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  Why I Keep Changing My Mind
Gideon Wizansky was born in Jerusalem, Israel and is a retired naval architect.

When I was a baby I learned to cry when I was hungry or wet. It worked. My neurons made synaptic connections to respond by crying in these situations. Then I heard Ma Ma and Pa Pa when my mother or father kept saying it when they approached me. My neurons arranged synaptic connections and learned to say Ma Ma and Pa Pa when they came within sight.

And so with new experiences, my neurons arranged and concentrated synaptic connections to store and recognize them. I was in the Boy Scouts, graduated from high school, and went on to graduate from college with engineering and naval architecture degrees. I loved problems in math and physics and my neurons connected to help me figure them out.

When my son became proficient with the piano, he was able to look at a score and play both hands without looking at the keyboard. He could play a concerto from memory without a scoreā€”truly remarkable.

A huge number of synaptic connections supported such an activity.

Complicated Human mental activities such as mathematics, philosophy, science and art require huge concentration of neuron synaptic connections. There are billions of neurons and billions of arrangements and concentrations of neuron synaptic connections in the brain to support new knowledge and experiences due to neuron plasticity.

The arrangement and concentration of neuron transmitters in my brain are unique to me and constitute my MIND. They continuously change in response to new experiences and knowledge.

That is why I keep changing my mind.

~ Gideon Wizansky





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