December 11, 2018

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NOTE: This brief essay is a summary of the longer referenced essay that describes your human consciousness (understanding) with more details and embedded references at the "Details About Your Consciousness" link on the homepage Index of this website.

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At the fundamental biological level, your brain is the real cause of your adaptable self-identity and your mind is the real cause of your enlightened self-awareness.

Now there is solid new evidence that your self-identity is really a self-constructed perception of reality based upon a combination of biological and cultural influences. It is just as objective as the earth and sky even though you experience it as being subjective.

In opposition to the untrue ancient religious beliefs, the fundamental presupposition of this website is that your self-identity and self-awareness are true facts: not illusions. It is important to know this scientific fact (basic truth), since there have been many false ideas about the true characteristics of your brain and mind built into the structure of the English language during the past few hundred years.

Therefore, it is imperative that the new scientific insights about the true descriptions of your brain's structures and mind's functions need to replace the old obsolete ideas about the so-called spiritual or mystical nature of mental functions. Modern science has proven beyond any reasonable doubt that the ancient assumption that there is a spiritual soul, which is still believed by millions of Americans, is untrue.

It is simply false! Fallacious! Spurious! A mistake! Unproven and unprovable! Your brain and mind are distinctly different specific things that can be described by the English language for all to see and understand, if you know the correct brain vocabulary with which to describe them.

Instead, your brain and mind must both be understood as being distinctly different specific things that depend upon being connected to a living body. This new scientific distinction must be described accurately without being obfuscated by old ideas about the brain that have been historically built into the English language when there was no scientific understanding of the brain and mind.

You can now learn what is true and what is not true about your mental functions now in the 21st century by understanding and adopting the new language of the brain vocabulary invented by professionally trained scientists.

Unfortunately, most of the seven and one-half billion people living today on planet earth still have foolish wrong-headed ideas about the purpose and value of their brains and the malleability of their minds. This is another fundamental presupposition. It will be proven as the brain ideas and the facts presented on this website are understood by curious people who want to know more about true reality.

It is now known that the human brain makes your enlightened consciousness possible. And, when children and adults are properly taught in a educational humanistic linguistic context of secular history and scientific knowledge, they grow up to be responsible people with rational altruistic social values.

In short, it is time to replace the obsolete spiritual ideas about the imaginary mystical soul with scientific humanistic ideas about your adaptable secular self-identity.

The educational philosophy behind this new approach to explaining the importance of understanding your brain's structures and your mind's functions is called the "whole brain" cognitive training model.

By avoiding useless social behaviors and avoiding dangerous addictive habits, you will be able to optimize the functions of your brain. Simply learn how to relax more when you are under stress and how to stay focused on your most important goals and plans in spite of the persistent commercial distractions and demanding social pressures all around you.

To conclude, it is essential to remember that when your brain is healthy, you are using 100% of your mind's ability to imagine, reason, and remember when you are thinking and feeling and being curious about life's wonders.

The 15 brain ideas provide a sensible and comprehensible linguistic context for understanding the tremendous influence that your personal knowledge and your language skills including your brain vocabulary have on your behavior.

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RECOMMENDATION = You may print this pdf version and read it. You can underline or highlight the important new brain ideas with colors to save them in your long-term memory. Then, edit the text to personalize it and read your edited version of these ideas according to a reinforcement schedule.

You can review the 15 brain ideas in a few minutes, and then in a few hours, and then several times in the next week or two to take advantage of the power of the spaced-repetition method of memorization. You will be able to use the ideas during your deep introspective thinking and feeling about your secular self-identity.

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