CHAPTER VI:  A Schematic Diagram

A schematic diagram of this ability can be made by enclosing a large area of paper with a closed curve to represent a large amount, a genius-sized amount, of this ability to think flexibly.  (Fig. 1)



We sketch some rectanguloid filing cases around the top and sides of this closed curve. These represent our memory storage. Here the information from good experiences is filed after being understood in terms of similarities and differences to other data.  (Fig. 2)



We locate the environment below the curve in this schematic with a funnel leading from it to the intelligence, and little doorways (our sense channels) in the wide entry. (Fig. 3)



On this diagram we will trace the natural functioning of a human and the occurrence of damage and mis-function.

What are we like inherently?

First, we are enormously intelligent. We have a very large capacity to respond to the environment continuously in new, precisely successful ways. This intelligence seems to be the essence of our humanness.

The second essential characteristic is a feeling or attitude.

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