Ede Frecska, M.D., Ph.D.: Nonlocality and Intuition as the Second Foundation of Knowledge

Ede Frecska, M.D., Ph.D.

A two-input model of human information processing with the corresponding biological interfaces is proposed in this essay. It is argued that dual aspects of nature generally are reflected in the way we relate to it, and may appear on the different levels humans make representation of the environment. Evidence from neurosciences for two quite distinct forms of visual perception and the ‘bicameral mind’ concept are presented as existing examples of the argued principle. The local-nonlocal division of the physical world cuts to the deepest level of information processing resulting in two basically different but complementary foundations of knowledge. A dual-process approach in the way humans relate to the world emerges from this analysis, with the ‘perceptual-cognitive’ process (based on local effects) receiving awareness in the ordinary states of consciousness, while the ‘direct-intuitive’ (based on nonlocal connections) process transpiring mainly in the integrative forms of altered states of consciousness. The outlined dichotomy of knowledge can explain the differences between scientific and spiritual teachings, and provides ground of interpretation for psi research.


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