the Spiritual Life?
CT is aware of meditation and visualization and self-hypnosis and Oriental energies, vigorous exercise, Bible reading, prayer and anointing with oils. Why do physicians preclude these options when placing the adolescents and children on medication?

8. Why Not Declare a New Consciousness to Banish Drugs?
CT knowing of fads lasting about a decade wants to know why introduction of a new consciousness of the human spirit fails to be introduced into the schools. At no cost, this could take more children off drugs than all the government anti-drug programs that ever were and ever can be.

For the POINT Club now these questions would be typical. They do want to know: Why chronic medications? Why mental illness? Why short-acting drugs? Why blame defective genes? Why no real double diagnosis? Why ignore preexisting toxicity? Why not spiritual regimens to end the drug epidemics? These and searches into issues of the day fairly demand a new consciousness and the return of Results, Objects, Limits and Episodes. They are the guts of Consciousness Four.


Consciousness Four Sweeping the Corporate World

Adolescents now in 2008 must learn the four perspectives because this is the preferable future according to futurists, corporate leaders, neuroscientists, and spiritual leaders:

The power to decide the future once was placed in the hands of experts. H. G. Wells for example spoke in his final book of a preferable future when youthful parents chose life. Charles A. Reich, also at futurist preferred adolescents to disobey their elders keeping narcotics away from them. My own bias is to educate youth to four perspectives on life because that trend is currently sweeping the world.

The Corporate world has already made its decision. Experts on the future have been banished in favor of forecasters who present four directions to the future. Firms have been hurt by experts speaking in one voice who offered just one direction for the future. Four scenarios are now recommended in the latest books published by the university and business presses.

The Neuroscience world has identified four main neural modulators in the human brain. These provide four different colorings about the future as it could be. It is now the belief in the mainstream to four primary chemical modulators from the human brain stem providing what we call static and dynamic, best-case and worst-case images of the future as it could be.

The spiritual leaders have revealed four quadrants for confirming validity. These perspectives on life provide the means for mutual understanding among people having diverse perspectives. One popular model sweeping the nation counterpoints four different perspectives, equally valid, depending on internal or external, individual or collective ways for living a life.

Taken together, the broadening of four perspectives becoming the scientific and social norm provides an impetus for advocating a Consciousness Four for the adolescents now.


Teachers Alerted to Consciousness Four Benefiting Adolescents

The new consciousness now? Why not? What can the high school teacher lose teaching the youth the freedom of think for themselves based on an educational club introducing five essentials:

- Organized inquiry. This provides adolescents with the methods, motives and means to attack a number of problems where the answers are known and unknown. This is more teenagers surfing the Internet. Organized inquiry demands a search of the possibilities in a disciplined manner. The discipline to ponder alternatives in missing in Internet searches, and on television and on supermarket checkout line when only one alternative is thrust out towards the adolescent.

- Elders challenged. Agreement among writers and television producers and teachers produces a single point of view that invariably traces back to elders or patriarchs. The concept behind the Curious Teenager is to free him or her to challenge what they have heard and now want confirmed. If elders demand more and more wars and more and more drugs, it encourages the growth of wisdom and maturity for teenagers to challenge them openly through a method of organized inquiry.

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Four Points of View. This means adolescents joining hands with progress going beyond believing experts even when they are in agreement. The idea that there is only one truth agreed upon by experts is rapidly becoming obsolete. The belief in four competing points of view, four brain chemicals, four quadrants in the brain, four personalities, and four kinds of perspectives is now sweeping the world. Some of the most credible evidence now is four kinds of dreams, each of them providing one view of the future.

- All Viewpoints Esteemed. All four Secretaries are distinguished. It matters not at all what point of view they hold, they are all distinguished. There is no mainstream view and no view of those marginalized. Four Secretaries are four immortal ways of perceiving the world. To call one point of view as mainstream and the others as peripheral is the height of audacity. During one generation, the world admires Results, during another Objects, then Limits and Episodes. They are all valuable.

- Route to Human Genius. The route to the human genius passes through four streams of information and their integration. Holding to a single point of view exercises one region of the brain. Two points of view make two streams of information, and three points of view, three streams of information. Four streams of information converge on a band of brain tissue located behind the forehead in the prefrontal lobes, site for higher nervous system activity, also known as the human genius.

The main point to be made simply stated is the efficient human brain conducts organized inquiry by evaluating the information it receives. Ideally the brain acts on four streams of information before deciding what to believe. Almost fifty years since the POINT Club, I write this article after studying more than ten thousand dreams. It is surprising to report that eight of ten dreams looked ahead to the future and they provided four ways to interpret reality. Dreams are empathic, carnal, fear-inducing and inventive. This confirms that even in sleep the brain generates four streams of information, each with a different perspective. Therefore it makes good sense to challenge an expert that has only one point of view.
In summary, the human brain operates on the principle of four kinds of dreams and four views of the future. The brain continuously generates these four kinds of dreams even if the average dreamer prefers no nightmares. The four views of the future represent the innermost workings of the unconscious mind. Therefore, in view of the workings of the mind and the four Secretaries, and the writings of Charles A. Reich and H. G. Wells, and the nature of dreams that the coming new consciousness be called Consciousness Four.


Conclusion

Organized Inquiry for achieving altruistic objectives requiring knowledge of outputs output to four regions of the human forebrain holds the potential to change the neighborhoods and perhaps even the nation within the next decade. When young men and young woman learn how to employ the fourfold problem-solving and decision-making methods and use them in homes and classrooms. And when they doubt elders responsible for wars and mental; illnesses, then a new consciousness has arrived.

The POINT Club as it was originally called, and Consciousness Four fulfill the criteria simultaneously for cultural innovation and community altruism. These are qualities of mind distinguishing humans from the apes and related primates. When society becomes overburdened by costs too excessive from waging wars and medicated children ostensibly mentally ill, they it may be resist a well-begotten grassroots movement that is psychological, neurologically and socially sound.

Evolution always favors variation followed by selection from among alternatives, and then a safe environment for diverse organisms to develop. Those believing in human variation must accept four equally credible ways to perceive the world. A good way for this lesson to be delivered to adolescents would be to provide them with four perspectives on the world, and to let their prefrontal lobes select from one or more of the streams. Then comes a critical mass of adolescents and young parents to ask of their elders and their teachers, It is 2009, Why not Consciousness Four?


Appendix -
For Teachers Seeking Consciousness Four

Teachers can encourage Consciousness Four by promoting in the classroom the teaching of four different ways for the brain to perceive the world. Recent research into Higher Nervous System Activity in humans establishes a region called the anterior pole that surveys four streams of information, selecting the path of action that best guarantees personal and community survival.

Brain function can be dramatized in the classroom by teachers encouraging youth always to accept four ways to examine every problem. The class can name these four ways after brain chemicals, after four ways of thinking, or four quadrants of the brain. Frequently, the ways of thinking are given the names of the primary colors plus green. The colors are red, yellow, blue and green.

Four ways of looking at the world, like four secretarial functions, can become more and more natural as the days stretch into weeks and months. It hardly takes long for youth to confront daily the Red, Yellow, Blue and Green worlds surrounding them. The teacher, of course can help to turn on the circuits in the children's brains by sharing with them observations from a television show or movie or a magazine or a newspaper.

To cite an example: Typing these words on July 17, 2008, I can see how the newspaper USA Today is running a news story on page 1A. Its title is, "Is this the next baby boom?'. Its subtitle is: "'Perfect storm' of factors helps create a milestone 4, 315,000 births in 2007? The first paragraph confirms more births in 2007 than any other years since 1957, at peak of the Baby Boom. The story is Page One because American citizens today having to endure inflation and foreclosure; health and energy costs; expensive food and education; most people would assume less births now than in the past as is happening in Europe.

The teacher can then hold up the newspaper giving the writer's explanation of why the perfect storm has struck America. The writer proposes three factors responsible: more immigrants having children, professional women delaying childbirth until their 40s, and larger numbers of women in their 20s and 30s in the population keeping the fertility rate high. The writer assumes these represent spontaneous trends arising, and a curious teacher in the classroom stands up to ask, "It is 2008, Why were 4,315,000 babies born last year?"

Suddenly four ROLE-players arise to sit at a table in the front of the room. They call themselves Red, Green, Yellow and Blue. Red believes that the state opens its borders to let immigrants flood in to have large families in America that are profitable to industry. Yellow believes that the state through soap opera producers floods television with popular programs extolling pregnancy. Blue claims that it is the policy of churches to oppose abortions multiplies the population. Then Green points how it is government policy for educators to encourage sexual expression in teens.

Up pops a Secretary General, self-appointed, without thinking believes that the perfect storm being an increase in births reflects open borders, corporations seeking profits, churches' doctrines, and the planted media stories. She speaks authoritatively that this represents a perfect storm of central planning in America rather than spontaneously arising trends. The challenge to the elders leads to teens clapping, teacher blushing and ideally everyone the organized inquiry lighting up four colors, four brain transmitter circuits, four humors, and four scenarios.

The teacher can persuade the class about four colors by having them dress in one of four colors of the human mind. This copies the wearing of school colors when attending high school football games, basketball games and football games. The end results are a higher value placed on thinking and innovation as part of the teenager's normal life.


NOTES

  1. John S. Paddington in Building Cosmopolis: The Political Thought of H. G. Wells (Hampshire: Ashgate) 2003 discovered the sliver of hope in Wells' fin, despairing book.
  2. Charles A. Reich in The Greening of America (NY: Random House 1970, in a single sentence warned that we must always be growing and changing. That at is why we must look forward to Consciousness Four.
  3. "The Dream of Jeremiah" expanded as The Hidden Neurology of The Lord's Prayer was published in New Paradigm, [referenced under:
  4. The Hidden Neurology of The Lord's Prayer: Creating the Right Spirit of Human Genius has been submitted to international publishers.
  5. "Program of Organized Inquiry by the Nation's Teenagers" was a self-published 32-page pamphlet that was distributed to POINT Club members and to professors at New York University. Date: 1960.
  6. Maria Montessori in The Montessori Method (Cambridge: Robert Bentley, Inc) 1964 emphasizes organized inquiry regarding natural phenomena.
  7. David A. Goodman's futurist paper comparing mental illness and drugs with real evolutionary science of the brain was published in Middle East Business Journal [reference]
  8. Joseph Glenmullen in The Antidepressant Solution (NY: Free Press) 2005; Melody Petersen in Our Daily Meds (NY: Farrar, Stauss and Giroux) 2008; Marcia Angell in The Truth about the Drug Companies (NY:Random House) 2005; and Peter Breggin/David Cohen in Your Drug May be Your Problem (NY: Da Capo Press) 2000 are leading-edge books attempting to answer the Whys of drug administration to children.
  9. Michael E. Raynor in The Strategy Paradox (NY Doubleday/Currency) 2007 is the most recent to advocate multiple scenarios rather than expert prediction. Google "four scenarios" and determine for yourself how this is now standard operating procedure.
  10. Robert M. Julien on A Primer of Drug Action (NY: Worth Publishers) 2001 identifies primary sites for the psychotropic drug action. There are four of them, being four neurotransmitters and their receptor sites -- acetylcholine, norepinephrine, serotonin and dopamine. These have fascinated my research group since the 1960s because the sources for these transmitters are clearly visible in the brain stem of gilled salamanders, and remain virtually unchanged through hundreds of millions of years.
  11. My two major articles in scientific journals on four kinds of dreams appearing in a predictable sequence are: David A. Goodman, "20-Year Chronobiological Study of Middle-Aged Cyclothymic Male Subject," Progress in Neuopscyhopharmacology & Biological Psychiatry: 20: 1325-1339 (1996), and David A. Goodman, "An Emerging New Science based on Salamander Chronomics: First Report of Possible 260-Day Unconscious Rhythm," Correlation 22: 24-37 (2004).
  12. Ken Wilder is a fascinating theorist of four vital perspectives on the world that he calls it, they, we and I. His theory of consciousness deserves a separate paper in itself. For now, please read [reference] on how to perceive the world in four different ways. This provides real change that adolescents can trust providing them with a credible alternative to the endless proliferation of mental drugs.
  13. My recent "Executive Poverty" examines the remarkable story about arrest of higher nervous system development by means of common antidepressant drugs. It is something that adolescents might profit from before using drugs. [reference].
  14. Edward De Bono in Six Thinking Hats (Boston: Back Bay Books)1999. It often comes to mind of people reading this manuscript. Good observation.

David Alan Goodman, M.S., Ph.D.
Director

Newport Neuroscience Center of North County San Diego Topic: Building DaVinci's Brain 500 Years Later
Sometimes we accept the future of the mind painted for us by others. Here is the opportunity to view the Mona Lisa of brain models.

According to Dr. Goodman, in DaVinci's extensive journals we discover a sophisticated formulation of the human mind and how it works; quite literally 500 hundred years ahead of its time. Goodman will disclose for the first time a previously unsuspected, hidden mechanism of the mind.
"The human mind is driven by a covert rhythms, unique to each individual. In the past, most scientists could do little more than speak vaguely about waves and wave interactions without the precision essential for the growth of modern bioscience," he says.

Now, following decades of advanced study in the science of biological rhythms by Goodman, the unconscious workings of the mind, are now emerging. Quite clearly the human mind engenders rhythms lasting from minutes to years, and they can be detected in sequences of nightly dreams.

"The inner mechanisms of the brain are best analyzed in the dream state where no conscious meddling can occur," says Goodman. He avers after studying tens of thousands of dreams that the mechanisms of mind stand revealed far better while we are asleep than when we are awake.

After Goodman links Da Vinci's brain model to modern chronomics, the audience can comprehend how the DaVinci model of the brain makes sense today; the genius of the Old Master shining out. They will also know more about the origins of dreams, and can foresee in 2014 a computing system named after DaVinci showing emotions during the day and dreaming during the night.

Speaker: David Alan Goodman, M.S., Ph.D.
Receiving his degrees in Neuroscience from the University of Chicago and UC Irvine, Goodman for three decades has conduced research in the science now known as mental chronomics. In reports published between 1995 and 2004 he has established the existence of multiple intermeshed rhythms comprising certain aspects of the human mind.