PsiDecay Mind-Module

1. Diagram

   /^^^^^^^^^\  PsiDecay deactivates Psy concepts  /^^^^^^^^^\
  / visual    \              ___________          / auditory  \
 /  memory     \      | | | / SpreadAct \        /  memory     \
|   _______     |     | | | \___________/       |   channel     |
|  / image \----|-------+ |  |+|  _________     |   where       |
| / percept \   |    a|C|f|  |+| / PsiDamp \    |   chains      |
| \ recog   /   |    b|O|i|  |+| \_________/    |   of          |
|  \_______/    |    s|N|b|  |+|  |+|  _____    |   thought     |
|               |    t|C|e|  |+|  | | /Psi- \   |   are         |
|               |    r|E|r|  |+|  |+| \Decay/   |   perceived   |
|               |    a|P|s|  |+|  | |  \___/    |               |
|               |    c|T| |  |+|  |+|   |-|     |   ________    |
|   _______     |    t| | |  |+|  | |   |-|     |  /        \   |
|  / new   \    |    _|_|_|__|+|__|+|___|-|_    | /  "fish"  \  |
| / percept \   |   /Psy concepts subject to\   | \  "eat"   /  |
| \ engram  /---|--/ psiDecay if not thought \  |  \ "bugs" /   |
|  \_______/    |  \_________________________/  |   \______/    |


The above diagram shows two of three perpendicular areas:
1) the surface-level auditory memory where acoustic words but not concepts are stored; 2) (not shown) the shallow lexicon of the semantic memory for English and any other human language; and
3) the deep-structure mindcore of abstract concepts that exist apart from lexical naming and communicating of the concepts.

The PsiDecay module lets semi-activated subconscious concepts sink towards oblivion slowly enough to remain briefly available to the searchlight of attention and for the moving wave of activation to bring the subconscious concepts back into the stream of consciousness.


2. Analysis of the Modus Operandi

The PsiDecay function is meant to permit mindcore Psy concepts to lose their semi-excitation gradually after they have been briefly activated in the course of thinking.


3. Troubleshooting and Robotic Psychosurgery

3.1.a. Symptom: The deactivation of concepts is proceeding too slowly
or too quickly.
3.1.b. Solution: Raise or lower the level of current activation which
triggers the calling of the PsiDecay function.


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